Student of The School of Pennsylvania Ballet. Photo: © Vikki Sloviter
2017 Summer Children's Programs
June 26 - July 22, 2017
Pre- Ballet is geared for young dancers ages 4-5.
Classes meet once a week on Saturdays from 9:30-10:30am.
Pre- Ballet classes focus on the introduction of basic ballet terminology and execution of steps. Classes are taught by experienced classically trained faculty who are extremely passionate about fostering the young dancer’s individuality and sense of self. It is important to us at The School of Pennsylvania Ballet to create a nurturing environment in which the dancer can grow and discover.
In addition to learning the classical ballet basics, the pre- ballet class will be guided through creative movement exercises used to explore the many ways in which dance can expand one’s expression of life! We touch on spacial and body awareness, the dancer’s connection to feelings and translation into movement, story-telling, team work, and discipline.
Primary Ballet is geared for young dancers ages 6-7.
Classes meet twice a week: Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm and Saturdays from 10:30-11:30am.
Primary class will focus on gaining muscular strength and conditioning to support the young dancer’s proper alignment. We will continue to develop our understanding of the beginning principles of classical positions and steps; both at the barre and in center. During Primary, we aim to properly prepare our young dancers to enter The School of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Intensive program.
At The School of Pennsylvania Ballet, we care tremendously about the joy of the dancer. We seek to not only teach an outstanding level of classical ballet technique, but to emphasize the importance of the love and heart for dance. We want to inspire our dancers at a young age to be curious and to always be hungry to learn more. We want our dancers leaving class inspired by their own amazing accomplishments.
Ballet, Creative Movement, Arts and Crafts and a Performance!
Monday, August 7th- Friday, August 11th; 9:00am- 12:00 pm each day
A fun and exciting week spent making friends, creating art, and bringing to life the story of Alice and Wonderland through dance!