Ballet and Tap (6 to 11, Caite Strube)

Ballet and Tap (6 to 11, Caite Strube)

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Level I dancers will begin class with floor stretches specific to developing strength in their feet.  Dancers will then go to the ballet barre and learn basic steps and positions, which will be combined to create simple combinations.  They will be taught about maintaining correct posture, which in ballet, involves everything from the feet up through the top of the head.  After leaving the barre, dancers will continue stretching, working the hamstrings, calves, quadriceps, and back muscles.  They will learn the names of the steps and what they mean in the French language.  Dancers will attempt new jumps and execute them with more repetition.  They will begin learning waltz and character steps, as well as, more complicated turns.  Dancers will have an opportunity to use pantomime and their ballet steps to act out different classical ballet stories.  Class time will also be spent learning basic floor barre skills.  (Barre work will be done if a barre is available)  Tap is one of the oldest dance forms in this country. Students are taught rhythms, timing, and leg/foot coordination done to various types of music. Students will receive well-rounded knowledge of all types of tap.There will be an end of year performance.

Tuition: $35

Semester Supply Fee: $15 plus costume TBD

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