BROADWAY BALLET

Levels 1, 2, 3 (ages 6 -12) Broadway Ballet, Theatre Dance and Broadway Tap

In “Level” classes we move to a 3 day per week or 1 style of dance per class schedule.

 

Instead of all three styles of dance with singing in one class we promote the dancers to the “Triple Threat Series” when they begin practice and refine each element of Musical Theatre as mentioned above: Broadway Ballet, Theatre Dance and Broadway Tap

We have winter and spring shows / performances for our school year program and weekly shows in our summer and holiday camps.

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Broadway Ballet

(Dance Studio)

This class meets once a week for 45 min

 

Level 1 - Ages: 5 - 6y

Level 2 - Ages: 7 - 8y

Level 3 - Ages: 9 - 11y

 

Class Description

 

Your dancer will learn ballet basics with Broadway flare in this lovely and lively ballet class - with live and recorded music.

What is Broadway Ballet and why is Ballet so important? 

Ballet is the key to learning all styles of formal dance. We like to call our Little Barn ballet class Broadway Ballet because we focus on the aspects of ballet that apply to Theatre Dance and Musical Theatre - while it’s also just a great beginner / introductory ballet class. 

Curriculum

 

Our first-year students in level classes will learn and practice - technique, flexibility and rhythm exercises to start and before barre and center work exercises. 

Technique and flexibility exercises promote good posture, pointed toes, stretched legs, soft knees and also build strength and length needed for barre and center work.

First-year dancers in “Level” classes will learn plie, tondu, passé, pique tendu, ballet porte bras, temps lie, change of weight from one foot to the other, basic waltz and polka and basic traveling turns jumps and leaps across the floor. 

At the end of each class, we learn and practice a goodbye dance.

At the beginning of the year, we learn basic steps and as the year progresses, we put the steps together to make dances for class and the winter and spring performances.

Why is it so important and required for students to be ready and on time for classes and rehearsals? 

Excellent attendance and wearing the proper dance attire and shoes are crucial for the development of your dancer, participation and the group. Your cooperation is so much appreciated! 

But we want you to know we also know how difficult this can be in the after-school hours and will help in any way we can.  

A big part of our mission is to create beautiful, calm and clean spaces with helpful staff to make the transition from street to classroom easier!

 

Suggested Outfits

Girls: black leotard, pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes are required

Boys: black t-shirt, black loose fitted pants or athletic shorts, black tap shoes and black ballet slippers are required

Note: There will be additional dance clothes and fun add-ons you can purchase at the studio.

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Why Broadway Ballet?

We teach ballet basics for dancers that may decide to study classical ballet but for our school as the dancer progresses having a ballet base is essential for any Broadway style of dance and makes tap and TikTok / hip hop more interesting. Also, ballet is the common language for any formal style of dance.

What is the difference between Classical Ballet and Broadway Ballet?

We teach ballet basics for dancers that may decide to study classical ballet but for our school as the dancer progresses having a ballet base is essential for any Broadway style of dance and makes tap and TikTok / hip hop more interesting. Also, ballet is the common language for any formal style of dance.

So, in Broadway Ballet - sometimes it may be a Rock Ballet, or a Fosse Style ballet, or different shows like Music Man or Billy Elliot…but the goals are the same - good technique and ability to express through movement, music and singing.

Schedule coming soon!