Dance Classes

Ballet Theatre Ashtabula Fall 2020 Dance Classes

MONDAY

Progressing Ballet Technique
open to levels II & up
with Clover Robinson
8 weeks beginning September 14
5-6 p.m.
This is an innovative program for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. Each exercise has been developed with care and guidance with a team of physiotherapists. Students will use fitness and fusion balls as tools to find posture and weight placement, developing correct movement patterns by activating the correct muscles. Activation of these intrinsic muscles assists to prepare the feet, calves, and hamstrings for a safe and healthy transition onto pointe. Clover Robinson is a certified PBT instructor. (Ballet II students taking PBT are invited to take barre of the 6 p.m. ballet class for free.)
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Ballet III & IV
with Clover Robinson
8 weeks beginning September 14
6-7:30 p.m.
Dancers will study sustained barre and center work, along with adagio, pirouettes, and allegro combinations, and will be expected to work with greater emphasis on discipline, exactness and precision in skills.
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Stretch Conditioning
with Clover Robinson
8 weeks beginning September 14
7:30-8:15 p.m.
This class provides an opportunity to release muscle tension and improve flexibility while strengthening core and stabilization muscles essential for enhancing a dancer’s technical development.
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TUESDAY

Grown Up & Me Dance
for ages 2-4, adults
with Clover Robinson
6 weeks beginning September 15
11:30 a.m.-noon
$42 class fee (or $38 for donors)
Little dancers along with their adult dancing partners will enjoy fun and games through movement and music. They’ll have so much fun that they won’t even realize that they are learning gross motor skills, listening skills, musicality, social skills, and how to follow teacher directions!
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Creative Movement
for ages 3-4
with Amaris LaSalle
8 weeks beginning September 15
5-5:30 p.m.
$56 class fee (or $50 for donors)
$8 tutu/sash fee (student’s to keep)
This class focuses on the joy of movement, encouraging children to use and develop imagination through participation in dance, storytelling, & music.
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Ballet II
with Clover Robinson
8 weeks beginning September 15
5:30-7 p.m.
Ballet II students take two classes per week and focus on developing technical abilities as well as artistic expression, developing self-confidence, coordination, balance, and musicality, while learning the discipline of the art form.
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Ballet III & IV
with Cassie Serdula
5:30-7 p.m.
See Monday’s description.

Pointe
with Cassie Serdula
8 weeks beginning September 15
7:15-8:15 p.m.
The study of Ballet technique as applied to pointe work.
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Ballroom
with Brenda Angle
6 weeks beginning September 15
7-8 p.m.
Single: $68 (or $61 for donors)
Couple: $135 (or $101 for donors)
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WEDNESDAY

Ballet I (available both in-person and via Zoom)
with Amaris LaSalle
8 weeks beginning September 16
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Formal training in Classical Ballet begins at this level. We’ll focus on learning basic vocabulary, alignment, weight transfer, musicality, and coordination, while dancing in a fun and nurturing environment.
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Register Virtual

Ballet III & IV
with Clover Robinson
5:30-7 p.m.

Improv/Choreography
for Senior Division only

with Amaris LaSalle
8 weeks beginning September 16
7-8:15 p.m.
Students will explore movement and creativity in new, exciting ways through guided prompts, and will develop timing, spatial awareness, and artistry. This is a contemporary-based class, but will incorporate movement from multiple genres of dance, encouraging original and authentic exploration. Try new exercises in imagery, tempo, group, and solo work in a fun and supportive environment. Students will be assigned musical phrases to create their own choreography, and work together to create a finished piece by the end of the session.
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Teen/Adult Ballet
with Lauren Hammond
8 weeks beginning September 16
7-8 p.m.
For the student who always wanted to take ballet, but never did. We’ll cover the basics of ballet: learning dance vocabulary, proper body alignment, and coordination. Dance for fitness & fun — it’s never too late to start!
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THURSDAY

PreBallet
for ages 5-7
8 weeks beginning September 17
4:30-5:15 p.m.
$56 class fee (or $50 for donors)
$8 tutu/sash fee
Dancers at this level will learn posture, flexibility, and coordination using music and expression, developing a strong foundation of physical and mental understanding necessary for Classical Ballet training. Fun and beautiful basic ballet concepts are introduced. Dancers will learn vocabulary and build a foundation in ballet technique prior to entering into our leveled classes.
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Ballet II
with Lauren Hammond
5:30-7 p.m.
See Tuesday’s description

Ballet III & IV
with Clover Robinson
5:30-7 p.m.
See Monday’s description.

Pointe
with Clover Robinson
7:15-8:15 p.m.
See Tuesday’s description.

 

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