Curriculum

 

Classical Ballet
(age 5 and up)legs

 

Development of creativity, discipline and technique are an integral part of ballet training and are encouraged and explored through the many ballet dance classes offered from Pre-primary Dance to Advance levels. Curriculum based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, and is complemented by internationally recognized training methods, students are working towards R.A.D. examinations in a non-competitive dance school that works towards making each student a greater individual. Students can choose the recreational path or the professional one.At higher levels – ballet includes more dance classes per week and incorporates other forms of dance as Free Movement, Character, National, and Pointe classes.All students Participate in the  year-end show theatre production.

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

 

 

Pre-primary (age 5): Classes slowly starting to introduce classical and modern elements of the foundation of classical ballet. Dance Classes follow the R.A.D. syllabus as well as free work, students will be part of the Open House presentations and Year end  theatre productions.
Primary (age 6-7): Dance Classes follow the R.A.D. syllabus as well as free work, students will be part of the Open House presentations and Year end theatre productions. Students in this level may prepare for R.A.D. examination.
Graded levels, Grade 1 – Grade 8 (age 7 and up): These dance classes includes 3 different components: classical, free movement and character dance. Dancers work closely with the R.A.D syllabus as well as free work, students will be working towards the R.A.D examinations, Exam students (students in the professional program) requires a minimum of two classes per week in the lower levels and three classes in the higher levels, as preparation for examinations. teachers evaluate students progress and abelaty towards entering R.A.D examinations and any other awarding programs.

Spruce Meadow Photo-2

Auditions for our performing group are available for students who: excel in their work, enter the RAD exams yearly and are 11 year old and older.
Vocational Graded levels: For those seeking more challenging work and a deeper understanding of classical ballet towards a professional career. Dance classes include pointe work, fitness and stretch. Dancers in the professional program Requires minimum of 3 to 4 ballet classes a week as well as taking the Progressive Ballet Technique class, students in this level have the opportunity to audition for our school performing group.

  • Intermediate foundation
  • Intermediate
  • Advance foundation
  • Advance 1
  • Advance 2
Twinkle toes/Tots class
(age 1.5 – 2.5 year old)Mom & tot class
A fantastic parented, rhythmical dance class for boys and girls with a parent or caregiver.  encouraging the development of rhythm, musical movement and imagination.
Lessons incorporate fun props and instruments.
Classes are 40min and run once a week.
Pre-School Dance (Ages 3 -4)

 

IMG_1900

Fun and joyful pre-school class that develops a wide range of movement skills. It incorporates Royal Academy of Dance syllabus to help develop creativity, discipline and concentration as a vital part of preparation for ballet training. Pre-school classes will also take part of Story Book Ballet where kids can develop their imagination and feel connection between story and dance.Lessons incorporate fun props and Instruments.

Pre-school dancers gets to take part in our yearly theatre production in the end of May.

lasses are 45min and runs once a week. girls2

 Pre-Modern/Jazz Dance
(age 6-7)

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Children explore and develop the different forms of rhythms and shapes in dance. This class is designed for the younger dancer as preparation for the structural Modern classes in the higher levels, kids who are enrolling in Pre-modern & rhythm dance should be registered to primary ballet, Grade one ballet or Grade 2 first year ballet.  Classes are 45 min long and run once a week.

Modern/Jazz and Contemporary
(age 8 and up)

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Will explore different styles and develop artistic freedom. Classes are inspired by Marce Cunningham and Marta Graham technique. Incorporating ISTD syllabus and free work. Working side by side with the classical Ballet for supporting and increase strengthening. Aspects of modern dance include use of torso, space, weight and parallel legs as well as turned out. Modern dance values a weighted use of the body in relation to the earth, dancing bare feet enable the dancers to connect directly with the floor.Modern/Jazz Junior class (ages 8-10): Working on ISTD syllabus as well as free forms. students in this level should be taking ballet grade 2, 3 and 4.
Modern/Jazz Senior (ages 11-14): This level continues to work on the ISTD syllabus as well as Marta Graham technique, Marce Cunningham and many more. students in this level should be enrolled in the grade 4, 5, 6 ballet classes.Contemporary class (ages 13+): This level Takes it a lot further in the  Modern/Contemporary work exploring African dance, Alvin Ailey technique, Mark Moris and many more. Students taking this class required to to take 2 to 3  ballet classes in the InCinderella Ballet 2015termediate Foundation level or higher.Cinderella Ballet 2015, Mary Poppins 2016, Willy wonks 2017
Musical Theatre & Jazz
(age 8 and up)

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Bringing the exciting world of acting, singing and dancing to life. Classes will focus on Vocal Technique as well as bringing characterization to a song and choreography. For the dancing element, the focus is on jazz dance genre.

  • Junior level: ages 7-9
  • Senior level: ages 10- high teens

Students registering in the Musical Theatre program must attend ballet class regularly to maintain high technique and coordination level.

Tap classes
(age 6 and up)

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Cinderella Ballet 2015

Keep those toes tapping!
Tap classes are terrific for developing co-ordination and rhythm. Tap students are encouraged to augment their training with a weekly ballet class.

  • Tap Level 1, Beginner to Elementary level – ages 6 – 8
  • Tap Level 2, Elementary level ages 9 – 12
  • Tap Level 3, Intermediate & experienced tappers – ages 12- 17

(please make sure students have Tap shoes for each class)

 Adult Classes: Tap, Ballet & FitBarre

If you are looking for an alternative way to keep healthy and toned, drop in to our Adult ballet classes.
Ballet promotes Flexibility, helps posture and body awareness, tones muscles, strengthens core stability, help to relieve stress and inspires creativity.2 mornings a week, Tuesday (Tap) & Thursday (Ballet) with mrs. Meaghan Schulz.  A class for  Open ballet/Barre work are offered by our Director Mrs. Yael Guterman on Wednesday nights.

Hip -Hop Classes

  • Hip Hop level 1 – class – 6 – 7  year old 
  • Hip Hop level 2 –   8 – 11 year old
  • Hip Hop level 3  – 12+
    Hip Hop- dancer1

“Hip hop” refers to a variety of forms of music that began with African-American and Latino youth in the South Bronx and Harlem in the 1970s. You can come across this form of music at the club, at a school dance, or pretty much anywhere, so it helps to look like you know what you’re doing when you hear anything from Chris Brown, Beyonce, Bruno Mars. If you want to know how to dance hip hop, come join Miss Chelsea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Pointe Dance Studio offers Progressive Ballet Technique classes every Monday .

Progressive Ballet T. imageIntroducing the Junior level and the Senior level. (for dancers age 9 and up).

PBT class is strongly recommended to all ballet students in grade 4 level and higher who are thinking of entering the Royal Academy of Dance examinations.

Please bring a Fit-ball and a Yoga mat if you have. The 2.7 stretch band can be purchased at the school.

PBT by Marie Walton-Mahon (Progressing Ballet Technique) is an innovative program for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. Marie has been known for her creative teaching skills for over 40 years and has trained many professional dancers and teachers’ worldwide. She has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement, and alignment.