What You’ll Learn at Your Adult Beginner Ballet Classes
The School of Ballet Arizona adult class students.
The School of Ballet Arizona offers open dance classes for adults who are looking to dance as a supplement to enrich their lives. An adult beginner ballet class is an introduction to the evolving, yet traditional, concepts of classical ballet. Open to teens age 14 and up and adults of all ages, this program is a great way to learn dance training, stay in shape, and have fun.
If you’ve signed up for the class, or are just curious, here are some fundamentals that you’ll learn at your adult beginner ballet class:
Basic Foot Positions – In ballet, there are five positions of the feet. If you watch an advanced ballet dancer, you’ll probably notice perfect 90-degree turnout. Your teacher will explain how this is achieved and why it is important in ballet.
Basic Arm Positions – Just like the feet, there are basic arm positions in ballet. Specific postures are achieved with a lot of practice and help from a teacher.
Movements in Dance – Basic ballet dancers move in specific movements, using a combination of the basic foot and arm positions.
Dance Terminology – Some ballet terms are not easy to pronounce at first. Your teacher will demonstrate each term and verbalize the correct pronunciation.
Kay Price, a teacher at The School of Ballet Arizona, says that she hopes to make each dancer feel comfortable in her class.
“Before the class begins I will introduce myself to a new student and ask them their background and what their goals might be. During the class, I will offer up various modifications to accommodate different abilities/levels.”
Kay explains that sometimes there can be as many as three variations of the same combination at different tempos to match the abilities in class.
“I want the students to feel a sense of accomplishment from each class they attend. In my instruction, to relieve frustrations, I make sure to mention that what looks to be unorganized movement at first will, over time, become more organized in the way the student feels in executing the movement and in the way it will look.”
Challenge yourself with open classes for adults at The School of Ballet Arizona. Checkthe schedulefor more information or to sign up for class. See you on the dance floor!