- Complete a Registration Form and send to School Director Karen Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adults – Click Above to Buy Classes
- For Children ages 3-6 – Click Above to Buy Classes
- For Students ages 7 to 18 – Email SDB School Director Karen Foster to set up an assessment for level placement
Recommended Classes for each level are determined once a year. If the student is not taking enough classes to continue advancing with their level they may be asked to take an adult or lower level class. Private Classes and coaching are not recommended for students under 13 years old and should in no way conflict with regular classes.
Children learn creative dance movements incorporated with music and rhythm awareness. Helps develop muscle coordination, flexibility and good posture. Imagination, fun and good social skills are all part of the child’s self-appreciation.
An extension of Pre-Ballet but more structured with the learning of the basic ballet positions, steps and body alignment.
Training in the basic fundamentals of classical ballet technique. Develops placement, strength, control, concentration and self-discipline. As students advance combinations become more complex and steps must be executed with precision.
Each student must be individually evaluated as when it is time to wear pointe shoes. The feet, ankles, turnout, back and abdominal muscles must be strong enough to stand on pointe correctly without the risk of injury to the students. As the students advance they may also take designated ballet technique classes on pointe.
The study of classical and contemporary solo variations from famous ballets. Students gain an appreciation of the technical difficulty of the solos as well as an opportunity to express their individual style and artistic ability.
A stylized representation of traditional folk or national dance, mostly from European countries, and uses movements and music which have been adapted for the theater. Character dance is integral to much of the classical ballet repertoire.
PBT – Progressing Ballet Technique
Founded by Marie Walton-Mahon, PBT is a body conditioning and strengthening program designed to enhance students’ technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through advanced levels.