Ballet 2017-03-15T20:37:48+00:00

Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres. Becoming a ballet dancer requires years of training. Ballet has been taught in various schools around the world, which have historically incorporated their own cultures to evolve the art. (Ref. Wikipedia)

Class Level Descriptions

Click on each Title to learn about the different levels of instruction.

This class is designed for teens and adults just beginning to study ballet and more experienced dancers wishing to ‘revisit’ the fundamentals for technique and strength. The class will go through basic fundamental exercises and steps emphasizing the importance of body placement, center, balance and technique.

This class is designed for teens and adults just beginning to study ballet and more experienced dancers wishing to ‘revisit’ the fundamentals for technique and strength. The class will go through basic fundamental exercises and steps emphasizing the importance of body placement, center, balance and technique. The ballet syllabus currently offered by North County DanceArts is a condensed and accelerated course of study of ballet based on the classical Russian school of training. This course of study has been developed to give the dancer a good basic knowledge in the principles, techniques and terms of this dance form. These courses have proved excellent for beginning dancers through professional levels. Many class levels have been recommended to ballet students as companion classes to their current ballet studies.

Prerequisite

None

IA equal to beginning Level 1 Russian Syllabus. The ballet syllabus currently offered by North County DanceArts is a condensed and accelerated course of study of ballet based on the classical Russian school of training. This course of study has been developed to give the dancer a good basic knowledge in the principles, techniques and terms of this dance form. These courses have proved excellent for beginning dancers through professional levels. Many class levels have been recommended to ballet students as companion classes to their current ballet studies.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA KinderCombo to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement. Age designation is for the sole use of NCDA staff in determining general evaluation parameters for NEW students only.

Ballet IA/B (8-10) covers basic technique of Levels 1 Russian syllabus. The ballet syllabus currently offered by North County DanceArts is a condensed and accelerated course of study of ballet based on the classical Russian school of training. This course of study has been developed to give the dancer a good basic knowledge in the principles, techniques and terms of this dance form. These courses have proved excellent for beginning dancers through professional levels. Many class levels have been recommended to ballet students as companion classes to their current ballet studies

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA Ballet Level IA (6-8) to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. Age designation is for the sole use of NCDA staff in determining general evaluation parameters for NEW students only. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement.

BALLET 1AB (10-12) covers basic technique of Levels 1-2 Russian syllabus. The ballet syllabus currently offered by North County DanceArts is a condensed and accelerated course of study of ballet based on the classical Russian school of training. This course of study has been developed to give the dancer a good basic knowledge in the principles, techniques and terms of this dance form. These courses have proved excellent for beginning dancers through professional levels. Many class levels have been recommended to ballet students as companion classes to their current ballet studies.

Prerequisite:

Student must complete NCDA Ballet Level IA (8-10) to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. Age designation is for the sole use of NCDA staff in determining general evaluation parameters for NEW students only. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement.

Ballet 2A covers basic technique of Levels 4 -5 Russian Syllabus
The ballet syllabus currently offered by North County DanceArts is a condensed and accelerated course of study of ballet based on the classical Russian school of training. This course of study has been developed to give the dancer a good basic knowledge in the principles, techniques and terms of this dance form. These courses have proved excellent for beginning dancers through professional levels. Many class levels have been recommended to ballet students as companion
classes to their current ballet studies.
All ballet classes are technique based classes, therefore, soft slippers are used. Due to the nature of the accelerated study, pre-pointe and pointe class instruction is only offered as a standard part of this ballet syllabus in levels 2A ,2B and 3A. Those students meeting the qualifications and recommended to study pre-pointe and/or pointe is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts’ instructors and/or directors. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA Ballet Levels 1A, 1A/B and 1B to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement.

Ballet 2B covers basic technique of Levels 5 -6 Russian Syllabus. The ballet syllabus currently offered by North County DanceArts is a condensed and accelerated course of study of ballet based on the classical Russian school of training. This course of study has been developed to give the dancer a good basic knowledge in the principles, techniques and terms of this dance form. These courses have proved excellent for beginning dancers through professional levels. Many class levels have been recommended to ballet students as companion
classes to their current ballet studies.

All ballet classes are technique based classes, therefore, soft slippers are used. Due to the nature of the accelerated study, pre-pointe and pointe class instruction is only offered as a standard part of this ballet syllabus in levels 2A,2B and 3A. Those students meeting the qualifications and recommended to study pre-pointe and/or pointe is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts’ instructors and/or directors. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA Ballet Levels 1A through 2A the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement.

Ballet 3A covers basic technique of Levels 7 -8 Russian Syllabus. The ballet syllabus currently offered by North County DanceArts is a condensed and accelerated course of study of ballet based on the classical Russian school of training. This course of study has been developed to give the dancer a good basic knowledge in the principles, techniques and terms of this dance form. These courses have proved excellent for beginning dancers through professional levels. Many class levels have been recommended to ballet students as companion classes to their current ballet studies. All ballet classes are technique based classes, therefore, soft slippers are used. Due to the nature of the accelerated study, pre-pointe and pointe class instruction is only offered as a standard part of this ballet syllabus in levels 2A,2B and 3A. Those students meeting the qualifications and recommended to study pre-pointe and/or pointe is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts’ instructors and/or directors. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA Ballet Levels 1A through 2B the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement.

The BarreWorx Workout uses the ballet barre, weights, and mats to gain body tone, strength, muscle length and definition. As a body-sculpting workout, BarreWorx uses the combination of the student’s own body weight as resistance, stretching and aerobic exercise. Small weights are used to augment the workout. BarreWorx is a 60-minute intense session that will challenge bodies of any age, gender, or fitness level. Using a format of interval training and isometrics, bursts of energy and deep stretching, BarreWorx produces sculpted bodies, good posture and accelerates weight loss. Developed by a professional ballet dancer and Pilates devotee, it combines a dancer’s regimental training with the safety of Pilates. Using music from every genre and introducing aspects of numerous and varied dance forms, BarreWorx is intense, enjoyable and instantly rewarding. BarreWorx is one of the most effective, fastest, safest ways to change your body.