Pointe 2017-12-08T14:22:00+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.

Pointe 2A level covers basic pointe exercises executed in pointe shoes. Pointe shoes are required for this class, style and fit to be approved by NCDA instructor. Class will review basic pointe shoe fit, preparation and foot placement. Students will concentrate on strengthening of feet, ankles and calves as well as executing exercises at barre to strengthen core body while en pointe with continuing study in center work and variations.

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.

Only those students in current attendance of regular ballet studies of North County DanceArts in a Pointe level 2A or above or in current attendance at any certified ballet school will be considered to use pointe shoes in these intermediate/advanced classes. Those students meeting the qualifications 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 be enrolled in two (2) hours of Ballet 2A technique class immediately preceding this class student must complete NCDA Ballet Levels 1A thru 1B to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement.

Pointe 2B level covers basic pointe exercises executed in pointe shoes. Pointe shoes are required for this class, style and fit to be approved by NCDA instructor. Class will review basic pointe shoe fit, preparation and foot placement. Students will concentrate on strengthening of feet, ankles and calves as well as executing exercises at barre to strengthen core body while en pointe with continuing study in center work and variations.

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.

Only those students in current attendance of regular ballet studies of North County DanceArts in a level 2B or above or in current attendance at any certified ballet school will be considered to use pointe shoes in these intermediate/advanced classes. Those students meeting the qualifications 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 be enrolled in two (2) hours of Ballet 2B technique class immediately preceding this class student must complete NCDA Ballet Levels 1A thru 2A to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement.

Pointe 3A level covers basic pointe exercises executed in pointe shoes. Pointe shoes are required for this class, style and fit to be approved by NCDA instructor. Class will review basic pointe shoe fit, preparation and foot placement. Students will concentrate on strengthening of feet, ankles and calves as well as executing exercises at barre to strengthen core body while en pointe with continuing study in center work and variations.

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.

Only those students in current attendance of regular ballet studies of North County DanceArts in a level 3A or above or in current attendance at any certified ballet school will be considered to use pointe shoes in these intermediate/advanced classes. Those students meeting the qualifications 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 be enrolled in two (2) hours of Ballet 3A technique class immediately preceding this class student must complete NCDA Ballet Levels 1A thru 2B to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement.

Pointe 3A level covers basic pointe exercises executed in pointe shoes. Pointe shoes are required for this class, style and fit to be approved by NCDA instructor. Class will review basic pointe shoe fit, preparation and foot placement. Students will concentrate on strengthening of feet, ankles and calves as well as executing exercises at barre to strengthen core body while en pointe with continuing study in center work and variations.

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.

Only those students in current attendance of regular ballet studies of North County DanceArts in a level 3A or above or in current attendance at any certified ballet school will be considered to use pointe shoes in these intermediate/advanced classes. Those students meeting the qualifications 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 be enrolled in two (2) hours of Ballet 3A technique class immediately preceding this class student must complete NCDA Ballet Levels 1A thru 2B to the satisfaction of the NCDA staff prior to enrollment. All new students will be subject to evaluation prior to class placement.