Group classes run with the school year from September to June on a drop off/pick up system.
Parents will be able to observe classes during Parent Observation Weeks throughout the season (December & May).
Max. 10 students/ class
CREATIVE BALLET - AB PRESCHOOL STARS
(age 2.5 - 5)
For the younger dancers, we do what we can to keep them excited! Here at Alina Ballerina, we love implementing themes. Our dancers enter an enchanted land of magic and make believe while learning ballet.
CLASSICAL BALLET - VAGANOVA SYLLABUS
(age 5 & up)
Alina Ballerina offers classical ballet training using the Vaganova Method.
WHAT is exactly that makes the Vaganova method unique? Vaganova training is the purest form of teaching classical ballet, it is a thorough and methodical technique which allows the dancer to learn proper use of muscles to move with control, strength and grace without introducing tension or overuse of the wrong muscles.
Movements include arms, legs, core and facial expressions supporting each other, rather than the legs propelling movement and the rest being purely aesthetic. The training is progressive and works on building strength and flexibility and minimizing injury.
WHY choose the Vaganova method? Vaganova graduates are arguably more ready for the rigours of professional dancing. While there is debate over which system is the best, RAD, Cechetti, Vaganova simply put most of the world's finest dancers of the last and current century.
Studying with a qualified ballet teacher is important for a child’s health and safety. The syllabus of the Society of Classical Ballet - Vaganova Method, has been attentively developed to ensure a steady, careful technical and artistic progression from one level to the next.
Dancers wishing to participate in exams with the Society of Classical Ballet (Vaganova Method), may do so by invitation from the Artistic Director.
(age 18 & up)
Ideal for those with some previous ballet training experience.
A fantastic workout & a great stress reliever!
Tired of backaches, sore shoulders, general stiffness! Put that spring back into your step!
BALLET FOR FIGURE SKATERS
(age 8 & up)
Our Ballet program for figure skaters is specifically designed to improve dance presentation on ice and increase the competitive level of the score. Figure skaters programs are judged on presentation performance, aside from the technical elements. We can help figure skaters with their transition of elements, performance execution and face expression, the styling of arms and musicality in order to build a higher score of presentation..
(age 7 & up)
Progressing Ballet Technique focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory.
(age 7 & up)
Featured in all major ballets, character dances are stylized classical ballet choreographies based on national, ethnic and folk dance traditions. It is an integral part of classical ballet repertoire such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote and Sleeping Beauty.
Dancers will begin with a barre specially choreographed for character class, then various dances will be explored, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish and Italian styles (dependent upon level).
(age 7 & up)
Contemporary dance is about expressing emotion through organic movements and unrestricted lines. It combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
(age 4 & up)
Tap is an expression of movement through sound. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class focus is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.
Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance, to ballet. Rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly integral to jazz dance.
(age 7 & up)
Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits. The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.