PROGRAMS

Season 2020-21

Dance your way this season! Choose between online classes or in person ballet bubbles. Your safety is my main priority and for that reason studio classes are limited to 5 people (myself and 4 students). No parents are allowed inside. I will be following all the public health guidelines set by the government, and I will update the COVID-19 policies as needed. Online classes are not streamed live classes of the studio classes. It will be me doing that class in real time only with the students enrolled in online classes, that way my attention is on them and not only focused on the students present in person in the studio. I am here to work with you so you can get all the benefits no matter which way you are choosing to take classes in the upcoming season. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Message me and we will find a way to accommodate your needs. Let's try and make the best of the situation we are in, and be ready to engage with whatever comes next.

 

Dance with Me

Age 2-3

Parents or caregivers participate actively in the class as children learn basic dance steps and terminology through songs, stories, and play. This class will build their self-confidence to help them blossom into beautiful ballerinas.

Designed to inspire movement through observation, dance and creative exploration. It’s a great way to start your little one in dance class!

8 weeks of dance. Choose your session - October to December/January to March/April to June

Pre-Primary

Age 3-5

Dancers will enjoy imaginative settings, playful themes, music, movement and song that unleash your child's boundless creativity.

Class time will be spent utilizing various props and pretend to be different kinds of animals, fairytale characters, and objects in nature. Every month a different fairy tale theme will be featured.

 

Primary

Age 5-7

Dancers will perform various stretches to increase flexibility and an understanding of how their muscles coordinate to help them dance. They will spend time at the ballet barre and in the center of the room learning the positions of the arms and feet, as well as, learning basic ballet steps. Class time will also be spent learning ballet pantomime and using it to act out the stories such as Cinderella, The Nutcracker, or Sleeping Beauty. Dancers will also learn to count music and dance on the correct musical counts. 

Conditioning

Age 6-12

This class is designed to build strength as well as extensions, endurance and balance. Special exercises will focusing on muscles stretching and flexing. The focus point of this class is the russian floor barre.

Classical Ballet

Age 7 & up

The essence of the Vaganova method is passion coupled with knowledge.  It trains the body as an harmonious whole that demands emotional expressiveness, strictness of form and a resolute, energetic manner of performance. The Society of Russian Ballet Syllabus follows a step by step methodology. This required attention to classical technique, detail and precision provides the foundation for all forms of dance and is therefore a vital, integral component for progression to the level of an accomplished dancer.

Character Dance

Age 10 & 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).

Pointe Work and Classical Variations

Age 12 & up

When a female student demonstrates that she has successfully achieved body, foot and ankle strength and mastered a foundation of classical technique, she will be permitted to take on the increased physical demands of training “en pointe.”

A minimum of 2 ballet lessons per week is required to provide strength through the hips, back and abdominal muscles. Dancers doing 2 ballet lessons per week usually begin pointe work between the ages 12-14 years and as early as 10 years only if the child had a very concentrated study in ballet in addition to the necessary physical requirements.

The class builds on articulation, strength, and awareness while developing the artistic elements of performance.

Dancers learn variations from well-known ballets such as Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle.

There will be opportunities to perform learned variations either in an informal setting for parents and friends or selected dancers will be invited to perform at ballet competitions.

Pointe work is not compulsory.

Adult Ballet

Age 16+

Dancers are guided through exercises in a systematic and thorough approach based on the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. Ideal for those with previous ballet training experience.

A fantastic workout & a great stress reliever!

Exams and Grading

Age 5 to Pre-Professional

Exams are not compulsory but highly recommended.

Students may enter their first ballet exam at age 5 and the Primary level. 

Due to the high technical demands and vast content of the Society of Russian Ballet examinations for students, to continue with these examinations, it is necessary to take 2 lessons per week after the level 1 examination.  Exam fees are applicable.

Private and Semi Private Lessons

Any age

This classes are ideal for dancers that want to improve their technique or need specific coaching on technique, choreography or audition preparation. A challenging technique class, or intensive pointe work can push dancers beyond the level of their group training. To schedule a lesson email: alina@alinaballerina.com

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Russian Ballet Program | 613-929-9743

676 King St W, Kingston, ON, K7M 2E8