The Workshop is recommended for Charlotte Ballet Academy Ballet 2 and Ballet 3 students and is designed to help students age 9-12 build strength and technique in preparation for participation in the more advanced Summer Intensive program. Students will be placed into one of two levels for both Jr. Intensive and Workshop: A and B. While both levels share the same curriculum, Level A is tailored for students with accelerated proficiency to refine the qualities of their technique, and Level B is designed to fortify fundamentals of each student’s ballet technique and movement qualities. Students can take both the Summer Workshop and the Jr. Intensive or either program by itself.
Designed for students with a sound foundation in ballet technique, this class focuses on maintaining correct placement while moving and strengthening the abdominal core, back, and legs in all positions.
POINTE STRENGTH TRAINING
Designed for students with no prior training in pointe shoes, this class refines placement and increases leg and foot strength with an emphasis on cross-training exercises and appropriate strength training and pointe preparation. This class is also appropriate for students who have trained at other schools in pre-pointe shoes only. Students should NOT purchase pointe shoes for this class.
Designed for students with 6 months or more of training in pointe shoes, this class introduces multiple exercises away from the barre, and builds strength for single-leg exercises on pointe.
Students learn the basics of classical and contemporary jazz technique while improving rhythm, motor skills and flexibility.
Students explore various movement styles, spatial relationships and rhythmic patterns in a structured class environment. The class emphasizes development of core body strength, articulation of the spine and personal expression.
CHARLOTTE BALLET 701 N. TRYON ST. CHARLOTTE, NC 28202 704. 372.0101