Welcome to the Aspirant Program!
Our curriculum will include Ballet Technique, Variations, Pre Pointe and Pointe, Floor Barre, Strength and Flexibility and Ballet theory/education.
Dancers will gain confidence, build strength and increase their knowledge with the guidance of our passionate CCA certified Ballet Faculty.
Aspirant Ballet participants can expect to be further prepared when auditioning for Summer Intensive Programs, Ballet Schools and Dance Companies.
Classes offered through this program will enhance your stamina, improve your technical abilities and improve musicality. The Aspirant Ballet Program (ABP) will compliment your exam preparations all season long!
All ABP members will also be invited to do special performances in our Year End Showcases in May.
NEW for 2019, APB will be attending the Cecchetti Council of America Classical Ballet Competition on February 1st, 2020.
Beginner level Aspirant dancers will attend the CCA classical competition as guests. Competition entries are at the discretion of the directors.
Deposit to secure registration is $50.00. Tuition: $500.00 (does not include competition or costume fees). Monthly Payment Plan available September – March for remaining tuition balance.
Balance can be paid by 1st day of scheduled classes or combined with a monthly pre auth plan for an additional $10.00.
LEVEL PLACEMENT AUDITIONS ARE JUNE 15th. This placement audition will ensure the dancer is training in the appropriate level in APB. Expected attire includes black leotard, ballet pink footed tights, ballet slippers, hair in a secure bun.
10 am Cecchetti level 1 /2
10:45am Cecchetti level 3/4 Please bring pointe shoes (if applicable)
11:45am Cecchetti 5 and up Please bring pointe shoes (if applicable)
Ballet Technique-Ballet technique is the foundational principles of body movement and form used in ballet. This Class includes barre work, centre floor work and across the floor.
Variations– Variations classes focus on learning sections of classical ballets.
Ballet Theory-Ballet Theory/education includes basic information on the history of ballet, vocabulary and proper etiquette for both classroom and stage.
Pointe Class -Pointe class is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes. A dancer should never work in pointe shoes until their teacher has told them they are ready to do so, pre-pointe class is taken in ballet slippers until the dancer has developed the strength and muscles necessary to go en pointe.
Pre-Pointe-Pre-pointe classes are offered to ballet students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. Pre-pointe classes stress correct alignment and correct classical ballet technique. Pre-pointe classes also allow teachers to assess readiness, offering an atmosphere for proper evaluation of basic important skills.
Floor Barre– this class combines ballet with anatomical principles of alignment and muscle sense. By lying on the floor, without the pressure of gravity, Floor Barre strengthens and properly corrects the placement of the pelvis, hips and back and helps release tension throughout the body. This class is gentle, yet effective, low-impact, and appropriate for all dancers.
Stretch and Strengthen- Slow-paced exercises with emphasis on deep breathing and alignment to increase your circulation and balance, provide better joint range and muscle function; enhance your overall sense of well-being and develop core strength to support control and agility.
Dress Code is a bodysuit/leotard, footed tights/adapt a toe tights, hair in a secure bun, pink ballet slippers and pointe shoes for current pointe dancers. Note: Water bottles and light snacks should brought to classes every week.