Ages 2 to 18+ Years
Ballet is the foundation of dance. It teaches proper placement, alignment, balance technique, and control. All of these elements are extremely important in any form of dance. Students focus on improving strength, control, and body positioning in barre, and center work, as well as learning all of the vocabulary and terminology of Ballet. PDS Ballet Program's goal is to provide clean technical ballet dancers, along with mastering Barre and center floor work, adagio studies, music, ballet history, vocabulary, and body conditioning. Beginner students, the emphasis is on the coordination of arms and head which begin to develop practical skills, muscular self-control, and basic coordination and expression. More advanced ballet students will aim to develop strength and stability in the art of pirouettes, balance, control, extension, fluidity, and petite and grand allegro. The ongoing development of performance skills is stressed in all levels of ballet class.