INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED BALLET

Classes for students continuing their training in our
Core Ballet Program and experienced older dancers

Placement in classes is determined by the Artistic Director.

Classes taught by Amy Chibeau and Becka Lazur

Classes culminate with a Spring Performance at the end of the year!

CORE BALLET PROGRAM

For students who have progressed beyond Beginner levels and commit to taking a minimum of two 90 minute classes weekly in Foundation, Intermediate, or Advanced

Placement in classes is determined by the Artistic Director. 

Students will be placed in one class at their "mastery" level, where the student feels in control of their technique and can refine their basic foundational technique. The second class the student will be in will be at their "challenge" level, where the student will be pushed beyond their comfort level and challenged by new steps and combinations. 

BALLET FOUNDATION

 Ages 7+ with 1 or more years experience

Class concentrates on building a technique foundation that will support dancers thorough all future ballet study.  This class is suitable for any level dancer beyond beginner.



Foundation is also available as a stand alone class, separate from CORE study requirements and may be taken in conjunction with other discipines or on its own.   

Tuesdays 5:30- 7p with Amy

BALLET INTERMEDIATE A

2-6 years previous study

Students continue to develop with more complex work, improved musicality and refined muscle memory

Wednesdays 6:15- 7:45p with Amy

BALLET INTERMEDIATE B

4-7 years previous study
with instructor's permission

Emphasizes classical alignment, articulation, extension, multiple pirouettes, intermediate traveling turns, intermediate petit allegro and beginning beats, elevation; musicality; and more complex memory work. Intermediate students age 12+ may begin pointe. 

Mondays 6- 7:30p with Becka

BALLET ADVANCED

Permission required

This class is designed to challenge the skill level of our most advanced students, incorporating pointe-work into regular classwork.  Students are strongly encouraged to take a Pointe class to support their technique. Center may include excerpts from classical repertoire. Students may be invited to create choreography for performances.  Permission required to join.

Thursdays 6:15- 7:45p with Amy

POINTE

Beginner and Intermediate/
Advanced Classes Offered
Ages 12+ with permission from instructor

Class is focused on strengthening and flexibility as well steps specific to pointe. 

Beginner Pointe available for first year Pointe students


Attendance in Core Ballet Program classes required for Pointe

Int/Adv: Mondays 7:30- 8p with Becka

Beginner: Wednesdays 7:45- 8:15p with Amy

STRETCH AND STRENGTHEN

Strongly Recommended for our Intermediate and Advanced Dancers

This 30 minute class is designed to condition and lengthen muscles for dancers and non-dancers alike. Students will engage in ballet, yoga, and Pilates based movement for a full body toning workout.

Mondays 5:30-6p with Becka

DROP-IN CLASSES

Open to ages 18+

Intermediate or Advanced level dancers are welcome to drop in to a Thursday Advanced class at 6:15pm

 

$16.50 for an individual class or $60 for a four class card.

SPECIAL THEMED FUN CLASSES

Super Fun and Casual

Join us for fun event classes like Pop Ballet, Dance & Craft Night, and our super popular "Black Light Ballet"

Class times TBD, check back for updates or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThreadCityClassicalDance

DRESS CODE

All Ballet Classes:

Girls: Pink or Black Leotard, with pink tights. Hair tightly secured back in a bun.

Boys: T-shirt, athletic shorts or proper dance attire preferred. 


Proper ballet slippers required for  all levels

Street shoes NOT permitted

THREAD CITY CLASSICAL DANCE

25 Meadow St

Willimantic CT 06226

©2016 by Thread City Classical Dance.

Photo Credits to Peter Polomski, Karl C. Jacobson, Margaret Shieber, Louanne Cooley, Chloe Chibeau, Tom Kaszuba,

Valeen Thivierge & Sweetest Days Photography