Classical Ballet Class
What better way is there to work out than dancing? Dancing routines can make you stay fit in a way that is stress-free and exciting. You never know you have a skill in dancing until you start dancing. It also develops flexibility and builds your confidence especially around people.
It is therefore something to start learning right away with its numerous benefits and its beauty. This is why you need a routine dance class that will help monitor your various stages of development. The classical ballet dance form as you might have heard about or seen on television programs is a dance form that can deliver the above promises to you.
What is this dance about?
The era of classical ballet came to be as a result of two major evolutions in the dance world. The first evolution was that of the point shoe in which the advanced version made it possible for ballerinas to attain better skills and quicker movements. The second change about when choreographers were inspired by the new, narrative, and even complex music of their time, so that they started modifying the dances to go with it
So many classical dances are made of four parts mainly; we have the adage, male variation, female variation, and then the allegro. Everyone involved in the production of each part is given the opportunity to actually showcase their skills and talent. Instead, classical ballet typically concentrates on the female dancer to the exemption of almost every other person. It focuses on point work, and then the rhythmic, accurate and acrobatic moves. This led to awareness as the skills, techniques and flexibility increased and spread dramatically in the era of classical ballet. The awareness made ballerinas be more respected.
Ever since classical ballet has become a highly technical and demanding form of dance having its own language. When it is performed, it is basically accompanied by classical music. With it technique and uniqueness, classical ballet dancing is definitely a form of dance that is captivating, engaging, highly entertaining and worth learning. So, if you ever wanted to learn this dance form and you think it’s time you start off, you are right on track which means we got you
What are specific dance moves to learn in the class
Just because of technical classical ballet dance form is, you should be aware that it is very demanding. It is very advisable to perform these steps properly and in the right way which is how you will be taught until you complete the classes. Its complex techniques is why we have so many moves, but we shall be focusing on the basic and major ones
In this position, the dancer stands on one leg and then raises the other leg behind with both arms stretched in any of the many conventional poses. An arabesque can either be executed with the standing leg en pointe (on the tips of the toes) or demi pointe
It is a movement in which the feet or legs of the dancer are simultaneously pushed up to make contact in the air. The dancer then lands on both her feet usually with the feet crossed and the legs bent.
It’s a move in which the dancer stands on one leg and then lifts the other leg, usually to the front or back. The leg that is raised is usually bent at the knee so that it roughly forms an angle of 145 degrees. It is similar to the arabesque.
In this step, the dancer moves while changing the balance between feet. Usually, the rhythm of this move is in three counts as the waltz. The rhythm is the down, up and down motion with the legs.
Others are Battement, Cabriolé, Demi-plié, Chassé, Coupé, and so on.
- Improved cardiovascular endurance
- Increased muscular tone
- Burning of unwanted fat and also leads to improvement in coordination and balance. Fitness goals are achieved through sweating, movements and routines
- After every dance session, you feel energetic, happy and active
- This dance form develops your balance and flexibility, and then builds your confidence.
What to wear/ bring to class
- Flesh colored or pink tights,
- A leotard,
- Can also wear skirted leotard or a short wrap skirt
- Dark or black tights,
- A leotard or a form-fitting white shirt which is worn under the tights,
- A belt that is worn below the outer dancewear for support.
Students can also put on a unitard. A unitard is a single piece garment combines both the leotard and the tights to enhance artistic lines visibility
All dancers put on soft ballet shoes. Usually, the females put on beige or pink shoes and men put on white or black shoes. Sometimes leg warmers are worn during the early stages of a class for the protection of the leg muscles until they get warm.
After warm up, the advanced female students may then wear pointe shoes but advanced male students continue wearing soft shoes. Pointe shoes are worn by students that are deemed fit enough in the ankles and who can now execute the routine to a reasonable level.
Also come along with a face towel, extra shirt and a bottle of water so you don’t get dehydrated.
At the end of every class, you will see that you only succeeded in entertaining not just the people watching you but also yourself. Its complex techniques when properly mastered produces excellent moves that are unbelievable and amazing. So why not register today so we get you started.