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All Classes

Classical ballet training is a long process that takes years to achieve a high level. Note
that most students spend two years at each level of curriculum

Discover Dance

Ages 3 - 5/6 - 1 Class/Week (6 weeks)

Centre Ballet is proud to offer this movement developmental licensed program for our young students in their journey towards developing a joy and appreciation for the Art of Dance.

This year DD has added an Intro to Acro section, which is wonderful for body awareness for other dance genres. A tap section is also added to this class for rhythm training and mental sequencing training for choreography. DDE was created based on the concept of movement through developmental milestones in the early years of growth and learning.

This program is specific to the
ages of approximately 18 months-6 years of age. DD uses music, props, stories and creative dance through a conceptual approach for a magical and unforgettable experience for your child.

Toddlers, Tutus, and Tap

This year Centre Ballet is including a specific 6 week class for 18 month – 3 years featuring exploratory lessons in movement, tap, and ballet. The class is 1 day per week for 6 weeks.

Primary 1 A/B

Ages 6 - 8 - 1 Class/Week

The first level of the Classical Ballet curriculum at CB. Students are generally 6-7 at this level. This is the beginning of their classical ballet foundation training. These students
have the opportunity to perform in at least 2 major performances throughout our season.

Primary 2 A/B

Ages 7-8 - 1 Class/Week

This is the second level of the Classical Ballet curriculum at CB. Students are generally ages 7-8 and build on the foundations learned in Primary 1. These students have the
opportunity to perform in at least 2 major productions throughout our season. They may also choose to participate in Educational Outreach and community performances
when available.

Primary 3 A/B

Ages 9-10 - 1-2 Classes/Week

This is the third level of the Classical Ballet curriculum at CB. Students are generally ages 9-10 and build on the foundations learned in Primary 2. These students have the
opportunity to perform in at least 2 major productions throughout our season. They may also choose to participate in Educational Outreach and community performances.

Level 1 A/B

Ages 10+ - 2-3 Class/Week

This level of student begins the Classical Ballet curriculum that builds beyond the Primary curriculums to begin to prepare for Pointe work with Pre Pointe classes, if they
so choose. These students are generally at least age 10 or 11.

These students have theopportunity to perform in at least 2 major productions throughout our season. They may also choose to participate in Educational Outreach and community performances. These students may also participate as a Teacher Assistant for younger classes.

Level 2 A/B

3+ Classes/Week

This level of student continues to build on their Classical Ballet curriculum from Level 1 in preparing for Pointe work, if they so choose. This level requires more time commitment in that the Pointe curriculum take great focus, commitment and dedication. Students choosing to dance en Pointe must take a minimum of three ballet
classes per week. The minimum age for this level is generally 12. These students have the opportunity to perform in at least 2 major productions throughout our season. They may also choose to participate in Educational Outreach and community performances. These students may also participate as a Teacher Assistant for younger
classes.

Adult Ballet

Ages 18+ - 1 Class/Week

Modern and contemporary dance genres are a vital part of Centre Ballet’s well rounded dance curriculum. Once our students have a beginning foundation in classical ballet, they are encouraged to explore other genres in order to expand as dancers to become well versed.

At Centre Ballet, the primary method of Modern teaching is the Horton technique. In addition, the students are educated on other methods within the modern and contemporary genres so that they are well versed in these methods as they continue their dance education.

Modern and contemporary dance allows students a unique and more freeing creativity of expression of movement.

Jazz | Contemporary

Ages 10+ - 1 Class/Week

Modern and contemporary dance genres are a vital part of Centre Ballet’s well rounded dance curriculum. Once our students have a beginning foundation in classical ballet, they are encouraged to explore other genres in order to expand as dancers to become well versed.

At Centre Ballet, the primary method of Modern teaching is the Horton technique. In addition, the students are educated on other methods within the modern and contemporary genres so that they are well versed in these methods as they continue their dance education.

Modern and contemporary dance allows students a unique and more freeing creativity of expression of movement.

Progressing Ballet Technique

All Ballet Students

Centre Ballet students work with the PBT program as a part of their Classical Ballet Training, led by a PBT Certified Instructor.

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body conditioning and strengthening program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for studens to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best. One of the important elements used in the PBT method is muscle memory which helps to improve students’ understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment. Each exercise in the PBT program has been developed with care and guidance by Marie Walton-Mahon along with a team of physiotherapists.

Dance Anatomy

All Ballet Students

At Centre Ballet, students learn about movement and injury prevention through the study of Human Anatomy as it pertains to specific movements in dance. Through their progression of classical ballet training, they learn and memorize the skeletal anatomy, as well as the muscular system including tendons, ligaments and tissue involved in the movements dancers execute daily. By teaching this, the students develop an understanding of how and why they execute movements and do so in a safer manner for ultimate training and performance.

Dance History & Music Composers

All Ballet Students

All Centre Ballet students learn about the rich history of the Art of dance, as well as learning about pertinent Classical music composers. This teaches them the importance of carrying on this beautiful tradition of the Art of Classical dance, which goes hand in hand with Classical music. A fun activity for the students.

Dare to Be Different

At Centre Ballet, we know that being different is a good thing! We pride ourselves in the fact that we are the only studio in our area where the traditional art of classical ballet foundation is the primary focus. Our ballet training foundation is based on a codified syllabus, the Cecchetti syllabus (think Suzuki Method for music). Each student begins their journey with this beautiful ballet foundation so that when the time comes, they can beautifully and safely explore additional dance genres offered at Centre Ballet, all while discovering their true inner Artist.

The success of our students is culminated through their commitment and the commitment of our instructors, and the true joy of dance is found in the process, not the destination.

 

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We’d like to welcome all new students with an offer of 8 consecutive days of lessons. This offer is valid beginning August 22, 2022.

Cinderella Madi Mice 2022

Ages 3 - 6

Centre Ballet is proud to offer Discover Dance. This is a movement developmental licensed program for our young students in their journey towards developing a joy and appreciation for the Art of Dance. This year DD added Acro and Tap to the curriculum.

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Ages 7 - 10

At Centre Ballet we offer a 3 level classical ballet curriculum for this age group. Students at this level have 2 performances a year along with community performances and outreach programs they can also take part in.

Caroline Cleaves 1 Winter 2020

Ages 11+

This level of student begins the Classical Ballet curriculum that builds beyond the Primary curriculums to begin to prepare for Pointe work with Pre Pointe classes, if they so choose.

We Invite You To Try Our StudioFree Offer - 8 Consecutive Days of Lessons!

We'd like to welcome all new students with an offer of 8 consecutive days of lessons. This offer is valid beginning August 22, 2022.