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Ballet Program2019-09-08T19:45:52+00:00

DTI’s Ballet Program questions, class scheduling requests, and Pre-Professional Academie training for professional career – minded students are emailed to Info@DTIdance.com.

BALLET PROGRAM

DTI’s ballet students are given individualized plans and attention in a supportive environment by professional instructors. We offer full and partial curriculum classes. The Ballet Program is for ages 6 to 21. The program offers seven levels of classical ballet progression. The curriculum includes technique, various levels of pointe training, stretch, strengthening, ballet- French terminology, barre a terre, and Contemporary. Students participate in The Nutcracker and June Class Concert.

Award - winning Pre-Professional Academie for professional career-minded students and DTI Company auditions are also available.

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BALLET PROGRAM

We recommend full curriculum attendance to help students stay on track with their pointe preparation, technical, artistic, and performance with the importance of class etiquette within their age group. Partial curriculum is an option. Students who are transitioning into college are welcome.

Ladies attire: Hair up away from the face in a secure bun (no ponytails); DTI REQUIRED leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and hip alignment belt.

Men: Black t-shirt, socks, Bloch S0205 shoes, & black shorts.


Level 1: Purple

Thursday 4:30 - 6:30pm

Friday 4:30 - 6:30pm

Classes are 2 hours each and a minimum of one day per week from age 6.
Classes include: Age-appropriate technique, music, stretch, strengthening, Ballet-French terminology, Character dance, The Nutcracker production rehearsals for December 4 - 7, 2019 performances and Sleeping Beauty ballet production rehearsals for June 11-13, 2020 Class Concert performances.


Level 2: Navy

Thursday 5:30 - 7:30pm

Saturday 8:30 - 10:30am

Classes are 2 hours each and a minimum of one day per week. Level placement required.
Classes include: Technique, music, stretch, strengthening, Ballet-French terminology, Character dance, barre work, The Nutcracker production rehearsals for December 4 - 7, 2019 performances and Sleeping Beauty ballet production rehearsals for June 11-13, 2020 Class Concert performances.


Level 3: Burgundy

Tuesday 5:30 - 8:00pm

Thursday 4:00 - 6:30pm - Advanced by invitation

Saturday 9:00 - 11:30am

Classes are 2.5 hours each. Full curriculum: 2x per week.  Advanced by invitation students' full curriculum: 3x per week

Class includes technique, pre-pointe, Character Dance, stretch & strength, Ballet- French terminology, barre a terre, Contemporary, The Nutcracker production rehearsals for December 4 - 7, 2019 performances and Sleeping Beauty ballet production rehearsals for June 11-13, 2020 Class Concert performances. Focus on body placement, technique, accuracy, and each combination's musicality becomes more intricate. Artistry and performance quality is also introduced. Some pre-pointe exercises will be given to strengthen the feet and ankles to prepare for pointe shoes.


Level 4: Royal

Monday 5:00 - 7:30pm

Thursday 4:00 - 6:30pm

Friday 4:30 - 7:00pm - Advanced by invitation

Saturday 1:15 - 3:45pm

Classes are 2.5 hours each. Full curriculum: 3x per week. Advanced by invitation students' full curriculum: 4x per week with some pre - pointe and beginning pointe.

Class includes technique, pre-pointe, Character Dance, stretch & strength, Ballet- French terminology, barre a terre, Contemporary, The Nutcracker production rehearsals for December 4 - 7, 2019 performances and Sleeping Beauty ballet production rehearsals for June 11-13, 2020 Class Concert performances. Focus on body placement, technique, accuracy, and each combination's musicality becomes more intricate. Artistry and performance quality is also introduced. Some pre-pointe exercises will be given to strengthen the feet and ankles to prepare for pointe shoes. Barre work becomes more demanding technically, musically, and artistically. Accuracy, proper technique, and strength are reinforced as the upper body movements begin to coordinate with the legs, feet, and music.


Level 5: Black

Monday 5:00 - 7:30pm

Tuesday 5:00 - 7:30pm - Advanced by invitation

Thursday 5:30 - 8:00pm

Friday 4:30 - 7:00pm

Saturday 1:15 - 3:45pm

Classes are 2.5 hours each and offered four times per week. Full curriculum: 4x per week. Advanced by invitation students' full curriculum: 5x per week with beginning to intermediate pointe.

Class includes technique, pre-pointe, Character Dance, stretch & strength, Ballet- French terminology, barre a terre, Contemporary, The Nutcracker production rehearsals for December 4 - 7, 2019 performances and Sleeping Beauty ballet production rehearsals for June 11-13, 2020 Class Concert performances. Focus on body placement, technique, accuracy, and each combination's musicality becomes more intricate. Artistry and performance quality is also introduced. Some pre-pointe exercises will be given to strengthen the feet and ankles to prepare for pointe shoes. Barre work becomes more demanding technically, musically, and artistically. Accuracy, proper technique, and strength are reinforced as the upper body movements begin to coordinate with the legs, feet, and music.


Level 6: Red

Monday 4:30 - 7:00pm

Tuesday 5:00 - 7:30pm

Friday 6:00 - 8:30pm

Saturday 10:45 - 1:15pm

Classes are 2.5 hours each. Students must have a minimum of two years on pointe. Full curriculum: 4x per week. Intermediate pointe level.

Class includes technique, pre-pointe, Character Dance, stretch & strength, Ballet- French terminology, barre a terre, Contemporary, The Nutcracker production rehearsals for December 4 - 7, 2019 performances and Sleeping Beauty ballet production rehearsals for June 11-13, 2020 Class Concert performances. Focus on body placement, technique, accuracy, and each combination's musicality becomes more intricate. Artistry and performance quality is also introduced. Some pre-pointe exercises will be given to strengthen the feet and ankles to prepare for pointe shoes. Barre work becomes more demanding technically, musically, and artistically. Accuracy, proper technique, and strength are reinforced as the upper body movements begin to coordinate with the legs, feet, and music.


Level 7: Lilac

Monday 4:30 - 7:00pm

Tuesday 5:00 - 7:30pm

Friday 6:00 - 8:30pm

Saturday 10:45 - 1:15pm

Classes are 2.5 hours per week and offered five times per week. Students must have a minimum of four years on pointe. Full curriculum: 4x per week. Advanced pointe and pas de deux performance level.

Class includes technique, pre-pointe, Character Dance, stretch & strength, Ballet- French terminology, barre a terre, Contemporary, The Nutcracker production rehearsals for December 4 - 7, 2019 performances and Sleeping Beauty ballet production rehearsals for June 11-13, 2020 Class Concert performances. Focus on body placement, technique, accuracy, and each combination's musicality becomes more intricate. Artistry and performance quality is also introduced. Some pre-pointe exercises will be given to strengthen the feet and ankles to prepare for pointe shoes. Barre work becomes more demanding technically, musically, and artistically. Accuracy, proper technique, and strength are reinforced as the upper body movements begin to coordinate with the legs, feet, and music.

Parent and Ballet Student's Helpful Guide to Going "On Pointe"

Many young ballerinas dream of dancing en pointe. In most cases, a young beginning pointe dancer age 11 to 13 must have several years of good dance and strength training to ensure that her feet, ankles and legs are strong enough to handle dancing on her toes.

Pointe training is a ballet dancer's rite of passage to advanced levels. The decision is one that can only be made on the basis of skill and knowledge and should not be subject to student or parent pressure. Teachers must protect their students from the risk of permanently damaging the bone and muscle structure of their bodies and feet. Such risks far outweigh the temporary disappointment a student may experience when told she is not ready or physically designed for pointe work. It is entirely possible that some students may never "be ready" to go on pointe.

It is also important to know that dancing on pointe is not the main key to studying ballet. If a student has been incorrectly placed on pointe at another school, she may be taken off pointe until she is safely ready. "Taking pointe" is not undertaking the study of a new technique. The principles of classical ballet movement are the principles of pointe work as well. Once a student has excellent placement, she can approach pointe work as a series of adjustments in weight distribution, areas of stress, and timing, not a new form of dance.

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