Intro To Ballet Crash Course: A Six Week Workshop
with Angelina Matteliano
Weeks 1 & 2 - Barre Basics and Body Conditioning
~The first two weeks will focus on body conditioning floor exercises and stretching that isolate the muscles needed for classical ballet technique. These classes will be paired with the ballet Barre basics as well as introductory positions and vocabulary.
Weeks 3 & 4 – Ballet Technique Level 1 (Beginner)
~ These two classes are where students will start to learn beginner level steps and vocabulary in a traditional ballet technique class format. Starting at the Barre and moving center for turns and jumps as class progresses.
Weeks 5 & 6 – Ballet Technique Level 2 (Intermediate)
~ The last two classes will be a full beginner/intermediate level traditional ballet class, building off what has been taught throughout the workshop. The last class will end with a short choreography combination to illustrate what the students have learned during the course.
Weeks 1-4: None.
Weeks 5 & 6: Students should either have previous ballet training or have taken the previous classes in the workshop.
Full ballet attire (tights and a leotard) is encouraged, but not required. Just wear stretchy form fitting clothes and solid colors (leggings or fitted shorts and a tank top or fitted t-shirt works just fine) so both student and teacher can clearly see what position your body is in for correcting purposes. Bring ballet slippers if you have them, but if not then socks will suffice! If you would like to wear dance shorts, leg warmers, or a ballet skirt, be my guest!
I recommend a bun, twist, or tight hair clip for those with long hair, so it won’t be in your way, but as long as it is secure and off your face and neck, you’re good to go! Piercings are not an issue. Just be sure everything is secure and to refrain from wearing any heavy or dangling jewelry for safety reasons please.