White Marsh Ballet Academy

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 410.931.3844

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Advanced Program (Ages 13-18)

 

At this level, students will concentrate on more complex movements, expression, and musicality. They will build strength, stamina and technique through lengthier combinations and being introduced to more advanced movements. To advance to the next level, students must demonstrate their awareness of vocabulary and proper technique. This is also an age in which dancers can choose to audition in our dance company, which develops their performance skills and gives them the opportunity to perform throughout the year.

Ballet III/IV

The dancers are serious about increasing their repertoire of ballet steps and combinations as well as building their strength and stamina.  Emphasis will be placed on polishing technique, body positions and stage placement. Classical and contemporary styles of ballet are presented. While there is an emphasis on Vaganova,  other schools of thought will be incorporated.  Dancers at this level must be taking technique class at least three times a week. Variations class may be added. At least 3 pointe classes are recommended for these dancers.  The curriculum moves quickly and this class is meant for the focused and dedicated ballet dancer.

Day

Time

Age

Dress Code

Hair

Classical Bun

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Tuesday

Wednesday

6:00-7:30

6:00-7:30

11-18

Ballet IV

Dancers at this level have been dancing at least three times a week for three or more years and have proven themselves through hard work and a dedication to ballet.  They will further increase the repertoire of steps, combinations, and turns.  Many combinations (grande allegro) will be 4 eight counts or more in length.  The stamina required for this level takes a true love of ballet.  Classical and contemporary styles of ballet, with emphasis on Vaganova, but other styles will be taught as well.  Dancers at this level should be taking technique class four times a week, including the "Work It" class, Variations and 2 Pointe Technique Classes.  Dancers on pointe at this level will often take the entire class on pointe.

Day

Time

Age

Dress Code

Hair

Classical Bun

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Saturday

11:30-12:45

14-18

Advanced Tap

Dancers at this level will work on increasingly complex combinations. Technique, executing combinations at different musical tempos and on different musical counts will be the theme.  Students will also build strength and learn how to put many complex sounds and rhythms together. Tap is a popular style of American theatrical dance distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. 

Day

Time

Age

Dress Code

Hair

Off Face/Pony tail

Veiw Here

Monday 

8:00-9:00

11-18

Jazz III/IV

One of the most popular and well known forms of dance. The students will learn a variety of jumps and turns as well as innovative choreography in this athletic class.  This class will feature a variety of jazz styles- from broad way jazz to lyrical jazz. It is a wonderful class to get a well rounded variety of all dance steps. Dancers always practice choreography to popular and age appropriate music.

Day

Time

Age

Dress Code

Hair

Off Face/Pony tail

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Wednesday

8:15-9:15

11-18

Modern III/IV

This Modern Dance class focuses on both modern dance technique and dance improvisation for any style. The modern aspect of the class focuses on full-body movement, fluidity, floor work, and beginning partnering and lifts. Dancers will also become familiar with improvisation: creating movement on the spot without prior planning or choreography.

Day

Time

Age

Dress Code

Hair

Off Face/Pony tail

Veiw Here

Tuesday

8:15-9:15

11-18

Advanced Hip-Hop

This Hip-Hop class is a fast-paced and energetic dance style using the latest street/urban dance moves done to age appropriate Hip-Hop music. Hip-Hop encompasses a wide range of street styles including breaking, locking and popping. This class for the very advanced dancer.

Day

Time

Age

Dress Code

Hair

Off Face/Pony tail

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Monday

8:00-9:00

11-18

Pointe III

Intermediate Pointe will include exercises at the barre and in the centre. Strength to perform combinations in the center of the room will be required. Multiple releves, turns, and traveling combinations will be the theme of this class. Combinations are designed to develop ankle and arch strength. Balance, and clean and steady execution of exercises learned in previous years. Students will improve strength and learn more difficult movements. Balance, and clean execution of exercises learned in previous years is expected. 

Day

Time

Age

Dress Code

Hair

Classical Bun

Same as Ballet

Saturday

11:00-11:30

11-18

Advanced Pointe

For the experienced pointe dancer. Barre and center warm up combinations will become increasingly complex. Hops on pointe, consecutive releves on one foot, multiple turns in pirouette, traveling turns and multiple fouette turns will be practiced each class. Steps will be executed while improving smooth transitions, fluidity of movement, and presentation. Dancers must be very advanced, practicing pointe at least three classes a week for several years to participate in this class.

Day

Time

Age

Dress Code

Hair

Classical Bun

Same as Ballet

Tuesday

Wednesday

7:30-8:15

7:30-8:15

11-18

Variations

Perfect for Ballet dancers that want to learn age old classical ballet elements. Dancers will explore classical ballet from the early origins to the current trends. Students will apply these techniques and performance skills through learning variations from Swan Lake, La Esmeralda, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty and more.

Day

Time

Age

Dress Code

Hair

Classical Bun

Same as Ballet

Monday

7:00-8:00

11-18

Work It

This class allows dancers the opportunity to strengthen their bodies to compliment their technical training and  prevent injuries. A typical class will include some or all elements of the following:

  • Cardiovascular Exercises

  • Flexibility Exercises

  • Strength Exercises

  • Core/Abdominal Work

  • Arm/ Back/Leg Work

Class will incorporate conditioning into the curriculum, as well as fast paced stylized choreography to develop performance, stamina, and technique.

Day

Time

Age

Dress Code

Hair

Off Face/Pony tail

Any dance wear

Saturday

12:45-1:30

14-18