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© 2018 LASLEY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

primary

pre-primary

Wednesday 4:45 – 5:30 PM | Saturday 10:00 – 10:45 AM

3 – 5 year olds, independent of caregiver

Pre-Primary Ballet utilizes creative instruction in discovering movement qualities and dynamics while introducing dance in a fun and developmentally appropriate manner, effecting muscular engagement and development. Classes are designed for preschool aged girls and boys.

Several composers and genres of music are introduced. Emphasis is placed on developing a good foundation with basic and correct posture, musicality, coordination, increasing attention span, communication skills, cognitive thinking, and instilling a love for dance.

primary a

Wednesday 5:30 – 6:15 PM | Saturday 10:45 – 11:30 AM

5 years and up

Primary Ballet builds on creative instruction utilizing a child's natural curiosity in discovering movement qualities and dynamics. Introducing dance in a developmentally appropriate manner filled with fun, and effecting muscular engagement and development. School aged girls and boys continue working on movement, musicality, expression, and body awareness. Several composers and genres of music are introduced. Emphasis is placed on developing a good foundation with basic and correct technique, increasing attention span, good communication, cognitive thinking, and instilling a love for dance.

primary b

Saturday 11: 30 AM – 12:15 PM

6 years and up

Primary B Ballet continues to build on the skills previously mastered and increases the movement vocabulary. Spacial and directional awareness increases, as does attention span and logical thinking. Students gain confidence and an understanding of the dynamics of movement quality. Instruction continues to be developmentally appropriate and fun-filled, with an attention on movement, musicality, expression, and body awareness. Emphasis is placed on developing a good foundation with basic and correct technique, good communication, cognitive thinking, and instilling a love for dance.

primary c

Saturday 12:15 – 1:15 PM

7 years and up

Primary C Ballet is the first exam prep class for the Primary levels. It expands their previous learning and classroom structure as they prepare for their National Training Exams. Exams are approached as a fun and exciting event in their training, much like any other performance. 

Students begin to learn personal responsibility for their own supplies (i.e. shoes, tights, hair supplies, etc.) and learn to apply what they are learning individually both in class and at home. At this level, children will be given the opportunity to participate in national exams. 

jazz/tap

Tuesday 4:45 – 5:30 PM

4 – 7 year olds

Introductory tap and jazz instruction for our youngest dancers. Dancers will be introduced to tap and jazz vocabulary, develop an understanding of musicality, and become comfortable expressing movement through dance.