Introduction to Ballet is a class for people beginning ballet or for dancers that are interested in revisiting the basic principles of what ballet has to offer: placement and alignment; the folding, articulation and rotation of the joints, coordination, and the natural push and pull movements we use in our everyday lives.
The class itself is set up as a normal ballet class: we will start at the barre and work on the vocabulary in the centre. We will also start on the floor at times with a simple floor exercise to help find an understanding of the body before it comes to a standing position in order to assist all of the above. The idea is to use ballet as tool to enhance the awareness of a person’s own natural movement potentials and widening the perspectives about the body, while at the same time tasting the joy of Ballet.
In a continuation of the Introduction to Ballet 1, we remain close to the human body and how it naturally functions and moves in our everyday life. And this time, we go further with the ballet vocabulary. We would revisit the placement and alignment on the floor and go further into other exercises that will support the mechanics, which are the fundamental base of the ballet vocabulary.Libby Farr