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Recreational Division

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Recreational Division

Creative Movement

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Our Creative Movement program places a strong emphasis on creativity, self-expression, and imagination. In this program, young children are encouraged to explore and express themselves through movement, developing a sense of confidence and self-esteem that will benefit them both in dance and in life.

The program is designed to be fun and engaging, with a focus on encouraging children to enjoy the process of learning and discovering new things. The experienced instructors at Bayview School of Ballet are skilled at working with children and creating a positive, nurturing environment that is conducive to learning and growth.

By participating in group activities and exercises, children learn important social skills such as cooperation, teamwork, and communication.

Overall, the Creative Movement program at Bayview School of Ballet is an excellent way for young children to begin their dance journey. With a focus on essential skills, creativity, and a fun and engaging learning environment, this program sets the foundation for a lifetime of dance enjoyment and achievement.

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Classical Ballet

(Vaganova Syllabus)

At Bayview School of Ballet Inc., We take great pride in our classical ballet syllabus, which is designed to provide students with a comprehensive education in this timeless art form. Our syllabus is rooted in the belief that a strong foundation is essential to the development of a skilled and successful dancer.

We understand that the process of building this foundation is not an easy one and that it requires a tremendous amount of hard work, dedication, and persistence. That is why our curriculum emphasizes the importance of mastering fundamental techniques and building strength, stamina, and flexibility.

 

Our experienced and dedicated instructors provide personalized attention to each student, helping them to develop the technical skills and artistic sensibilities necessary to succeed as a classical ballet dancers.

Our students have the opportunity to study under the guidance of world-class teachers and perform in professional productions alongside seasoned professionals. We provide a nurturing and supportive environment that encourages our students to reach their full potential and become the best dancers they can be.

At Bayview School of Ballet, we believe that classical ballet is a beautiful and timeless art form that deserves to be preserved and celebrated. We are dedicated to providing our students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to keep this art form alive and thriving for generations to come.

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Pointe

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Pointe work is an advanced technique that requires immense strength, control, and balance. To prepare for pointe work, dancers must first master the foundational techniques of classical ballet, including posture, alignment, and turnout. They must also develop strong feet, ankles, and leg muscles through a variety of exercises and drills.

The pre-pointe program is an essential step in a dancer's journey toward pointe work. This program is designed to prepare dancers physically and mentally for the demands of pointe work. In addition to strengthening the feet and ankles, it includes exercises that focus on balance, alignment, and stability. It is essential that dancers progress through this program at their own pace, under the guidance of a qualified teacher who can assess their readiness for pointe work.

Once a dancer has progressed to pointe work, they must continue to train diligently to maintain their strength and technique. Pointe work places significant stress on the feet and ankles, and dancers must take care to avoid injury by wearing properly fitted pointe shoes and practicing correct technique. They must also continue to work on their overall technique and artistry, developing their musicality, expression, and stage presence.

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Contemporary

Bayview School of Ballet is proud to offer a comprehensive contemporary dance program that aims to equip dancers with the technical proficiency, creativity and artistry necessary to excel in this demanding and rewarding art form.

Our contemporary program is designed to provide our dancers with a strong foundation in technique, while also encouraging them to explore their own creativity and develop their own unique style. We offer a range of classes that cater to dancers of all levels, from beginner to advanced, and our curriculum is structured to cover a variety of different styles and techniques within the contemporary dance genre.

Our instructors are highly experienced and knowledgeable and are passionate about sharing their expertise with our students. They encourage our dancers to take risks and push themselves creatively, while also providing them with the technical support and guidance necessary to achieve their goals.

At Bayview School of Ballet, we believe by incorporating this dynamic and expressive style of dance into our curriculum, we aim to provide our dancers with a broad and diverse range of skills and knowledge, while also helping them develop their own unique artistic voice.

 

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Summer

Jazz

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Jazz dance is a vibrant and energetic form of dance. It incorporates elements of ballet, modern dance, and other styles, and is characterized by its syncopated rhythms, sharp movements, and improvisation.

 

Our classes focus on building a strong foundation of technique, including proper body alignment, flexibility, and coordination. We also incorporate improvisation and choreography into our classes, allowing our dancers to explore their own creativity and expressiveness.

 

By incorporating this dynamic and expressive form of dance into our curriculum, we aim to provide our dancers with a well-rounded understanding and appreciation of dance, while also helping them develop the physical and artistic skills they need to succeed as dancers.

Whether our dancers are pursuing a career in dance or simply seeking to explore their passion for movement, our jazz program provides a fun and challenging environment in which to learn and grow. With our experienced and dedicated instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and a comprehensive curriculum, Bayview School Ballet is the perfect place to explore the exciting world of jazz dance.

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Adult Ballet

Ballet is not just for young children and teenagers; in fact, it is a wonderful activity for adults of all ages and levels. 

It is important to note that it is never too late to start learning ballet. While it is true that some aspects of ballet, such as flexibility and balance, may be easier for younger students, adults have the advantage of patience, focus, and a deep appreciation for the art form. With consistent practice and dedication, adults can make significant progress in their ballet technique and enjoy all the benefits that this beautiful dance has to offer.

Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned dancer, our ballet curriculum has something to offer for everyone. Our classes range from beginner to advanced levels, and we even offer pointe classes for those who are ready to take their skills to the next level.

If you are interested in trying adult ballet, we encourage you to come and join us. We believe that ballet is an art form that can be enjoyed by anyone who is willing to put in the time and effort, and we are excited to help you start your own ballet journey today.

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Summer

Character

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Our character dance program is integrated into the majority of our company classes, and it is taught by experienced instructors who have a deep understanding of the various styles and techniques of this unique form of dance. Our curriculum includes a range of character dances, including the fiery Spanish flamenco, the elegant Russian waltz, the lively Hungarian czardas, and the graceful Polish mazurka.

Through our character dance program, our dancers are able to improve their strength, coordination, and mobility, while also developing their artistry and expression. They learn how to use their bodies to convey different emotions and tell stories

At Bayview School Ballet, we believe that character dance is an essential component of comprehensive ballet education. By integrating this unique form of dance into our curriculum, we aim to provide our dancers with a well-rounded understanding and appreciation of the art of ballet, while also helping them develop the physical and artistic skills they need to succeed as dancers.

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