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Ballet Schedule

GDSC’s Ballet program consists of the following classes:

Performance

Spring

Creative Movement (Ages 3-4): Monday, 9:00-9:45 a.m.; Tuesday, 3:15-4:00 p.m.; OR Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Creative Movement (Ages 2-3):  Monday, 9:50-10:20 a.m.
Pre-Ballet 1 (Ages 5-6): Monday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Pre-Ballet 2 (Ages 6-7): Monday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Ballet 1 (Ages 8-10): Monday, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Beg. Ballet (Adult; Invitation-only for Teens): Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m. CANCELLED for Spring session
Ballet 2 & 3 (Ages 10+): Thursday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe: Monday, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

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Our performance classes focus on ballet skills via one choreographed piece for our December Recital and one choreographed piece for our June Recital.

For our Teen/Adult classes, the above may vary–please confirm with the instructor.

Technique

Spring

Ballet Technique 1 (Ages 9+): Thursday, 4:45-6:15 p.m.
Ballet Technique 2 (Ages 12+): Tuesday, 4;45-6:15 p.m.
Ballet Technique 3 (Ages 14+): Tuesday & Thursday, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Ballet Technique for Boys: Monday, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe: Monday, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Ballet technique is required for Competition Team and Performance Company dancers. 

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Our ballet technique classes address crucial aspects of the art form, which include strength, flexibility, body awareness and placement. These technique classes also involve instruction in turning, jumping and leaping through across-the-floor exercises and center-floor combinations.

Please note: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.

Register

Spring

Our Instructors

Dee Dee Burzynski
Dee Dee Burzynski
Ballet Technique, Pre-Ballet 2 (Ages 6-7)
Kira Purinton
Kira Purinton
Beg. Ballet, Pre-Pointe/Pointe
Lexi Reeder
Lexi Reeder
Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet 1, Ballet 1, Ballet 2 & 3

FAQs

What should I wear to Ballet in the Summer?2018-06-22T18:34:34+00:00

Creative Movement

Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way

All other Ballet Classes

Leotards (any color, any brand, any cut); skirts, leggings or capris (form-fitting, any color); tights (any color, any brand, any cut) if wearing a leotard without bottoms; proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); hair up

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Technique?2018-05-28T18:04:47+00:00

The answer depends on what discipline you are attending.

For Acro, see the Acro dress code FAQ.

For Ballet, see the Ballet dress code FAQ.

For Hip Hop, see the Hip Hop dress code FAQ.

For Jazz, see the Jazz dress code FAQ.

For Tap, see the Tap dress code FAQ.

What should I wear to Ballet in the Fall/Spring?2018-08-22T01:26:41+00:00

Creative Movement

Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way

Pre-Ballet

Girls: Pink leotards, style #TH5532C from Discount Dance Supply (no underwear, skirts are OK); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair up off of neck

Boys: Black jazz pants/leggings, black/white form-fitting t-shirt/tank-top; ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet 1

Girls: Light blue leotard, style #TH5532C from Discount Dance Supply (no underwear, no skirts) (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants/leggings, black/white form-fitting t-shirt/tank-top; ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet 2

Girls: Burgundy leotard, style #TH5532C or #TH5532 from Discount Dance Supply; proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants/leggings, black/white form-fitting t-shirt/tank-top; ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet 3

Girls: Royal blue leotard, style #TH5532 from Discount Dance Supply; proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants/leggings, black/white form-fitting t-shirt/tank-top; ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet Technique for Boys

Black jazz pants/leggings, black/white form-fitting t-shirt/tank-top; black Bloch canvas ballet shoes

Ballet Technique 1

Light blue leotard, style #TH5532C from Discount Dance Supply (no underwear, no skirts); nude bra (no clear straps) OR nude/black sports bra; pink Bloch split-sole canvas ballet shoes, theatrical pink convertible nylon spandex tights (any brand); hair in a bun

Ballet Technique 2

Burgundy leotard, style #TH5532C or #TH5532 from Discount Dance Supply (no underwear, no skirts); nude bra (no clear straps) OR nude/black sports bra; pink Bloch split-sole canvas ballet shoes, theatrical pink convertible nylon spandex tights (any brand); hair in a bun

Ballet Technique 3

Royal blue leotard, style #TH5532 from Discount Dance Supply (no underwear, no skirts); nude bra (no clear straps) OR nude/black sports bra; pink Bloch split-sole canvas ballet shoes, theatrical pink convertible nylon spandex tights (any brand); hair in a bun

Pre-Pointe/Pointe

Girls: Your current ballet level’s color (i.e., burgandy for ballet 2, royal blue for ballet 3, etc.); nude bra (no clear straps) OR nude/black sports bra; pink Bloch split-sole canvas ballet shoes if in Pre-Pointe; Pointe shoes if in Pointe (specify on brand/style with instructor); theatrical pink convertible nylon spandex tights (any brand); hair in a bun

Boys: N/A

Adult Ballet

Leotards (any color, any brand, any cut); skirts, leggings or capris (form-fitting, any color); tights (any color, any brand, any cut) if wearing a leotard without bottoms; proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); hair up

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

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