Ballet is known as the foundation for any discipline of dance. From our youngest dancers to our eldest ones, Gotta Dance stresses the importance of partaking in the study of ballet. Grace, elegance and poise are imparted to all dancers who choose to explore this gracious form of movement. Educators at Gotta Dance work on improving the technique of students to improve strength, coordination, flexibility and movement fluidity.
Drawing from classical tradition, our ballet classes begin with barre exercises. This work helps to develop a dancer’s movement vocabulary and technical toolbox. These movements are then brought to life through dynamic center and across the floor work.
Ballet classes at Gotta Dance are designed to be enjoyed both by the recreational and dedicated student. For students looking to take just one class a week, ballet offers a challenging, yet fun environment to learn and participate in this classical art form. Dedicated students are encouraged to take more than one ballet class to realize their potential through the reinforcement of classical technique. For the young student looking forward to eventually dancing on Pointe, continued ballet study is the essential prerequisite. Only dancers who have progressed successfully through the Gotta Dance ballet syllabus are permitted through teacher recommendation to take pointe classes.
Pointe is the pinnacle and most recognizable feature of ballet performance. This style of dance requires a special shoe allowing dancers to dance on the ‘pointe’ of their toe. Due to the technical and difficult nature of this form, it is only recommended for ballet dancers who display passion and commitment towards technical mastery.
Pointe classes are only available to upper level students taking two or more ballet classes a week. A ballet student wishing to take pointe, must secure a teacher recommendation in order to participate.
This advanced class is only open to upper level students concurrently enrolled in other classes of this discipline. Offered only on Saturdays at our Warren Studio, this class teaches partnering, variation and company repertoire. A teacher recommendation is required in order to enroll in this class.