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Al-Usaimi Complex,

Block 1, Plot 22, Street 6,

Industrial Shuwaikh,
Kuwait

DANCE

Classical Ballet,
Creative Movement

LEVEL 1

INTRODUCTION TO BALLET

(after 3 month)

-grade 1 (3-5 years old)

Gives the student the opportunity to be very expressive while learning coordination and motor skills. Students will learn ballet moves indirectly using nature, animals, storytelling etc. In addition to the physical education, the student is encouraged to dance in harmony within the group. To graduate Level I, grade 1, the student must accomplish 3 month of continuous activity and pass the Open Class.

 

-grade 2 (6-9 years old)

As it takes some years to prepare the body for real ballet training, grade 2 teaches the student beginning level exercises for strength, flexibility and posture aligment. To graduate from this class, the students must correctly point the feet and pass the Open Class. Level I, grade 2, will be given after 3 month of continuous activity.

 

-grade 3 (10-15 years old)

The complex ballet movements are given in grade 3 class. The student learns advanced exercises for strength, flexibility and posture alignment. The student is encouraged to demonstrate good ability in all exercises. To graduate Level I, grade 3, the student must accomplish 3 month of continuous activity and pass the Open Class.

 

-grade 4 (above 16 years old)

The students work on many skills such as their coordination, flexibility, posture and strength.

 

Combinations become more intense as students will be tested in stamina and musicality. Strong sense of team work as well as expressiveness in encouraged.  To graduate Level I, grade 4, the student must accomplish 3 month of continuous activity and pass the Open Class.

LEVEL 2

BARRE

(after 3 month)

-grade 2 (6-9 years old)

-grade 3 (10-15 years old)

-grade 4 ( above 16 years old)

 

Infused with elements of ballet, the student must demonstrate good ability to understand the French terms associated with the movements. In ballet, barre work includes both slow and fast exercises, which both serve to strengthen muscles. Slow exercises are typically performed first, to stretch and warm up muscles and to focus on proper body form. Each exercise has a specific pupose, such as to strengthen feet and legs, increase extension and improve flexibility. To graduate Level II, the student must accomplish 3 month of continuous activity and pass the Open Class.

LEVEL 3

BARRE + CENTER

(after 3 month)

-grade 3 (10-15 years old)

-grade 4 ( above 16 years old)

The barre continues to be an important tool in all levels of ballet. Every ballet class begins with barre exercises. After warming up at the barre, dancers move to the center of the room for center work. Center exercises are similar to barre work except dancers do not have the support of the barre. In the center, you learn steps, positions and poses to gain a basic movement vocabulary of ballet. In other words, in the center, you apply what you learned at the barre and you learn to dance. To graduate Level III, the student must accomplish 3 month of continuous activity and pass the Open Class.

LEVEL 4

BARRE + CENTER + JUMPS

(after 6 month of activity)

-grade 3 (10-15 years old)

-grade 4 ( over 16 years old)

 

Ballet Jumps and slightly more coordinated steps so that they are prepared to take on a full ballet class. This is a set of exercises, starting with small jumps and ending with big, athletic jumps. To graduate Level IV, the student must accomplish 3 month of continuous activity and pass the Open Class.

LEVEL 5

BARRE + CENTER

+ JUMPS + POINTE WORK

(after 6 month of activity)

-grade 3 (10-15 years old)

-grade 4 ( over 16 years old)

Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. Pointe shoes enable the dancer to balance, spin, hop, pounce, slide, and linger on the tips of her toes. Typically, dance teachers consider factors such as age, experience, strength and alignment when deciding whether to allow a dancer to begin pointe work. To graduate Level V, the student must accomplish 6 month of continuous activity and pass the Open Class.

LEVEL 6

BARRE + CENTER + JUMPS

+ POINTE WORK + VARIATION

(after 9 month of activity)

-grade 3 (10-15 years old)

-grade 4 ( over 16 years old)

Ballet Variations introduces advance ballet students to the famous choreography of ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle, etc. Students will gain knowledge of many famous ballets while learning to perform challenging variations. This class builds strength, poise and awareness of the true aspects of performance.

To graduate Level VI, the student must accomplish 9 month of continuous activity and pass the Open Class.

LEVEL 7

PRE-PROFESSIONAL

(after 1 year of activity)

-grade 4 (over 16 years old)

Pre-Professional Program is a rigorous dance education and training program designed to prepare students for a professional career or in the ballet industry. The program attracts elite students who compete for a small number of open spots each year.