Ballet Syllabus

Tony Williams Dance Center | Ballet Syllabus 2017 | Created by: Anthony Williams, Elizabeth Mochizuki & Amanda Walker
Ballet A 3-4 Year Olds
45 mins per week | Supplement: None required
This is an introduction to the world of dance through a ballet-inspired approach.  Much of this class will focus on engaging students in listening, following directions, respecting the dance studio and faculty members and nurturing a love of dance as a proper form of recreation that involves rules, but which is also fun.  Fun, music and games are used to casually introduce ballet elements to these very young students. As we are a professionally driven dance studio, those students wishing to participate in strictly “fun dance” should consider our Creative Movement A/B class.  While all dance is “fun” this is a focused endeavor and should be treated seriously. During the first class a parent may wish to walk the child into the room to meet the teacher and to detach.  After the first 15 minutes all parents should please exit the room.  We have found that lingering chaperones prevent the child from attaching fully to their dance teacher which causes year-long issues.  We usually keep the blinds closed in early level ballet classes for the following reasons: a) students continuously peer out to see if a chaperone is watching them which distracts from the class activities, b) students who see a parent want to leave class causing further distraction, c) students whose families are not watching them begin wondering why their parent isn’t watching if other parents are watching.  While we attempt to make all of our classroom procedures public and out-in-the-open please follow our advice on protocol for watching/leaving students during class so that they can learn as much as possible in the short time provided.  All Ballet A classes with registrations over 8 students will require a Teacher’s Assistant. All Ballet classes with registrations over 16 students will require 1 faculty member and two TA’s for the safety of your child.
WARM UP (On Floor)
Warm up in circle – Includes various games/isolations ending with a song/dance staying in circle
Teachers should incorporate group games and fun adventures for the children that are rooted in movement, and ballet, in general.
Stretching and Strengthening in circle – Again these are fun exercises, this time can also be used to help them get used to raising their hands if they want to contribute
CENTER
Beginning ballet exercises: learn 6th, 1st, 2nd positions, demi plie, tendu in 6th and side, pique in 6th, eleve and relevé, tip toe turns, sautes, port de bras
Next: a song to get them moving around the room and returning to their mats.
On Diagonal: marching, galloping,  chasse, skipping, running on tip toes, running backwards
Then some sort of creative movement activity like scarves or bear hunt.
End with curtsies/ bows on the diagonal and stickers for good dancers, this is the first step toward establishing reverence for the ballet communal space.
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Ballet B 5-6 Year Olds
1 hour per week | Supplement: None required
Continue to use fun and creative exercises while also introducing the basic vocabulary in this transition class. You may continue to include fun and playful music into class. Start with a warm up sitting in a circle on the floor. Center work should work on making straight lines, and introducing 2 lines with attention to spacing. As we are a professionally driven dance studio, those students wishing to participate in strictly “fun dance” should consider our Creative Movement A/B class.  While all dance is “fun” this is a focused endeavor and should be treated seriously. During the first class a parent may wish to walk the child into the room to meet the teacher and to detach.  After the first 15 minutes all parents should please exit the room.  We have found that lingering chaperones prevent the child from attaching fully to their dance teacher which causes year-long issues.  We usually keep the blinds closed in early level ballet classes for the following reasons: a) students continuously peer out to see if a chaperone is watching them which distracts from the class activities, b) students who see a parent want to leave class causing further distraction, c) students whose families are not watching them begin wondering why their parent isn’t watching if other parents are watching.  While we attempt to make all of our classroom procedures public and out-in-the-open please follow our advice on protocol for watching/leaving students during class so that they can learn as much as possible in the short time provided.  All Ballet B classes with registrations over 8 students will require a Teacher’s Assistant. All Ballet classes with registrations over 16 students will require 1 faculty member and two TA’s for the safety of your child.
BARRE not yet
Warm Up (on Floor)
Isolations: move different parts of the body
Foot articulation: pointe and flex, later pointe ball flex ball
Rotation:  Parallel and turned out
Abdominal strength exercises (i.e. rolling up to seated, reaching long rolling into a ball, etc)
Stretch on floor (i.e. Butterfly, Straddle, Mermaid, etc.)
Center
Arm swings: front and back or side and side or circles or figure 8
5 positions of the feet and arms
Pliés and Relevés:  6th and 1st
Tendus, side and front
Port de Bras (5th en bas, 1st and 2nd)
Sauté, 1st and 2nd positions (with ¼ turn spotting exercises when ready)
Échappé, from 1st
Movement Concepts (shape, level, size, quality or energy, speed, space)
Across the Floor
Ballet runs in relevé
Ballet walks: Stepping on a turned out flat foot, while the toes pointed when off the floor (walk, walk, walk, pointe)
Stork/flamingo walks (skip position)
Marches
Skips
Gallops and chasse, front and side
Run and Leap
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Ballet C 7-8 Year Olds or by placement
1 hour per week | Supplement: Lyrical C/D is highly encouraged as a supplement to this dance level.
Continue to use fun and creative exercises while also introducing the basic vocabulary in this transition class. You may continue to include fun and playful music into class. Two hands on the barre. Keep it simple! Progress to one hand by second half of year for some exercises. Work in 45 degrees 1st position. Do several slow repetitions. Do not combine steps. Emphasize proper posture and placement. Explain French terms. Begin all exercises at Barre with 4 count arm preparation. Finish all exercises with balance (when appropriate). Reverence at end of class. Emphasize classroom etiquette, holding the barre properly, making neat classroom lines in the center, no talking, etc.
BARRE
Positions                                   Detailed discussion of positions and how to find turn out
Plies                                         Demi plies facing barre, 1st , 2nd only 3rd when ready
Tendus                                     Side only, then add front, also turn in/out, pt/flex/, passé par terre. Break down tendu by brushing into ½ pointe to full pointe every
time.  In 4 counts, then 2. Introduce temps lie when ready
Tendu Degages                       Side only, then add front. Go through the pointe tendu. Add pique
Ronds de Jambes par terre     In 1st. Front and Side only. Stop in each position.
Fondus                                     Not yet
Ronds de Jambes en l’air        Not yet
Frappes                                    Just cou-de-pied practice if appropriate based on the group
Developpes                             Retire Passe (foot in front of knee) turned in from 6th position, open to pointe tendu front
and side when ready
Petit Battement                        not yet
Grand Battement                     Face the barre, through the pointe tendu, 45 degrees or lower when ready
Battement Releve Lent     Back to barre/face the barre, through the pointe tendu
Stretches                                  On floor only
Releves/Eleves                         1st position and 6th position
Port de bras                             Side to side, no cambre forward or back yet.
CENTER
Port de bras/Small Adagio
Stretching/Strengthening
Port de bras (1st , 2nd, 5th en bas and en haute )
Arabesque (1st)
Centre Barre Exercises
Demi plie
Tendu
Allegro
Sautes (1st, 2nd position)
Echappe from 1st only
Glissade (break it down, teach at barre, from 1st)
Pas de chat from 1st
Marching
Diagonal or working straight across the floor
Temps leve sauté, only if ready, keep low
Chasse a la seconde and gallops, from 6th and 1st
Polka
Grand jete: run and leap only
Skips
Triplets
1,2,3,hop
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Ballet D 9-10 Year Olds or by placement
1 hour per week | Requirement: If you haven’t taken Lyrical C/D yet, it is now required in order to advance into Intermediate levels. Hip Hop or Tap is strongly encouraged.
Review previous year’s vocabulary. Exercises are now done en croix facing the barre from 1st position, then
from 3rd/ 5th position, and finally with 1 hand on the barre after second half of the year. Keep it simple! Only one exercise at a time. Do not combine combinations. Do several slow repetitions.  Continue to focus on proper placement and alignment.  Explain French terms. Begin all exercises at Barre with 4 count arm preparation. Finish all exercises with balance, turn, where appropriate etc. Reverence at end of class. Emphasize classroom etiquette, holding the barre properly, making neat classroom lines in the center, proper use of the diagonal, no talking, etc.
BARRE
Positions                                   Detailed discussion of positions and how to find turn out
Plies                                         Demi-plies facing barre, (1st, 2nd, 3rd/5th only)
Tendus                                     in 1st, 3rd when ready, Side only, then front, then back. En Croix simply, double, pt/flex/, passé par terre, soutenu. Introduce cou de
pied. Later envelope, then temps lie.
Tendu Degages                       in 1st, Side, then front, back when ready. En Croix, go through the pointe tendu. Also pique
Ronds de Jambes par terre         Stop in each position, add preparation. Front and side only, full by end of year.
Fondus                                     not yet, can do tendu in plie as fondu exercise, to pointe tendu
Ronds de Jambes en l’air        Not yet
Frappes                                    Alternate sur la cou-de- pied front and back to pointe tendu side, accent even. Use flex foot preparation, very slowly to degage height
Developpes                             Retire Passe (foot in front of knee), Open to tendu front and side, back when ready
Petit Battement                        Practice sur la cou de pied
Grand Battement                     As floor exercise front and back only,  2 hands on the barre, through the pointe tendu, arabesque facing the barre and devant facing away from the barre
Stretches                                  Splits on the floor
Releves/Eleves                         1st position
Port de bras                             side to side,
Other                                       arabesque, introduce sous-sus
CENTER
Port de bras/Small Adagio
Stretching/Strengthening
Epaulement
Port de bras (1st, 2nd, 5th en bas and en haute)
Temps lie
Arabesque (1st,)
Centre Barre Exercises
Demi Plie
Tendu from 1st, alternating tendus in 3rd
Releve in 6th, 1st, and spotting exercises
Grand Adagio/Linking steps/Pirouettes
Pas de bourree in 6th, 3rd
Balance if ready
Glissade in 1st
Allegro
Saute in 1st, 2nd, soubresaut, quarter turns in 1st and 2nd
Changement in 3rd
Echappe from 3rd, from 5th when ready
Pas de chat from 1st
Emboite (spring points on ground)
Diagonal
Temps leve sauté in cou de pied and degage devant
 and low arabesque
Chasse a la seconde and en avant
Polka
Grand jete (Leaps more so than Jetes)
Skips
Marching
Triplets
1,2,3 Hop
Pas Couru
Chaine turns (hands on hips, feet in 2nd, head over shoulder)
Polonaise
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Ballet E 11-12 Year Olds or by placement
1.25 hours per week
Supplement: Must also be enrolled in one supplement: Jazz or Lyrical is required at this level unless you have taken both in prior years.
Continue working on last year’s vocabulary. start year facing barre, progress to 1 hand on barre for simple exercises, other hand on waist. Most of the barre work should be done with one hand on the barre. Teach some new steps facing barre. Keep it simple! You may combine some exercises but still do slow repetitions, especially for any new steps. Vary tempo to keep minds sharp. Use en croix. Students are still primarily working on muscle memory, proper placement and alignment. Do not increase complexity or tempo until students can do the steps well. Begin all exercises at Barre with 4 count arm preparation. Finish all exercises with balance, turn, port de bras, etc. Reverence at end of class. Emphasize classroom etiquette, holding the barre properly, making neat classroom lines in the center, proper use the diagonal, no talking, etc.
BARRE
Positions                                   Address torso/core alignment to concepts of rotating legs from top down to feet emphasizing plie with knees over middle toes
Plies                                         Demi all positions, add 4th, and add grand plie except in 4th
Tendus                                     in 1st and 5th, En Croix, also turn in/out, double, pt/flex/, not yet: Add cou de pied, pas de cheval, envelope, then tendu plie, passé
par terre, battement soutenu
Tendu Degages                       in 5th, En Croix. Go through the pointe tendu. Also pique, en cloche
Ronds de Jambes par terre     include prep, stop in each position, and slow circles w/out stopping,
Fondus                                     to tendu,, to 45 degrees
Ronds de Jambes en l’air        practice facing barre, lift leg, into retire, out, down, then with taps at 45 degrees, then as D shape en de hors and en de dans
Frappes                                    to tendu, to 45 degrees if ready, still wrapped position, Add flexed foot preparation
Developpes                             Through cou de pied and Retire Passe, foot in front of the knee to tendu
Battement Releve Lent             En Croix, through the pointe tendu
Petit Battement                        Slow and even, practice sur la cou de pied
Grand Battement                     En Croix, tendu, throw, tendu, close, not: through the pointe tendu and w/out stopping
Stretches                                  no barre stretch yet, continue splits on the floor
Releves/Eleves                         1st, 2nd, 5th
Port de bras                             Side to side, cambre forward, introduce back with 2 hands on the barre
CENTER
Port de bras/Small Adagio
Stretching/Strengthening
Croise, En Face, Efface, Ecarte positions
Epaulement
Port de bras
Arabesque 1st, 2nd
Temps lie
Center Barre Exercises
Demi Plie
Tendu from 5th. pique to 5th
Soutenu
Tendue Degage
Rond de jambe par terre
Releve in 6th and 1st
Grand Adagio/Linking steps/Pirouettes
Pas de bouree
Balance
Glissade
Polonaise
Allegro
Saute in all positions, ½ turns in 1st and 2nd
Changement and as ¼ turns
Echappe
Soubresaut
Assemble side
Pas de chat
Petit Jete
Diagonal
Temps leve sauté in cou de pied, retire, arabesque, devant
Chasse en avant from 5th
Polka
Grand jete
Pas Couru
Chaine turns
Ballet walks
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Ballet- Focused Preparatory Track Begins Here
 For those wishing to continue ballet in a less active ballet training manner, you may consider the Ballet/Jazz Elective in our recreational dance program
or to remain in the lettered, Ballet A-E, once-per-week program until aged out.Intermediate to Advanced Ballet is a true focus
on the art of dance and should be considered a dedicated endeavor. You are required to attend both classes per week.
Intermediate Ballet I
2.5 hours per week (Two 1.25 hour classes)
Additional Requirements: Variations, Conditioning or Modern (you must take one this year and one your second year).
Combinations can be combined, but keep the complexity to a minimum. Don’t try to make it tricky. Many repetitions works best. Vary tempo to keep minds sharp. Begin all exercises at barre with one hand or facing the barre with 4 count arm preparation. Finish all exercises with balance, turn, port de bras, etc. Students are still primarily learning muscle memory, proper placement and alignment. Do not increase complexity or tempo until students can master the steps. Reverence at end of class. Emphasize classroom etiquette, holding the barre properly, making neat classroom lines in the center, proper use the diagonal, no talking, etc.
BARRE
All barre vocabulary can be used this year.
Positions                                   Address torso/core alignment to concepts of rotating legs from top down to feet, emphasizing plie with knees over middle toes
Plie                                           All demi and grande 1st, 2nd, 3rd/5th , no 4th grand plie
Tendu                                       En croix, all combinations, cou de pied, pas de cheval, assemble soutenu, temps lie
Tendu Degages                       En croix, all combinations including pique, enveloppe, double pique
Ronds de jambe par terre       with preparation, in plie, off the ground 45 degrees
Fondus                                     to the pointe, 45 degrees, double fondus
Ronds de jambe en l’air          Slowly facing the barre, En dehor and En de dans, 45 degrees dedan start pirouettes facing barre
Frappes                                    Introduce brushing off floor, 45 degrees front and back, double, flexed foot and wrap
Developpe                              En croix through cou de pied and retire passé to 45 degrees
Battement Releve Lent             En croix
Petit Battement                        increase tempo, no accents or serre yet, add accents
Grand Battement                     En croix. thru tendu, add brushing
Stretches                                  Leg on barre, attitude devant stretch on barre & cambre side a la seconde at barre only, also heel stretch front, side, arabesque stretch
Releves/Eleves                         All positions, work 2 to 1 foot and on one foot
Port de bras                    introduce cambre back, Russian port de bras facing barre, cambre side, down, side back, end with grand port de bras All, include
grande and circular
Other                                       study attitude, spotting
CENTER
Port de bras/Small Adagio
Stretching/Strengthening
Croise, En Face, Efface, Ecarte positions
Epaulement
Port de bras
Temps lie
Arabesque 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th to 45 degrees
Promenades starting with cou de pied, retire, up to 45 degree arabesques
45 degree grand ronds de jambes
ballet walks en arriere
Centre Barre Exercises
Most barre exercises can be done in center
Demi Plie and grand plie in 2nd
Tendu
Battement Degage
pique to 5th en croix at this level
eleve and releve in all foot positions
Rond de jambe
Fondu to tendu
Frappe to tendu
petit battements
grand battements a la seconde
Grand Adagio/Linking steps/Pirouettes
Pirouettes en dehors, en dedans, releve retire from 4th no turn, 1st,
 4th , 5th retire passé with releves quarter turns working up to full
 turn, also turn in cou de pied from 2nd
Pas de basque traveling on diagonal
Pas de bourree
Balance en avant, en arriere, and a la seconde with ¼ turns
Glissade
Sous Sous
Soutenu turns
Grand Adagio/Linking steps/Pirouettes cont’d
Prep for pique turns passé on diagonal
tombe pas de bouree
waltz turn
pique arabesque
Sissone
Allegro
Sautes
Changement and with ½ turns
Echappe to 4th and 2nd
Soubresaut
Royale
Entrechat quatre
Entrechat trois
Glissade jete, assemble,
assemble devant, derriere, and change dessus and dessous
petit jete dessous and dessus
glissade change
pas de chat,
Sissonne simple to cou de pied, then ferme a la seconde and
 en avant to 1st arabesque
Emboite 45 degrees to cou de pied, attitude derriere, and trav-
 elling en avant in attitude
Diagonal
Temps leve study temps leve arabesque en arriere
Polka en tournant
Chasse study en arriere
Grand jete
Pas Couru
Chaine turns
Prepare for Pique turns only, no pique turns yet.
Soutenu turns
ballet walks and runs
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Intermediate Ballet II
Three hours per week (Two 1.5 hour classes) | Additional Requirements: Variations, Conditioning or Modern (you must take one this year and one your second year).
Combine steps, increase complexity, vary tempos. Introduce advanced vocabulary. Begin all exercises at Barre with 4 count arm preparation. Finish all exercises with balance, turn, port de bras, etc. Reverence at end of class. Emphasize classroom etiquette, holding the barre properly, making neat classroom lines in the center,
proper use the diagonal, no talking, etc.
BARRE
All fundamental barre vocabulary has been taught as of last year.
Positions                                   Address torso/core alignment to concepts of rotating legs from top down to feet, emphasizing plie with knees over middle toes, plus
use of body directions at barre
Plie                                           All demi and grande
Tendu                                       En croix, all combinations, may use inside leg at barre to work on shifting weight
Tendu Degages                       En croix, all combinations, may use inside leg at barre to work on shifting weight
Ronds de jambe par terre       with preparation, in plie, off the ground, Petit grand and Grande ronds de jambes at 45 and 90 degrees and in attitude, also passe la
jambe at 45 and 90 degrees
Fondus                                     add 90 degree fondus
Ronds de jambe en l’air          Add 90 degrees, add doubles
Frappes                                    Introduce brushing off floor front and back, these were already introduced: double, wrap and flexed foot, on releve when ready
Developpes                             En croix through cou de pied and retire passe to 90 degrees
Battement Releve Lent             En Croix, and releve fouette
Petit Battement                        increase tempo, add accents, use serre
Grand Battement                     W/out stopping in pointe tendu, introduce cloche, turn in/out, GB with flexed foot, GB with plie, GB with pique
Stretches                                  Leg on barre, facing perpendicular to barre, attitude stretch
Releves/Eleves                         All positions
Port de bras                             All, include same thing: grande and circular, Russian port de bras, tendu cambres, add grand port de bras in lunge 4th
CENTER
Port de bras/Small Adagio
Stretching/Strengthening
Croise, En Face, Efface, Ecarte positions
Epaulement
Port de bras grand port de bras from 5th, 4th lunge, tendu thru demi plie in 4th, and tendu thru deep lunge (6th)
Temps lie
All Arabesques, 1st, 2nd ,plus attitudes to 90 degrees
Developpe to 90 degrees
pas de basque par terre en avant
45 degree grand rond de jambe, 90 degree grand rond in attitude
promenade at 90 degrees
Centre Barre Exercises
Some barre exercises can be done in center
Demi plie, grand plie except in 4th, tendu, degage, ronds de jambe
 par terre, ronds de jambe en l’air to 45 degrees, fondu to 45 degrees,
 frappe to 45 degrees, grand battements en croix, petit battements,
 eleves, releves
Grand Adagio/Linking steps/Pirouettes
Pirouettes en dehors/en dedans: 4th , 5th
Pas de basque
Pas de: du bouree teach dessus and dessous, en avant, en arriere
Balance teach ½ turn, also know waltz turn
mazurka
Glissade
Sous sous
Soutenu en tournant, en de hors, en de dans, detourne
already mastered, could review: Pirouettes prep with retire passé
 releve ¼ turns
Pique turns, already mastered, could review: passé on diagonal,
 pique arabesque
ballet walks and runs
Tombe pas de bouree to 4th and 5th
Allegro
Saute travelling
Changement des pieds and Italian
tour en l’air
Echappe simple and to cou de pied
Soubresaut
Royale
Entrechat quatre
assemble all directions
petit jete and with temps leve
glissade all directions and to 4th en avant
pas de basque saute en avant
Glissade jete, assemble, pas de chat, saut de chat
Sissone ferme all directions
Sissone Ouverte
Failli
Ballotte to tendu
saute fouette
Diagonal
Temps leve
Polka
Grand jete
Pas Couru
Chaine turns
Pique turns
Soutenu turns
Saut de basque
Chasse
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Honors Intermediate Ballet
This track is taken in supplement to your ballet Level or in place of one of your weekly classes ie. Those in Intermediate Ballet I would take one or both of their weekly Intermediate Ballet I classes on Tuesday/Thursday AS WELL AS Honors Intermediate Ballet. At this level you are required to take ballet at least twice per week, though this is recommended as your third ballet class for the week.
1 hour per week
Description: This is a specialty class by invitation only to garner the needed elements of dance through specialized small group training so that those invited may be able to progress more appropriately along the ballet track.in order to catch up to or distance themselves from their age group to have specialized instruction, instead, within their technique level group. This class’s syllabi will be written yearly to focus on the needs of those invited.
Additional Requirements: None
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Recreational Ballet/ Jazz (C-Senior Levels)
This is a non ballet track combo class offered to students wishing to continue ballet training in a more relaxed atmosphere.  There are no requirements beyond taking this one class once per week.  This class offering is taught by a professional performing jazz dancer for the last 25 years.  This can be taken in conjunction with your ballet track as well for more varied content.  Recreational ballet/jazz will focus on the elements of the dance necessary for performance rather than beginning with barre, following to center and then choreography. You will begin with dance stretching and follow through with dance combinations using ballet terminology already in your repertoire.  You may be evaluated during the year before 12/1 if you wish to return to a ballet track training program. After 12/1 you must stay with the class assigned for the year or return next year.  While this class is less structured than a ballet track training program, it is still a serious place and must be respected.  This class is the perfect start for older students who don’t have a ballet background, but who wish to learn dance in general.
Additional Requirements: None, but lyrical is very strongly encouraged as a supplement and is offered before or after this class offering each week.
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Advanced Ballet- Focused Preparatory Track Begins Here
 For those wishing to continue ballet in a less active ballet training manner, you may consider the Ballet/Jazz Elective in our recreational dance program
or to remain in the Intermediate I or II classes, twice-per-week program until aged out.Intermediate III to Advanced Ballet is a true focus
on the art of dance and should be considered a dedicated endeavor.  You are required to attend all three weekly classes, plus the pointe component at your level.
Intermediate Ballet III
5 hours per week (Three 1.5 hour classes per week, plus one 30 minute Pointe class per week) | Additional Requirements: Variations, Conditioning or Modern (you must take one this year and one your second year).
BARRE
Plie                                           All demi and grande
Tendu                                       En croix, all combinations, may use inside leg at barre to work on shifting weight
Tendu Degages                       En croix, all combinations, may use inside leg at barre to work on shifting weight
Ronds de jambe par terre       with preparation, in plie, with allonge, grand ronds de jambes at 45 & 90 degrees and in attitude, also passe la jambe at 45 & 90 degrees
Fondus                                     All: flat, on releve, 45 degrees, 90 degrees and doubles
Ronds de jambe en l’air          All: flat, on releve, 90 degrees, doubles, demi rond de jambe from plie to straight, fouette turn at barre,
Frappes                                    brush floor and on releve singles, doubles, to plie, with pique plie, teach flic flac
Developpes                             full port de bras and with body directions, 90 degrees and teaching how to do above, flat or on releve, penche facing barre
Battement Releve Lent             En Croix, releve fouette
Petit Battement                        at tempo, with accents, teach battement serre, pique ballone, releve ballone
Grand Battement                     All: simple, cloche, turn in/out, GB with flexed foot, GB with plie, GB with pique, on releve, quick developpe and enveloppe
Stretches                                  Barre stretch on an angle, all heel stretches, arabesque and attitude stretches, penche stretches
Releves/Eleves                         All positions add releves at 90 degrees
Port de bras                             All
CENTER
Port de bras/Small Adagio
Stretching/Strengthening
Croise, En Face, Efface, Ecarte positions
Epaulement
Grand port de bras from 5th, 4th lunge, tendu thru demi plie in 4th, and
 tendu thru deep lunge (6th)
Temps lie
ALL Arabesques plus attitudes to 90 degrees
Developpe to 90 degrees flat and on releve, pique to 90 degree extensions,
 chasse to 90 degree extensions on releve
Pas de basque par terre en avant and en arriere, pas de basque en avant
 to big poses
90 degree demi rond working up to grand rond de jambe en de hors, 90
 degree grand rond in attitude
Promenade at 90 degrees
Penche
Centre Barre Exercises
All barre exercises can be done in center
Can travel through temps lie, tombe, tombe pas de bouree, balance, etc
Can also pivot on one leg
Grand Adagio/Linking steps/Pirouettes
Pirouettes en de hors & en de dans from 4th, 5th, 2nd, singles & doubles
Attitude derriere Pirouettes en de hors and en de dans
Multiple pirouettes from 5th
Pas de basque
Pas de bouree ALL, teach en tournant
All Balances, teach en tournant
Waltz turn
Mazurka
Glissade in all directions and to 4th en avant
Sous sous
Soutenu en tournant, en de hors, en de dans, detourne
Pique turns, pique passé in ecarte, chasse pique arabesque ½ turns
ballet walks and runs
tombe pas de bouree to 4th and 5th
Allegro
ALL Saute can turn or travel
Changement des pieds, grand, and Italian
tour en l’air, double for boys
Echappe simple and to cou de pied
Soubresaut
Royale
Entrechat quatre, six
Entrechat trois, cinq
Assemble all directions
Petit jete and with temps leve
Jete elance en croix
Glissade all directions and to 4th en avant
pas de basque saute en avant, en arriere
Glissade jete, assemble, pas de chat, saut de chat
Sissone ferme all directions, petite and grande
Sissone Ouverte petite & grande and with assemble & tombe assemble
Failli
Temps de Cuisse
Saute Ballonne a la seconde, devant, derriere
Ballotte to 45 degrees
saute fouette
Cabriole
Contretemps
Temps de fleche devant – 3 types, and derriere
Diagonal
Temps leve
Polka
Grand jete
Pas Couru
Chaine turns
Pique turns, teach in a circle, also en de hors (lame ducks)
Soutenu turns
Jete entrelace
Saut de basque
Emboite en tournant pique and saute
Chasse, teach en tournant
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Advanced Ballet I
5.5 hours per week (Three 1.5 hour classes per week, plus one 1 hour Pointe class per week) |Additional Requirements: Modern, Lyrical, Jazz (Pick Two each year)
BARRE
Plie                                           All demi and grande, double plie, grand on demi-pointe
Tendu                                       En croix, all combinations, may use inside leg at barre to work on shifting weight
Tendu Degages                       En croix, all combinations, may use inside leg at barre to work on shifting weight
Ronds de jambe par terre       with preparation, in plie, with allonge, grand ronds de jambes at 45 and 90 degrees and in attitude, also passe la jambe at 45 and 90 degrees, grand rond jete
Fondus                                     All: flat, on releve, 45 degrees, 90 degrees and doubles
Ronds de jambe en l’air          All: flat, on releve, 90 degrees, doubles, demi rond de jambe from plie to straight, fouette turn at barre, d’ici de la straight and with plie
Frappes                                    brush floor and on releve singles, doubles, to plie, with pique plie, flic flac
Developpes                             full port de bras and with body directions, 90 degrees and above, flat or on releve, penche flat on angle, tombe from releve
Battement Releve Lent             En Croix, releve fouette
Petit Battement                        at tempo, with accents, teach battement serre, pique ballone, releve ballone
Grand Battement                     All: simple, cloche, turn in/out, GB with flexed foot, GB with plie, GB with pique, on releve, quick developpe and enveloppe
Stretches                                  Barre stretch on an angle, can slide down barre, can lift off barre, all heel stretches, arabesque and attitude stretches, penche stretches, cambre back from attitude devant, cambre side on releve leaning away from barre
Releves/Eleves                         All positions add releves at 90 degrees
Port de bras                             All
CENTER
Port de bras/Small Adagio
Stretching/Strengthening
Croise, En Face, Efface, Ecarte positions
Epaulement
Grand port de bras from 5th, 4th lunge, tendu thru demi plie
 in 4th, and tendu thru deep lunge (6th)
Temps lie
ALL Arabesques plus attitudes to 90 degrees
Developpe to 90 degrees flat and on releve, pique to 90 degree
 extensions, chasse to 90 degree extensions on releve
Pas de basque par terre en avant and en arriere, pas de basque
 en avant to big poses
90 degree demi rond, grand rond de jambe en de hors, and
 en de dans, 90 degree grand rond in attitude
Promenade at 90 degrees, can change positions mid promenade
Penche
Prep for rond verse: tombe releve attitude derrience and tombe,
 coupe, pique ballone ecarte to attitude derriere
Releve fouette to arabesque, grand fouette from attitude to
 efface staying flat
Centre Barre Exercises
All barre exercises can be done in center
Can travel through temps lie, tombe, tombe pas de bouree, balance, etc
Can also pivot on one leg
Grand Adagio/Linking steps/Pirouettes
Contretemps par terre
Pirouettes en de hors & en de dans from 4th, 5th, 2nd, singles & doubles
Attitude derriere Pirouettes en de hors and en de dans
Attitude devant pirouettes
Arabesque pirouettes
Pirouettes a la seconde
Multiple pirouettes from 5th, attitude devant, working up to fouettes
Pas de basque
Pas de bourree ALL, teach en tournant
All Balances, teach en tournant
Waltz turn
Mazurka
Glissade in all directions and to 4th en avant, also precipite
Chugs en avant, en arriere, en tournant
Sous sous
Soutenu en tournant, en de hors, en de dans, detourne
Pique turns, pique passé in ecarte, chasse pique arabesque ½ turns
Pique en arriere to arabesque, attitude, devant
ballet walks and runs
tombe pas de bouree to 4th and 5th
Allegro
ALL Saute can turn or travel
Changement des pieds, grand, and Italian
tour en l’air, double for boys
Echappe simple, to cou de pied, with battu
Soubresaut
Royale
Entrechat quatre, six
Entrechat trois, cinq
Assemble all directions, with battu, en tournant
Brisse
Petit jete battu and with temps leve
Jete elance en croix
Glissade all directions and to 4th en avant
pas de basque saute en avant, en arriere
pas de chat simple, en tournant, grand pas de chat
Ronds de jambe saute
saut de chat simple and to attitude derriere
grand jete in 1st, 2nd, 3rd arabesque, in croise attitude,
 en tournant
Sissone ferme all directions, petite and grande
Sissone Ouverte petite and grande and with assemble
 and tombe assemble, and with fondu releve
Sissone change
Sissone tour assemble working from ¼ turns to full turns
Failli
Temps de Cuisse
Saute Ballonne a la seconde, devant, derriere
Ballotte to 45 degrees
saute fouette ending in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th arabesques and
 in croise attitude derriere
Cabriole
Contretemps, teach its use to change directions from
 en avant to en arriere
Temps de fleche devant – 3 types, and derriere
Diagonal
Temps leve
Polka
Grand jete
Pas Couru
Chaine turns
Pique turns, in a circle, also en de hors (lame ducks), doubles
Pique arabesque turns, attitude turns
Pique and lame ducks to extensions
Menege
Soutenu turns
Jete entrelace
Saut de basque
Emboite en tournant pique and saute
Chasse, en tournant, replace in grand allegro with pas couru
Not currently enrolled as of June 2016-June 2017.:
Advanced Ballet II
Description: This is a future class to attain once the ballet levels are re-focused for advanced placement.
BARRE
Cambres side and back on releve with straight leg extension, penche on releve
CENTER
Rond verse – ending in plie and on releve
Adagio steps on releve: port de bras, developpe, releve lent
Fondu on releve
Grand fouette from attitude to efface on releve
32 fouettes
Consecutive turns on 1 foot to different positions
Pirouette from grand plie and releve in 4th
Saute sans plie
Ballone battu
Temps leve battu
Gargouillade
Brise vole
Double ronds de jambe en l’air saute
Grand jete a la seconde
Sissone tombe jete to attitude derriere
Entrelace with fouette to end efface
Grand Cabriole
Grand sissone developpe
Saute fouette cabriole
Grand jete en tournant in attitude
Men’s steps: pistolet, double saut de basque, double assemble en tournant, revoltade,
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