Students learn the basics of dance in BYPC's Ballet I class. Each ballet class begins with floor exercises and warm-ups designed to develop strong feet and flexibility. Then students work in the center of the studio learning basic ballet steps through repetition of movement while developing balance, strength, and flexibility. Students also develop a basic understanding of musicality in all the movement exercises.
Ballet technique becomes a stronger focus in BYPC's Ballet II class. Students build flexibility and strength which are fundamental to all forms of dance. When doing barre work in these ballet classes, students work on flexibility and learn proper alignment, positions, and terminology, while floor work builds their fluidity, grace, and strength in movement preparing them for strong jumps and turns. Musicality and performance are stressed throughout.
Ages 12 + UP
Designed for the teen dancer who is new to dance or is returning to dance after a hiatus, this class will focus on the fundamentals of ballet technique while working on flexibility, strength, performance and musicality. A wonderful fit for the musical theatre performer who needs to build technique and core skills to enhance their performing abilities or for the recreational dancer!
Ages 14 + up or by Invitation
This advanced / intermediate ballet technique class takes students training further to continue working on flexibility, strength, technique, performance, and musicality. Both barre and floor work prepare dancers for more advanced positions. The most advanced ballet technique class at BYPC is reserved for intermediate and advanced dancers, and placement by instructor is necessary to ensure students can safely keep up with the rigorous training. This level of ballet training in Bedford, NH prepares students for pursuing professional dance opportunities worldwide.