Fall 2018 Ballet Classes
The ballet program at Bedford Youth Performing Center builds a strong dance foundation for all of our students and is based on the highly regarded Leap 'N Learn program. All dance education should start with this type of strong ballet training to help students learn important skills and techniques that can then be expanded upon in other styles of dance. At BYPC, our ballet classes and dance programs have an extra emphasis on musicality and performance making them extremely complementary for students also involved in our music and theatre programs. Whether you want to study a classical art form, to gain flexibility and strength, or to enhance your musical performance abilities, ballet classes at our Bedford, NH studio are the right place to start.
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.
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.