(Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti Style)
Exercises at the barre follow a traditional structure to warm up the body, this includes such movements as stretching the leg ( tendu,) and bending the knees (plie'). All the exercises are done many times to develop good dancing habits and endurance.
After the barre work, the dancers take to the centre work exercises done without support. Improving balance, turn out and alignment throughout the body.
Adagio (slow movements that develop balance and control) and Allegro, (fast steps that increase speed and exactness) The class ends with big, energetic jumps, sequence work and pointe (toe) work for the girls. Studying Classical, Romantic and Modern Ballet, we work to engage modern music with the art form.