Ballet Track

Professional Track

 

Ballet C

The main goals of a first year student at Geiger Ballet are to learn correct body placement and simple positions of the head and arms. We incorporate the fundamentals of music (rhythm & tempo) and connection the student needs to feel between the music and the feeling for the dance movement. Self discipline, good manners and timeliness are modeled and encouraged.

 

Ballet B

Building from Intro level classes, Ballet B classes overlay the strength building and turn out required and the theory of the working leg verses the supporting leg. These classes further explore flow and grace along with the quality of movement. Now that the body has a basic understanding of the classical line, these intermediate classes introduce more complicated exercises involving the gradual lifting of the legs to above 90 degrees, along with mastery of turning. A student at this level trains the body seriously with steadfast commitment. In order to succeed at classical ballet, students must repeat the technique over and over so that it becomes seamless and effortless. Additionally, students at this level may begin taking pointe classes. Where once the “balance line” was lifted from the ball of the foot (metatarsal arch) the student must transfer the line up to the toes. These classes increase the overall speed and difficulty of the steps. Also, this level incorporates different dance classes such as contemporary, which gives the body a new vocabulary based on a strong ballet foundation.

 

Ballet A

Pointe work is now an everyday habit. The student learns all the layers that make for a successful ballet dancer: musicality, artistry, quality and of course a continuation of mastering the classical technique.

 

Private Lessons

Private lessons provide an opportunity for homeschooled children to schedule time in the studio on a monthly basis during the day.  It is preferred they are 8 years and up with previous training and are taking a group class each week.  Individual or Semi-Group lessons can be a useful tool for students wanting to move along faster in their technique.

Serious ballet students from other studios (with permission from their current teacher), gymnasts and skaters may also take advantage of Mrs. Geiger’s expertise and schedule 1 hour or half hour lessons to compliment their training. Youth America Grande Prix (YAGP) Variation study sessions are also available to all. Contact the office for further details.

 

Electives:

Stretch (Primary and up)

Turn (A/B)

Open Ballet (A/B)

Progressive Tech  (Ballet C and up)

 

More Information

If you are still looking for information, please contact us at 1.248.862.2283 or you can email us. Or you could stop by, we are open throughout the week.   Back To Top


Offering Classical Russian Ballet Training | Geiger Ballet | 5526 Drake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 | Phone 248.862.2283