Technique Classes are curriculum-based classes geared toward strengthening the dancer’s technique and developing artistic skills. Students become familiar with correct structural and muscular placement, and learn the vocabulary specific to the discipline. Students begin a concentrated focus in the disciplines of their choice:
ballet, jazz, theater dance, tap, hip hop, Horton-based modern, Pilates, and Dance History.
There are no prerequisite classes or minimum class requirements; however, students are placed according to both age and ability.
Introducing the Ballet Core Program at The School at Steps
Are you ready to achieve your personal best in ballet training? New this fall at the School at Steps, the Ballet Core Program is ideal for students with the potential to train at a higher level and who desire a strong foundation. Designed for ages 10-13, the curriculum consists of classical ballet class supplemented by cross training techniques and pointe preparation.
Emphasis is on developing flexibility, correct alignment, and strengthening the legs, feet, and body core while improving balance and port de bras. Taught by The School at Steps’ Pre- Professional faculty, this program prepares dedicated students for more rigorous ballet training.
A basic understanding of ballet vocabulary is recommended. Contact the school for a placement consultation with the Director.