Elementary – Semester 1

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Elementary – Semester 2

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  • 17-week semester
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Elementary Division

Ballet Classes and More…

The love of ballet is fostered through strong technique and storytelling, which creates a healthy and energetic atmosphere where LDTA ballet students thrive.

As students progress through the Elementary Division, the theory of ballet is introduced with the basic body positions, feet positions and arm positions. Basic posture and individual turnout plus strengthening exercises are reinforced. Ballet vocabulary is introduced facing the barre and in center exercises.

Ballet K-3 classes are offered by semester.

Select your child’s grade below for course options:

 

Students who are in Kindergarten through Third Grade take a progressive sequence of Elementary ballet classes. Each Elementary Division class builds on the technique and vocabulary learned in the previous class. Ballet K is the first class in the Elementary Division sequence. No prior experience with ballet is required.

Students who are age five (5) by October 1 may take either Ballet K by the semester or Combo 2-5 in the Children’s Division by the quarter.

Additional Options for students in Kindergarten:

Combination Ballet/Tap: Offered through the Children’s Division. These classes include both ballet and tap disciplines for young students. (Offered by the quarter.)

Online Ballet (Pre-K/K): Offered through the Children’s Division. This 30-minute class features age-appropriate ballet in bite-size class sessions.

Elementary Tap: Students will learn Broadway tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility, rhythm, coordination, and speed of movement. (Offered by the semester.)

Elementary Hip Hop: Students will learn combinations of movement and how to execute steps with strength, speed, and precision.. (Offered by the semester.)

Elementary/Intermediate Boys: LDTA is championing ballet for boys by focusing on strength, skill, and power in classes. (Offered by the semester.)

Students who are in Kindergarten through Third Grade take a progressive sequence of Elementary ballet classes. Each Elementary Division class builds on the technique and vocabulary learned in the previous class.

Students who are age six (6) by October 1 take either Ballet 1 by the semester or Beginning Ballet by the quarter. Students with previous ballet experience may start in Ballet 1. Students with limited or no ballet experience should take the Beginning Ballet bridge class in order to prepare for the full Elementary Division sequence.

Ballet 1 students should be able to…

stand in a poised manner at the beginning and end of every exercise;

(girls) hold the skirt, place hands lightly on the shoulders with elbows lifted to shoulder height or on the waist with fingers and elbows forward and shoulders back;

(boys) place hands lightly on the shoulders with elbows lifted to shoulder height or on the waist with fingers and elbows forward and shoulders back;

show an understanding of spatial instructions (e.g., moving in a straight line, in a circle, or on the diagonal);

be aware of spacing relative to other students;

perform movement to a defined musical phrase; and

dance musically and rhythmically.

Additional Options for students in First Grade:

Online Ballet (1-3): Online ballet class for students in grades one through three.  (Offered by the semester.)

Elementary Tap: Students will learn Broadway tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility, rhythm, coordination, and speed of movement. (Offered by the semester.)

Elementary Hip Hop: Students will learn combinations of movement and how to execute steps with strength, speed, and precision.. (Offered by the semester.)

Elementary/Intermediate Boys: LDTA is championing ballet for boys by focusing on strength, skill, and power in classes. (Offered by the semester.)

Students who are in Kindergarten through Third Grade take a progressive sequence of Elementary ballet classes. Each Elementary Division class builds on the technique and vocabulary learned in the previous class.

Students who are age seven (7) by October 1 take either Ballet 2 by the semester or Beginning Ballet by the quarter. Students with previous ballet experience may start in Ballet 2. Students with limited or no ballet experience should take the Beginning Ballet bridge class in order to prepare for the full Elementary Division sequence.

Ballet 2 students should know…

positions of the feet including first, second, third, fourth, and fifth as well as arm positions including low 5th (5th en bas), 1st position (5th en avant or 5th front), high 5th (5th en haut), 2nd position (a la seconde), demi-seconde (low second);

vocabulary for five of the seven movements in dancing: plier (to bend), étendre (to stretch, to extend), relever (to rise), sauter (to jump), and tourner (to turn).

Additional Options for students in Second Grade:

Online Ballet (1-3): Online ballet class for students in grades one through three.  (Offered by the semester.)

Elementary Tap: Students will learn Broadway tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility, rhythm, coordination, and speed of movement. (Offered by the semester.)

Elementary Hip Hop: Students will learn combinations of movement and how to execute steps with strength, speed, and precision.. (Offered by the semester.)

Elementary/Intermediate Boys: LDTA is championing ballet for boys by focusing on strength, skill, and power in classes. (Offered by the semester.)

Students who are in Kindergarten through Third Grade take a progressive sequence of Elementary ballet classes. Each Elementary Division class builds on the technique and vocabulary learned in the previous class.

Students who are age eight (8) by October 1 take either Ballet 3 by the semester or Beginning Ballet by the quarter. Students with previous ballet experience may start in Ballet 3. Students with limited or no ballet experience should take the Beginning Ballet bridge class in order to prepare for the full Elementary Division sequence.

Ballet 3 students should know previously learned skills and vocabulary from Ballet K, 1, and 2 and be ready for more advanced barre work and center exercises. Girls begin preparation for pointe work through floor exercises with flex and pointe and relevés to strengthen feet, toes, calves and anterior tibialis.

Additional Options for Elementary Division students:

Online Ballet (1-3): Online ballet class for students in grades one through three.  (Offered by the semester.)

Elementary Tap: Students will learn Broadway tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility, rhythm, coordination, and speed of movement. (Offered by the semester.)

Elementary Hip Hop: Students will learn combinations of movement and how to execute steps with strength, speed, and precision.. (Offered by the semester.)

Elementary/Intermediate Boys: LDTA is championing ballet for boys by focusing on strength, skill, and power in classes. (Offered by the semester.)

Homeschool classes are offered during the day with new, flexible options. Complete the Homeschool Request form to schedule your group of 4-8 students. Private and semi-private training options are also available by request and cost $90 per 60-minute session for up to 3 students. Email registration@ldtacademy.com for more information.

Elementary Division Instructors:

Kristin K
Kristen D
Laura M
Kat R
Rachel J