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Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Semester Classes & Schedule

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Registration begins July 16

“The first step in becoming a dancer is to love to dance.”

First Division

Creative Ballet is an age-appropriate introduction to classical dance using rhythmic games, simple steps and positions, imagery, props, and improvisation. The gently structured curriculum is based on the innovative “Leap ’N Learn™” syllabus which was developed by a former dancer in collaboration with a child psychologist.

Dress Code Girls: pink leotard, tights, and slippers, skirt optional, hair secured away from the face. Boys: white t-shirt, socks and slippers, black shorts or sweatpants.

 

Creative Ballet: Age 3
DAY TIME TEACHER
Tues 1:30-2:20  Posey
Thurs 1:30-2:20  TBD
Sat 9:20-10:15 Posey

 

Creative Ballet: Age 4
DAY TIME TEACHER
Tues 1:30-2:20  Posey
Tues 4:00-4:50  Posey
Thur 1:30-2:20  TBD
Sat 9:20-10:10  Sturner

 

Japanese Ballet: Age 3-4
DAY TIME TEACHER
Wed 3:30-4:30 Tajimi

 

Creative Ballet: Age 5
DAY TIME TEACHER
Mon 4:05-5:00 Posey
Fri 4:30-5:25  Saur
Sat 9:30-10:25 Saur
“Ballet is important and significant, yes, but first of all, it is a pleasure.” — George Balanchine

Second Division

Basic Classical Ballet Technique with an Introductory Level for 6-year-olds

Classes are meant to inspire a love of ballet in a traditionally structured, yet nurturing environment. Ballet is considered to be the foundation of most Western contemporary dance styles and is strongly recommended for gymnasts, skaters, and competitive dancers. Classes include barre-work, basic vocabulary and positions, and simple combinations of steps in the center. Correct alignment, port de bras, turn-out, and footwork are taught as goals to reach for. We encourage all our dancers in Level  B to take at least two classes per week.

Dress code, Girls: tank-style black leotard, pink tights and slippers, long hair in a neat bun, short hair in a headband away from the face. No legwarmers, t-shirts or sweatshirts. Boys: White t-shirt, socks, and shoes, black tights or shorts.

 

Intro Ballet Technique: Age 6
1-2 classes per week are recommended
DAY TIME TEACHER
Wed 4:30-5:30 Posey
Thur 4:00-5:00  Saur
Sat 10:30-11:30 Posey

 

Japanese Ballet: Age 5-6
DAY TIME TEACHER
Tues 5:00-6:00 Tajimi

 

Level A: Ages 7-8
1-3 classes per week are recommended
DAY TIME TEACHER
Mon 4:00-5:00 Volkova
Tues 4:00-5:00  Kawalek
Thurs 5:00-6:00 Saur
Sat 10:30-11:30 Saur

 

Level B: Ages 8-9
2-4 classes per week are recommended
DAY TIME TEACHER
Mon 4:00-5:00  Kazantsev
Tues 4:00-5:00 Volkova
Thurs 6:00-7:00 Saur
Fri 5:30-6:30 Banu
Sat 10:30-11:30 Shea
“Plié is the first thing you learn and the last thing you master.” — Suzanne Farrell

Third Division

Levels C through Intermediate , ages 10 -17

Dancers continue to work on the fundamentals of classical ballet technique while learning steps and combinations of increasing difficulty. Third Division dancers are strongly encouraged to study at least three days per week. All Pointe classes must be approved by a teacher or the Director prior to registration.  Pointe I  is open to Level C, Cons. I, and Intermediate dancers, who must be at least 10 years old and taking a minimum of two ballet technique classes per week. Pointe 2 and Pointe 3 are open to Intermediate, Cons. II, and Pre-Pro dancers. All Pointe classes must be preceded by a Ballet Technique class.  No exceptions! Contemporary, and Stretch/Tone are wonderful additions to the dancer’s curriculum and build strength and musicality. Elements of Balanchine Style® and excerpts of his ballets are introduced to Advanced dancers.

Dress Code: Female dancers Level C through Intermediate: black leotard, pink tights, pink shoes. Advanced Dancers: Any color leotard, pink tights, no sweatpants or baggy shirts, no shorts without tights in Ballet classes. Practice tutu for Variations optional.  Additional skirts or shoes may be required for Contemporary and Character Classes. Male dancers, any color t-shirt, no graphics, black tights, white or flesh-colored shoes.

 

Level C: Ages 10-12
Minimum 2-5 Ballet Technique classes per week recommended
DAY TIME CLASS TEACHER
Mon 5:00-6:30 Ballet Technique Kazantsev
Mon 6:30-7:15 Pointe 1 Shea
Tues 6:30-7:30 Character Volkova
Wed 4:00-5:30
Ballet Technique
Volkova
Fri 4:00-5:30 Ballet Technique Shea
Fri 5:30-6:15 Pointe 1 Shea
Sat 11:30-1:00 Ballet Technique Shea
Sat 1:00-2:00 Stretch and Tone Banu

 

Pointe 1: Introductory Pointe Technique
Minimum of two Ballet Technique classes required in addition to Pointe, with one directly before Pointe. 

 Pointe must be approved by a faculty member.

DAY TIME CLASS TEACHER
Mon 6:30-7:15 Pointe 1 Shea
Wed 5:45-6:30 Pointe 1 Shea

 

Level D Ages 12-16
Minimum 2-5 Classes per week recommended
DAY TIME CLASS TEACHER
Mon 5:00-6:30 Ballet Tech. Kazantsev
Tues 6:30-7:30 Character Volkova
Wed 5:30-7:00 Ballet Tech. Shea
Thurs 4:00-5:30 Ballet Tech. Banu
Sat 11:30-1:00 Ballet Tech. Banu
Sat 1:00-2:00 Stretch and Tone Banu

 

Pointe 2: Intermediate Pointe Technique
Minimum of two Ballet Technique classes required in addition to Pointe, with one directly before Pointe. 

 Pointe level must be approved by a faculty member.

DAY TIME CLASS TEACHER
Mon 8:00-9:00 Pointe 2 Shea
Wed 7:00-8:00 Pointe 2 Banu
Thurs 5:30-6:30 Pointe 2 Kazantsev

 

Fourth Division

Conservatory and Pre-Professional Division, ages 10-17

The Scarsdale Ballet Studio offers  unique opportunities for very committed ballet students who wish to make dance their primary after-school activity. Conservatory and Pre-Professional Dancers may aspire to a professional career in dance or plan to pursue their dance studies in college. They may simply love to dance! Our Conservatory dancers are consistently accepted into the most prestigious summer dance intensives. You may visit our Studio News and Alumni Page to see where our Pre-Professional SBS graduates are now.

Conservatory II  dancers are required to take a minimum of four Ballet Technique classes per week, to take Pointe and Variations at least once a week, and to take at least one enrichment class (Character or Hip Hop). All Pointe classes must be preceded by a Ballet Technique class.  Conservatory I dancers are required to take a minimum of three Ballet Technique classes per week, and are strongly encouraged to take Hip Hop and Character. 

No exceptions will be made! We encourage Conservatory II and Advanced/Pre-Professional to take advantage of Stretch/Tone and Contemporary as well as to participate in Concertdance and The Nutcracker. Conservatory  dancers must attend the required minimum of ballet technique classes per week at SBS, unless special permission has been obtained from the Artistic Director. The faculty of SBS will not accept new private students who are not full-time SBS students.

Dress Code:  More specific details regarding leotard style will be listed later in the summer.  Male Dancers: White t-shirt, black tights, white or flesh colored shoes.

 

Pre-Professional/Advanced Level is a very challenging course for dancers aged 14 and up, who have had at least five years of training at SBS or the equivalent. Classical repertoire and Balanchine repertoire will be studied. Pre-professional dancers are expected to take class on a daily basis. However, we recognize the importance of academics, and suggest that you discuss your training program with Ms. White before enrolling. New students must be evaluated by a faculty member before being admitted to this level. Pre-Professional dancers are encouraged to take advantage of Pointe/Variations, Modern, Contemporary, Stretch/Tone, and Concertdance. On days when no Pointe  class is scheduled, Pointe will be incorporated into the technique class. Dancers must take a Ballet Technique class before a Pointe class. Exceptions may be made only with permission of Diana White and at your own risk.

 

Conservatory I Ages 10-12
Must attend minimum 3 Ballet Technique classes per week
DAY TIME CLASS  TEACHER
Mon 5:00-6:30 Ballet Tech Banu
Mon 6:30-7:15 Pointe 1 Shea
Tues 5:00-6:30 Ballet Tech Volkova
Tues 6:30-7:30 Character Volkova
Wed 4:00-5:30 Ballet Tech Shea
Wed 5:45-6:30 Pointe 1 Shea
Thurs 6:30-8:00 Ballet Tech Kazantsev
Fri 4:00-5:30 Ballet Tech Banu
Sat 11:30-1:00 Ballet Tech Shea
Sat 1:00-2:00 Stretch Banu

 

Conservatory II  Ages 12-14
Must attend minimum 4 Ballet Technique classes per week
DAY TIME CLASS TEACHER
Mon 6:30-8:00 Ballet Tech. Banu
Mon 8:00-9:00 Pointe 2 Shea
Tues 5:00-6:30 Ballet Tech. Kazantsev
Tues 6:30-7:30 Character Volkova
Wed 5:30-7:00 Ballet Tech. Volkova
Wed 7:00-8:00 Pointe 2 Banu
Thurs 4:00-5:30 Ballet Tech. Shea
Thurs 5:30-6:30 Pointe 2 Kazantsev
Fri 4:00-5:30 Ballet Tech. Shea
Fri 6:30-8:00 Balanchine Variations White
Sat 11:30-1:00 Ballet Tech Banu
Sat 1:00-2:00 Stretch and Tone Banu

 

 

Pre-Pro/Advanced Ballet Ages 14-18
3-4 Ballet Technique classes per week highly recommended to keep up with level
DAY TIME CLASS TEACHER
Mon 6:30-8:00 Ballet Tech. Volkova
Mon 8:00-9:00 Pointe 3 Banu
Tues 6:30-8:00 Ballet Tech Kazantsev
Tues 6:30-7:30 Character Volkova
Tues 8:00-9:00 Pointe 3/Partnering Kazantsev
Wed 7:00-8:30 Ballet Tech. Shea
Thurs 5:30-7:00 Ballet Tech. Banu
Thurs 7:00-8:00 Pointe 3 Shea
Fri 5:30-6:30 Movement Mentor  
Fri 6:30-8:00 Balanchine Variations White
Sat 11:30-1:00 Ballet Tech Modrono
Sat 1:00-2:00 Stretch and Tone Modrono

 

“Dance is for the people. I believe it came from the people and should always be delivered back to the people.” – Alvin Ailey

Concertdance # 14

“When you perform, you are out of yourself. Larger and more potent, more beautiful. You are, for minutes, heroic. This is power. This is glory on earth. And it is yours for the taking.” — Agnes de Mille

Rehearsals are on Saturdays from two to six o’clock, beginning in January. Information will be posted in September.

Adult Classes

“You don’t stop dancing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop dancing.” — Anon


“The only way to do it is to do it.” — Merce Cunningham
 

 

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