Adult ballet and jazz training for beginner and intermediate levels.
Whether you are new to dance or a studio veteran, we have the right classes for you. Conveniently located in the heart of Westchester County, NY, we offer the following classes weekly for adults ages 16 and older.
Beginner/Adv. Beginner Ballet with Vija Kemanis (Sara Oshinsky)
Ballet basics in a positive, encouraging environment. Vija guides the class with full demonstration and detailed verbal cues. Class starts with gentle stretches (bring a mat!), followed by barre and center exercises building technique, strength, flexibility, and memory. Musicality, lyricism, and expressiveness are integral to Vija’s movement.
Friday Adv. Beginner Repertoire Ballet with Rosemary Saur
At this level the basic ballet steps are mostly understood but will be repeated if necessary. We begin with a 50 minute barre , then move on to the center work which consists of group repertoire variations. Training exercises will be given to aid the learning process of any difficult or unknown steps.
In addition to learning repertoire from well known ballets or Rosemary’s own choreography, dancers will also have a unique opportunity to perform in the Scarsdale Ballet Studio spring recital in June.
Friday Pointe Work with Rosemary Saur
For 30 minutes following the Beginner Ballet class, Rosemary will teach pointe technique. Additional $10.
Intermediate Ballet with Vija Kemanis
A challenging class for the experienced ballet dancer. Class time is divided evenly between barre and center exercises. A gradual, complete warmup at the barre enforces proper alignment, strength, flexibility, memory, and musical precision. At center, combinations are built on the dancer’s expanded vocabulary, technique, musicality, and expressiveness.
Intermediate Ballet with Fronda Sobel
Fronda’s adult intermediate class is geared for people with at least three years of ballet training who feel comfortable with ballet vocabulary. We welcome back people who have been away from the technique for a while, plus participants who want to dance for pleasure while improving their present technique.
Adv. Beg/Intermediate Jazz with Vija Kemanis
Previous ballet or jazz dance experience is recommended. A gradual full-body warmup in the center is followed by progressions (a series of traveling steps across the floor), and finally, a jazz combination lasting several measures of music. Vija choreographs in the styles of modern jazz and lyrical jazz.
Absolute Beginner Ballet Course with Rosemary Saur (6 weeks, start date tbd)
This six week beginner ballet course will be taken at a slow pace and will teach the fundamentals of classical ballet that are essential, in order to progress to the higher levels. As we work through the basic structure of a ballet class, attention will be given to the correct posture, use of the arms, head, body movements, alignment, French terminology, use of the correct muscles and much more! Come and join us, make new friends and have fun!
**All classes are drop in anytime, pre-registration not required.
Adult class fees:
- Single class – $25
- 10-class card – $230