Dance Expertise At Every Level

Classes Offered at the Russian School of Ballet

Tippitoes (3-4 yrs old)

In Tippitoes classes children are introduced to basic dance movements through games, music and creative exploration. In these dance classes, children also learn simple stretching and strengthening exercises. These exercises lay the foundation for future ballet training.

Preballet (5-6 yrs old)

This programme introduces students to the basic Floor Barre exercises, developing core muscles and overall flexibility and strength. Lessons focus on establishing concentration and dance memory, coordination, musical and rhythm awareness – all in a fun learning environment.

Level 0 (7-8 yrs old)

This training program is designed to provide girls and boys aged 7 and older with a strong foundation in ballet, while continuing to nurture their love of dance. Students extensively work on Floor Barre exercises, developing flexibility, strength, correct posture and alignment. They learn level-appropriate choreographies, which develop coordination, musicality and artistry. The goal of Level 0 is to properly prepare students for the demands of our Pre-professional program, guided by the Vaganova methodology. Dancers with previous experience are evaluated for this level upon enrollment.

Ballet Levels 1-5 (9 yrs & up)

This is a 5 level program, based on Vaganova ballet method, refined in Russia over 300 years, and has produced many of the world’s finest ballet dancers.

Training is under the guidance of highly qualified teachers with extensive experience in the basic principles and traditions of the Vaganova method. 

The level of exercise is calculated individually and adjusted for age and physical abilities of each student.

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary training introduces students to a different form of dance while complimenting ballet training. Incorporating elements from ballet, jazz & modern dance, this class explores self-expression through lyrical music.

At RSB we teach a variety of contemporary dance techniques including Release-based, Contact Improvisation, Graham technique and Cunningham technique. We provide opportunities to use these classics as a springboard for exploration and contemporary artistic expression.

Adults Ballet

Russian Classical ballet has a distinct magical charm that works wonders on children and adults, alike. Beginners and previously experienced dancers are welcome. You do not have to meet any standards. All it requires is a genuine love ballet and desire to do it.

As an adult, your body may be less flexible compared to a child’s, but the Russian ballet methodology and carefully designed exercises can create real miracles!

Our ballet lessons will help you become fitter, stronger and improve your posture, and we encourage creativity, openness and emotional involvement in the learning process.

Youth Russian Ballet Company

This class introduces students to various pieces and excerpts in the classical ballet repertoire.

Students learn classical variations as duets, trios, and corps de ballet (or “group”) work, while focusing not only on the technicality of the piece but the artistic and historic meaning behind each character and movement.

Learning the classical variations is of particular importance for those students striving for a professional career, and can be an added opportunity for a student to grow in technique, artistic awareness, performance quality, endurance and stamina all at once.

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