CLASSICAL BALLET

LAPPEENRANTA DANCE INSTITUTE A CHILD AND THEIR GUARDIAN CHILDREN’S DANCE CLASSES FOR BOYS BASICS OF DANCE CLASSICAL BALLET JUST DANCE CONTEMPORARY DANCE JAZZ DANCE SHOW JAZZ BREAKDANCE AND STREET DANCE GROUPS FOR ADULTS TUITION FEES Terms and conditions of training

 

CLASSICAL BALLET

BALLET, GRADES 1–3
10-, 11- and 12-year-olds

In the classes, the students practice the ballet technique both at the barre and on the centre floor. At the end of the class, the students will also perform exercises on pointe shoes. In addition to improving turnouts, which is an essential part of ballet technique, the classes enhance the students’ balance, as well as skipping and turning techniques. As regards dance knowledge and body maintenance, the classes build on the knowledge acquired in the basics of art dance class. Small dance arrangements and performance training are an important part of ballet classes. The fine motor skills, beautiful posture, dancing skills, and confidence on the stage are strengthened.

The first ballet grade students have two 75-minute dance classes, the second ballet grade students have two 90-minute dance classes, and the third ballet grade students have three 90-minute dance classes a week. See the timetable for the times of the dance class.

BALLET, GRADES 4–7

In the upper ballet grades, the students already have good concentration skills and are able to work systematically. In the upper grades, the students continue to work on their skipping, turning, and toe techniques. Various kinds of repertoire exercises, where the students learn and practise dances for performing, are part of the weekly programme. During the classes, the students’ skills at viewing and analysing dancing and dance performances are also developed. The students learn to recognise and emphasise their strengths in dancing.

 

BALLET FOR TEENS

Ballet for teens is suited to young people wishing to start dancing by first learning ballet. Ballet for teens is also a beneficial and excellent addition to those whose main focus is in contemporary dance, jazz dance, show jazz, or street styles. The first ballet for teens group is aimed at students who have no previous experience in ballet and the second ballet for teens group is aimed at students who have danced ballet for one or two years.

CHARACTER DANCE

Character dances are principally foreign, fast-tempo, and catchy folk dances adapted to the stage. The dance style has been influenced by e.g. Eastern European, Spanish, and Italian folk dances.

In the character dance classes, the students will practise the dance technique both at the barre and on the centre floor, but the main focus is on learning dances. Shoes are used in the class. In addition to coordination, character dance develops e.g. rhythmic skills and dance expression. The classes are suited to students who have trained ballet for at least one year.

Character dance has three level groups: character dance 1 is aimed at beginners, character dance two is aimed at students who have trained character dance for at least one year, and character dance three is aimed at students who have trained character dance for at least two years.

STUDY GROUP DAY TIME ROOM TEACHER STARTS ON
BALLET 1 THU 18.15-19.30 ROOM 2 MARINA 13 August
BALLET 1 FRI 18.00-19.15 SONJA ROOM MARINA
BALLET 2 MON 16.00-17.30 ROOM 2 VERA
BALLET 2 FRI 16.00-17.30 ROOM 3 VERA 14 August
BALLET 3 MON 17.30-19.00 ROOM 4 KAIJA, ARJA JA KIRSI 17 August
BALLET 3 TUE 16.00-17.30 ROOM 4 KAIJA, ARJA JA KIRSI
BALLET 3 WED 16.00-17.30 SONJA ROOM KAIJA JA KIRSI
BALLET 4-5 MON 16.00-17.30 ROOM 4 KAIJA, ARJA JA KIRSI
BALLET 4-5 THU 16.00-17.30 ROOM 4 KAIJA JA KIRSI 13 August
BALLET 4-5 FRI 19.00-20.30 ROOM 3 KAIJA
BALLET 6-7 MON 19.00-20.30 ROOM 4 KAIJA, ARJA JA KIRSI
BALLET 6-7 TUE 17.30-19.00 ROOM 4 KAIJA, ARJA JA KIRSI
BALLET 6-7 WED 17.30-19.00 SONJA ROOM KAIJA JA KIRSI
BALLET 6-7 THU 19.00-20.30 ROOM 4 KAIJA JA KIRSI 13 August
TEINIBALETTI 1 SAT 11.30-12.45 ROOM 4 SINI 15 August
TEINIBALETTI 2 FRI 17.45-19.00 ROOM 4 SINI 14 August
KARAKTERI 1 TUE 17.45-19.00 ROOM 2 MARINA 18 August
KARAKTERI 2 FRI 17.30-19.00 ROOM 3 VERA 14 August
KARAKTERI 3 TUE 19.00-20.30 ROOM 2 MARINA 18 August