(For all students 9 or older who have had prior dance. Students age 9 or 10 with no dance experience are invited to take Beginning Ballet. Students with no Ballet age 11 or older we will place in a class on a case by case basis. Adults are welcome.) Instructor: Debbie Friedman Start date: Jan. 16th (8 weeks) Time: Tuesday and Thursday 4:15 PM-5:30 PM Dress Code: Tights, Leotards and ballet slippers Course Description: The steps, movement, positions and general structure of classical ballet are essential to any dancer’s training. Ballet is so organically sound that most people, of all ages, could benefit from working these essentials. My classes take that foundation and adjust them to accommodate more modern music and cultural sensibilities. Ballet is discipline, fun, emotion, and freedom, all wrapped up in a very traditional but expressive package that reflects enormous history and very vibrant cultural relevance. Level 2 dancers will be expected to have some degree of skill and understanding of the technique. We will be enhancing the basics and moving across the floor in a more complex combination of choreography. This should not scare anyone away however; we are respectful of different levels of competency. Final class on March 8th family and friends are welcome to a mini-recital.