Beginning Ballet for Middle Schoolers Instructor: Heather Wallace Solisz Dates: February 20th through March 20th Mondays and Wednesdays Time: 4-5pm Costs: $45.00 for members/ $67.50 for non-members includes ballet slippers. Location: Ballet Studio Supplies: gym clothes, whatever is comfortable to move in. Ballet shoes will be provided. Must provide shoe sizes 2 weeks in advance. Age Requirements if any: 6th through 8th grade Skill Level Requirements if any: none Minimum number of students: 3 Max # of Students: 12 Course description: Beginning Ballet class will cover the basics of classical ballet technique which incorporate core strength, flexibility training, musicality, and grace. While this will be a class for beginners, it will be taught at a lively pace with lots of challenging and rewarding benefits, physically and mentally. Beginning Ballet for Middle Schoolers will be a one hour class based off of Vaganova Ballet technique, taught with the understanding that all bodies can move and learn. We will start with quick warmup on the floor, then move to the barre, then do as much movement in the centre as time allows. Ballet terms in French terms will be utilized and explained in context.