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Kauai Ballet Academy offers a variety of dance classes for all ages and levels.
See below for a detailed description of each class.
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Primary Ballet is designed as an introduction to dance. The primary goal is to foster a love of movement. This is supported by special activities such as a scarf dance. This creative movement opportunity can facilitate the dancer’s own physical expression. The vocabulary and steps covered in Primary Ballet are tailored to this young age group, building self-confidence as they master the steps. The class is set up to prepare students for Ballet 1. The class length is 35 minutes and recommended one time per week.
Ballet 1 covers a basis of movement found in all dance forms. The goals of this program are to foster creativity, freedom & expression in movement and to develop a love for dance. This class begins teaching concepts that are found in an older child’s dance class. By the end of the year the students can dance set work independent of the teacher, memorize simple exercises and sequences, and make a start of musical interpretation. Ballet 1 is a 45-minute class that meets one time per week.
Building off the foundation learned in the Ballet 1 program, Ballet 2 students continue to learn basic ballet technique and terminology. This class encompasses a traditional ballet barre, center work, and allegro. The class length is 1 hour and meets once or twice per week.
Ballet 3 students continue learning basic ballet technique and terminology. This is a good class for children ages 9 and up, beginner teens & beginner Adults. Students are taught an understanding of barre work and how to link steps in the center. The class structure consists of ballet barre, center work, and allegro. This class builds off the foundation set in Ballet 2. This is a one hour class that meets once or twice per week.
Ballet 4 is an excellent class for Pre-Pointe or beginning Pointe students. The technique for pirouettes, allegro, and linking movements are taught, as well as the use of intermediate ballet terminology. Students are taught an understanding of barre work and continue to gain an understanding of linking steps together in the center. This is a good class for teens with at least one year of ballet and beginning adults with some dance background. The class is structured beginning with ballet barre exercises, center work, and finishing with allegro. This class builds off the foundation set in Ballet 3 and is recommended that students take 2 classes per week.
Ballet 5, Ballet 6, Advanced Ballet
Ages 12 +
This class offers important knowledge for students advancing in ballet technique and terminology. Students can join this class after an assessment. Please contact us for details.
Character dance is a specific subdivision of classical dance. It is the stylized representation of traditional folk or national dance, mostly from European countries, and uses movements and music which have been adapted for the theater. Character dance is integral to much of the classical ballet repertoire.
This class uses your own body weight and simple props to strengthen and tone the body. Ballet conditioning will build strength and reduce the risk of injuries to a dancer.
Expand your passion for dance and dance style. This class offers students the Spanish Dance experience. Traditional dances, dance moves and castanets are taught. Students are welcome at any level. Beginners to the seasoned dancer can all benefit from this class and have a great time! Women wear a long skirt, character shoes. Men wear shirt and pants and character shoes.
Ages 18 +
For adults interested in starting any dance classes for the first time, please contact us. We’ll be able to recommend the best class for you. We understand the needs of adult students and approach the class differently from our children’s programs. If you have always wanted to start dance or get back into a dance class you have come to the right place. Give us a call, we’ll be happy to hear from you.