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Ballet

Pure Studios Performing Arts: Bronze Ballet Syllabus 2023-2024

Class Content:

Emphasizing the fun of ballet and creative movement, while also learning
technique and vocabulary. Learning rhythm and music, body awareness, spatial awareness, following directions, classroom etiquette, listening skills.

Pre-Requisites:

 

Upon completion of this class, artist should be knowledgeable of and able to perform these skills:

  • Positions of the feet, 1st , 2nd , 3rd , 5th. 4th depending on group.

  • All basic positions of the arms

  • How to point and flex toes, straighten legs

  • Should be learning/can do releves, plies, tendus, degages, ron de jambe, passes, grand battements, skips, marches, sautes, chamgemets, run leaps, chasses, echappes, transferring weight, basic turning motions, chaines, pique preps

Pure Studios Performing Arts: Silver Ballet Syllabus 2023-2024


Class Content:

Keeping ballet light and fun while incorporating a more structured ballet class.
Should at the barre, either both hands on the barre or facing the side. Putting together more combinations at the barre. Learning correct body placement, where turnout comes from, different muscle groups, instilling good habits. 

Pre-Requisites:

Upon completion of this class, artist should be knowledgeable of and able to perform these skills:

  • Plies in all positions

  • Tendus from 1st and 5th

  • Degage from 1st or 5th

  • Ron De Jambe

  • Frappe

  • Fondu

  • Developpe

  • Grand Battement

  • All arm positions

  • Pirouettes

  • Arabesque

  • Petit allegro jumps

  • Chasse step leaps

  • Chaines, Piques

 

Pure Studios Performing Arts: Gold Ballet Syllabus 2023-2024


Class Content:

Full ballet class. Focusing on correct body placement, turnout coming from the right
place, articulation of the feet, strengthening, balances at the ends of combos, classroom
etiquette, vocabulary, more complex combinations, learning musicality and artistry. 

 

Pre-Requisites:

 

Upon completion of this class, artist should be knowledgeable of and able to perform these skills:

  • Full barre from 5th

  • Center using different facings, knowing all directions

  • Petit allegro

  • Pirouettes, en dehors and en dedans

  • Grand Allegro

Pure Studios Performing Arts: Platinum Ballet Syllabus 2023-2024

 

Class Content:

Full ballet class. Should know correct body placement, working on strengthening turnout, knowing different muscle groups, using correct muscle groups. Should know all terminology and spelling, more complicated barre combinations, musicality, artistry, coordination of the arms, head, and body during combinations, adding multiple pirouettes, should at least have knowledge of all ballet steps.

Pre-Requisites:

Pure Studios Performing Arts: Ages 3-4 Ballet Syllabus 2023-2024


Class Content:

This class should be a mix of creative movement and ballet. Introducing them to the fun of dance while also teaching them traditional ballet steps. Introducing them to more body awareness, bent and straight legs, pointing toes, following directions, and listening to music and rhythm.

 

Pre-Requisites:
 

Warm up/stretch:

  • Pike stretches

  • Flex and pointing feet

  • Straddle stretches

  • Games

  • Listening to music and clapping with rhythm
     

Center:

  • Ballet feet positions 1st, 2nd, 6th.

  • Learning positions of the arms: 1st, 2nd, 5th

  • Demi plies: 1st position, 2nd position

  • Tendus in 1st

  • Tendu to temps lie

  • Plie releves

  • Sautes 

  • Echappes from 1st to 2nd

  • Passes from 1st position

 

Across the floor:

  • Ballerina walks (bourrees)

  • Marching

  • Skipping

  • Chaines right and left

  • Chasses on right and left

  • Bunny hops

  • Leaps

  • Games

  • End class with reverance (bows)

Pure Studios Performing Arts: Ages 5-6 Ballet Syllabus 2023-2024

Class Content:

This class will introduce a small barre. We will be keeping it fun but adding more structure to class. We will begin to work on coordination of the body, arms, and legs. We will to talk about body placement: stand tall, belly button to spine, etc. Beginning to remember and say vocabulary.

Pre-Requisites:

 

Warm up/stretch:

  • Pike stretches

  • Flex and pointing feet

  • Straddle stretches

  • Cobra

  • Splits (right, left, center)


Barre:

  • Ballet feet positions 1st, 2nd, 3rd , and 5th. Later introducing 4th position

  • Demi and grande plies

  • Eleves and releves in 1st and 2nd

  • Tendus

  • Degages

  • Ron de jambe

  • Battements

  • Tendus from 1st

  • Temps lie

  • Ron de jambe

  • Battements

  • Passes

  • Sautes

  • Changements in 5th position

  • Echappes

Across the floor:

  • Ballerina walks (bourrees)

  • Chaines

  • Pique preps

  • Marching

  • Skipping

  • Chasses on right and left

  • Run run Leaps

  • Games 

  • End class with reverance (bows)

Pure Studios Performing Arts: Ages 7-9 Ballet Syllabus 2023-2024

Class Content:

Starting a more structured ballet class. Working up to a full barre. Introducing more barre combinations and balances but keeping it simple. Continue keeping it fun, using fun music while instilling good habits, learning where turn out comes from, using all vocabulary with meanings, and classroom etiquette.

 

Pre-Requisites:

 

Body placement- stand tall, belly button to spine, shoulders down, thinking about rounding the arms.

Warm up/stretch:

  • Pike stretches

  • Flex and pointing feet

  • Straddle stretches

  • Cobra

  • Splits (right, left, center)

Barre:

  • Releves, eleves, and prances

  • Plies in 1st , 2nd , 4th , and 5th

  • Tendus

  • Degages

  • Ron de jambe

  • Introducing fondu and coupe

  • Frappes

  • Developpes

  • Battements

 

Center:

  • All positions of the arms and feet- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

  • Tendus

  • Degages

  • Ron de jambe

  • Battements

  • 1st arabesque

  • Learning pirouettes

  • Sautes

  • Changements

  • Echappes

  • Glissades

  • Assembles

  • Jetes

  • Sissones

  • Chasses with L arms

  • Chasse step leaps

  • Chaine turns

  • Pique prep into pique turns

  • End class with reverence

Pure Studios Performing Arts: Ages 10-12 Ballet Syllabus 2023-2024

Class Content:

Starting to do a full barre and ballet class. Beginning to start barre combos from 5th . Balances at the end of combos. Begin to work on building certain muscle groups. Placing emphasis on correct placement and correct arms. Adding head directions to barre. Strengthening turn out muscles and starting to incorporate some artistry.

Pre-Requisites:


Barre:

  • Head directions

  • Plies- 1st , 2nd , 4th , 5th

  • Cambres front side and back

  • Circle por de bras

  • Tendus

  • Pas de chevals

  • Tendus- from 5th

  • Degage- from 5th

  • Balancoire

  • Ron de jambe

  • Fondus

  • Frappes

  • Petit battements

  • Double frappes

  • Developpes

  • Envelope

  • Attitudes front and back

  • Battement

  • En cloche

  • Stretch before center

 

Center:

  • Croise, en face, efface, ecarte, a la seconde

  • Tendus

  • Degages

  • Ron de jambe

  • Developpes

  • Battements

  • Working on pirouettes in center

  • Pas de bourree steps

  • Tombe pas de bourree

  • Pirouette

  • Chaines

  • Pique turns

  • Soutenu

  • Sautes- 1st, 2nd, 4th

  • Changements 

  • Echappes

  • Petite allegro- glissades, assembles, jetes, temps leve

  • Sissones, fermee, start learning tour jetes, grand pas de cha, grand jete

  • Reverance

Pure Studios Performing Arts: Ages 13+ Ballet Syllabus 2023-2024


Class Content:

Classical ballet class, continuing to introduce new steps, jumps, and moves. Adding in different accents at barre, musicality, etc. Using the head, rounded arms, using arms in different directions, adding different facings, alternate working legs, different balances at end of combos. Starting off with more simple combos and introducing new steps, working our way up to faster and more advanced moves.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Plies

  • Tendus from 1st

  • Tendus from 5th

  • Degages

  • Ron de jambe

  • Fondus

  • Frappes

  • Adagio

  • Grand Battement

 

Center:

  • Tendus

  • Degages

  • Adagio

  • Promenades

  • Grand Battements

  • Pirouettes

  • Attitude turns

  • Arabesque turns

  • Renverses

  • Piques

  • Chaines

  • Pique en dehors

  • Waltz combinations- tombe pas de bourree pirouettes (en dehors en dedans, balances, pas de basque, waltz turns

  • Fouettes

  • Sautes in all positions

  • Echappes

  • Entrechats

  • Royales

  • Soubresaut

  • Petite allegro- glissade assembles, jetes, temps leve, ballonne, adding battu (beats), pas de chat, en tournants

 

Grand allegro:

  • Sissone

  • Ouverte

  • Fermee

  • Failli

  • Brise

  • Temps de quisse

  • Saut de basque

  • Tour Jete

  • Tombe pas de bourre glissade grand pas de chat

  • Reverance

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7-9
10-12
13+
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