Preballet is an introduction to ballet movement, musicality, rhythm, spatial awareness and following directions. Students begin development of ballet concepts including turn out, coordination, spatial awareness and class etiquette.
Students learn positions of the feet and introductory movement vocabulary. Classes are designed to be fun and active for young minds while encouraging development. Pre-Ballet students are encouraged to perform in "The Urban Nutcracker."
Students learn the basic exercises, such as the 5 positions, demi-plie`, stretching exercises and proper body placement, teaching students good dance habits. This class follows a syllabus designed by former PNB Principal Dancer, Julie Tobiason. Based on their skill level, students will be placed in the appropriate class.
Students are expected to perform in "The Urban Nutcracker."
Students may choose to follow the dress code for the gender with which they identify.
Gentlemen/Boys Ballet Class Attire:
Black men’s tights or black dance shorts (must be form fitting), dance belt,
white fitted tee shirt, thin white socks, white ballet shoes (canvas or leather).
Ladies/Girls Ballet Class Attire:
Tip: To Color shoes, use liquid foundation make-up, paint pens or floral spray paint (Michaels).
Not Permitted: Leotards with ruffles, bows, skirts, bedazzling, flowers or puffy sleeves.
Jewelry should be left at home. Small, stud-style earrings only are allowed,
facial jewelry must be flush with skin.
Where to Buy Apparel and Shoes:
T.U.P.A.C. is leading the way in embracing and creating racial parity in the ballet community. All of our students wear tights and ballet slippers to match their unique skin tones; we also find that having the legs and feet match the skin on the face and arms, extends the line of the dancer.