Ballet Classes in Newtown Square
Main Line School of Music and Dance (19073)

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Main Line School of Music and Dance-Newtown Square Ballet Classes

If you are looking for fun, educational, and inspiring ballet classes in Newtown Square from top-notch teachers, you don’t Ballet Classes Main Line and Delaware Countyhave to look any further. Since 1988, the Main Line School of Music and Dance has helped thousands of students of all ages and levels learn the skills that they need to enjoy music and dance for a lifetime. At the Main Line Dance Studio you will enjoy a comprehensive ballet program that includes all of the technique, terminology, music and FUN that you can imagine! You will learn in a nurturing, low-pressure environment in a small class size. We enroll a maximum of ten students for each preschool class and a maximum of twelve students for all other classes so you receive personal attention in your class. When you dance at the Main Line School you will be dancing on a professional, state of the art, floating Marley floor which is considered to be the best and safest floor in the world. We make it easy for you to view the dance classes because you can conveniently watch from the waiting room with our closed circuit system and flat screen T.V. We also offer you optional recitals each year and costumes are always altered free of charge.

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Preschool Ballet Classes in Newtown Square For Ages 3-5 (Creative Movement)

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Ballet 1 is the perfect choice if you are coming from a preschool dance program, one of our Creative Movement 2 classes, or if you are just starting to dance. The beginning ballet classes include warm-ups, specialized movements across the floor, basic dance positions, barre exercises, and a lot of other fun techniques that you will also be able to apply to other dance styles. We use both the Vaganova and Cecchetti programs which are considered the gold standard for ballet technique.

Ballet 2 Classes in Newtown Square

After one or two years in the Ballet 1 class you will graduate to the Ballet 2 program. These classes focus on learning more advanced dance positions, barre exercises, and vocabulary in order to increase your understanding of the different movements used in ballet.

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Ballet 3 classes are designed for dancers that graduate from our Ballet 2 program, students transferring from another studio, teacher recommendation, or a teen that has developed coordination and movement through gymnastics. We also offer you the option of taking this class twice per week and include a half-hour demi-pointe class for more advanced students. Some movements and terms that you will learn include the positions of the arms and legs, relevé, tendu, chasse, arabesque, port de bras, grandejeté, plié, degage, ron de jambe, battement, allegro, bourrée, piqué, and chaine turns.

The Benefits of Ballet

The benefits that you will derive from studying ballet include increased coordination, flexibility, and grace in movement. One of the great things about ballet is that it serves as the foundation for many other common styles of dance such as jazz, tap and modern. Starting off with ballet will be a great asset to you no matter which style of dance you choose to study in the future. Ballet is viewed as a theatrical, expressive and highly technical style of dance that focuses on precise, flowing and highly formalized movements to make dancers appear graceful and ethereal. Since ballet has a theatrical component and often focuses on story-telling or expressing emotion, the study of ballet can also assist you for participation in dramas and musicals.

Introduction to Pointe (Demi-Pointe Class)

Ballet Classes ArdmoreThis class is offered by teacher recommendation only. It is a half-hour dance class that is added onto the intermediate ballet class. In our pointe class you will learn how to break in toe shoes (shank and box), how to correctly sew ribbons and elastic onto the shoe, find the correct toe pad to make your shoe most comfortable, rolling up through the shank and onto the box, strengthening exercises of the achilles tendon at the barre (and in center), and working the core muscles at the barre in order to maintain balance. We also concentrate on barre work for you in order to promote strength in the arch of your foot (plié, tendu, Dégagé, ronde de jambe). You are given the option to perform steps across the floor en pointe, demi pointe or using the barre as support and are encouraged to take each step to the next level when you are ready.

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Ardmore Location (610-658-5284)

692 Pont Reading Road
Ardmore, PA 19003
(down the street from Chestnutwold Elementary School)

This location is in Ardmore, but is also convenient to Bala Cynwyd, Broomall, Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne, Havertown, Lower Merion, Narberth (Penn Valley) and Wynnewood.

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Springfield Location (610-658-5284)

353 Baltimore Pike (2nd floor)
Springfield, PA 19064
(next to Chuck. E Cheese)

This location is in Springfield, but it is also convenient to
Drexel Hill, Media, Lansdowne, Secane and Swarthmore.