DIVISIONS

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COMMUNITY DIVISION

This division is designed with the purpose of introducing ballet fundamentals to the young child. Basic motor skills, elementary ballet vocabulary, creative movement, as well as musical concepts are skillfully developed while instilling discipline and enhancing attention span

PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

This division is designed to offer its students comprehensive ballet and dance training comprised of vital principles important to the development of today's dance students. The techniques learned are fundamental elements necessary for the development of a multitalented student ready for participation in a professional ballet company.

TRAINEE DIVISION

This division is a unique 2-year program designed to challenge aspiring professional ballet dancers to put the finishing touches on their training while performing with Cleveland Ballet professional dancers.

YOUTH COMPANY

School of Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is a classically trained youth ballet group made up of young dancers of exceptional potential. The mission of SCBYC is to train dancers in preparation of fulfilling Cleveland Ballet's core of professional dancers.

TRAINEE PROGRAM

Cleveland Ballet Trainee Program is a 2-year commitment for dancers who are preparing for a professional dance career. The goal of this program is to create working professionals and perfect their ballet training.

SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM

A 4-week program that allows students to immerse themselves in a variety of dance styles with an emphasis on ballet technique. Also includes weekly workshops to round out the developing dancer.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Class schedule is subject to change on short notice. For all non drop-in classes, there will be a $50 registration fee (excluding Adult Dance). There will be a 3% charge added to all credit card transactions including any online payments through PayPal, DanceStudio Pro, or Square.

Please call School of Cleveland Ballet for any questions or to set up a placement class at 216.320.9000 or email school@clevelandballet.org

CURRICULUM

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BALLET TECHNIQUE

The syllabus for the training of a dancer at the School of Cleveland Ballet is based on Classical and Neo-Classical techniques. Ballet technique is one of the most important disciplines in laying the foundation of lightness and suspension.

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POINTE

The technique for females executing ballet movements en pointe make possible a highly effective series of moves in which the tip of the foot is used to create the impression of lightness and suspension in the ballerina.

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VARIATIONS

Variations are the widely known solo dances from Classical and Contemporary ballet. The study of variations by intermediate and advanced students helps develop memory and stamina as well as stage presence.

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BODY ALIGNMENT & CONDITIONING

This system of structured physical exercises controls, molds, strengthens, aligns and stretches the body as an instrument for movement.

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CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Includes the elements of classical distortion, counter balance of weight distribution, asymmetrical shapes and design in conjunction with irregular meter and rhythms.

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JAZZ

Designed to acquaint the student with principles of technique and conditioning that develop strength, endurance and coordination necessary to move fully and freely in a number of styles.

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CHARACTER

Character dance is a specific subdivision of classical dance. It is the stylized representation of a 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. A good example of character dance within ballet is the series of national dances which take place at the beginning of Act II of Swan Lake. The ballet Don Quixote also features many character variations based on traditional Spanish dances. Popular character dance adaptations for ballet also include the national dances of Hungary, Russia, Poland, Italy and Spain.

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SPANISH DANCE

Focusing on regional folk dances, escuela bolero, and flamenco, students will learn footwork, castaneting, and palmas techniques and gain an understanding of the rhythm (compas).

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SEMINARS & CLINICS

Staff from University Hospital's Sports Medicine Department and Children's Hospital introduces students to dance and health related topics. These will include subjects on sports nutrition and detecting, nurturing and preventing common injuries related to the physical activity of dance and its related arts.

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YOUNG MEN'S CLASS

The technique to execute physical strength, power and brilliance of male dancing for Beginner to Intermediate levels. Focusing particularly on jumps, turns and beats.

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DRESS CODE


Hair

Female students should have their hair up in a high bun with a hairnet

Male students should have their hair above the ears and collar

LITTLE DANCERS 1

LADIES:

Pink Ballet Shoes

Pink Ballet Tights

Light Pink Leotard

School of Cleveland Ballet Skirt in Light Pink

GENTLEMEN:

White Ballet Shoes & White Socks

Black Men's Tights & White T-Shirt

LITTLE DANCERS 2

LADIES:

Pink Ballet Shoes

Pink Ballet Tights

White Leotard​

School of Cleveland Ballet Skirt in White

GENTLEMEN:

White Ballet Shoes & White Socks

Black Men Tights & White T-Shirt

PREPARATORY 1

LADIES:

Pink Ballet Shoes

Pink Ballet Tights

Lavender Leotard

School of Cleveland Ballet Skirt in Lavender

GENTLEMEN:

White Ballet Shoes & White Socks

Black Men Tights & White T-Shirt

PREPARATORY 2

LADIES:

Pink Ballet Shoes

Pink Ballet Tights

Light Pink Leotard

School of Cleveland Ballet Skirt in Light Pink

GENTLEMEN:

White Ballet Shoes & White Socks

Black Men Tights & White T-Shirt

LEVEL A

Shoe: Bloch 203L Split Sole

Tights: Pink Ballet Tights

Leotard: Capezio CC100C LIGHT BLUE

Skirt: School of Cleveland Ballet Skirt in Light Blue

LEVEL B

Shoe: Bloch 203L Split Sole

Tights: Pink Ballet Tights

Leotard: Capezio CC100C BURGUNDY
Skirt: School of Cleveland Ballet Skirt in Burgundy

LEVEL C

Shoe: Bloch 203L Split Sole

Tights: Pink Ballet Tights

Leotard:

Monday-Friday, any Black Leotard (no lace, chiffon, halter, or one shoulder)

Saturday, any White Leotard (no lace, chiffon, halter, or one shoulder)

Skirt: School of Cleveland Ballet Skirt in Black

TRAINEE

Shoe: Bloch 203L Split Sole

Tights: Pink Ballet Tights

Leotard:

Monday-Friday, any White Leotard (no lace, chiffon, halter, or one shoulder)

Saturday, any Color Leotard (no lace, chiffon, halter, or one shoulder)

Skirt: School of Cleveland Ballet Skirt in White

MEN

Shirt: White Royal Collection T-Shirt

Tights: Capezio Men's Black

Shoe: White Leather Bloch or Capezio

Socks: White Royal Collection

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CHARACTER

LADIES:

Capezio 1.5" Heel Black (550)

School of Cleveland Ballet Character Skirt

GENTLEMEN:

Capezio Black Jazz Shoe (EJ2)

SCHOOL OF CLEVELAND BALLET YOUTH COMPANY

Same as Level C. Occasionally will be asked for specific attire.

ADULT DANCE

Ballet

Workout Attire

MODERN DANCE

Black Ankle-High Socks (no shoes)
Black leggings (no logos)

SPANISH DANCE

Baltogs Girls/Adults Flamenco Skirt in Red (Style number: 9100C/9100)