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.
This system of structured physical exercises controls, molds, strengthens, aligns and stretches the body as an instrument for movement.
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.
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
Ballet Dress Code: LADIES: - Shoe: Bloch 203L Split Sole - Tights: Pink Ballet Tights - Leotard: Capezio CC100C LIGHT BLUE - Skirt: School of Cleveland Ballet Skirt in Light Blue GENTLEMEN: - Shirt: White Royal Collection T-Shirt - Tights: Capezio Men's Black - Shoe: White Leather Bloch or Capezio - Socks: White Royal Collection
Character Dress Code: LADIES: - Capezio 1.5" Heel Black (550) - School of Cleveland Ballet Character Skirt GENTLEMEN: - Capezio Black Jazz Shoe (EJ2)
$245 per month
This level will be invited to perform at least twice per year.