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New Ballet Class Added to Schedule
Due to popular demand, we have added a new Ballet class to the schedule. For those who can’t get enough ballet and would like just one more class a week or those who would like to start their weekend off with a little classical dance, our new ballet class will be Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Youth Studio of the YMCA on Market Street.
This class is is an open level ballet class. What is “open level”? You may have seen the words open level on our Jazz or Modern/Contemporary classes. Open level means that you have had dance experience in the past. You know many of the basic terms and also understand basic technique of classical dance. Think first position, tendu, batmas. If you know these words and know what your body should look like to execute them regardless if your body can actually do it, you are in the right class. If those words look like foreign to you (hint: two of them actually are), then try out our beginner level class to start and soon enough you’ll be ready for an open level class. Open level is where you get to work on your technique, get a good workout, and learn the craft and art of the style your are taking.
This new class is taking the place of our Saturday morning Modern class and will be taught by the beautiful Rachel Taylor. You may have seen Rachel in class with us, performing with United States International Ballet, or as the spunky ballerina in Sue Meier’s recent dance work set to music by Queen. Rachel is an excellent ballet instructor with excellent technical knowledge and expert crafts(wo)manship. Can’t wait to see you in class!