At Madison Ballet Academy
students are suggested to take a ballet class in addition to the other classes they may
We encourage correct placement in classroom settings.
We are glad to give students recommendations on their level placements. Our style
includes the following: The Royal Ballet and ABT Guidelines to placement of all dancers elementary- level IV. email us for more information.
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Class Descriptions &
Ballet: Classical Ballet is the foundation of all
other styles of dance. This class will help students develop poise, grace, and balance. All Ballet students are expected to adhere to a dress code. Levels are pre selected for
students based on their abilities and prior ballet studies. Students will progress to pointe with the teacher's guidance and approval. Leotard color must be worn according to level: bubble gum light
pink, sweet light purple lavendar, and deep purple. All other students may wear pink tights without seams. Pink split sole leather ballet shoes for girls and black ballet shoes for boys.
All ballet students must pull hair back into ballet buns.
Pre-Ballet(ages 3-5): Pre-Ballet classes are 45 minutes long. The class consists of basic ballet technique. Students will also be exposed to creative
movement exercises and introduced to musicality.
Pink shoes for girls and black ballet shoes for boys.
5/6 Year Combo Class: This class is designed for 5, 6 and 7 year old students. The student will be given ballet instruction for the first half of class and will
alternate between jazz and tap for the second half. This class helps expose the young dancer to various styles of dance. Students will need lavander leotards, pink tights, pink leather
ballet shoes and black Mary Jane tap shoes.
Pre-Pointe: Pre- Pointe is designed to strengthen ballet students who wish to advance to pointe. Students age is a variable for requirement of this class.
This class is required in order to progress to pointe. Students who attend this class go through strict class instruction and are required to take a ballet technique in addition to this
class. Not all students are eligible for PrePointe. Pre Pointe students will need seamed tights, black leotard, and pre pointe shoes as well as their pink leather ballet flats.
Lyrical: Lyrical is a style of dance that mixes ballet, modern and jazz to create fluid, yet technical movements. We will work on strengthing the
performance quality of each student while focusing on technique. This class volume fills quickly, students must be on time and ready to work hard. Students must wear dance attire: tan or pink tights,
without feet, leotard, and no shoes ballet flats or tan half backsmay also be worn.
Contemporary Ballet: a fast paced class that works on body, strength, and mind development. With the major fast paced movement of dance sweaping the
nation, this class offers a nice combination of both ballet and new ideas of distraction and body control while still using ballet technicality and steps. Students need pink ballet flats,
Jazz: Jazz is a fun and energetic type of dance. We will work to upbeat, popular music and emphasize technique. We will work on strengthening and
conditioning as well as learning the latest dance moves.
FUNKY FUN CLASS: a mix of styles and stretching that allows students to work on rythmn and motion with dance and mat work. Jazz shoes or bare
Stretch and Floor: The stretch class is designed to elongate and strengthen muscle groups and improve overall fitness and movement quality. This class
is often associated with the trained dancer, but can be taken without having a technical dance background. Core strength works both the body and mind. Dancers learn to use their muscle
groups and breathing techniques through this class. Attire for this class may be loose fitting clothes such as atheletic wear or dance attire, ballet shoes, or jazz shoes may be worn.
Dancers may also go without shoes. Hair must be pulled up and out of dancer's eyes. No hair may be worn down.
NEW FUN Exercise Class Barre: These classes are designed for the adult participant who wants
to learn dance technique or continue their dance training. Previous dance training is not required.
SPORTS TRAINING CLASS BASE:
Body, Agility, Strength, and Endurance Class
For all age athletes, parents, teams and coaches. This class was created by Coach MOE AYSO soccer coach at Madison's Dublin Park and Ms. Catherine owner of MBA
who were looking for training and endurance work that athletes could attend during Winter and Fall off seasons. This class helps to keep participants not only in top shape, but to focus on any
injuries and body strengthing that may be in critical need for an athlete to get back to his or her best self. Students should wear sports uniform directed by coach or teacher. Socks and tennis
shoes are required.