Artistic Motion ballet instructors ensure all students from beginner to advanced learn proper alignment and professional technique. We specialize in Vaganova method and also offer classes in Cecchetti method for our more experienced, technical ballet dancers.
Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. A dancer is said to be en pointe when the dancer’s body is supported in this manner, and a fully extended vertical foot is said to be en pointe when touching the floor, even when not bearing weight. Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes, which employ structural reinforcing to distribute the dancer’s weight load throughout the foot, thus reducing the load on the toes enough to enable the dancer to support all body weight on fully vertical feet.
Pointe technique resulted from a desire for female dancers to appear weightless and sylph-like. Although both men and women are capable of pointe work, it is most often performed by women. Extensive training and practice are required to develop the strength and technique needed for pointe work. Typically, dance teachers consider factors such as age, experience, strength and alignment when deciding whether to allow a dancer to begin pointe work.
We offer dedicated ballet classes for all ages as well as ballet combo classes with tap, jazz, and/or tumbling. Pointe classes are available for students who have extensive ballet training and at the discretion of the instructor.
Ballet, Pre-Pointe, & Pointe Schedule
**Students must reach age requirement for classes by August 31, 2019 **
Fall Semester: August 26, 2019 – January 20, 2020
Spring Semester: January 21, 2020 – May 31, 2020
Location: DT-Downtown Studio; GDS-Greensboro Day School
|Ballet V||10+||Saturday||10:00-11:30am||DT||Natalya Davison||$94.00||37|
|Beginning Pre-Pointe||9+||Tuesday||5:45-7:45pm||DT||Natalya Davison||$124.50||38|
|Intermediate Ballet/Pointe||12+||Wednesday||4:30-6:30pm||DT||Natalya Davison||$121.00||37|
|Intermediate Ballet||11+||Saturday||10:00-11:30am||DT||Lynn Angermeier||$94.00||37|
|Advanced Ballet/Pointe||12+||Monday||4:30-6:30pm||DT||Natalya Davison||$118.00||36|
|Advanced Ballet/Pointe||12+||Tuesday||5:45-7:45pm||DT||Misha Tchoupakov||$124.50||38|
|Advanced Ballet/Pointe||12+||Wednesday||7:30-9:30pm||DT||Natalya Davison||$121.00||37|
|Advanced Ballet/Pointe||12+||Thursday||5:45-7:45pm||DT||Natalya Davison||$121.00||37|
|Int./Adv. Contemporary Ballet||13+||Saturday||1:00-3:00pm||DT||Allison Ivan||$121.00||37|
|Int./Adv. Pointe||13+||Monday||6:30-7:15pm||DT||Natalya Davison||$54.00||36|
|Pas de deux / Variations||13+||Tuesday||7:45-9:00pm||DT||Natalya Davison|
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Some of our Combo Classes include Pre-Ballet and Ballet.
Spring Concert-Friday, June 12, 2020 @ 6:00pm
(All Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Ballet Level I classes; Ballet Level II classes, Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary, Character, and Creative Drama classes)
Spring Production-Saturday, June 13, 2020 @ 6:00pm AND Sunday, June 14, 2020 @ 2:00pm
(All Level III/IV classes and higher; Required rehearsals for this production will take place on Saturdays and Sundays in May.)