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.

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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 IV8+Monday5:00-6:30pmDT$91.5036
Ballet V10+Saturday10:00-11:30amDTNatalya Davison$94.0037
Beginning Pre-Pointe9+Tuesday5:45-7:45pmDTNatalya Davison$124.5038
Beginning Pre-Pointe9+Wednesday6:30-8:30pmDT$121.0037
Beginning/Intermediate Pointe11+Monday4:30-6:30pmDT$118.0036
Beginning/Intermediate Pointe11+Wednesday4:30-6:30pmDT$121.0037
Intermediate Ballet/Pointe12+Wednesday4:30-6:30pmDTNatalya Davison$121.0037
Intermediate Ballet11+Saturday10:00-11:30amDTLynn Angermeier$94.0037
Advanced Ballet/Pointe12+Monday4:30-6:30pmDTNatalya Davison$118.0036
Advanced Ballet/Pointe12+Tuesday5:45-7:45pmDTMisha Tchoupakov$124.5038
Advanced Ballet/Pointe12+Wednesday7:30-9:30pmDTNatalya Davison$121.0037
Advanced Ballet/Pointe12+Thursday5:45-7:45pmDTNatalya Davison$121.0037
Int./Adv. Contemporary Ballet13+Saturday1:00-3:00pmDTAllison Ivan$121.0037
Beginning/Intermediate Pointe9+Monday6:30-7:15pmDT$54.0036
Int./Adv. Pointe13+Monday6:30-7:15pmDTNatalya Davison$54.0036
Pas de deux / Variations13+Tuesday7:45-9:00pmDTNatalya Davison
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Some of our Combo Classes include Pre-Ballet and Ballet.

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Important Dates:

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.)

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