Enrollment for Summer, 2019 is open!
Avadiah is from Kentucky and started dancing at age four. She has experience in many genres of dance including, ballet, contemporary, modern, and musical theater. She has been teaching ballet from a young age and is excited to share her knowledge and passion for dance with Waterstone's Ballet Program.
Schedule and Pricing (Fall 2019)
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Ballet 3-4 students will begin to establish a sense of musicality. This class will focus on basic ballet steps and incorporate creative movement and imaginative activities.
Ballet 4-5 students will continue to learn the basics of ballet while incorporating some elementary barre exercises and more detailed steps. This class will encourage appropriate creativity.
Pre-Ballet 1 students will continue to develop basic ballet concepts, while integrating more challenging aspects such as spatial awareness, coordination, simple barre exercises and more intricate combinations.
Pre-Ballet 2 students will learn correct body placement and alignment. Class structure advances as barre work is increased. New ballet exercises and steps are introduced at this level and more literal ballet terminology is used.
Beginning A students are more disciplined and eager to learn at this stage, so proper classroom etiquette is required. Class work begins at the barre and students will learn exercises that strengthen the body. Stretches become more advanced. Combinations in center are simple and are designed to develop proper technique and coordination.
Beginning B dancers will continue to work on coordination, balance and form. Students will be introduced to numerous turns, jumps and leaps, and a focus on movement and expression is integrated into combinations. Dancers will begin pre-pointe one day a week to strengthen and prepare for pointe shoes in the next couple years.
Beginning Adult Ballet will be held in a traditional ballet class format. Material will be adjusted to the ability of current students. This is a great class for developing strength, coordination, and flexibility!
Waterstone Christian Academy Ballet Program Policies
Please review the Dress Code carefully. Students who come to class without proper uniform and hair will be asked to sit out and observe class.
Hair that is falling out is distracting and may become unsafe if pins are falling out. If you need help learning how to make a proper bun or have any hair related questions, feel free to ask an instructor!
Girls: Hair must be in a classical ballet bun. A proper bun is secured tightly at the crown of the head. If a female student has bangs or short hair it must be pinned away from the face.
Boys: Hair must be combed and secured away from the face. If a male student has long hair it must be pulled away from the face.
Hair clips, headbands, bandanas, and colorful hair nets are not allowed.
No street clothes are allowed in class. Warm-ups are permitted for the beginning of class, but should be removed after stretching or plies, depending on class and instructor.
Small stud earrings are allowed. No other jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, or rings) are permitted in the classroom.
Ballet shoes must not be worn outside!
What to wear: Classes Ballet 3-4 and Pre-Ballet 1 may wear any pink leotard. These can be purchased online or at Dance Biz or Walmart. Pre-Ballet 2 through Beginning Ballet B will have assigned uniforms. These may be purchased online through www.discountdancesupply.com. When on the website, go to the “Find my Dress Code” under the “Students” tab. Put the number 126371 into the search bar to find our school’s Dress Code. Use Teacher ID: 126371 when purchasing. Please find your class below to see the color and style of your uniform.
Females: Each class requires pink tights and pink canvas or leather technique shoes.
Skirts are optional for Ballet 3-4 through Pre-Ballet 1
Ballet 3-4: Any pink leotard with no embellishments
Ballet 4-5: Any pink leotard with no embellishments
Pre-Ballet 1: Any pink leotard with no embellishments
Skirts are not allowed in Pre-Ballet 2 through Beginning B
Pre-Ballet 2: Lavender Leotard (Brand: Theatricals/Style No: TH5532C)
Beginning Ballet A: Pink Leotard (Brand: Theatricals/Style No: TH5532C)
Beginning Ballet B: Light Blue Leotard (Brand: Theatricals/Style No: TH5532C)
Males: Each class requires black canvas or leather technique shoes.
Young male students may wear black bike shorts and a fitted white T-shirt. As the student matures, dance belts, black tights, and a fitted white T-shirt are required. Black or white socks are optional.
Adults: Canvas or leather technique shoes are recommended.
Please wear something form fitting and comfortable.
Students should arrive 10 minutes before their class begins.
Parents must communicate ahead of time if student is going to be late or absent.
If a student is 10 or more minutes late to his or her class, he or she will be asked to sit out and observe.
Students are expected to listen and follow their instructor's direction. If a student is not listening/following he or she may be asked to leave class and report to their parent or school principal. Multiple occurrences may result in temporary suspension or expulsion.
No food or gum is allowed in the classroom.
Pre-Ballet 2 - Beginning B: PLEASE BRING A WATER BOTTLE TO CLASS! No other drinks are allowed in the classroom.