Summer Ballet Explorations -Ballet I
Jul 12 - Aug 16 (Wednesday)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ages 7-12 · Co-Ed
The Hochstein School
From Jul 12, 2023 to Aug 16, 2023
Each Wednesday from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
We're sorry, but this class is over. The last meeting was Wednesday, August 16, 2023.Summer Ballet Explorations!Our Ballet 1 participants will explore some of the greatballet works of all time. This summer’s selections are Coppelia, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Alice in Wonderland, and Rodeo! Each week will spotlight a different ballet story and its music, and students will have the opportunity dance to the music as well as engage in fun activities like picture-drawing or coloring scenes from the ballet. Dancers will explore their creativity while learning about these wonderful stories and the ballets that inspired them.
Week I – Copplia (music by Léo Delibes)Franz, a village boy, falls in love with a beautiful girl named Coppelia who sits and reads in the window of the toyshop. Coppelia turns out to be a doll!
Week II – Swan Lake (music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky)Under the spell of the evil magician Von Rothbart, Odette and her companions are swans by day and humans by night. Only if someone swears undying love for Odette will thespell be broken!
Week III – The Nutcracker (music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky)Clara receives the special gift of a Nutcracker at her holiday party, and a wonderful storybook journey begins…
Week IV – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (music by Joby Talbot)Alices adventures underground find her in pursuit of Jack the Knave of Hearts, seeking to keep him safe from the fury of the Red Queen.
Week V – Giselle (music by Adolphe Adam)The ghost-filled ballet tells the story of a beautiful young peasant girl named Giselle. Giselle falls in love with Albrecht, who turns out to be a Prince in disguise.
Week VI – Rodeo (music by Aaron Copland)A western story about a Cowgirl, and her love for the Head Wrangler on the ranch!
Dance attire for these classes:Pink footed tights (usually recommended for females)OR black footed tights (usually recommended for males)
Solid colored leotard (usually recommended for females)OR solid light or white t-shirt (usually recommended for males)
Ballet slippers -NO street shoes on the marley floor
Hair pulled back (long hair in a bun)
No excessive jewelry
No footless tights or leotards with skirts
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