Ballet Maidens, Ages 13–16

This intermediate/advanced ballet class will offer strength training, stamina building and dancing challenges which augment a continuation of proper alignment, careful technique, and quality of movement under Miss Bailay’s watchful eye. Exploring, preserving, and releasing one’s own “ballet originality” through improvisation and imagery is very important for students even at this higher level so that they stay connected to that which feeds their imaginations. Students will present dances and new ballet works in a variety of choreographic styles ranging from strongly classical, to modern ballet, to neoclassical ballet, drawing from repertoire and original works by Miss Bailay. They will also be given the opportunity to choreograph their own solo, as well as group dances for the class ensemble.