Class Description

New class : Character Dance

Based on the Russian Character Dance Syllabus of the Vaganova Method, students will study- barre and center work that combines classical ballet technique with stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dances, mostly from Eastern and Western Europe.
For example: Polish, Spanish, Hungarian, Gypsy, Ukrainian, Russian folk and Classical Flamenco Dances.
Some Ballets that would incorporate a good deal of Character Dance, would be the beginning of III act of Swan Lake, the Ballet Don Quixote, Nutcracker and many more.   Character Dances are usually performed in shoes with a small heel.

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