The mission of the Pre-College Ballet program is to educate and train students in the art of classical ballet while inspiring an appreciation of music and movement. A staple of the Bloomington community and Southern Indiana counties for over 25 years, we offer dance education for both avocational and pre-professional students. All levels study with senior professional faculty as well as junior IU Ballet majors. We emphasize developmentally correct ballet technique, strength-building body conditioning, classical repertory, and artistic expression.
In ballet technique classes, focus is placed on alignment, posture, coordination, and musicality through the traditional structure of barre and center work. In ballet classes online at home, focus will be placed on learning vocabulary and sequence acquisition. We will also work on body conditioning and safe exercises for jumping.
There is no cap on those allowed to attend online per each level.
Zoom classes are held with safety parameters on requiring the meeting passcode and a Waiting Room to be allowed into class. Zoom links will be sent out by email. We will record and post some classes showing the instructor only for students to use as Make-up classes or extra classes.
There will be no Parent Observation or Studio performances this semester. We will arrange for videos of classes or of Repertory to culminate the semester to be sent to parents.
All class times are subject to change, please be alert for emails from the Pre-College program for updates and clarification. Class times refer to the live Zoom class for each level. Zoom links will be sent to each level for their classes.