CECCHETTI BALLET

The YAA offers beginner, intermediate and advanced Cecchetti ballet classes. Ballet is the foundation of all dance. Correct body alignment, flexibility, and physical coordination will be stressed, producing strong, clean dancers enhanced by artistic expressiveness. It is recommended that ALL dancers study ballet and build a foundation in this core dance style before moving on to study stylized disciplines. For students ages 5+.

The focus of a Cecchetti Ballet class is learning the Cecchetti Syllabus as taught throughout the world. The syllabus is a series of exercises, performed to music, that must be memorized in order and demonstrated with correct technical skills, musicality and style.  Students will also develop a solid understanding of theory and vocabulary suited to their level.  Your child will gain physical strength, enhance their mental strength through memorization of terminology, steps and combinations and will gain self-confidence and a positive attitude.

As instructors, who have been through this process and continue to learn, we are committed to this highly regarded syllabus. It is an excellent basis for students to receive a solid understanding of the dance discipline, while developing strong technique.

Ballet technique, performance ballet, pre-pointe and pointe classes are available at the Young at Arts.

 

Wardrobe Requirements for Ballet

 

BALLET - TWINKLE, SPARKLE, GLITTER and SHIMMER

Attire:  Studio leotard (Capezio #CC202), ballet pink tights (Balera #T99) and sheer ballet skirt

Shoes:  Pink full sole leather ballet slippers (CAPEZIO #205)

Hair:  A neat, classical bun using hair pins (not bobby pins) and a hair net (NO BANGS PLEASE.)

Notes:  No runs in tights.


BALLET - SHINE, GLITZ, IRIDESCENT, DAZZLE, GLAMOUR, LUMINESCENT, DIAMOND and ONYX

Attire:  Studio leotard (Capezio #CC202), ballet pink convertible tights (Balera #T90) and a sheer skirt or dance shorts may also be worn for a portion of class, but must be removed at teacher's request

Shoes:  Canvas split sole ballet slippers BALERA #B20

Hair:  A neat, classical bun using hair pins (not bobby pins) and a hair net (NO BANGS PLEASE.)

Notes:  No visible bras straps! No runs in tights.

 

BALLET - BOYS  (all classes)

Attire:  white fitted t-shirt and black leggings or athletic shorts

Shoes:  black full sole leather ballet shoes with white socks

Hair:  combed and tidy