Ballet

What is Classical Ballet? 

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Ballet originated in the courts during the Italian Renaissance, and was based on the social dances of the day. It further developed in the french court of Louis XIV where the 5 positions of the feet found in classical ballet are said to have been defined. Over the centuries this evolved into what we call classical ballet today.

At the Foundation

We conduct classes for children, teens, adults and professional dancers in Bangalore. Our team of dedicated, passionate, nurturing and experienced teachers work relentlessly to bring out the best in the students.

Children’s Classes 

Our carefully designed classes provide children with an opportunity to develop their creativity, motor coordination, cognitive skills, poise , grace and improves their kinaesthetic sense. Along with enhancing teamwork, critical thinking and analytical skills, it also serves as a medium for self-expression, creative expression, and aesthetic perception, which aids in developing self-esteem, self-respect and self-confidence. Many studies have confirmed that Arts in Education is essential for developing well-rounded students. Out intake for children into the academy starts at the age of 4.

For children’s classes a calendar year in our school consists of two terms. The first term starts in February/March and the 2nd term in August/September. 

Please note:
  • Fees are collected before the start of a term.
  • Personal and contact details will be collected at the time of registration
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • An initial registration fee is applicable to all new students.

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Adult’s  Classes

The adults ballet classes are geared towards all students who are interested in learning the art form, with or without previous experience. Beginner adults generally join the Grade 2 classes, and progress through the grades as their technique and knowledge of the syllabus increases. The classes are challenging and students from all dance backgrounds will find them rewarding.

Please note:

  • We do not offer any trial classes.
  • Personal and contact details will be collected at the time of registration.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • An initial registration fee is applicable to all new students.
  • Prior dance background is essential for Grade 3 onwards.

 

Attire:

Girls are required to wear a pink or black leotard with ballet tights, a ballet skirt and ballet shoes. Hair is tied up neatly in a bun.

For Boys, ballet shoes, a white or black t-shirt /vest and black tights.

Ballet attire can be purchased at Fitness & Fairies.

Ballet classes offered

Recommended Minimum Age : 4 years, boys and girls

Objectives : Children are given short exercises to start educating posture and develop muscle strength in the feet, legs and hips. These are always done to rhymes, songs, and games. The child just becomes involved in the game or song and is unaware of the muscle education and strengthening taking place. Stories are also danced and enjoyed by all.

Frequency of classes: Once a week

Class Schedule :

Monday @Ulsoor Road, Headquarters , 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Monday @Koramangala, 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Tuesday @Malleshwaram, 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday @Ulsoor Lake, Headquarters,  4.30pm – 5.30pm

Thursday @Whitefield, 4pm – 5pm

Saturday @Kamanahalli/HRBR Layout/Kalyan Nagar , 9am – 10am

 

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Required Experience: Students having been assessed successfully at grade 3, or with prior ballet training, are permitted to attend grade 4 classes at the discretion of the teacher.

Objectives :  Students to demonstrate consolidated technical skills and an increased range of movements in sequences of increased length and complexity. They show a clear understanding of mechanics and purpose of the required vocabulary. They must show the ability to sustain an appropriate sense of style throughout more complex sequences and an increased sensitivity to varying musical qualities. Technical facility and improved spatial awareness lead to an increased assurance of presentation.

Class Schedule :

Wednesday @Ulsoor Lake, Main studio, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Saturday @Ulsoor Lake, Main studio, 9am – 10am

Note: Dates to announced for 2017

Required Experience: Regular students at the Foundation aged between 7 and 18 years .

Objectives : The objectives of the intensive are to offer students who already have some ballet experience an opportunity to attend ballet class five times a week to improve their technique, strength and stamina; learn a piece of choreography to perform at the end of the week  thereby adding to their skills in performance, musicality, mime and speed of picking up choreography; and gain some understanding of other forms of dance and exercise that complement classical ballet (character dance, callanetics/pilates/body toning). Finally, through the intensive, the Foundation aims to inspire students to continue dancing with the foundation with a future as a ballet dancer in India. Students will have a sense of having achieved new milestones in their ballet technique, gained a broader understanding of ballet and what it is like to dance full-time and played an important role in putting together and being part of the performance at the end.

Class Schedule :

April 11-22 , 2016

Monday to Friday @HQ, Ulsoor Lake

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

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Required Experience: Students having been assessed successfully at Intermediate, or with extensive ballet training prior to approaching The Foundation. Those seeking to pursue dance as a career, as a teacher or a performing artist, are permitted to attend Advanced classes at the discretion of the teacher.

Objectives : 

  • Correct alignment and placing of the body to the best of the individual physical facility
  • Controlled and appropriate use of limbs, with an understanding of the purpose of each exercise
  • Strength and stamina
  • Good sense of line and co-ordination of movement
  • Highly developed rhythmic and musical awareness
  • Artistry and an appreciation of the nuances of style, both in own movement and that of others
  • Spatial awareness
  • Consideration and respect
  • Creativity within a disciplined environment

Class Schedule :

Wednesday @Ulsoor Lake, Main Studio, 9am – 10.30am

Thursday@Ulsoor Lake, Main Studio, 11.30am – 12.30pm

Friday@Ulsoor Lake, Main Studio, 9.30am – 11.30am

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Frequently Asked Questions

We take children (both boys and girls) from the age of 4 years as well as adults who wish to become dancers or to improve the awareness of their body through dancing.