Teacher Introductory Course

Pre-Professional Option 2 (Teacher Introductory Course)

The Teacher Introductory Course is a two-year program designed to educate and prepare dancers who are seriously interested in pursuing the Vaganova Method of teaching and who have received a high school diploma or GED. During the first year of the program, students will learn the Vaganova Teaching Syllabus from the pre-ballet level through level 4 and during the second year from level 5 through level 8, along with diploma work. This program also provides instruction in both practical and theoretical understandings of ballet including (variations, corps de ballet repertory), character dance, modern dance, dance history & more.  ESL can also be taken with this course for an additional fee. All applicants are required to send two audition videos of excerpts of ballet classes and a resume. Program Details:

  1. The main focus of enrolled students is Vaganova instruction and choreography. The primary goal of this continued ballet training is to gain the ability to demonstrate ballet combinations in a professional manner, rather than pursue the necessary level of performance proficiency required to join a ballet company as a professional dancer.
  2. Although there may be times when some enrolled students are asked to perform or prepare choreography during the two years, in general enrolled students will not perform in any concerts or performances. During the second year, some students may be offered the opportunity to teach classes or lead rehearsals.
  3. Some enrolled students might be asked to join other students Junior Company or Year Round students for performances if they have attained the level/fitness necessary. If any enrolled students require further ballet training, they will be asked to attend Level 7/8 classes temporarily or for a longer period, depending on the situation.
  4. The program includes repertoire classes where students will learn variations and corps de ballet choreography from classical ballets and how to rehearse them. An exam on this material will be given 1-2 times a year. Students should be able to demonstrate (as a teacher) the requested choreography.

 

Teacher Introductory Course

 

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