Ballet Virginia offers other genres of dance to enrich the foundation of classical ballet training. Training in an “elective” offers our dancers opportunities to build coordination, strength, artistry and musicality while exploring new ways of moving. Our Lower and Upper School training includes Modern, Jazz and Character and there are additional electives available.
Electives can be a way for dancers to work on weaknesses, gain confidence and just have fun.
We offer the following electives:
Contemporary (req’d for Level 2B and 3B or ages 8 and up)
Using skills learned in classical ballet, this class encourages the dancer to explore their artistry and musicality.
Musical Theater for ages 7 through 13
Dancers must also be actors and this class is sure to bring out and foster skills needed to be an expressive dancer. Dance steps and acting are combined with singing and monologues are memorized Acting is a part of every role danced in ballet and this class will give the student the skills needed. Students may enroll in Musical Theater only and are not required to also take ballet.
Musicality is vital for all dancers and tap dancing is a fun and interactive way to learn rhythm. Tap 1 focuses on beginning tap terminology, developing proper technique and creating music with your feet. Students may enroll in Tap only and are not required to also take ballet.
This class builds on Tap 1. Tap 2 focuses on music theory, clarity of taps, coordination and development of technique through intricate combinations. This class assumes good listening skills and maturity. Students may enroll in Tap only and are not required to also take ballet.
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