Movement Laboratory

School of Performing Arts

           Curriculum Class Levels

Ballet/ Pointe, *Modern/ Lyrical, *Musical Theater/ Jazz, *Adult Classes, *Kinder Level/ Early Childhood  Profesional Faculty

DIVISION B (INTERMIDIATE YOUTH)

* Ballet III ...

Working knowledge of body positions, placement of the barre, center floor work, intoduction of diagonal work.

* Ballet IVa ...

Beginning classical technique.

* Ballet IVb ...

Beginning-intermidiate classical technique.

* Ballet Vc ...

Intermediate technique.

Division A (Ages 4-6) (KINDER)

* Child Movement I ... 

Eurythmics, Labar Method, space awareness, listening skills, musicality.

* Child Movement II ...

Step and gesture, ballet pantomime, group movement, character dances.

* Ballet I ...

Introduction of ballet vocabulary, coordination and combination steps and gesture movement phrases.

* Ballet II ...

Introduction to the barre, placement of spine and hips, correcting positions, traveling combinations.

DIVISION C (ADVANCED YOUTH)

* Ballet Va ...

Intermediate, preparation for Pointe.

* Ballet Vb ...

Intermediate - advanced, Pointe.

DIVISION D ( PRE- PROFESSIONAL)

* Ballet VI ...

Advance, Pointe.

* Ballet VIII - VIIII ...

Pre-professional, Pointe.

Modern (all levels) ...
Technique, kinetic intelligence, prepared variations, improvisation, composition.

Jazz I ...
Technique, jazz barre, form and style, off-center movements, isolations.

Jazz II ...
Combination work, turns, jumps, contractions, form and style.

Tap ...
Musical theater, form and style, techniques for classical dances.

Character ...
Ethnic dances, movements, forms and styles.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Movement Laboratory Youth Ensemble "Goodwill Through Dance" International Touring Program.

Dear Parents & Students:

"Young dancers come to class with two most valuable qualities; their effort and their dreams. It is our responsibility as teachers to honor and preserve those dignities through careful teaching methods and objective guidance. 

We begin developing the young artist from his/ her own level of physical skill, structure and emotional well-being. Great care is given to build self-esteem and personal acceptance. Setting realistic goals by providing clear educational objectives for the full development of the dancer as an artist is paramount at the
Movement Laboratory School."

 

Judy W Henry