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Why Creative Dance Foundation?Ballet Class Descriptions

Intensive Programs


Pre-Professional and Recreational Ballet

At the Scripps Performing Arts Academy we believe that it takes commitment, discipline, imagination, and hard work to reach your full potential. Our goal is to instill in our students respect for both themselves and the performing arts they practice. We believe that ballet is the essential foundation for success in all aspects of life and the performing arts.

Each student receives professional training regardless of his or her body type, ability, or intentions in studying. Students pursing careers in any style of dance or theatre will benefit from cross training in a variety of styles to broaden their movement vocabulary and equip them with multiple vehicles of self expression.

The graded ballet syllabus is a synthesis of the best of our Russian, French, English, Italian and American school backgrounds and provides a clean, unmannered technique that enables students to be accepted into the finest ballet companies with the least amount of stylistic adjustments. The faculty is in close communication and coordinates so that their information to students is either consistent or complimentary. There are currently 8 levels of study offered from the Children's Division through the Pre-Professional Division.

Through carefully guided training, humor, and a hands-on commitment to excellence, our talented faculty will strive to unlock the skill and inspire a love and appreciation for dance and the performing arts.

For children 5 to 11 years, our Children’s Division offers elementary ballet classes. Ballet is the foundation of all dance and guarantees success in any genre of dance. Children will learn basic vocabulary (building on the skills and vocabulary learned in the Primary Division) and barre and center coordination exercises, all while developing the grace and posture to be successful in the next division as well as anything else life brings their way. Creative movement is still encouraged, with more focus falling on proper execution of basic skills and movements. Jazz and Tap classes are also offered for this age group beginning at Ballet II.

We offer two programs of study for students at the Beginning-Intermediate to Advanced Levels of Ballet, the Pre-Professional Program and the Recreational Program. Both programs are intended for students interested in professional, quality ballet training.
The Recreational Division is intended for students who desire to study ballet seriously but would prefer a schedule that leaves room for other activities. These students will continue to receive careful professional training, but will not be required to attend as many classes as those making the intensive commitment of the pre-professional program.

Please call 858-586-7834 or click here to contact our office and schedule a placement class.

For questions specifically related to our ballet program, placement and requirements, feel free to email our principal, Miah Nwosu

For Information about our Winter and Summer Intensive Programs for Serious Ballet Dancers, Click Here.

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