Ballet

The BW CAS ballet program teaches students classical technique, french terminology and all of the components of a classical ballet dancer. This ballet class focuses on foundational ballet technique, terminology, positions, placement, movements, and theories. Students will be challenged to begin to develop cardiovascular stamina, strength and flexibility in addition to healthy habits, dedication, coordination, strength, and an appreciation for the arts. Focus will also be placed on developing positive self expression and confidence.

BW CAS dance classes are led by our caring, engaging, and expert faculty who are dedicated to nurturing all students in their love of dance and challenging all dancers to achieve new dance skills.

For fall of 2020 BW CAS Dance is offering a project learning based, hybrid model of learning. Our hybrid classes will all be working toward a dance showcase project. For more information on our hybrid learning classes please visit our dance homepage.

Ballet will be in a hybrid format that includes in person instruction three weeks (9/15, 10/20, 11/17) and virtual instruction the remaing 7 weeks. Virtual instruction will be presented in a pre-taped format. Students will be able to access, and participate in, their virtual instruction at any time throughout the week. Both in person and virtual instruction will include all aspects of a dance class including warmup, technique, and chroeography.

Ballet students will also have the opportunity to learn about the showcase they are helping to create. Students will be introduced to all aspects of performance including stage directions, dance walls and corners, stage makeup, theatre etiquette, lighting design, and sound design.

DRESS CODE:
Females: any color and style leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Males: any solid color t-shirt or tank top, black dance shorts, black ballet shoes

*BW CAS recommends Footsteps Dancewear for all dance apparel and dance shoe purchases.

Wondering why you don't see a registration fee? CAS has waived the typical $25 registration fee for all programs for the 2020-2021 academic year to make our programs more affordable during this difficult time.