Academy of Ballet Classique

The studio offers professional quality training programs in classical ballet, pointe and pre-pointe, lyrical, contemporary, theatrical dance, pilates for dancers, professional ballet examinations and performing opportunities.

ABClogo-verticalAcademy Ballet Classique specializes in ballet training and uses the ABT curriculum to develop beautiful and versatile dancers with strong technique and artistry. As well, ballet students develop excellent body awareness, poise, discipline and confidence. Ballet is essential for other complementary dance styles including lyrical, modern, contemporary and all theatrical dance which are offered at the student once proper technique is established. Ballet is even used as supplementary training for figure skaters, gymnasts and other athletics such as hockey and football. Once a solid technique is in place, skills may be further developed in the other complimentary dance styles. But, it is the ballet training and this foundational technique where body awareness and articulation as well as strength and flexibility are rooted. Here at the studio, a commitment to the program ensures that your child establishes a strong foundation for dance. We continue to offer exclusive programs this year that will nurture and develop young dancers. The programs are developed with child development and readiness in mind and include 1, 2 or 3 ballet classes per week to ensure continued growth and progression. It is highly recommended that students also opt to include the enhancement options and participate in extra opportunities when afforded and if possible request a third ballet class and/ private coaching.

 

Class Expectations and Uniform Requirements

It is important that dancers learn how to put their hair in a bun for class. This skill does take practice and help is available at the studio. I believe in starting young. I have had students as young as 7 years old putting their own hair up in a ballet bun. Please ask if you need training.

No jewellery in class with the exception of medical wear and simple earrings.

No nail polish please or natural tones only.

It is important that we always look professional as this translates into our classwork.

 

Required Ballet Shoes

It is important that there is a consistent look in class and when we perform. Ballet shoes must be the Angelo Luzio canvas split sole brand. These are available in all sizes at the following dance supply stores: Als Shoe Store in Brantford and Inspirations in Kitchener. Unfortunately, Kreations in Cambridge does not carry the proper style required. Please be sure to ask for Angelo Luzio canvas split sole ballet slippers, ballet pink.

Uniforms

All students must wear the uniform required for their level. Alternate leotards may be worn on the second class of the week. Uniform skirts may be worn for pointe training and rehearsals.

New Style Uniforms this Year!

The ABT uniforms are very pricey and difficult to order in from the United Kingdom therefore I have decided on a new uniform that is both more reasonably priced and easily accessible at Inspirations Dancewear in Kitchener. The uniform requirements are detailed below. Orders can be made online at www.inspirationsdancewear.com and shipped directly to you. All students will be expected to purchase the uniform for their division. Uniform leotard must be worn in class.

Academy Ballet Classique: 2017-2018 Studio Requirements

Inspirations Dancewear 180 St Leger St in Kitchener (519) 743-6699

Class/Level/Group Bodywear Footwear Tights Other
Primary Mondor 26140 Pink Skirted Leotard Angelo Luzio #246 Any Convertible Pink Fit notes: Shoes not baggy, but not so tight that knuckles show
Junior Capezio TC0053C Lavender Bodysuit

Capezio N1417C Lavender Skirt

Angelo Luzio #246 Any Convertible Pink Fit notes: Shoes not baggy, but not so tight that knuckles show
Inter Mondor 3505 Paradise Blue (PR) Bodysuit

Mondor 16130 Paradise Blue (PR) Skirt *skirts are prepaid special orders that take 3 weeks to receive from mondor

Angelo Luzio #246 Any Convertible Pink Fit notes: Shoes not baggy, but not so tight that knuckles show
Senior Mondor 3505 Purple (PB) Bodysuit

Mondor 16130 Purple (PB) Skirt  *skirts are prepaid special orders that take 3 weeks to receive from mondor

Angelo Luzio #246 Any Convertible Pink  

Fit notes: Shoes not baggy, but not so tight that knuckles show