YWCA Greenwich Ballet Class

Pre-Ballet: 5-6 year olds from 4-4:45pm

Pre-Ballet classes focus on the joy of movement with age-appropriate exercises for children 5-6 years old. Children learn to move through space, develop motor and listening skills, rhythm, and qualities of movement through music, imagination, and free dance opportunities. Students will begin to learn the basic positions in ballet.

Dress code: pink leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Dancer's hair must be in a bun or ponytail pulled back off the face. No jewelry.

Beginner Ballet: 7-9 year olds from 4:45-5:45pm

Children ages 7-9 years old begin to learn the technical skills and fundamental elements required for classical ballet in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Emphasis is on balance, posture, flexibility, strength, and musicality.

Dress code: black leotard (no skirts attached), pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Dancer's hair must be in a bun pulled back off the face. No jewelry.

Natalie Gasparini began studying ballet locally at the age of three. Her serious training and study continued in NYC at Manhattan Youth Ballet, SLK Ballet and with summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre and Complexions. Natalie has been a top competitor at both the Youth America Grand Prix and CT Classic Ballet Competitions. Natalie Gasparini is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

For More Information or to register, please email Michelle Pennino at m.pennino@ywcagreenwich.org

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