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Ballet Class: Introduction to Ballet for Boys & Girls! Free First Class!

Catherine A Yaeger
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(533)
In this short ballet dance class, students will learn the fundamentals of ballet in a fun and fast-paced way! This ballet class is inclusive to all, including those who are neurodiverse. New students always welcome!

Class experience

Beginner Level
This ballet class will help students to:
-Improve coordination 
-Strengthen gross-motor skills
-Improve flexibility
-Learn the names of basic ballet steps and positions
-Learn the basics of ballet technique
-Improve standing and sitting posture
-Strengthen core (belly) muscles
-Follow a simple ballet class routine 
-Express their creativity
-Share their interests with peers 
I am a Licensed Zumba, Zumba Kids, and Zumba Kids jr. Instructor and have taught Zumba classes for four years. I have also taught children's ballet classes for over 15 years. I am a NYS certified Early Childhood and Special Education teacher with self-contained and general education classroom experience. My self-contained experience is mainly with students with Autism, ADHD, and speech impairments. I have a passion for working in inclusive settings with students who are neurotypical and neurodiverse. 
I am a Neurodivergent Certified General and Special Education Teacher. This ballet class is built for students who are neurotypical and  neurodiverse. I incorporate both visual and verbal instructions with optional modifications.
No pre-reqs for this ballet class. For a child age 5-6 with moderate-strong gross motor skills (skipping, jumping, etc.) who is able to maintain focus for up to 40 mins, choose "Beginner Ballet". 
Appropriate attire for ballet class:
-Comfortable pants/t-shirt
-Leggings and a tank top
-Leotard and tights

Appropriate footwear for ballet class:
-Ballet slippers
-Bare feet

No ballet barre!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Parents may want to remain close by to encourage attention and help with any technology issues that might arise. 

If any technological issues arise during class (ex: teacher is inaudible), parents can send me a message in the chat on Zoom and I will do my best to resolve the issue. 

If a family has any special needs, comments, or concerns before or after class they can feel free to send me a private message on Outschool and I will do my best to accommodate to your satisfaction within 48 hours. 

This ballet class is great for students who are neurotypical, neurodiverse, have Autism, ADHD, speech impairments, dyslexia, Down Syndrome, and many other disability classifications. 

Families, often new students (to ballet or online classes) will take a few sessions to simply sit and observe. Depending on the child this may last for 1 session or 10 sessions until the student feels comfortable and confident enough to participate. I try to allow students to take their time to warm up and quietly encourage them when they begin to engage more in class. 

Some students take this class for a few years before "moving up" to the next level, other students are ready after a few weeks--each child is different. Feel free to send me a private message to ask about your child's progress in class or you can evaluate by asking yourself these questions:
-Is my child having fun in class?
-Does my child have the names of some of the basic steps memorized?
-Does my child follow along during class with little or no prompting?
-Does my child step "toe, heel" during ballet walks?
-Can my child coordinate skipping and galloping? 
-Would my child be able to maintain focus for a longer class? 

Next class: https://outschool.com/classes/ballet-class-beginner-ballet-for-lower-elementary-boys-girls-QIjt1cGw
Our Ballet Music:
-Kimbo Children's Music, Music for the Beginners' Ballet Class
-Ballet Class Music, William Miller
-The Nutcracker Suite, Tchaikovsky
-Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky
-Peter and the Wolf, Prokofiev
-Coppelia, Delibes
-The Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky
-Giselle, Adam
-Romeo & Juliet, Prokofiev
-The Carnival of the Animals, Saint-Saens
-Cinderella, Prokofiev
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(533)
Hello! I am a New York State Certified Early Childhood and Special Education teacher in my 7th year of teaching. I have a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Special Education and a master's degree in Education Policy. My style of teaching... 
Group Class


1x per week
25 min

Completed by 323 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 3-6
1-10 learners per class

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