Arts

Jump & Twirl: Ballet Level 1 (12 Week Semester Course)

In this ballet course, students will learn the basic steps of ballet and each week will focus on something new while reviewing the previous steps. Students will learn 2 dances during this class that they will perform on Week 6 and Week 12.
Cameron Smith
110 total reviews for this teacher
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 12 weeks

3-6

year olds

2-10

learners per class

per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Description

Class Experience

-Students will learn the fundamentals of ballet and will become confident with completing each step properly and safely. 
-Students will also learn new ballet vocabulary and how to pronounce the ballet terms. 
-Students will learn 2 ballet dances throughout this class that they will perform on Week 6 and Week 12. 
-Students will complete 2 reviews on Week 6 and Week 12 that will serve as a quiz/exam to see how students are doing with learning the new steps and to help them feel more confident about the new ballet steps.
I have been dancing for about 19 years and was trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, and lyrical/contemporary. I have performed in various roles such as Sugarplum Fairy, Dew Drop, and Lead Marzipan in the Nutcracker and Wendy and Smee in Peter Pan. I have been teaching ballet since 2018. Prior to that I worked as a student teacher from 2012-2016 and a substitute dance teacher from 2016-2018. From 2018-2020 I was the Artistic Director/Executive Director for my colleges Ballet Company where I was tasked with choreographing/organizing performances and teaching classes.
Students should review the new steps, positions, and ballet vocabulary/pronunciation between class. I will post a review on the class page that details all of the steps we learned, definitions for the steps, and pronunciation guidelines.
-Ballet shoes are recommended, but not required (please, no socks)
-Open space to safely dance in
-Water close by for breaks
-Exercise clothes such as t-shirt or tank top and leggings or ballet tights, leotard, and ballet skirt. (Please no crop tops/sports bra)
-If students are wearing a dress, they must wear shorts or leggings under
-Scarf/ribbon (I will send out a message for when students will need this)
-Teddy bear (I will send out a message for when students will need this)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Each week I will provide students with feedback for the steps and combinations that we complete to ensure that they are completing the steps properly and safely. I will also provide feedback during Week 6 and Week 12 during the review game. 
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
To prevent injury students should be supervised by a parent.
Students should dance in a safe and open space to prevent injury with no toys or objects around that could cause injury.
Students should dance in comfortable and appropriate clothing.
By signing up for this class you understand that dance, like any physical activity, involves some risk and take responsibility for any physical injury that may occur during class.

Teacher

Cameron SmithDancer/Dance Teacher
110 total reviews
139 completed classes

About Me

Hello everyone! I offer a variety of classes in dance for all levels and ages.
I have been dancing since I was 2.5 years old and have trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and lyrical/contemporary. I have had the opportunity to perform in roles... 
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