Ballet is a formalized type of performance dance, which originated in sixteenth-century and seventeenth-century French courts, and was further developed in England, Italy, and Russia as a concert dance form. It has since become a highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary and is taught in dance schools and studios around the world. Ballet students range in age from toddlers to adults.
Students enrolled in a Sharon Davis School of Dance ballet class in Tallahassee will learn classical barre and centre work. Proper body alignment and technique is the focus, as well as the precision and grace of the dance steps. Level appropriate exercises are taught to promote balance and strength, and to fine-tune the dancer’s technique.
In a pre-ballet (KinderKapers) class at the Sharon Davis School of Dance studios, ballet is taught in a creative manner to build a strong dance foundation within our students. Throughout the class, they will learn an extensive ballet vocabulary and develop a love for dance and performance.