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Ballet Resources

 

What to wear

We recommend wearing clothes that allow you to move that you aren't afraid to sweat in. Consider wearing clothes that allow the instructor to see your lines. Ballet shoes are recommended, but classes can be taken barefoot or in jazz shoes. Pointe shoes may be worn with instructor approval.

Where to get shoes

Dance Trendz (Kent)

http://dancetrendzwa.com

Dancewear Center (Kirkland & Renton)

DWC Hours & Location — Dancewear Center

 

Amazon

Capezio Website

Bloch Wesbite

Intro to Ballet

January 7 - February 25

Saturdays 2:30-3:30pm  w/ Kim Gockel

Please email us if you'd like to be notified the next time we offer this series. 

This is a perfect class for someone with no ballet experience. We will cover basic ballet positions, vocabulary and terminology, and ballet class etiquette, and learn the foundations of ballet barre and center work. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions in class. Over time, this class will introduce everything you need to confidently step into our level 1 Ballet classes.

Important Registration Info

These in-person classes are for adults only. By purchasing this series, I understand this is a 2-month ballet series. This $70 registration cost covers your classes in January. After the first month, there will be one more automatic credit card charge of $70 on February 1st. Sorry, but new client specials cannot be used for this series. Classes are for adults 18 and older only. 

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Intro/Ballet 1 Ballet 1

w/ Kim Gockel

 

Tuesdays 4:45-5:45pm

Saturdays 1:00-2:15pm

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This is the perfect ballet class for someone with at least 6 months to a year of ballet experience or who has taken Intro to Ballet with us. You will be expected to know basic ballet positions, vocabulary, and ballet class etiquette, and understand the foundations of the ballet barre and center work. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions relating to ballet technique and performance. Over time, this class will introduce everything you need to confidently step into a level 2 Ballet class.

Ballet 1 with Kim Gockel

 

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm

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This is the perfect ballet class for someone with at least 12 months of ballet experience or who has taken Intro to Ballet with us. You will be expected to know basic ballet positions, vocabulary, and ballet class etiquette, and understand the foundations of the ballet barre and center work. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions relating to ballet technique and performance. Over time, this class will introduce everything you need to confidently step into a level 2 Ballet class.

Ballet 1/2 w/ Kim Gockel

Mondays at 6:45pm (75-min class)

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This class is for clients with at least one to two years ballet experience. It will help you advance your technique at barre, in center and across the floor. Compared to Ballet 1, dancers should expect slightly more complex steps and combinations to be introduced. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions relating to ballet technique, anatomy, flexibility and performance. 

Ballet 2/3 w/ Kim Gockel

Mondays at 10:30am (90-min class)

Tuesdays at 5:45pm (90-min class)

Fridays at 10:30am (90-min class)

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This intermediate ballet class is for clients with several years of ballet experience, and a great understanding of ballet technique. Our intermediate ballet classes will help you advance your technique at barre, in center and across the floor. Compared to Ballet 2, expect  more complex steps and combinations to be introduced. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions relating to ballet technique, anatomy, flexibility and performance. 

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Pre-Pointe & Pointe

w/ Kim Gockel

Mondays at 8:00pm (75-min class)

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This class will consist of ballet technique focusing on stability and mobility exercises at the barre geared toward strengthening legs and feet in preparation for dancing en pointe. Assessment will be made as to readiness for pointe work and students will purchase shoes at this time.

 

Dancers who have previously trained en pointe will increase strength and technique whilst wearing pointe shoes.

 

All dancers will begin class in socks or barefoot for warmup and then progress to technique exercises in pointe shoes or ballet slippers. Class will end with light stretching and strengthening using therabands and balls.

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