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Pre-Professional


Pre-Professional Classes

SCB Company & Level H Technique & Pointe

Level H and SCB students at the advanced level have chosen to commit to a higher level of dance training and are able to refine their technique and artistry with an increased number of classes per week. In addition to the required core curriculum, a variety of dance enrichment opportunities are offered, including variations, pas de deux, music and dance history classes, Nutcracker, Spring Showcase performances, and professional development. Upon completion of the graduate level, many students go on to prestigious universities and colleges.

SCB Company & Level H Variations

Students will learn choreography from ballets that draw from and elaborate upon the foundations of technique and pointe classes.

SCB Company & Level H Character

Character dance is an integral part of the classical ballet repertoire and techniques. One of the expressive means of ballet theater teaches students how to convey the character, style, and manner of performing folk dances, develops dance technique, expressiveness, and musicality. Character helps dancers gain a deeper understanding of story ballets while boosting strength and also develops the coordination required to become versatile dancers. Entail complex upper-lower body opposition, épaulement, heel-toe footwork, and tensegrity in movement qualities. 

SCB Company & Level H Contemporary

Contemporary is a genre of dance that incorporates elements of both classical ballet and modern dance. Contemporary ballet represents a departure from the restraints of traditional classical ballet techniques and traditional rules of composition. Contemporary by definition means happening or existing at the same time and is often used to describe works that are created in the present or recent past. These works tend to reflect the moods, ideas, events, and feelings of the time of their creation and do not always have specific stories or librettos. Contemporary choreographers sometimes infuse their choreography with these themes and ask the audience to think more deeply about the meaning of the work instead of telling them what to think and how to interpret it.

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