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Ballet Academy

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Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet training.  WeDance curriculum has been developed by world renown Principal Dancer Artem Yachmennikov. Pre-Professional division is separated into Creative Movement, Primary I & II, Intermediate & Advanced Ballet. Placement into each level is according to dancers skills and experience, not by age. Placements are determined during evaluation classes by the Artistic Director. To schedule your evaluation class, please visit our Portal

Creative Movement Ages 3-5

We all know that almost every little girl dreams of becoming a ballerina! This is understandable, after all, the ballet is the embodiment of grace, beauty, elegance, musicality and lightness. Through ballet your child can be involved in the world of Sylphide and cupids. We are happy to see the children's eyes light up when they wear colorful skirts, ballet tutus and ballet shoes, and begin to spin and dance to the classical music. Our main tasks - to reveal the rich creative world of the child, to teach them to move gracefully, to feel the music, to focus, and to provide a lifetime of skills for any employment.

This 45-minute class is designed for 3 - 5 year old boys and girls as a pre-curser to the Ballet program. No experience necessary. The class includes warm up, stretching, easy floor barre exercises, several diagonal combinations to improve coordination, balance, rhythm, musical counting, self-confidence, muscle isolation and development, taking turns and following directions. Students will be exposed to multiple movements and musical styles. Students in this class will be introduced to elements o the Ballet programs. Students will learn simple choreography to be performed for family and friends at year end. Sometimes young dancers will have a "dance game" break for a couple minutes to rest and have fun before the next combination. We also include some interactive dance games for kids to socialize with each other and repeat what they've learned.

We Dance Academies has the Exclusive Right to collaborate with the world-renown professional ballet theatre of the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine in Fort-Lauderdale & Coral Springs! WDA students are encouraged to participate in the full-scale ballet productions. Students of WDA have the opportunity to share the Parker Playhouse stage with some of the brightest stars of the professional ballet world in full length classical productions, such as Cinderella & Snow White in the 2023 winter season.  Our award winning students and their proud families experience the importance and scale of a professional level of performance from an early age.

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 Primary Ballet, Ages 6-8

Through dance your child will acquire a healthy figure, beautiful posture, flexibility, coordination, graceful movement and the ability to carry oneself socially.  Among so many lessons, ballet teaches discipline and tempers the soul and the body.  Dance helps to protect our youth from aggressions of the external environment so they may grow healthy, happy, confident and soulful. The skills learned at We Dance Academies will prove useful both in and out of the dance studio and well into his or her adult years. Classical ballet is so much more than good posture and the ability to beautifully "flit" around the stage.  At We Dance Academies our students receive comprehensive aesthetic education, have opportunities to perform their artistic talents, get acquainted with the best personalities and creations of classical culture and build character.

During this 60-min class, students will learn terminology, rhythm, coordination, and the basic positions of the feet and arms. They will learn 1st position, 2nd position, and 3rd position (forward and back). Students will be introduced to Battement Tendu and Demi Plié, at barre and centre. These two exercises are the building blocks for all other exercises. Two additional exercises, Battement Jete and Relevé demi-pointe, will also be introduced. Students will learn their first jump, Sauté, in 1st position. Students will be introduced to Pas des Bourrée on the diagonal and Pas Marché. Students will build upon all exercises and techniques. Students will be introduced Adagio, Ronds de Jambe Par Terre, Grand Battement, Fondu, Frappés, Sauté in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions. In addition, students will learn stretching exercises at barre, which will help them to perfect their leg extensions. In centre, they will be introduced to a higher level of exercises. 

We Dance Academies has the Exclusive Right to collaborate with the world-renown professional ballet theatre of the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine in Fort-Lauderdale & Coral Springs! WDA students are encouraged to participate in the full-scale ballet productions. Students of WDA have the opportunity to share the Parker Playhouse stage with some of the brightest stars of the professional ballet world in full length classical productions, such as Cinderella & Snow White in the 2023 winter season.  Our award winning students and their proud families experience the importance and scale of a professional level of performance from an early age. 

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Primary II, Ages 7-9

At We Dance Academies we believe that students should have numerous opportunities to showcase what they have learned.  Through beautiful productions of famous ballets, national ballet competitions, international intensives, camp programs and performances at community events, students will live out their wildest dreams on stage. WDA students qualify for world wide prestigious intensive ballet programs as Bolshoi Ballet Intensive, Royal Ballet Theatre Intensive, San Francisco Intensive, American Ballet Theatre Intensive, Pacific North Ballet Intensive and Boston Ballet Intensive. ​

 

During the classes students will concentrate on graceful movements, expression, and musical understanding. They will build strength, coordination, and technique while being introduced to advanced steps and combinations, including petit jeté and pirouette. They will also learn and improve assemblé, ronds de jambe á terre, battement fondue, changement de pieds, jeté in croisé and éfface, battement frappé, and ronds de jambe en l’air. They will also be required to learn short variations in centre, be able to execute one pirouette on the right and left sides, and be able to demonstrate 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th arabesque, pas de valse, pas glissé, etc. 

 

We Dance Academies has the Exclusive Right to collaborate with the world-renown professional ballet theatre of the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine in Fort-Lauderdale & Coral Springs! WDA students are encouraged to participate in the full-scale ballet productions. Students of WDA have the opportunity to share the Parker Playhouse stage with some of the brightest stars of the professional ballet world in full length classical productions, such as Cinderella & Snow White in the 2023 winter season.  Our award winning students and their proud families experience the importance and scale of a professional level of performance from an early age.

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Intermediate Ballet, Ages 8-10

These are Intermediate ballet classes that focus on artistic movements, musical interpretation, strength, coordination, and precision in movement. Additional exercises are learned in centre: Piqué Tour, Dégagé en Tournant, Emboîté, Pas de Chat, Pas de Basque, Pas Couru, Pas de Cheval, etc. Delivery of multiple pirouettes and tours (turns) is required. Students must be able to perform complicated variations. 

 

We Dance Academies has the Exclusive Right to collaborate with the world-renown professional ballet theatre of the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine in Fort-Lauderdale & Coral Springs! WDA students are encouraged to participate in the full-scale ballet productions. Students of WDA have the opportunity to share the Parker Playhouse stage with some of the brightest stars of the professional ballet world in full length classical productions, such as Cinderella & Snow White in the 2023 winter season.  Our award winning students and their proud families experience the importance and scale of a professional level of performance from an early age.

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Advanced Ballet, Ages 10+

WDA students are Finalists and gained Top-3, Top-5, Top 10 at such prestigious ballet competitions, as Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP), Youth International Ballet Competition and Universal Ballet Competition. WDA students qualify for world wide prestigious intensive ballet programs as Bolshoi Ballet Intensive, Royal Ballet Theatre Intensive, San Francisco Intensive, American Ballet Theatre Intensive, Pacific North Ballet Intensive and Boston Ballet Intensive. ​Our academies have already produced dancers who have joined professional ballet companies, such as Washington Ballet, Orlando Ballet & Sarasota Ballet.

 

The Advanced ballet classes that focus on artistic movements, musical interpretation, strength, coordination, and precision in movement. Additional exercises are learned in centre: Piqué Tour, Dégagé en Tournant, Emboîté, Pas de Chat, Pas de Basque, Pas Couru, Pas de Cheval, etc. Delivery of multiple pirouettes and tours (turns) is required. Students must be able to execute at least 16 Fouettés, and perform complicated variations. Prerequisite: Intermediate Ballet. 

 

We Dance Academies has the Exclusive Right to collaborate with the world-renown professional ballet theatre of the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine in Fort-Lauderdale & Coral Springs! WDA students are encouraged to participate in the full-scale ballet productions. Students of WDA have the opportunity to share the Parker Playhouse stage with some of the brightest stars of the professional ballet world in full length classical productions, such as Cinderella & Snow White in the 2023 winter season.  Our award winning students and their proud families experience the importance and scale of a professional level of performance from an early age.

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Floor Barre & Stretching

Floor barre is the basics for any dancer. In this class dancers will build core strength, find and maintain their balance, and increase their flexibility.  This class is highly recommended for the serious dancer, as well as, for adults wishing to increase their strength and flexibility. The focus of this class is to improve a dancer's range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility and increase their level of core muscle strength. This is the best way to get in good shape.

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