With a fun fusion of modern music and our classic ballet repertoire, this class is a fun and challenging session that combines core exercises and body exploration. Release stress and get fit in a creative class appropriate for dancers of all levels. We will respect your limits and hope that you feel comfortable with the time and work that you are willing to share (no prior experience is needed). You are expected to come, let loose, apply your best physical and mental effort, and have fun with your group. During the session, we will adopt techniques and receive the benefits of the practice of classical dance, while also incorporating more freedom in our range of movement.
What to expect: Each session follows the traditional structure of a ballet class, placing emphasis on rhythm and musicality while also providing ample time at the barre and center work. All of this is done while adapting to your space at home and your unique situation. Students are provided with a challenging and engaging technique class within a fun, energetic, and supportive dance community. Dancers also explore more sophisticated combinations and incorporate turns, jumps, and more technically challenging sequences. Meanwhile, the free-flowing movement of contemporary dance will make it a unique learning and dance experience for each woman. Our Contemporary Ballet students seek to strengthen, tone and define key muscle groups, while developing firmness and creating a leaner body. This is a steady-paced dance class that is thorough, challenging, and fun. Emphasis is placed on technique, musicality, and placement. This virtual class is very dynamic, so dancers should be prepared to be in the video and to demonstrate when asked. Each week, we will discuss specific study units that will be reviewed progressively and homework will be assigned.
Your Instructor: Danielle Garcia is a professional dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer from Brazil who graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance and a Minor in Psychology from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Danielle has performed professionally with the Mercyhurst Ballet Theatre, Erie Ballet Theatre, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, and Pullmantur Cruise Lines. She has training in ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, and hip hop genres and has performed as a soloist and a group member in both national and international competitions, such as Tanzolymp (Germany), Youth America Grand Prix (United States), and Festival de Joinville (Brazil). Danielle has been teaching ballet for 6 years and is really excited to be a ballet instructor for Ballet For Women. Learn more
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There is no strict dress code for this or any BFW class. However, we please ask students to wear clothing that is:
Aside from classical ballet dancewear, students typically wear activewear bottoms (e.g. yoga leggings or sweatpants) and a comfortable tank or t-shirt. If you are not sure what to wear, find support HERE.
Any person who participates in dance classes provided by Ballet for Women does so at her own risk. She shall assume all risks involved, including but not limited to all cost, claim, injury, damage, or liability sustained while participating. Ballet for Women will not be held liable for any misfortune that may occur. By signing up for the class, you are agreeing to the above and are certifying that you are in good health and have consulted a doctor before beginning this dance program. Also, the information provided through this website does not constitute or replace the medical advice of a healthcare professional. If you have any questions, view our Medical Disclaimer or let us know.