Classical Ballet is the foundation of concert dance. Although it began in Italy, Ballet
flourished in the courts of Louis XIV. Studying classical ballet takes dedication, repetition,
memorization, commitment, determination, and a desire to succeed. Training in Ballet develops
body awareness and understanding of alignment while developing strength, flexibility, body
awareness, poise and confidence. Once strength and proper alignment of the body have been
achieved through continuous study, dancers advance to pointe work. Dancers must be
physically,technically and mentally ready. Students must be enrolled in at least three (3) Ballet
classes per week.