The King Centre For The Performing Arts officially launched it’s Ballet Academy Program the Fall of 2011. The foundation of the program is based in the Vaganova technique, which has trained numerous ballet dancers. Additionally, aspects of the Balanchine technique are an integral part of the core ballet syllabus, as several of our ballet instructors have trained and danced with the New York City Ballet. The classes and their curriculum have all been developed to create a knowledgeable and well-rounded classical dancer. Students gain the lifelong benefits of dance, including the development of self-esteem, good posture, coordination and fitness, physical and mental confidence, and discipline. This time-tested approach to training young dancers is in the best interests of the student as well as the future of classical ballet.
Students are carefully placed in the appropriate level based upon their technical skills, physical development and strength. The physical and artistic well-being of the student is the consideration in determining level placement. Because of the nature of a syllabus-based program, it is not unusual to spend more than one year in the same level.The artistic faculty is constantly monitoring each student’s progress. When a student achieves proficiency at each level and the faculty feels it appropriate, they advance to the next level. Advancement is based on ability, not age.