South Carolina Dance Company Provides Excellent Instruction in Ballet
Ballet is one of the oldest and most famous styles of dance that can be traced back to the 15th century. The word “ballet” originates from the latin word “Ballare” which literally means “to dance.” Ballet dancing is most notable for its techniques, such as pointe work and turn-out of the legs.
Ballet is a graceful, flowing dance style, and it is also a poised style of dance that incorporates the foundational techniques for many other dance forms. Ballet dance focuses on Pointe work which utilizes flowing and precise acrobatic movements.
South Carolina Dance Company Provides Excellent Instruction in Pointe
Pointe is a vital part of ballet technique, and it is made possible by specific shoes that are reinforced called pointe shoes. Pointe shoes enable dancers to dance on the tips of their toes for extended durations of time. In addition, It takes tremendous strength to be a good Pointe dancer.
A dancer must work very hard to develop their feet, ankles, knees, legs, and abdomen to endure the body’s weight during the controlled and precise dance movements. Excellent Pointe technique makes a ballet dancers appear weightless on the floor, allowing for free flowing, effortless dance positions.
South Carolina Dance Company’s Ballet Instructors are Experienced, Professional Ballet and Pointe Dancers
South Carolina Dance Company believes that Ballet and Pointe are the foundation for a solid dance education. Therefore, we have on staff some of the best ballet instructors in the midlands that teach Ballet using classical techniques. In addition, our instructors are professional dancers who have traveled around the world, have performed with prestigious Ballet Companies, and have formally studied Ballet at world class institutions such as the Harid Conservatory.
This professional ballet experience allows SCDC to offer quality ballet instruction to our students. As a result, South Carolina Dance Company students are getting a rich, disciplined, and fundamentally sound ballet training.