Enrico Cecchetti Method
Students learn to do everything with a little more care, and just as much enjoyment. Class commences after the warm up with placed centre exercises to gain equilibrium. Gentle introduction of 'turnout' and use of arms are encouraged. Students are taught to stand tall as a beginning to good posture. Basic theory content is included.
Grade 1 to 6 Classical
An accomplishment in these levels is grasping the French terminology of exercises.
A strong firm stance is required with a gaining of control of the abdominal muscles.
Concentration and self discipline is also beginning to develop. Barre work helps to learn the control the shoulders and placement of legs and feet. Students need to master all the skills required for each level before attempting exams (optional) or progressing to the next level. Grooming by this stage should be immaculate as it is imperative for corrections and with in keeping of the traditions of classical dance.
Majors (Intermediate and above)
In these levels students begin to work through the class like a professional dancer. Besides mastering the set exercises, students need to have a sound ability in theory and a sense of performance, technical ability, be proficient in unseen exercises and demonstrate the work with confidence and knowledge within her or his physical capacity. All students must have a strong posture, with articulate feet and legs, beautifully extended arms and most important a presentation of exercises without strain or tension.