2021 Summer Workshops

Name
Days
Location
Junior Intensive: Art in Motion
In this workshop, students will have fun bringing their own artwork to life via music, ballet, choreography, and improvisaztion. Pointe/Pre-Pointe and other cross-training disciplines will also be incorporated.
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Things That Fly
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet

2021 Summer

Name
Days
Location
Advanced Beginner
Monday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Zumba
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Zumba Online
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Contemporary
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Intermediate/Advanced
Monday Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Jazz Dance
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Intro to Ballet
This is a 6 week course designed to teach adults the beginning basics of ballet technique, and proper and healthy bio-mechanical body alignment.
Students will learn basic ballet positions, vocabulary, and class exercises, with an emphasis on alignment and musicality.
Karen’s teaching promotes an environment where students feel safe to explore, take risks, and learn new things.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Intermediate/Advanced with Julian (7/15-22)
Monday Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet

2021/2022

Name
Days
Location
Men's Batterie
Class starts on September 20.
Monday
6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Adult Int/Adv Ballet
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Zumba
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Contemporary
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Adult Advanced Beginner Ballet
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Hip Hop
No previous training required. Recommended age 12 and up. Class starts with a warm-up, including an isolation break down of the body, abdominal and arm work, progressions across the floor and learning choreography weekly.
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Level II
Some previous training required; Students will attain knowledge of all arm and foot positions (1st through 5th), and all directions of the body (i.e. Croisé, écarté). Dancers will be confident executing all traditional exercises at barre (i.e. plié through grands battements), as well as basic jumps, turns, and traveling steps in center.
Recommended for ages 8-11.
Monday Wednesday
4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Intro to Ballet for Adults I Session 1
This is an 6 week course designed to teach adults the beginning basics of ballet technique, and proper and healthy bio-mechanical body alignment.
Students will learn basic ballet positions, vocabulary, and class exercises, with an emphasis on alignment and musicality.
Karen’s teaching promotes an environment where students feel safe to explore, take risks, and learn new things.
Thursday
6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Intro to Ballet for Adults I Session 2
This is a 6-week course designed to teach adults the beginning basics of ballet technique, and proper and healthy bio-mechanical body alignment.
Students will learn basic ballet positions, vocabulary, and class exercises, with an emphasis on alignment and musicality.
Karen’s teaching promotes an environment where students feel safe to explore, take risks, and learn new things.
Thursday
6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Intro to Ballet for Adults II Session 1
This is an 8-week course for those who have completed Intro I.
Thursday
6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Intro to Ballet for Adults II Session 2
This is an 8-week course for those who have completed Intro I.
Thursday
6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Intermediate/Advanced
Previous training recommended. Students will have a solid grasp of all ballet positions, movements, directions, and terminology, as well as possessing an understanding of proper classical technique, alignment and form. Dancers will gain confidence performing multiple turns, jumps with batterie, and advanced sequences.
Monday Thursday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Intermediate/Advanced Pointe
Monday Thursday
6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Level III/Level IV
Some previous training required. Students will gain an understanding of all ballet positions, movements, directions, and terminology, and will concentrate on proper alignment, strength, flexibility, and turnout throughout all movements. Pre-Pointe exercises will be incorporated into class time.
Recommended for ages 10-14.
Tu 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Th 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Level IV Pointe
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Tu 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Th 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Modern
A class exploring the fundamentals and applications of classical modern technique. Moving through a codified class model we will learn the individualized movement vocabulary of classical modern while honing our ability to find freedom within discipline and individuality within uniformity. Wear long pants to protect knees during floor work and a tight fitting top.
Previous training recommended. Recommended age 12 and up.
Friday
6:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Level III/Level IV 2
Some previous training required. Students will gain an understanding of all ballet positions, movements, directions, and terminology, and will concentrate on proper alignment, strength, flexibility, and turnout throughout all movements. Pre-Pointe exercises will be incorporated into class time.
Recommended for ages 10-14.
Sa 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Intermediate/Advanced
Previous training recommended. Students will have a strong grasp of all ballet positions, movements, directions, and terminology, as well as demonstrating the ability to maintain proper alignment, clear technique, and consistent turn-out throughout all movements. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening artistry, musical phrasing, expression, and nuance, as well as multiple turns, jumps with batterie physical stamina, and complex sequences.
Saturday
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Jazz Dance
This class will begin with a jazz warm up followed by some across the floor combinations intended to introduce dancers to the movement style. Most of the class will be taken up with learning choreography which will change weekly. This class is open to dancers of all experience levels and the choreography will be accommodating to that.
Saturday
12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Level I
No previous training required. Recommended age 7-9. Students will learn all classical ballet arm and foot positions, and begin practicing all traditional barre exercises. Dancers will gain an understanding of how to move rhythmically to a variety of musical tempi, and establish a foundation for advancing jumps and turns.
Wednesday Saturday
4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet


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