Pottier Académie de Danse

Pottier Académie de Danse

PRE-BALLET/PRE-TAP

Dancers will be introduced to basic ballet positions (arms, hands, feet and legs) and some of the fundamental steps with a strong emphasis on moving to music. This class provides dancers with an introduction to ballet with beginning development of ballet concepts such as turn out, coordination, and balance.

Students are introduced to proper tap technique through center floor exercises, to begin developing musicality, balance, and coordination. Ages 3 - 4 years old.

  SATURDAYS AT 10:30-11:15 A.M.

SATURDAYS AT 10:30-11:15 A.M.


  SATURDAYS AT   9:30-10:30 A.M.

SATURDAYS AT 9:30-10:30 A.M.

BALLET I/II

This level introduces students to the fundamentals of ballet. Dancers are introduced to ballet vocabulary as well as musicality, discipline and class structure.with a comprehensive understanding of ballet technique. Students will build strength and coordination, learning combinations at the barre and in the center. This class is by teacher placement only. 

BALLET III / IV

This level is created for any dancer with a comprehensive understanding of ballet technique. This level challenges students with more complex combinations at the barre and in the center. The students will work on fluidity of movement, balance and combinations with petit adagio and petit allegro. Students prepare for work en pointe with strengthening exercises on the floor and at the barre. This class is by teacher placement only.
   NEW CLASS TIMES COMING SOON!

 NEW CLASS TIMES COMING SOON!


  MONDAYS AT 5:30-7 P.M.

MONDAYS AT 5:30-7 P.M.

BALLET V / PRE-POINTE

Students work to develop additional strength and refinement en demi pointe as they prepare and begin work en pointe. Emphasis is placed on proper alignment, sculpting the legs and feet, anatomically building both endurance and stamina for executing advanced pointe work. This class is by teacher placement only.

BALLET VI / POINTE I

Students require teacher recommendation to begin work en pointe. A student must successfully demonstrate significant progression in leg and foot strength, and balance. Students must be enrolled in Ballet III/IV or higher. This class is by teacher placement only.
  FRIDAYS AT 5:30-6:45 P.M.

FRIDAYS AT 5:30-6:45 P.M.


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BEGINNING TAP

Students explore the fundamentals of tap technique and terminology, with an emphasis on musicality and coordination. 
Tuesdays at 5:45-6:15 p.m. BEGINNING SEPTEMBER

INTERMEDIATE TAP

Students are taught rhythms, timing, and beats. This class is for dancers with a basic understanding of tap dance. This class is by teacher placement only. 
 

 

 

  WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30-7 P.M.

WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30-7 P.M.


    NEW CLASS TIMES COMING SOON!

  NEW CLASS TIMES COMING SOON!

BEGINNING JAZZ

This class is high energy from the music to the movement. Students will learn basic technique, and work on stretching and strengthening to execute leaps, turns, and extensions. Ages 6.5 - 8

INTERMEDIATE JAZZ

This jazz class is an intermediate level class, and is for dancers with a comprehensive understanding of jazz dance. Students will learn body control, alignment, fluidity, and technique. This class is by teacher placement only. 
 
  WEDNESDAYS AT 5:30-6:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAYS AT 5:30-6:30 P.M.


  WEDNESDAYS AT 5:30-6:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAYS AT 5:30-6:30 P.M.

STRETCH & STRENGTH

This is a combination class that will begin with Stretch & Strength, and conclude with Intermediate Jazz. Students will work on increasing flexibility, range of motion, and strengthening the muscles through stretching. This class will also aim to increase the core body strength which is essential for a dancer. 
 

PROGRESSIONS

Our leaps and turns class focuses on improving balance, body alignment and strength through centre floor and across the floor combinations with an emphasis on the proper execution of leaps and turns. 

New Class Times

Coming Soon!

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LYRICAL I

Lyrical dance incorporates techniques from ballet and jazz, and encourages expression of emotion and storytelling through choreography. Ages 10+
 
  TUESDAYS AT 6:15-7 P.M.

TUESDAYS AT 6:15-7 P.M.


  FRIDAYS AT 5:30-6:15 P.M.

FRIDAYS AT 5:30-6:15 P.M.

LYRICAL III

This class is designed for advanced students with previous training in ballet. Students will explore partnering and weight sharing exercises combined with basic techniques and skills from ballet and jazz. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. Students must take this class in conjunction with ballet and is by teacher placement only.