This class will work through the foundations of ballet training, exploring basic exercises and expanding them into the more intricate, athletic and graceful movements that make up the classical ballet repertoire. We’ll work on French terminology, standard positions, the components of port de bras and the progression of the tendu to the jete. A focus will be placed on coordinating the movements of the arms and head with the actions of the legs and feet. Alignment, fluidity, and strength will be developed in the progression from barre exercises, centre work and travelling through space and then evolving into more complex dance combinations with the goal of developing grace and agility. This is an introductory level class but is also open to all who want to refresh their ballet skills.
Instructor: Dianne Fraser
Where: New Dance Horizons 2207 Harvey Street
When: Wednesdays January 8th - March 18th 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM No class February 5th, 12th, and 19th
Registration Fees: $22 Drop in $155 Bundle (8 classes)
Please call the office (306) 525-5393, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Eventbrite page to register!
** Drop ins are first come first serve basis with reservations made by contacting the office or at the beginning of class. Classes purchased are non transferable and must be used by the final week of class.
Dianne Fraser developed an early interest in dance and spent much of her first three decades studying and working professionally in the dance world. She spent several years in the Professional Programs of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Toronto Dance Theatre before becoming a member of Sundance Repertoire Company, directed by Odette Heyn, in Winnipeg. She subsequently acted as an independent dance artist, dividing her energies between studies, choreography, performance, and teaching. In 1986 Dianne co-founded New Dance Horizons and was co-artistic director until 1991, while continuing to perform. For twelve years, she taught a variety of ages and dance styles at local facilities such as Regina Dance Works, Youth Ballet & Contemporary Dance of Sask, and Class Act Studios, in addition to teaching in Winnipeg and Toronto. Her approach to working with the body in motion has been shaped from the anatomical knowledge and hands on experience she’s gained by working as a Registered Massage Therapist for the past 30 years.
Address: 2207 Harvey St, Regina, SK S4S 2N2 Canada
Hours: Mon - Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sat - Sun: Closed Statutory Holidays: Closed
*Special thanks to the following agencies: Government of Canada, Saskatchewan Arts Board, City of Regina, Canada Council for the Arts, CanDance, Community Initiatives Fund, Dance Saskatchewan Inc., SaskCulture, and Business for the Arts
NDH acknowledges that our organization creates, inspires, presents, and collaborates on Treaty 4 Territory. We affirm our relationship and partnership with the First Nations and Métis people that live here, in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.