OREGON BALLET THEATRE

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ADULT CLASSES


FALL TERM / September 11 - December 18, 2015

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

DROP-IN CLASS PRICES
SINGLE CLASS
$  17.00
5-CLASS CARD
$  79.00
(discounted to $15.80 per class)
Expiration: 2 months

10-CLASS CARD
$137.00
(discounted to $13.70 per class)
Expiration: 4 months

FALL DROP-IN CLASSES

Fall Term classes run from Friday, September 11 through December 18, 2015

  • Class will not be held: November 27 (Thanksgiving Break).
  • Drop-in class length is 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • A live accompanist is provided to enhance movement and musicality.
  • Single class and multiple class cards can be purchased before class.  Please allow time upon check-in.  Check-in and payment must be processed before student is allowed in class.
  • Class cards are “virtual” cards.  We keep track in a computer program.  You will not be given an actual hardcopy card. 
  • Classes with fewer than 10 students may be canceled.

ABSOLUTE BEGINNING BALLET WORKSHOP
Tuesday Night (10-week session)
September 15 – November 17, 2015

10-week Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop:
$126.00

BEGINNING BALLET WORKSHOP
Monday or Thursday Night
(10-week session)
Monday: Sept. 14 – Nov. 16, 2015
Thursday: Sept. 17 – Nov. 19, 2015

10-week Beginning Ballet Workshop:
$126.00

FALL TERM WORKSHOPS 

  • Registration opens Monday, August 31, 2015 and is required for all workshops. To register please send your name, home or mobile phone number, and workshop choice to schoolofobt@obt.org. You will receive an email confirmation once registered.
  • Workshop class length is 1 hour, 15 minutes.
  • A live accompanist is provided to enhance movement and musicality.
  • New students will not be allowed to join a workshop in session after its third class unless approved by the instructor after a trial class ($17.00; non-refundable). If a student is given permission to join after the initial three weeks, all remaining classes will be prorated at $14.70 per class.
  • Drop-in students are not permitted in workshop classes.
  • Workshop classes must have an initial enrollment of 15 students to continue.

 


Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop Description

This class is an introduction to ballet with an emphasis on body alignment for proper execution of ballet steps. The student will learn the very basics of ballet technique in the structure of a traditional ballet class.

The class begins with barre work, consisting of pliés, tendues, jetés, and ronds de jambe. These movements are taught slowly so the student understands the importance of muscle development for strength and rotation. Barre work is concluded with stretching before class resumes with center floor work. Center exercises reinforce the barre work, and port de bras is added.  Small jumps are introduced. The class ends with a traditional révérence.

The completion of at least two workshop sessions is recommended to ensure student confidence before moving into Beginning Ballet.

Beginning Ballet Workshop Description

This class is a continuation of Absolute Beginning Ballet. Students new to our Adult Program may begin this class only with instructor approval (please call for placement procedure).

Beginning Ballet’s class structure is always consistent, repeating and building onto prior knowledge of technique. Port de bras is added to pliés, tendues, and jetés, and these movements are executed at a faster tempo and in 5th position. Frappés, fondues, and grands battements are added to the barre work. Sautés and échappés are first introduced at the barre and then executed in the latter half of center work. Barre work always concludes with stretching. Simple adagio exercises are added in center work. Combining two or more steps make up exercises traveling across the room. The class ends with a traditional révérence.

The completion of one to two years of Beginning Ballet is recommended to ensure student confidence before moving into The School of OBT’s Ballet (Drop-in) classes.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

SOBT Receptionist:
503.227.6890
(will transfer to voice mail during daytime hours; messages will be returned in the late afternoon / evening)
schoolofobt@obt.org

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