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Summer Ballet


Rachelle Zambito, Instructor
Tuesdays, 4:15-5:00 or 5:00-5:45 pm 
ages 3-4 
Girls and boys will have a blast (and blow off steam!) in this fun introduction to the world of ballet and creative dance! Through the use of games and songs, our Mini-Ballerinas and Creative Danseurs will learn the names of arm and leg positions, as well as movements such as tendu, plié, relevé, and passé. 

Amanda Turk, Instructor
Wednesdays, 5:00-5:45 pm   CANCELLED
ages 5-6

This class is designed to foster interest in pursuing more advanced ballet technique. Children will learn introductory ballet technique as well as body awareness and movement exploration through age-appropriate games and exercises.

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm
ages 7-12

Develop coordination, grace, musicality, flexibility, and balance in this sequential program. Basic ballet technique and vocabulary will be introduced as well as barre work, adagio and allegro movements, and dancing in unison.

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45 pm
ages 14-adult 

This class introduces students to the basics of the Russian (Vaganova) Ballet Technique through barre work, preparation for pirouettes, adagios, and allegro movements. Also covered are the basics of ballet vocabulary and technique. Great for developing flexibility, strength, coordination, musicality, and grace. 

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm
ages 14-adult 

Continuing focus on the Russian (Vaganova) Technique at the intermediate level

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY! Selected summer dance students have the opportunity to participate in our Summer Student Dance Showcase on Friday, August 18 at 7:30 pm. The Summer Gala is an event planned and run by students – students work on production, costumes, choreography, and all other aspects of the performance.  All registered summer dance students can audition for the performance, and student directors are chosen by Dance Department co-chairs in consultation with the Hochstein Dance Faculty. Feel free to contact Diane Lewis at diane.lewis@hochstein.org for more information.

Hochstein’s Intensive Training Program is based on the foundational core of the Russian Vaganova technique. Students in this pre-professional program are expected to do multiple classes per week. A sample of expectation by level is listed below:




For more information about the Intensive Training Program, including class descriptions for Ballet I-IV, Pirouette, Pointe, and variations, visit our website at www.hochstein.org/dance. You may also contact Diane Lewis, Dance Department Co-Chair, at diane.lewis@hochstein.org for class scheduling and options.



Click here for the At-a-Glance schedule of summer dance classes and the class fees.