Age 6 (45 minutes, once weekly)
Primary - limit 4 per class
Thursday 4:15-5:00 or
Primary students learn beginning barre exercises in the centre, adding pliés in 2nd and 3rd position, balances on two feet on demi-pointe, beginning tendu a la seconde, lateral movements, poses on one leg, and the beginning of more formal port de bras, and concepts from the Discover Dance program. Locomotor movements are combined in simple forms to help the dancers learn to move from one step to the next. Gallops, polkas, skips, and spring points are used. Dancers begin learning to move the head in the proper method for turning, so as not to get dizzy (spotting), and learn to travel in different patterns, such as en diagonal, clockwise and counterclockwise, forward and backward in lines, and side to side.