Classical Ballet & Pre-Professional Ballet Program

Eastern CT Ballet - Classic Ballet

Classical Ballet & Pre-Professional Ballet Program

Levels 1-8+
Ages 7 and Up

 

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Program Description

Step by step, ECB dancers are provided with a complete education in classical ballet. There is an emphasis on Balanchine Technique© which focuses on energy, clarity, generosity of movement and versatility. Our curriculum prepares students for the demands of today’s classical ballet and contemporary companies. In addition to their ballet program, students may take classes in modern, character, and jazz. During our summer programs, daily classes allow dancers to discover the joys of artistic expression and the sense of achievement that comes from hard work.

Performance Opportunities

Performing onstage is an exhilarating experience for a dancer, whether beginner or advanced. All dancers are eligible to perform in our annual Spring Showcase, featuring both classical and modern repertory. Students enrolled in our full classical ballet program are also eligible to audition for The Nutcracker presented at The Garde Arts Center in New London. The Nutcracker adds the benefit of the opportunity to dance with guest artists from New York City Ballet and other major companies.

For information on how to participate in The Nutcracker, please click here.

Company

Eastern Connecticut Ballet dancers who achieve a higher level of technical proficiency may be invited to join the Youth Company. The Company performs classical, contemporary and original choreography staged by Artistic Director Gloria Govrin, choreographers Krystin Dixon and Damara Bennett, and ECB resident faculty and guest artists.

Classical Ballet & Pre-Professional Ballet Program Performances

Recent Repertory

  • Peter and the Wolf - Gloria Govrin
  • Raymonda Variations – George Balanchine
  • Ballerina Swan – Gloria Govrin
  • Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra – Gloria Govrin
  • Carnival of the Animals – Gloria Govrin
  • The Four Seasons – Gloria Govrin
  • The Magic Toy Shoppe – Gloria Govrin
  • Musical Offering Phrases from Choreographic Offering – José Limón staged by Libby Nye
  • Interplay – Gloria Govrin
  • Gershwin Suite  – Gloria Govrin
  • Le Jazz Hot - Rob Marshall staged by Stephen Reed
  • Sleeping Beauty Excerpts – Marius Petipa staged by Gloria Govrin
  • Serenade - George Balanchine
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Gloria Govrin
  • Halloween Waltz - Krystin Dixon
  • Dancing Bones - Krystin Dixon

Placement

Trial or placement classes may be arranged. Please call the office to set up a visit.

Class Schedules

Level 1 - Two classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 1 Tuesday 4-5pm Ms. Damara
Level 1 Thursday 4-5pm Ms. Laura

Additional Options:

Class Day Time Instructor
Level 2 - Two ballet classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 2 Tuesday 5-6:15pm Ms. Damara
Level 2 Wednesday 5-6:15pm Ms. Laura
Level 3 - Three ballet classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 3 Monday 5:30-7pm Ms. Damara
Level 3 Thursday 5-6:30pm Ms. Julie
Level 3 Friday 4-5:30pm Ms. Damara

Additional Options:

Class Day Time Instructor
Levels 3 & 4 Character Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Ms. Laura
Level 4 - Three ballet classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 4 Monday 4-5:30pm Ms. Damara
Level 4 Thursday 5-6:30pm Ms. Laura
Level 4 Friday 5:30-7pm Ms. Damara

Do not purchase Pointe shoes before classes begin. We will have a professional pointe shoe fitting for Levels 4&5 (date and time TBD).

Additional Options:

Class Day Time Instructor
Character 3 & 4 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Ms. Laura
Level 5 Pre-Professional Program: Four ballet classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 5 with POINTE Monday 4-5:30pm Ms. Damara
Level 5 with POINTE Thursday 5-6:30pm Ms. Laura
Level 5 with POINTE Friday 5:30-7pm Ms. Damara
Level 5 Saturday 9-10:30am Ms. Damara

Additional Options:

Class Day Time Instructor
Character 5/6 Friday 4-5pm Ms. Laura
Level 6 Pre-Professional Program: Four ballet classes per week

 

Class Day Time Instructor
Level 6 Monday 4-5:30pm Mr. Marc
Level 6 POINTE Monday 5:30-6:30pm Mr. Jeremy
Level 6 Thursday 4-5:30pm Ms. Damara
Level 6  POINTE Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Ms. Damara
Level 6 Friday 5-6:30pm Ms. Laura
Level 6 Saturday 10:30am-12pm Ms. Damara

Additional Options:

Class Day Time Instructor
Character 5/6 Friday 4-5pm Ms. Laura
Level 7 Pre-Professional Program: 5 ballet classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 7 Monday 4-5:30pm Ms. Gloria
Level 7 Tuesday 5:30-7pm Ms. Gloria
Level 7 - POINTE Tuesday 7-8pm Ms. Gloria
Level 7 Wednesday 4:30-6pm Ms. Damara
Level 7 - POINTE Wednesday 6-7pm Ms. Damara
Level 7 Friday 5:30-7pm Ms. Gloria
Level 7 Saturday 9-10:30am Ms. Gloria

Additional Option:

Class Day Time Instructor
Level 7 Modern Monday 5:30-7pm Ms. Bo
Level 8 & 8+ Pre-Professional Program: 5 ballet classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 8 Monday 7-8:30pm Mr. Jeremy
Level 8 Tuesday 4-5:30pm Ms. Gloria
Level 8 Thursday 4-5:30pm Ms. Gloria
Level 8 POINTE Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Ms. Gloria
Level 8 Friday 5:30-7pm Ms. Gloria
Level 8 Saturday 9-10:30am Ms. Gloria
Level 8+ with Variations Wednesday 4-6:30pm (by invitation only) Ms. Gloria

Additional Option:

Class Day Time Instructor
Level 8 Modern Tuesday 5:30-7pm Ms. Bo

 

Class Uniforms

Uniforms may be purchased at Dancer’s Outlet or through online sources.Eastern CT Ballet - Classic Ballet Boys

Dancer’s Outlet
190 Flanders Rd.
East Lyme, CT
Phone: 860-367-1491

Please call ahead before making the trip.

All Levels:

Boys: White fitted t-shirt, black dance shorts or tights, white socks, black leather split sole ballet slippers.

Girls: Students must wear pink tights, pink leather split sole ballet slippers, and hair in a slicked back professional medium bun. Girls uniforms are listed below.

Level Leotard Brand Style Color
1 Wear Moi Emeraude Red
2 Wear Moi Emeraude Rose
3 Wear Moi Emeraude Pacific
4 Wear Moi Emeraude Fuchsia
5 Wear Moi Emeraude Royal
6 Wear Moi Emeraude French Blue
7 Wear Moi Faustine Navy
8 Wear Moi Faustine Black