Classical Ballet & Pre-Professional Ballet Program

Eastern CT Ballet - Classic Ballet

Classical Ballet & Pre-Professional Ballet Program

Levels 1-7+
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, tap, jazz and/or character. 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 live accompaniment from Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, and the opportunity to dance with guest artists from New York City Ballet and other companies.

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, Assistant Director Krystin Dixon, and ECB resident faculty and guest artists.

 

Classical Ballet & Pre-Professional Ballet Program Performances

Recent Repertory

  • Raymonda Variations – 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 – Jose Limon 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

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 Monday 4-5pm Ms. Damara
Level 1 Wednesday 6-7pm Ms. Damara

Additional Options:

Class Day Time Instructor
Level 2 - Two ballet classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 2 Tuesday 5:30-6:45pm Ms. Damara
Level 2 Thursday 4-5:15pm Ms. Damara
Level 3 - Three ballet classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 3 Monday 5-6:30pm Ms. Damara
Level 3 Tuesday 4-5:30pm Ms. Damara
Level 3 Friday 5-6:30pm Ms. Laura

Additional Options:

Class Day Time Instructor
Levels 3 & 4 Character Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm Ms. Laura
Level 4 - Three ballet classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 4 with POINTE Monday 4-6pm Ms. Krystin
Level 4 Tuesday 4-5:30pm Ms. Damara
Level 4 Thursday 5:30-7pm Ms. Krystin
Do not purchase Pointe shoes before classes begin. We will have a professional pointe shoe fitting for Levels 4&5 on Saturday Sept 15 in the morning, time TBD. Additional Options:
Class Day Time Instructor
Character 3 & 4 Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm Ms. Laura
Level 5 Pre-Professional Program: Four ballet classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 5 Tuesday 5:30-7pm Ms. Krystin
Level 5 with POINTE Wednesday 4-6pm Ms. Damara
Level 5 Thursday 4-5:30pm Ms. Krystin
Level 5 Friday 5:30-7pm Ms. Damara
Additional Options:
Class Day Time Instructor
Jazz 5/6 Monday 4:15-5:30pm Mr. Jeremy
Character 5/6 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Ms. Laura
Level 6 Pre-Professional Program: Four ballet classes per week

 

Class Day Time Instructor
Level 6 - POINTE ONLY Monday 4:30-5:30pm Ms. Krystin
Level 6 Tuesday 4-5:30pm Ms. Krystin
Level 6 Thursday 4-5:30pm Mr. Marc
Level 6 - POINTE Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Mr. Marc
Level 6 Friday 4-5:30pm Ms. Damara
Level 6 Saturday 9-10:30pm Ms. Damara

Additional Options:

Class Day Time Instructor
Jazz 5/6 Monday 4:15-5:30pm Mr. Jeremy
Character 5/6 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Ms. Laura
Level 7 Pre-Professional Program: 5 ballet classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 7 Tuesday 5:30-7pm Ms. Gloria
Level 7 Wednesday 5:15-6:45pm Mr. Marc
Level 7 - POINTE Wednesday 7-8pm Ms. Gloria
Level 7 Thursday 4-5:30pm Ms. Gloria
Level 7 - POINTE Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Ms. Damara
Level 7 Friday 4-5:30pm Ms. Gloria
Level 7 Saturday 9-10:30am Ms. Gloria

Additional Option:

Class Day Time Instructor
Level 7 Modern Tuesday 4-5:30pm Ms. Bo
Level 8 & 8+ Pre-Professional Program: 5 ballet classes per week
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 8 Monday 5:30-7pm Mr. Jeremy
Level 8 Tuesday 7-8:30pm Ms. Gloria
Level 8 Thursday 5:30-7pm Ms. Gloria
Level 8 POINTE Thursday 7-8pm Ms. Gloria
Level 8 Friday 5:30-7pm Ms. Gloria
Level 8 Saturday 10:30am-12pm Ms. Damara
Level 8+ with Variations Wednesday 4:30-7pm (by invitation only) Ms. Gloria
Level 8+ Saturday 10:30am-12pm (by invitation only) Ms. Gloria
Additional Option:
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 8 Modern Monday 4-5:30pm 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 t-shirt, black shorts, 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

Eastern CT Ballet - Classic Ballet Outdoors2018 Nutcracker & Company Audition and Meeting Information

  • • MANDATORY Nutcracker Meeting for ALL Nutcracker Parents: Friday, Sept. 7th, 5:45-6:30 pm
  • • MANDATORY Company Parent Meeting for all students and parents interested in company in Levels 6, 7 & 8: Friday, Sept. 7th, 6:30-7:15pm
  • • Combined Classes on Sept 7: Level 6/7 & 8/8+ from 4-5:30pm

Nutcracker & Company 2018 Auditions for Levels 6, 7 & 8– Saturday, Sept. 8th

  • • Nutcracker & Company Level 8 - 12:30-1:30pm
  • • Nutcracker & Company Level 7 - 1:30-2:30pm
  • • Nutcracker & Company Level 6 - 2:30-3:30pm

Nutcracker 2018 Auditions for Levels 1,2,3,4 & 5– Sunday, Sept. 9th

  • • Levels 3/4/5 - 12:30-1:30pm
  • • Levels 1/2 - 1:30-2:30pm

 

There is a $30.00 Audition Fee to be paid on Audition Day