Classical Ballet & Pre-Professional Ballet Program

Classical Ballet & Pre-Professional Ballet Program

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 1A/1B
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 1A Monday 4-5:15pm Stephanie
Level 1A Wednesday 4-5:15pm Stephanie
Level 1B Thursday 5:30-6:45pm Stephanie
Level 1B Saturday 9-10:15am Stephanie
Additional Options:
Class Day Time Instructor
Tap/Jazz - Levels D/1A/1B Thursday 4:30-5:30pm Amy
Character- Levels 1A/1B/2 Saturday 10:15-11:15am Laura
Level 2
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 2 Monday 5:15-6:45pm Stephanie
Level 2 Wednesday 5:15-6:45pm Stephanie

Additional Options:

Class Day Time Instructor
Tap/Jazz - Levels 2/3 Monday 6:45-7:45pm Amy
Character- Levels 1A/1B/2 Saturday 10:15-11:15am Laura
Level 3
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 3 Monday 4-5:30pm Laura
Level 3 Thursday 4-5:30pm Laura
Level 3 Friday 4-5:30pm Laura

Additional Options:

Class Day Time Instructor
Tap/Jazz - Levels 2/3 Monday 6:45-7:45pm Amy
Character- Level 3/4 Monday 5:30-6:30pm Laura
Level 4
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 4 Monday 6:30-8pm Laura
Level 4 Thursday 5:30-7pm Laura
Level 4 Friday 5:30-7pm Laura

Additional Options:

Class Day Time Instructor
Character- Level 3/4 Monday 5:30-6:30pm Laura
Pre-Pointe- Level 4 Thursday 7-8pm Stephanie
Level 5 Pre-Professional Program
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 5 Tuesday 4-5:30pm Krystin
Level 5 Wednesday 4-5:30pm Marc
Level 5 Friday 5:30-7pm Krystin
Level 5 Saturday 10:30-12pm Krystin

Additional Options:

Class Day Time Instructor
Modern- Level 5 Tuesday 5:45-7pm Stephanie
Character- Level 5/6A Thursday 7-8pm Laura
Level 6A Pre-Professional Program

 

Class Day Time Instructor 

 

Level 6A Tuesday 5:30-7pm Krystin 

 

Level 6A Wednesday 5:30-7pm Marc 

 

Level 6A Pointe Wednesday 7-8pm Marc 

 

Level 6A Thursday 4-5:30pm Marc 

 

Level 6A Pointe Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Marc 

 

Level 6A Friday 4-5:30pm Krystin 

 

Level 6A Saturday 9-10:30am Krystin 

 

 

Additional Options:

                

Class Day Time Instructor
Modern- Level 6A/6B Monday 4-5:30pm Bo
Character- Level 5/6A Thursday 7-8pm Laura
Level 6B Pre-Professional Program
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 6B Monday 5:30-7pm Gloria
Level 6B Pointe Monday 7-8pm Gloria
Level 6B Wednesday 6:30-8pm Gloria
Level 6B Thursday 5:30-7pm Gloria
Level 6B Pointe Thursday 7-8pm Gloria
Level 6B Friday 4-5:30pm Gloria
Level 6B Saturday 9-10:30am Gloria

Additional Option:

Class Day Time Instructor
Modern- Level 6A/6B Monday 4-5:30pm Bo
Level 7 & 7+ Pre-Professional Program
Class Day Time Instructor
Level 7 Monday 4-5:30pm Gloria
Level 7 Tuesday 4-5:30pm Gloria
Level 7 Pointe Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm Gloria
Level 7+ (by invitation only) Wednesday 4-5:30pm Gloria
Level 7+ Variations (by invitation only) Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm Gloria
Level 7 Thursday 4-5:30pm Gloria
Level 7 Friday 5:30-7pm Gloria
Level 7 Saturday 10:30-12pm Gloria
Additional Option:
Class Day Time Instructor
Modern- Level 7 Monday 5:30-7pm Bo

Class Uniforms

Uniforms may be purchased at Dancer’s Outlet or through online sources.

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

Please call ahead before making the trip.

All Levels:

Students must wear pink tights, pink leather split sole ballet slippers, and hair in a slicked back professional medium bun.

Level Leotard Brand Style Color
1 Wear Moi Coralie White
2 Wear Moi Coralie Pink
3 Wear Moi Coralie Rose
4 Wear Moi Coralie Fuchsia
5 Wear Moi Faustine Lilac
6A Wear Moi Faustine French Blue
6B Wear Moi Faustine Navy
7 Wear Moi Faustine Black

Classical Ballet & Pre-Professional Program at Eastern Connecticut Ballet2017 Nutcracker & Company Audition and Meeting Information

  • • MANDATORY Nutcracker Meeting for NEW Nutcracker Parents ONLY: Friday, Sept. 8th, 6-7:15 pm
  • • MANDATORY Company Parent Meeting for all students and parents interested in company in Levels 6A, 6B, 7: Friday, Sept. 8, 7:15-8:15 pm

Nutcracker 2017 Auditions – Sunday, Sept. 10

  • • Levels 6A, 6B, 7 – Warm up (no charge) 10-11:30am
  • • Nutcracker & Company Level 7 – 12-1pm
  • • Nutcracker & Company Level 6B – 1-2pm
  • • Nutcracker & Company Level 6A – 2-3pm
  • • Levels 4/5- 3-3:45pm
  • • Levels 2/3- 3:45-4:30pm
  • • Children’s D & Level 1 – 4:30-5:15pm

There is a $30.00 Audition Fee to be paid on 9/10/17