Modern, Character & Jazz Classes at Eastern Connecticut Ballet

Modern & Character Classes (ages 8 – 18)


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Program Descriptions

Modern Dance Classes at Eastern Connecticut Ballet
Thomas Giroir

Modern (Levels 7 & 8)

Led by resident and guest faculty, dancers study an eclectic blend of modern dance styles. Students experience, among others, the classical techniques of José Limón, Paul Taylor, Lester Horton and Martha Graham. Our summer intensive also incorporates Modern Repertory taught by master teachers from the Taylor, Ailey, Graham, and Limón companies.

Character Classes at ECBCharacter (Levels 3-6)

Character dance is a subdivision of classical ballet; a stylized representation of traditional folk or national dance. Using music and dances from all over the world which have been adapted for theater, character dance classes help students develop musicality, stage presence, and expressiveness. It is a truly uplifting and joyful class. In the Young Professional Summer Workshop, students build skills through daily ballet, character and jazz classes.

Jazz (Level 7 Teen/Adult)

Explore the energetic and expressive moves, upbeat music, and exhilarating choreography of jazz dance. Students will enjoy freedom of movement and expression, while developing stage presence and musicality.

Eastern CT Ballet - Spring Performance


Performance Opportunities

It’s always a magical moment when our ECB dancers enter the spotlight and discover their own stage presence. All dancers are eligible to perform in our annual Spring Performance, featuring both classical and modern repertory

Class Schedule

Intermediate Teen/Adult Jazz (Level 7 & Teen/Adult)


Intermediate Jazz (Level 7 & Teen/Adult) Thursday 7-8:30pm Mr. Felipe
Character Levels 3 & 4
Class Day Time Teacher
Level 3/4 Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm Ms. Laura
Character Levels 5 & 6
Class Day Time Teacher
Character 5/6 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Laura
Modern 7
Class Day Time Instructor
Modern 7 Tuesday 4-5:30pm Ms. Bo
Modern 8
Class Day Time Instructor
Modern 8 Monday 4-5:30pm Ms. Bo