Dance: The Cutting Edge

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Traditional Ballet: Level 2

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Dancers in “Dance: The Cutting Edge – Traditional Ballet: Level 2” should have full knowledge of Level 1. Ballet class etiquette, self-discipline, focus, grace, and respect for the art are continually emphasized. Advanced patterns in en Croix are introduced at the barre and the backend of the traditional barre pattern is substituted with more complicated jumps, such as Changements. Adagio is lengthened, Arabesque is now done in center, and so are Pirouettes. Advanced jumps such as Assemblés and Sissonnes are added to Petit Allegro. Chainés, and other turns, are introduced across the floor, and students are now learning their Grande Allegro with Saut de Chat leaps. Full turnout is stressed when appropriate.

The instructor offers detailed breakdowns of each move, offers corrections for common mistakes, and has students demonstrate exercises and new material. Ballet artistry, poise, grace, and presentation are benefits of this level. Our “Traditional Ballet” video series is full of superb learning and teaching tools stemming from the artistic vision of Elizabeth Acuña Nuevo, owner and director of Artistic Dance Center located in Doral, Florida. Elizabeth teaches Levels 1-4 alongside Nadine Barton. Nadine is currently in her fourth season with the Alabama Ballet, performing soloist and corps de ballet roles in works such as Don Quixote and Coppelia.


DTCE’s Traditional Ballet: Level 2 course introduces advanced patterns en Croix at the barre, more complicated jumps, a lengthened Adagio, and Pirouettes done in center. Ballet artistry, poise, grace, and presentation are all benefits of this level. The Syllabus includes Barre Technique, Center Exercises, Petite Allegro, Across the Floor, and more! You can follow the full course guide, or mix and match to create your own class from over 30 impressive steps like Grand Battements, Assemblé, Chainés, Pique Turns, and Sissonne Fermé.

DTCE’s detailed syllabi allow you to create your own course of study from the plethora of innovative drills we offer- or follow our complete lesson plans to guide your students through progressive exercises to obtain skill level mastery. Syllabi offer a list of steps that correlate with each video, making it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for!

Syllabi can be used as a teacher training resource or class planning guide for your studio, saving you time in curriculum development! Teachers, assistants, trainees, and substitutes can all easily be on the same page using this sequenced tool. Syllabi are also useful for dance parents as a reinforcement guide to what children are learning in their weekly classes.