Dance: The Cutting Edge

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Traditional Ballet: Level 3

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Dancers in “Dance: The Cutting Edge – Traditional Ballet: Level 3” should have full knowledge of Levels 1 and 2. Each video is a continued building block on the previous ballet levels completed. Barre is now taken all the way through to stretch and includes more than 40 advanced movements such as Frappés, Pas de Chevals, and preparations for Fouettés. Differentiation is a key element in center combinations as dancers learn new leg placements, such as Attitude, and then are challenged by implementing Attitude Turns. Batus (beats) are introduced during Petit Allegro, and across the floor and Grande Allegro now consist of combinations. Focus, memory, and multi-tasking are exercised through the use of these combinations.

The instructor offers detailed breakdowns of each move, offers corrections for common mistakes, and has students demonstrate exercises and new material. The class is longer and more structured. Strength training, grace of movement, and advanced use of music and rhythms are stressed. Our “Traditional Ballet” series is full of exceptional 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 3 course takes Barre all the way through to stretch. Focus, memory, and multi-tasking are emphasized through use of advanced combinations. The Syllabus includes Barre Technique, Center Exercises, Petite Allegro, Across the Floor, Grande Allegro and more! You can follow the full course guide, or mix and match to create your own class from over 40 advanced movements like Frappés, Pas de Chevals, Preparations for Fouettés, Double Pirouettes en Dehor and en Dedan, Attitude Turns, Waltz en Tournant, and Tour Jeté.

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.