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Why take Cecchetti?


The Cecchetti Method

The Cecchetti Method of ballet training is a progressive system of training dancers from a pre-ballet beginning level to a professional level.  The Cecchetti Method was designed with careful regard to the laws of anatomy to prepare a dancer’s body to bear the physical demands of public performance.  The Method embodies qualities that are essential to the dancer; balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity, musicality and artistry.  There is an established syllabus of carefully orchestrated exercises that build in complexity ensuring that each new movement is introduced from a fundamental approach.  As each movement is mastered and refined, new movements are introduced.  This progressive approach with attention to detail has produced a long list of very famous and accomplished ballet dancers. 

The Cecchetti Method is classic in its purity and clean style and enables dancers to respond to the demands of a variety of choreographers.  The Method emphasizes the importance of using the entire body to establish a feeling for line.  Focus is on instruction by studying and absorbing the basic principles which govern the art, rather than by mere imitation of an individual’s teaching style.  Balance between the daily practice of both Cecchetti’s set exercises and each teacher’s new sequences is essential to producing a well rounded and versatile dancer.

At Just Dance, students must pass the grade 1 exam to become eligible for pointe work. ¬†All teacher’s assistants at Just Dance have passed Cecchetti grade 1. This class must be taken in addition to the dancer’s “regular” ballet class. The Cecchetti class is an exam based class for serious ballet students. Students can join the grade 1 class when they are 8 years old. If you are 8 years old or older please come take a FREE trial class Wednesday nights 6:30-8pm!