Class Timetable

Effective 11 Jan 2021

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning 10 - 11:30am
Beginner L2
Afternoon 2:30 - 4pm
Beginner L2
2:30 - 4pm
Beginner L2

4:30 - 6pm
Level 1
Night 7:30 - 9pm
Level 4

9:10 - 10:10pm
7 - 8:15pm
Beginner L1
(Foundation Pt 2)

8:25 - 9:55pm
Level 2+3
7:30 - 9pm
Beginner L2

Technique Class Pre-requisites and Progression

Class Level Requirements
Beginner Level 1 (Foundation) Code:BGL1 None. This is the Most Important Class in our school as it introduces all the barre exercises in French with explanation on its meaning and how to effectively execute each step. How to find your true turn-out; what muscles to use and initiate a movement for each individual step. You'll be given the "tools" of ballet foundation to help you move to the next and succeeding levels which includes the 8 Directions of the Body and Vaganova's 4 Port de Bras. This is an introductory class, not a technique class. Steps taught here will be applied at Beginner Level 2 to perfect them.
Beginner Level 2 Code:BGL2 Completed BGL1 or have at least completed 3 months of beginning ballet with no lapse in training in between. Must have good fundamental knowledge of all the steps at the barre and know them in French as well as the 8 Directions of the Body. Students will be perfecting what they have learned in BGL1 to prepare them for Level 1. Progression from one level to another is up to the instructor's discretion.
Level 1 Code:BL1 Have at least 2 or more years of ballet training (minimum 3 technique classes a week) with good working knowledge of 8 Directions of the body, detourne turns, beats and jumps: saute, changement, royale, entrechat trois and quatre, all types of glissade, sissonne, assemble, petit jete and single pirouette.
Level 2 Code:BL2 Previous Level requirements + Able to execute double pirouettes, entrechat cinq, sissonne double, temps de cuisse.
Level 3 Code:BL3 Previous Level requirements + Able to execute double pirouettes consistently & working towards triple, entrechat six & sept, brise, renverse, grand fouette entournant.
Level 4 Code:BL4 Previous Level requirements + Able to execute enchainement thoughtfully and masterfully, gargouillade, fouette pirouettes en dedans and en dehors.

Pointe Class Pre-requisites and Progression

Pointe Class Level Requirements
Pre-Pointe Must be current students of Ballet51 for 2 Full Terms in levels 1-4 without any lapse in between.
This class introduces exercises for turn-out, legs, feet and toes to prepare them for pointe work. Anatomy of a Pointe Shoe is taught, how they are made and how to choose the correct fit for your feet.
No actual pointe work is done in this class. Assessment will be given towards end of term to ascertain readiness of student for pointe work. This class is only open on a need-to basis.
Approved students will then proceed to Pointe Beginner Class.
Pointe Beginner 1. Have gone through Pre-Pointe Class AND
2. Have attained Ballet51's Technique Level 1 proficiency.
3. Enrolment Only upon instructor's assessment and approval.
4. Not to be taken by itself. This class must be taken simultaneously with another full-term technique class.
1st day of class will be a field trip to a dance shop to fit pointe shoes.
Pointe Level 1 1. Attended Pointe Beginner for 2 years with no lapse in training in between.
2. Continues from where Pointe Beginner left off with concentration on balances in all poses, hops en pointe, pirouettes, etc.
3. Not to be taken by itself. This class must be taken simultaneously with another full-term technique class.