A 45 minute class introducing
appropriate movement for the age.
Use of parachutes, balls, ribbons, tunnels,
hoops, will be incorporated as well as "gym" time or "musical activities."
Instruments introduced are tamborines, bells, drums, trumpets, sand blocks, whistles,
cymbols, rhythm sticks & shakers!
The Cecchetti Method is pure in its style and places great importance on line.
Ms. Guibord introduced the Plattsburgh area to this method and was first to become certified and to enter students for
Enrico Cecchetti composed nearly forty adages to develop balance and poise in every possible position. His eight "port de bras", which develop how we move our arms and upper body are known to be unsurpassed. "The prime purpose of this training is that the student shall not learn to dance by trying to imitate movements but shall learn to dance by studying and mastering the basic principles which govern the art; to grow and develop from within and to become completely self reliant."
(excerpted from Cyril Beaumont).
This training provides students the opportunity to be exposed to
several different styles & techniques of Modern Dance,
Horton, Limon, Graham, Taylor
Dancers will be led through
warm-up, stretch, center-floor, combinations,
and movement on the diagonal.
This is a specific subdivision of classical dance. It is stylized representing traditional folklore or national dance, mostly from Europe.
Taught as a separate class after the
Pre-Primary level of ballet classes.
Wonderful rhythms...a trusted part of a students dance training!
Guibord's is very excited each year to offer guest instructors. We encourage your dancer to participate in these classes
June 2017 & 2018 we hosted
Rebecca Kelly for a
A 45 minute ballet class introducing
pre-ballet and movement concepts
with gym, tap, or musical activities.
Diifferent days/times to choose from!
A unique program in our area!
Next progression after Kinder Ballet
1 hour class of pre-ballet and tap
We continue to develop the basic elements of movement, refine the eight locomotion movements, increase the understanding of space, and of working with partners or groups. First level to take ballet exams.
The syllabus is divided into many steps. From Grade 1 we learn the basics of all ballet which continues to blossom through many years of study. Recommended two to four classes per week. Additional classes in Character,
Modern dance and/or Tap are
encouraged at these levels.
Class work in soft slippers or pre-pointe shoes will increase ankle strength, helps to acquire the knowledge neccessary for pointe work, and when wearing the
pre-pointe shoe the student gets
used to the feel of pointe shoes.
A student is eligible for Pointe work at the age of eleven or twelve. A student must attend three classes or more per week to participate. This policy is for the welfare of the dancer. Permanent harm can be done if Pointe work is not taught in the proper manner.
A mandatory three or more classes per week is standard at any professional school!
At your request!
$35.00 per hour for enrolled students
$40.00 per hour for non-enrolled
$40.00 for semi privates-$20.00 each