Beginning Ballet 3: Pre-Pointe /Intermediate/ Demi-Pointe Strengtheners & Stretches | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Beginning Ballet 3: Pre-Pointe /Intermediate/ Demi-Pointe Strengtheners & Stretches

Sat 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Start Date: September 08, 2018  End Date: December 15, 2018
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Ballet Theatre of Maryland Faculty,
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Ballet Theater of Maryland offers classes in two Annapolis locations. Go to for a complete list.Please contact Nicole Kelsch, School Principal, at 410-263-8289 for more information regarding the Ballet Theatre of Maryland Program. Students begin preparing the legs and feet for pointe work through a combination of pre-pointe appropriate physical therapy (PT) exercises and ballet technique. Students will work with therabands and other PT props to strengthen the appropriate muscles in the legs, feet, back, and abdominals to prepare students anatomically for the arduous work on pointe. Students will begin this work in soft technique shoes, but will progress to wearing pre-pointe/demi-pointe shoes. The Director of the School will fit students in these shoes via appointment at Dance Supplies, etc. in Severna Park. Prerequisite: Mastery of Beginning Ballet 1 & 2 work, a minimum of 2-3 years of ballet training and consent of faculty plus 3 technique classes per week. Students must take a technique class prior to taking pre-pointe/demi-pointe, so the muscles are warmed up and prepared for the intense work of these classes. Students are encouraged to take this class twice per week in addition to the three technique classes. The attire for all classes, except where otherwise noted, is as follows: Girls: Black BTM leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Please Note: BTM ‘s black leotard may be purchased exclusively through BTM. Order forms are available on the website,, or by calling our office at 410-263-8289. Forms will also be available in classrooms the first few weeks of class. No jewelry allowed. Hair must be neatly pulled back from the face into a bun. Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, and white or black ballet slippers.
No class October 8-13.