Ballet Wichita Institute

The Ballet Wichita Institute is a training program that focuses on classical ballet technique. The Institute provides ballet instruction to all students from beginners to adults. Our faculty is dedicated to developing and inspiring the whole student to be an accomplished dancer and healthy individual. Students experience a structured curriculum offered in a nurturing and positive environment, targeting and exploring each student’s individual strengths and abilities. At the Institute, we offer a multi-skill level method, providing students with a unique curriculum that allows them to observe and learn from each other.

Classes are held at the Ballet Wichita Institute
Address: 1600 W. Douglas Ave. | Wichita, KS 67203

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Class Schedule

BW 2019 Spring Semester Class Schedule

 

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Class Descriptions

Level 1 Ballet Class:
Level 1 Ballet class introduces classical ballet technique and vocabulary and reinforces the curriculum from the Fundamental Technique class.
Duration: 60 minutes
Age: 8 and up
Years of Ballet Training: 0-1
Level 1 students are required to take a minimum of one (1) Fundamental Technique class each week.

Level 2 Ballet Class:
Level 2 Ballet class introduces students to intermediate classical ballet technique and vocabulary. Students improve their understanding of proper ballet terminology and increase their awareness of anatomy, posture and correct alignment. We continue to develop strength, coordination and flexibility.
Duration: 60 or 90 minutes
Age: 9 & 10 and up
Years of Ballet Training: 2-3

Level 3 Ballet Class:
Level 3 Ballet class provides advanced training and is a logical progression in the Ballet Wichita Institute program.
Duration: 90 minutes
Age: 11 and up
Years of Ballet Training: 4 +

Adult Ballet Class:
Adult Ballet is a comprehensive combination of several levels to convey an understanding and the physical ability to enjoy and progress in the training of classical ballet vocabulary.
Duration: 90 min.
Years of Ballet Training: Beginner – Professional

Classes for All Levels:
Fundamental Technique Class: ALL Levels
Fundamental Technique teaches the mechanical aspects of the classical ballet vocabulary, introducing and reinforcing the concepts that are the foundation for ballet. Taught only at Ballet Wichita, the class is strongly recommended for students of all levels.
Duration: 60 minutes

Strength & Balance Class: ALL Levels
Strength & Balance is a focused routine of exercise and thera-band resistance training that reinforces the understanding of opposition, equal energy and balance. Students will gain the strength and knowledge to master balance. This class is strongly recommended for students of all levels.
Duration: 60 minutes

Attire:
Level 1 Ballet: Leotards. Tights. Socks (no grip socks because the curriculum works with low resistance sliding across the floor). Hair Secured. Ballet Shoes for split level classes.
Level 2 Ballet: Leotards and Tights, (no mandated color or style). Ballet Shoes. Hair Secured in a Ballet Bun.
Level 3 Ballet: Leotards and Tights, (no mandated color or style). Ballet Shoes. Hair Secured in a Ballet Bun. Pointe shoes may be worn at the discretion of the instructor and dancer.
Adult: Ballet or Athletic Clothes. Ballet Shoes or Socks (no grip).
Fundamental Technique: Ballet or Athletic Clothes. Socks (no grip). No Leotard or Tights required.
Strength & Balance: Ballet or Athletic Clothes. Socks (no grip socks) or Ballet Shoes. No leotard or tights required.

○ Additional Items for Strength & Balance:
■ Students are required to bring a yoga mat or beach towel for the first part of Strength & Balance.
■ Thera Bands will be provided for students. If a set of Thera Bands is lost, the replacement cost to the student is $20.

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