Preparatory I & II
These classes are designed to work on control of the body to develop the correct technique for the future. Introduction to the Vaganova Method, high discipline and strong work out of the muscles is emphasized. Students achieve precision, technical proficiency, core, stability, and fluent use of the dance movements vocabulary.
1 hour and 15 minutes class
Vaganova I: Mandatory three (3) classes a week
Vaganova II: Mandatory four (4) classes a week
Intermediate I & II
Ballet technique for students who have developed special abilities and conditions and have the commitment to work their best. The students continue their training in the Vaganova Method, following the curriculum of the program. Vaganova III level must take extra classes to be initiated in Pointe. Levels Vaganova IV continues the Pointe work training intensively and includes variations classess.
Vaganova III: Mandatory five (5) classes a week
7 hours a week
Vaganova IV: Mandatory five (5) classes a week
8 hours a week
Not including rehearsals
Ballet Master and Director Vladimir Issaev trains advanced and professional dancers in the Vaganova Method. Classes are designed to prepare the serious student to dance complete classical ballets. Training includes Pointe Classes, Adagios, Variations, Pas de Deux and Men’s Technique.
Pointe - An extension of ballet technique, which covers all aspects of pointe (toe) work.
Students are required to perform with our professional company in order to complete the program Vaganova Curriculum during the four years of the program.
Vaganova V to VIII: Mandatory five (5) classes a week
9.5 hours a week
These classes are available only for selected students of Vaganova IV. Students learn excerpts from classical ballets, in separate classes for boys and girls. Included are variations from Petipa, Bournonville, Vaganova, Perrot among other classical choreographers. They are taught by faculty members who are principal and soloist dancers from Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and have an extensive performance experience. Students will receive individual coaching and corrections.