DARLEEN CALLAGHAN / SCHOOL DIRECTOR

 
Class Offerings at Miami City Ballet School

 *NEW* Mommy & Me Yoga 6-Week Series
Saturdays, April 26-May 31, 9:30-10:15 am

$80 for 6-week series/$40 for add'l sibling
$17 for Drop-ins*/$8 for add'l sibling
*If space available. Please call ahead.

Please call (305) 929-7007, ext. 1303, or email tainisel@miamicityballet.org to reserve your spot. Click here to download Registration Form and bring it with you on the first day of class!

Children's Division
Student Division
Pre-Professional Division
     Student Ensemble
Open Division


The Children's Division:
The Children's Division offers introductory classes to students ages 0-7. This division is a prelude to formal dance instruction. It introduces children to the basic steps and terminology, music, rhythm and movement, while promoting creativity and group interaction. Auditions are not required for the Children's Division.

Classes offered in this division include:

Mommy and Me/Zumbini
For 0-3 year-olds and their mommies and daddies. Zumbini is a music and movement class for children to attend with their music-loving (Zumba loving!) caregiver(s).  Class is fun, energetic, and full of contemporary music with world beats.   It is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of the “zumba” flavor.  Children learn to dance, sing, and move through class using their bodies, rhythmic instruments, and scarves, to enhance the rhythm and feel of the music. To register for this class contact 305.519.0362 or visit http://ashleecramer.zumba.com.

Mommy & Me Yoga Dance is a special class for children and their caregivers to enjoy a healthy experience together. This fun and energizing class combines yoga and dance poses for both child and adult companion. Creative props such as animal puppets, pinwheels, dance scarves, rainbow streamers, bubbles, and play parachutes helps the whole family relax and learn yoga together in a supportive setting. This unique class at Miami City Ballet will include a world dance component where every week the class will experience dances from a different part of the world. No dance or prior yoga experience necessary. Everybody is welcome! 

Creative Movement
For 3-4 year-olds.
Meets once a week for 45 minutes.

Ballet Preparatory I
For 5 year-olds.
Meets once a week for 45 minutes.

Ballet Preparatory II
For 6-7 year-olds.
Meets once a week for one hour. (Students have the option to enroll in two classes per week as well).
Emphasis on basic ballet technique.


Student Division:
The Student Division offers classes to students ages 7-12. This division introduces the MCB School syllabus with an emphasis on proper technique, body alignment, and increasing the ballet vocabulary. Modern, Jazz, Character, and Pointe classes are introduced at the higher levels. Auditions are required for admission to the Student Division.

Classes offered in this division include:

Level I meets twice a week and the curriculum includes ballet technique and stretch classes.

Level II meets three times a week and the curriculum includes ballet technique and stretch classes.   

Level III meets four times a week and the curriculum includes ballet, jazz, modern, stretch, character and beginning pointe classes.   

Level IV meets five times a week and the curriculum includes ballet, pointe, stretch, character, modern and jazz classes.

Level V meets six times a week and the curriculum includes ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, stretch and variations/repertory classes.


Pre-Professional Division:
MCB School's year-round program produces versatile 21st century dancers. The program helps students develop the necessary technique, artistry, and physical capacity to perform the range of dance styles and repertoire required by today’s most prestigious dance companies throughout the United States and world. The School’s renowned faculty, established syllabus, and range of performance opportunities prepare students for future careers in dance.

Curriculum:

Pre-Professional I meets six times a week and the curriculum includes daily Ballet Technique, Pointe, Ballet & Contemporary Variations, Pas de Deux, Repertory, Modern, Jazz, and Composition (Choreography) classes.

Pre-Professional II meets six times a week and the curriculum additionally includes Pilates, Dance History, and Music Theory classes. Students also participate in a Wellness Program.  

Men’s Program meets six times a week and the curriculum includes daily Men’s Ballet Technique, Men’s Variations, three Pas de Deux classes per week, and personalized weight training, along with the other classes in the
Pre-Professional I & II curriculum.

All classes are to live piano accompaniment, a critical element in developing a student's understanding of the relationship between music and movement.

Student Ensemble
Miami City Ballet School Ensemble features 28 of the most advanced students from Miami City Ballet School. The Ensemble appears in special performances at theaters throughout the tri-county area, increasing access to high-quality artistic programming beyond the professional Company's reach. They also perform in MCB’s signature education and outreach program Ballet for Young People, in addition to special events throughout the year, serving as ambassadors for the Company and school. Each season's programming includes a range of choreographic works — from classical to contemporary, and including ballets from legendary choreographers such as George Balanchine to new, emerging artists.  Nearly half of the Ensemble members are also School or Company Apprentices, who rehearse and perform with the Company during the season. Through these high-quality performance experiences, students continue to develop the necessary technique, artistry and physical capacity to perform the range of dance styles and repertoire required by today’s most prestigious dance companies throughout the United States and the world.

 

Open Division:
MCB School invites you to come have fun and get fit in one of our many dance classes! All levels of dance experience are welcome — whether it’s your first class ever or if you are continuing a lifelong passion. Every class is taught by one of our experienced School faculty in our spacious Miami Beach studios. Come exercise and experience the joys of dance! Classes include Ballet, Ballet Basics, Contemporary, Jazz, and Yoga. Click here for a schedule of classes. 

 

Miami City Ballet School students, Photo © Bruce Hibbs

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