OREGON BALLET THEATRE

Photo: Michael Linsmeier.
Photo by Joni Kabana.

 

ADULT CLASSES


NEW: ADULT BALLET WORKSHOPS ADDED FOR DECEMBER
Pre-registration begins Thursday, November 20, 2014

December 2014 Classes

NEW DECEMBER WORKSHOPS:

ABSOLUTE BEGINNING BALLET WORKSHOP
Tuesday Night (3-week session)
December 2, 2014 – December 16, 2014
3-week Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop: $36.00

 

BEGINNING BALLET WORKSHOP
Monday Night (3-week session)               
December 1, 2014 – December 15, 2014
3-week Beginning Ballet Workshop: $36.00

 

  • Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Pre-registration begins Thursday, November 20, 2014. Pre-registration by email is required. Please send name, home phone/cell phone number, and workshop choice to schoolofobt@obt.org. All email pre-registrants will receive an email confirmation. 
  • Workshop class length is 1 hour, 15 minutes.
  • A live accompanist is provided to enhance movement and musicality.
  • New students will not be allowed to join a workshop in session after its first class unless approved by the instructor after a trial class ($16.00; non-refundable). If a student is given permission to join after the first, all remaining classes will be prorated at $14.00 per class.
  • Drop-in students are not permitted in workshop classes.
  • Workshop classes must have an initial enrollment of 15 students to continue.

FALL TERM / September 8, 2014 – December 19, 2014

FALL TERM 2014
NOTE: THE TUESDAY EVENING ABSOLUTE BEGINNING BALLET WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL
DROP-IN CLASS PRICES
SINGLE CLASS
$  16.00
5-CLASS CARD
$  75.00
(discounted to $15.00 per class)
Expiration: 2 months

10-CLASS CARD
$130.00
(discounted to $13.00 per class)
Expiration: 4 months

DROP-IN CLASSES

Fall Term classes run from Monday, September 8, 2014 through December 19, 2014.

  • Class will not be held: November 28, 2014 (Thanksgiving Break).
  • Drop-in class length is 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • A live accompanist is provided to enhance movement and musicality.
  • Single class and multiple class cards can be purchased before class.  Please allow time upon check-in.  Check-in and payment must be processed before student is allowed in class.
  • Class cards are “virtual” cards.  We keep track in a computer program.  You will not be given an actual hardcopy card. 
  • Classes with an average attendance of less than 10 students may be canceled.

Ballet (Drop-in) Class Description

Drop-in classes are an intermediate/advanced level classical ballet class.


ABSOLUTE BEGINNING BALLET WORKSHOP
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL
Tuesday Night (10-week session)
September 16, 2014 – November 25, 2014
Class will not be held on November 11, 2014 (Veterans’ Day).

10-week Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop:
$120.00

BEGINNING BALLET WORKSHOP
Monday or Wednesday Night
(10-week session)     
September 15, 2014 – November 19, 2014

10-week Beginning Ballet Workshop:
$120.00

WORKSHOPS

  • Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Pre-registration begins Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Pre-registration by email is required. Please send name, home phone/cell phone number, and workshop choice to schoolofobt@obt.org. All email pre-registrants will receive an email confirmation. 
  • Workshop class length is 1 hour, 15 minutes.
  • A live accompanist is provided to enhance movement and musicality.
  • New students will not be allowed to join a workshop in session after its third class unless approved by the instructor after a trial class ($16.00; non-refundable). If a student is given permission to join after the initial three weeks, all remaining classes will be prorated at $14.00 per class.
  • Drop-in students are not permitted in workshop classes.
  • Workshop classes must have an initial enrollment of 15 students to continue.

Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop Description

This class is an introduction to ballet with an emphasis on body alignment for proper execution of ballet steps. The student will learn the very basics of ballet technique in the structure of a traditional ballet class.

The class begins with barre work, consisting of pliés, tendues, jetés, and ronds de jambe. These movements are taught slowly so the student understands the importance of muscle development for strength and rotation. Barre work is concluded with stretching before class resumes with center floor work. Center exercises reinforce the barre work, and port de bras is added.  Small jumps are introduced. The class ends with a traditional révérence.

The completion of at least two workshop sessions is recommended to ensure student confidence before moving into Beginning Ballet.

Beginning Ballet Workshop Description

This class is a continuation of Absolute Beginning Ballet. Students new to our Adult Program may begin this class only with instructor approval (please call for placement procedure).

Beginning Ballet’s class structure is always consistent, repeating and building onto prior knowledge of technique. Port de bras is added to pliés, tendues, and jetés, and these movements are executed at a faster tempo and in 5th position. Frappés, fondues, and grands battements are added to the barre work. Sautés and échappés are first introduced at the barre and then executed in the latter half of center work. Barre work always concludes with stretching. Simple adagio exercises are added in center work. Combining two or more steps make up exercises traveling across the room. The class ends with a traditional révérence.

The completion of one to two years of Beginning Ballet is recommended to ensure student confidence before moving into The School of OBT’s Ballet (Drop-in) classes.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

CONTACT INFORMATION

SOBT Receptionist:
503.227.6890
(will transfer to voice mail during daytime hours; messages will be returned in the late afternoon / evening)
schoolofobt@obt.org

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