Studied in Ballet’s traditional form and structure, classes are graded by age and the dancer’s ability. Proper body alignment, classical line, musicality and ballet vocabulary are emphasized at all levels.
The ballet syllabus at SNHDT is based on the classical Russian tradition and is further enhanced by the ideas and concepts of several other major methods and syllabi of training (i.e. Balanchine, Bournonville, Ceccehetti, and RAD).
Young students are taught the basic elements of classical ballet that are common to all major syllabi. Intermediate level students are later introduced to the number of varying styles that exist among some of the major methods of training. Our more universal approach enables our students to be prepared for the eclectic demands of the dance world today.