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Beginner Dance (Ballet, Jazz, Modern)

Class Description

At this time, this intensive will be held online for summer 2021. Through a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning, we are structuring our intensives to be creative, fun, and full of activities. If you have any questions about how we are moving to remote learning, please call or email with any questions.

Back to class safely – While we do hope to continue our in-person learning, please note that this learning experience may need to evolve to an online or hybrid learning platform based on the safety regulations and recommendations by the city and state.


This class meets 2 x per week for 4 weeks.

Beginner Dance is for students with no previous dance experience or for those returning to dance after several years away.  This class emphasizes progressive development of proper technique and body alignment in both Ballet, Jazz, and Modern disciplines.  Ballet introduces basic arm and leg positions, the concept of turnout, and developing coordination through simple exercises at the barre and in the center. Jazz class is designed to work on the following concepts: Correct alignment of torso, pelvis, knees, ankles; clarity of line; clarity of movement initiation & completion; syncopated footwork with a direct relationship to the music; quick directional shifts; grounded use of plié; precise musicality; rigorous athleticism; upper body strength training; floor-work; improvisation; performing style with emphasis on individual personality. Modern will focus on the use of torso, on balance off balance, floor work and inversions, move with weight and powerfully through space, and use of breath.

Program Summer At Cornish

Instructor Jenna Spinei

Dates/Times

Registration opens October 15th

Dates: July 6th – 27th

Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Ages 13+

Discipline Ballet

Price $148.00

Dress Requirements

Ballet 

Female Identifying Students – Leotard (optional color) Tights (pink or skin tone), Ballet Shoes (pink or skin tone)

Male Identifying Students- T-shirt or Leotard (white), Tights (black or grey), Socks (optional),  Ballet Shoes (black or white)

Non-Binary – either Female or Male options

Modern 

Female, Male, Non-Binary – Leotard or T-shirt tight fitting (optional color), footless Tights (black) or Leggings (black), Socks (instructor’s option) (black, skin tone, white)

Jazz  

Female, Male, Non-Binary – Leotard or T-shirt tight fitting (optional color), Tights (black) or Leggings (black), Jazz Shoes (black, tan, skin tone)

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