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October 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Prince George’s County Room, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 8270 Alumni Dr., College Park, MD 20742
$160 (residents) / $208 (non-residents) Registration includes all four workshops.
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JAPA Classic Ballet Workshop

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Intermediate to Advanced Students.
Open to ages 9 to 15.

$160 (residents) / $208 (non-residents)

Register today on Parks Direct at

Activity Number:  23632-502A

Anatomy and Ballet
Saturday, September 29
The student will learn the parts and function of muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments and how proper alignment will improve ones overall technique.

Barre Exercises 
Saturday, October 6
The student will discover the basic steps and exercises of the ballet barre.   They will be introduced to terminology according to the Cecchetti School, as well as the Vaganova and English ballet schools.

Adagios and Variations in Centers and Corners
Saturday, October 20
The student will move away from the barre and focus on floor exercises.  Applying lessons learned from the previous workshops, they will learn steps and exercises in the execution of soft and moderate rhythms.

Allegros and Variations in Centers and Corners
Saturday, November 10
Continuing an exploration of floor exercises, students will apply learned techniques to the positions and directions of the body in the execution of fast rhythms and choreography.  

Proper Ballet Attire Required.  This includes dance leotards, tights, and leather ballet shoes.  Students should wear hair in a bun or pinned back out of their faces.