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Alexandra School of Ballet

he Alexandra School of Ballet was established in 1949 to provide professional ballet training for students. Over the years classes in modern and variations have been added. The goal of the school has been to develop a sound technique and cultivate an appreciation of dance in every student whether hopes are for a professional career or for cultural enrichment and enjoyment. Technique is carefully structured in order to produce students who have strength, flexibility, and the style necessary should they decide to pursue a career in dance.

The school has two modern studios equipped with professional wood floors, mirrors, proper lighting, practice barres, dressing rooms, reception area, and office. Audio visual aids are used for learning repertoire, fine classical recordings are played for instruction and advanced pupils are accompanied by a school pianist. Dance periodicals, videos, and books are available for added incentives.

The school's faculty has been selected with great care. They have had the finest possible training in order to provide a quality experience for every student.


Creative Dance: An introduction to ballet through basic movement and music preparing skills for building on pre-school motor development in preparation for Pre-Ballet. Creative Dance is recommended for children age three to four years.

Pre-Ballet: An introduction to movement coordination, rhythm, and music. It is our aim to preserve and properly direct this artistry in a child. The results of this course make it easier for a child to begin the formal training that is required in academic ballet technique. Pre-Ballet is available to children from the age of five to six years.

Academic Ballet: Technical training that is the basis of all ballet movement. Classes are carefully graded, and the best elements of the Russian, Italian, and French schools are used to insure a well-rounded dancer.

Pointe Work: Classes that are devoted exclusively to the technique of performing ballet movement on pointe for maximum theatrical effect. It is designed for those students who have achieved technical and physical readiness.

Variations: The study of solos and corps-de-ballet from classical ballets, as well as contemporary works.

Pas de Deux: The study of the art of partnering, including supported adagio, supported pirouettes, lifts and pas de deux from classical repertoire. (by invitation only)

Character: The study of national dances and steps in theatricalized form, incorporating castanets and tambourines. It is essential for learning the folk dances that are part of many classical ballets such as Coppelia, Swan Lake, and the Nutcracker. Character is available to Beginner IV through Advanced level students

Modern: Often called "barefoot" dance or "freedom", modern is a distinct method of training emphasizing rhythm, design, shape, and motion in space. The percussive technique of Martha Graham, as well as the more lyrical technique of the Humphrey/Limon School is taught.

Men's Class: Ballet class for males only, developing strength and technique necessary for the bravura style of the male dancer.

Body Conditioning: Designed for intermediate and advanced dancers as well as adults with prior dance training, this class consists of stretching and Pilates-based exercises to increase the flexibility and strength.

School name:Alexandra School of Ballet
Address:68E Four Seasons Center.
Zip & city:63017 Missouri

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