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Etgen-Atkinson Ballet School

The School term will commence in August and will conclude the first week in June. For those who wish to continue their training in the summer, there will be an intensive summer course.

The ballet technique taught at the School is based on the outstanding elements of the Russian, Italian and French schools. All stem from the five absolute positions of the feet which oblige the dancer to turn the legs outward from the hip, greatly increasing the mobility and extension, and from definite positions of the arms, torso and head. Like the alphabet, every movement is learned separately, then woven into combinations of movements and finally into the choreographic poems we call ballets. This system forms the basis for all the courses given at the school.

Since starting the Etgen-Atkinson Ballet School, they have distinguished themselves in their ability to train dancers, choreograph ballets and direct The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet Company. Three of their ballets have been selected for the Choreography Plan of The National Association for Regional Ballet, also, they have received a choreography fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Their dancers have joined the ranks of many professional ballet companies including: New York city Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Berlin Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Ballet Wallonie of Belgium, Hamburg Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and others.

They were two of the few Directors in the United States invited to the George Balanchine Teaching Seminars in New York City under the auspices of the Ford Foundation.

School name:Etgen-Atkinson Ballet School
Address:6815 Hillcrest Ave.
Zip & city:75205 Texas

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