Why take summer ballet classes?

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Summer is normally a break from our normal routine.  Something we all need!  When it comes to ballet, however, it is very important to continue with summer classes.  After our May performance, your dancer will have had a three week break prior to the start of our Summer Session which runs from June 23 to July 30.  After the summer session there is a two week break before our regular season kicks off on August 15.Pre-Ballet

Ballet is taught be repetition and muscle memory.  Your dancer has worked hard to gain flexibility, strength, and agility.  Many of these can be lost or diminished quickly.  We do not want your dancer to regress in the hard work they have made during this past year.  A large part of ballet includes “ballet terminology”.  These terms are in French which is foreign to most of our students.  Knowing what movement goes with which term can be confusing.  Continuing with ballet during the summer will help them retain what they have learned and increase their familiarity with the vocabulary.

Summer in Houston is hot!  Coming to the studio in the evening gives students a break from the heat and a break from the house.  Bring your child to a ballet class and increase their coordination, poise, and confidence.

If your student is older, they may be heading off to a summer intensive program elsewhere around the country.  It is important that they go off at their best 6-Levels-4so they can get the most out of the program.  Taking too much time off before a summer intensive can invite injuries.  Plus, putting on a pair of pointe shoes after a few weeks of inactivity can lead to blisters and painful feet!

Be kind to your body and your feet by taking maintenance classes during our six week session.

Enrollment is currently open and walk-ins are welcome during the summer.

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