Ballet, as well as other forms of dance, provides a student with strength, flexibility, coordination, musicality, grace, and above all, confidence. At the Just Dance Academy, we stress body alignment and placement, which develops long lines and clean technique. We base our training on the Dubai method of ballet , with a Balanchine influence. All classes, no matter what level or style of dance, are taught with an emphasis on clean technique. Students dance on a raised hardwood floor covered with non-slip material. They receive individual attention to ensure proper development.

Ballet dance is a traditional art form that originated over 500 years ago in Italy. Though ballet dancers are trained to appear gentle and graceful in their movements, ballet technique requires a tremendous amount of strength, balance, technical skill, and flexibility. Dance moves like arabesques, pliés, and pirouettes are part of the basic movement vocabulary of ballet. Traditionally, female ballet dancers perform en pointe—meaning on the points of their tiptoes. Some of the most famous ballets include Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Romeo and Juliet. Ballet was first performed and practiced by nobility in rarified spaces, and is now one of the most well-known and widely-taught forms of the performing arts. Here is a brief history of ballet: Origins in Renaissance Italy: Ballet was originally taught to Italian noblemen and women at extravagant, celebratory events in the fifteenth century. After Italian noblewoman Catherine de Medici married King Henry II of France, she funded ballet for the French Court, eventually establishing a ballet program. Seventeenth-century France: King Louis XIV founded the Académie Royale de Danse (Royal Academy of Dance) ballet school in 1661, which helped popularize the art form. In 1672, Louis XIV appointed Jean-Baptiste Lully as the director of the Paris Opera, leading to the establishment of the Paris Opera Ballet, where French choreographer Pierre Beauchamp became ballet master. By 1681, the first ballerinas took the stage. Nineteenth-century in Europe: The mid-nineteenth century saw a decline in the popularity of ballet in France, but it would soon spread to other areas of Europe like Russia and Denmark. As ballet continued to grow, its style crystalized into a more romantic dance, emphasizing the grace of the ballerina with soft and fluid movements. Famous narrative ballets like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake premiered at Russian theaters, showing ballerinas in tulle skirts—known as tutus—who would dance en pointe, in pointe shoes on the points of their toes. Twentieth-century: Ballet became a mainstream dance form by the twentieth century. Dance companies like the Royal Ballet in England and the American Ballet Theatre in New York opened at this time, which helped spread spectatorship of the art form and made it more accessible to the masses. Numerous schools and companies training young people from all backgrounds into some of the world’s most accomplished professional dancers.

Dance Class Time Schedule

Batch: Sub-Junior / Junior / Senior / Ladies Fitness Dance
Time : 1 hour per class
Age : Kids (4+ years) & Adults

Important of Ballet Dance:

Increased flexibility.
Improved condition of your heart and lungs.
Increased muscular strength,
Endurance and motor fitness,
Increased aerobic fitness,
Improved muscle tone and strength,
weight management,
Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis,
Better coordination, agility and flexibility.

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