Elite Contemporary Team

Class Schedule
*Tryouts required: June 2-4th 11-11:50a.m.
Class Days and Times (Meets once a week)
Wednesday 6:00-8:30p.m. (Ballet/Technique – 6:00-7:30p.m.)
$80/month or $70 if enrolled in another class.
Estimated costume pricing is $85 including tights and accessories.
Half Soles($20-$35), ballet slippers($15-$22), pink tights($8) and a black leotard are required for this class.

Class Description:
This class includes Progressive Ballet Training, Classical Ballet training followed by 1 hour of Contemporary.  Students in this class also participate in a choreography camp to learn a contemporary routine.
Performances & Competitions:
Students have the opportunity to perform at 2 dance showcases, 1 recital, other optional events as presented to us such as assisted living centers, basket-ball half times, community events, 3 local competitions and 1 Utah competition.
Class Terminology:
*Demi Plie – half bend of the knee
*Tendu – to stretch the foot
*Degage – to disengage (sustaining pointed foot off of the ground)
*Rond de jambe – round the leg, circular movement of the leg either on the ground or in the air
*Eleve – to rise, to elevate
*Releve – to rise from plie
*Passe – a movement in which the foot of the working leg passes or touches the knee of the supporting leg in turn out  
 or parallel positions.
*Aerabesque – body position, in profile, supported on one leg
*Pique – executed by stepping directly on the point or demi-pointe of the working foot in any desired direction or  
 position with the other foot raised in the air. (to prick/pricked)
*Sousus – a tight fifth position in releve.(under-over)
*Saute – a jump off both feet, landing with the feet in the same position. Jumping or landing on the same foot.
*Jete, petit – small spring from one foot to the other foot using a brushing motion.
*Grand Jete – a leap from one foot to the other. Working leg stays straight as it brushes forward as supporting leg  
 pushes off to assume.
*Glissade – a traveling step executed by gliding the working foot from the fifth position in the required direction, the
 other foot closing to it.
*Pas de chat – large cat’s step. Performed from fifth to fifth position, landing almost simultaneously.
*Chasse – meaning to chase. Plie and slide the working leg away from the supporting leg, touch the supporting leg
 behind the working leg, land on the original supporting leg.
*Soutenu – a turn from sousus, turning towards back leg one revolution, the other foot ending in front.
*Sissone – jump from both feet on to one foot.
*Pirouette – a complete turn of the body on one foot.
*Grand Battement – working leg is raised from the hip into the air and brought down again, the accent being on the
 downward movement.
(This is a basic coverage, more class terminology and skills are added as the class progresses)