About the Course
Ballet technique will be gently introduced through exercises, dance games and student leadership opportunities as we continue to foster a love of dance. Dancers will learn new movement patterns, explore qualities of nonverbal expression, and organize movement into an aesthetic experience. We will continue using imagery and props to broaden and develop students’ artistry. Throughout the year students will learn and practice the Royal Academy of Ballet technique at the preprimary level. Classes will explore and expand movement possibilities and skills.
Madison is a Junior at Washington and Lee University studying Neuroscience and minoring in Poverty & Human Capability Studies with aspirations to attend medical school. Raised in Narrows, VA, she grew up performing and competing with small town dance studios for 12 years and was thrilled to join W&L Repertory Dance Company at the beginning of her sophomore year. Madison is elated to meet everyone in the Halestone family while teaching Pre-Ballet to her new favorite ballerinas!