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How to Get the Most Out of Ballet Class

Updated: Jan 5, 2023

BT-SLO cares deeply about your progress and that movement are done correctly to avoid injury and build on proper technique. We are committed to working with each student so they can improve and advance in their knowledge and skills.

Here are a few recommendations on how to improve in each class:

  • Keep your focus and attention on the teacher or director; they are committed to providing large and small pieces of knowledge throughout the class

  • Observe other students and learn from them.

  • Ask questions!

    • If you need clarification on the combination or breakdown of a new step.

    • At BT-SLO, our teachers want to help you understand the reasons why movements occur as they do. So don't be afraid to ask if something doesn't feel right or if you need more specific instructions.

  • Corrections are given throughout class and rehearsal as a way to learn and improve! Ask questions if you don't understand and work to apply them.

  • Listen when others receive corrections, as they likely apply to you too.

  • Every step and exercise at the barre are the building blocks for steps and movements in the centre. Always strive to improve your barre work. They will lead to overall improvements in all of your dancing.

  • Consistency is key to progress. Maintain a minimum of 2 ballet classes per week to maintain your knowledge, strength, and stamina.

Whether you are an adult interested in taking your first class ever or your child is excited about beginning their ballet journey, we welcome all dancers to our studio!

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