American Ballet Theatre
National Training Curriculum
West Jersey Youth Ballet is proud to include the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum, a 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level 5 will be taught by ABT Certified and Affiliate Teacher, Joanna Andriopoulos, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT National Training Curriculum. Pre-Primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT Certified Teacher, Elena Andriopoulos, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.
West Jersey Youth Ballet students will be eligible for a yearly examinations by American Ballet Theatre Board of Examiners, and will receive a certificate and feedback from ABT. Fees for the examination are included in the annual tuition. Students are expected to participate in examinations, but not required, and in some cases, a student may not be ready for the next level examination for 2 years.
Our Upside Down classes incorporate the Acrobatic Arts curriculum, led by module one certified instructor Kristen Klein.
AcroDance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.
Acrobatic Arts offers a comprehensive training program to safely teach AcroDance. The curriculum covers anatomy, technique, progressions, lesson planning, choreography, and more. Dancers who train through Acrobatic Arts have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless.
In addition to classes, we also offer private and semi-private lessons; please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.