Classical ballet classes for all ages 3-Adult at all
levels of abilities. A placement class is required to
determine which level is most appropriate for each student.
The syllabus we follow combines Cecchetti, Vagonova, and Russian
Pointe is an advanced ballet technique that involves
the mastery of dancing with pointe shoes on. Pointe shoes
are ballet shoes designed to allow for dancers to dance
safely on the tips of their toes.
Modern is a free an expressive style of dance that
and is performed in the turned in/parallel
position. Modern dance doesn't always focus on positioning
and placement, but how the dancer moves from one place to another.
Jazz dance is a style of dance that originated from
African American vernacular dance. Today it is often danced
to popular music and can be recognized by its syncopations,
isolation movements, and a low center of gravity.
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by
using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor
as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes
that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe.
Character dance is a style of ballet deriving
inspiration from national or folk dances. The
movements used tend to be less stylized which allows
greater expression and diversity.
Boys & Mens
Boys and Men need a class to work on techniques
unlike what girls perform. This class involves
perfecting jumps, turns, and gaining more arm strength
to prepare for partnering.
Pas De Deux
Pas De Deux, or partnering, is a dance duet in
which two dancers, a male and a female, perform
ballet steps together. This allows dancers to be
able to perform steps they could not do alone.
Tampa Bay Ballet Instructors are of the
highest quality. They all have extensive performing
and training backgrounds.
We offer a recital every May to
celebrate our dancers' progress. We also offer
performance opportunities with the professional
ballet company, Tampa Ballet Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
Tampa Bay Ballet is a safe environment
where we are learning more than professional
dance, but also building a family and community.
There are more health benefits than just
exercise. Dance is also great for the mind.
It relieves stress and provides a creative outlet.
INFORMATION ON NEW LOCATION
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Tampa Bay Ballet was founded in 2008 by
Lindsay Clark and is the official school of
the professional ballet company, Tampa Ballet
Theatre, which was named the resident ballet
company of Ruth Eckerd Hall in 2015. Tampa Bay
Ballet's mission is to provide the highest
standard of dance instruction for students to give
them a strong foundation for their professional dance careers.