Character dance is integral to much of classical ballet repertoire. It is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, normally from a European country and uses movements and dance which have been adapted for the theatre.

Ballets such Swan Lake and Don Quixote feature character dance.

 

Popular dances for ballets are: Czardas, Mazurka, Tarantella, Russian, Flamenco. We also include Greek dance in our program.

 

Class Attire

Ladies

Black camisole leotard

Pink tights

Black circular character skirt

Black character shoe (Style #CH50 or CH52)

 

Gentlemen

White dance shirt

Black dance shorts or black tights

Black character shoes

 

Traditional Character Dance

(Ballet Technique 1 and up)

 

Student MUST be taking 2 ballet classes per week.