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.
Black camisole leotard
Black circular character skirt
Black character shoe (Style #CH50 or CH52)
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.