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Standard 2

  • Duration Varies
  • Upper Cheyne Row|The Hampshire School|Dulwich Village|Draycott Avenue

About This Class

In the Cecchetti syllabus, Standard 2 builds upon the foundation laid in Standard 1 and introduces additional elements to further develop ballet students' technique and artistry. Here are some key aspects that ballet students typically learn in Cecchetti Standard 2: Increased Complexity: Students encounter more intricate and challenging exercises compared to Standard 1, building upon their existing skills. This includes more complex combinations of movements, steps, and sequences. Barre and Centre Work: Students continue to refine their barre exercises, focusing on further developing strength, balance, and control. In the center, they explore a wider range of movements, including adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro, and allegro (larger, more dynamic jumps). Turns and Jumps: Students learn various turns, such as single and double pirouettes, as well as jumps like pas de chat, sauté arabesque, and assemblé. These steps help enhance their agility, elevation, and coordination. Technical Development: Students concentrate on improving their technique, working on aspects such as turnout (rotation of the legs), extension (reaching and lengthening of limbs), and alignment. Musicality and Expression: Students further refine their musicality skills, deepening their understanding of the relationship between movement and music. They explore different dynamics, accents, and phrasing to enhance their expressiveness in dance. Terminology and French Vocabulary: Students expand their knowledge of ballet terminology, including more advanced steps, positions, and directions, which are often taught using the French language. Strength and Flexibility: Students continue to develop their strength, flexibility, and overall physical conditioning through targeted exercises, stretches, and conditioning activities. Performance Skills: Students begin to focus on developing stage presence, artistry, and the ability to convey emotions and narratives through their movements. It's important to note that the specific curriculum and progression may vary slightly between different ballet schools, and your child's class is recommended by teachers after

Contact Details

  • 6 Upper Cheyne Row, London SW3 5JN, UK

    + 020 7351 4117

  • 15 Manresa Road, London SW3 6NB, UK

    + 020 7351 4117

  • St Barnabas Parish Hall, 23 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BT, UK

    + 020 7351 4117

  • Marlborough Primary School, Draycott Avenue, London SW3 3AP, UK

    + 020 7351 4117

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