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Standard 4

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

About This Class

In the Cecchetti syllabus, Standard 4 represents a further advancement in the technical and artistic development of ballet students. Here are some key elements that ballet students typically learn in Cecchetti Standard 4: Advanced Barre Exercises: Students continue to refine their barre technique, focusing on greater complexity and precision. They work on challenging exercises such as intricate développés, fast grand battements, and more advanced pirouette combinations at the barre. Centre Work: Students further develop their center work, which includes more demanding adagio, allegro, and pirouette combinations. They work on mastering advanced turns, jumps, and traveling steps across the floor with increased speed and precision. Turns and Jumps: Students refine their turning technique, practicing advanced turns such as multiple pirouettes with different arm positions, fouettés, and complex turning sequences. They work on higher and more controlled jumps, including grand allegro combinations with beats and multiple revolutions in the air. Allegro Combinations: Students learn intricate and challenging allegro combinations that require quick footwork, agility, and coordination. They work on executing complex jumps, beats, and batterie (beating of the legs) with precision and clarity. Pointe Work (for female students): Depending on the ballet school and individual readiness, female students may begin pointe work training. They learn how to properly work on pointe shoes, focusing on strengthening their feet, ankles, and legs while maintaining correct alignment and technique. Variations and Repertoire: Students may be introduced to more advanced variations from classical ballets, learning and performing excerpts from renowned repertoire pieces. They develop an understanding of the stylistic nuances and technical challenges associated with specific roles. Artistic Expression and Musicality: Students continue to refine their ability to express emotions, portray characters, and tell stories through their movements. They work on musical interpretation, exploring different musical styles and dynamics, and applying them to their dancing. Strength and Conditioning: Students engage in advanced strength and conditioning exercises to further develop their muscular strength, flexibility, and 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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