Texture Ballet School offers professional instruction and performance experience from the beginner to professional level. Texture guides young dancers through the world of ballet from pre-school levels to professional levels in a positive, nurturing environment. Our faculty of outstanding teachers appreciates the opportunity to share the excitement, challenge and beauty of dance. We are committed to the belief that ballet improves confidence, concentration, coordination, memorization and discipline. The creativity, grace and love of dance will enhance your child’s life forever.
Children's Division Ages 18 months to 6 years old we offer a fun introduction to dance designed to stimulate creativity and imagination while encouraging a love of dance. Along with teaching pre-ballet technique , the class will focus on rhythm, basic motor skills, coordination activities stretching, and creative movement. Performing opportunities for ages 3 and up.
Student Division Children are taught the fundamentals and language of ballet in an atmosphere of encouragement, discipline and warmth. Emphasis is on correct body placement and developing a love of dance. This division offers excellent training for the serious student as well as those interested in developing an appreciation of the art. Classes included in our student division curriculum : Level 1 ~ Ballet - Acro Level 2 ~ Ballet -Acro Level 3 ~ Ballet - Acro Level 4 ~ Ballet - Acro - Tap Contemporary - Pre-pointe Level 5 ~ Ballet - Acro - Tap Contemporary - Pre-pointe - Pointe Boys Class ~ Men's Ballet Technique Ballet/Conditioning
Pre-professional Division These levels are designed to prepare students to achieve their dance dreams. Instruction at this level concentrates on perfecting previous skills, speed of execution, cleanliness of line, extension, stamina, complicated batterie, multiple pirouettes and preparation on a professional level. Classes included in our pre-professional division curriculum : Level 6 ~ Ballet - Acro - Tap Contemporary - Pointe - Variations - Partnering Level 7 ~ Ballet - Acro - Tap Contemporary - Pointe - Variations - Partnering Level 8 ~ Ballet - Acro - Tap Contemporary - Pointe - Variations - Partnering - Modern - Pilates
Open Division These classes are open to anyone age 12* to adult. Drop in at your convenience for a fun and artistic way to stay in shape. Work at your own pace, all levels are welcome! *anyone under the age of 12 who would like to attend must get prior permission from a member of Texture's teaching staff
Ballet ~ This class is perfect way to have fun and stay in shape with a classical ballet class.
Ballet/Contemporary ~ This class will start with a ballet barre to get moving and warmed-up then will finish with learning a piece of contemporary choreography.
Tap ~ Have fun with musicality and rhythm while you tap your cares away.
Our curriculum is designed to create classical ballet dancers who will be overall well rounded in many different kinds of classical and contemporary styles of dance. While providing exceptional ballet training we also provide classes which are more varied and diverse than those offered at the majority of professional level classical ballet schools across the country. The inclusion of different styles of dance in our curriculum support and enhance the progress of our students in their ballet training while also making them versatile in those other forms of dance.
Classes description & benefits:
Ballet - Ballet is beautiful, ballet is hard, ballet is the basis and underlying technique for almost all forms of dance.
Acro - Acrobatic Arts - Our acro class builds flexibility, core strength, stamina, balance, control, and overall body awareness. Acro will help a dancer maintain technique and composure when their feet are not on the floor which which aide them in contemporary floor work, their jumps, and also classical and contemporary lifts and partnering.
Tap - Tap is a wonderful way to help dancers listen to and hear different timings, rhythms, and intricacies in music. Additionally tap dancing can act as cross training for pointe work because it builds ankle and foot strength and dexterity while using the muscles in an opposite way than one does when dancing on pointe.
Contemporary - Our contemporary classes cover a wide range of different movement styles. We include elements of jazz, modern, pointe work, floor work and everything in-between.
Pre-pointe - Pre-pointe are activities and exercises which focus on developing proper placement and building the strength required for a dancer to begin pointe work.
Pointe - Training on pointe begins only after a strong, comprehensive basic technique has been achieved and the feet, core and legs are sufficiently strong. Permission of the instructor is required.
Variations - We will introduce a range of both classical and contemporary variations.
Partnering - In partnering class, we teach fundamental skills which are required for many different works of choreography.
Pilates - Pilates is a wonderful way for dancers to work and understand their bodies better. Through thoughtful controlled exercises Pilates builds strength, improves placement, and helps with injury prevention.
Texture Contemporary Ballet P.O. Box 100176 Pittsburgh, PA 15233