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Valentina’s School of Ballet (VSB) provides serious ballet training for dancers pursuing a professional career. This training includes Russian classical ballet style (Vaganova), character, stretching, pointe, variations, and contemporary. Having a well-rounded, in-depth knowledge of this art form is essential. VSB builds a firm foundation based on ballet and costume history; performance analysis of famous ballet dancers through DVD viewing and live performance attendance; competition participation; and classes with master instructors. VSB offers two types of educational opportunities—the technique track and the performance company. Company students will participate in Youth America Grand Prix, a full length ballet performance each spring, and sessions with choreographers in preparation for competition. Technique students training will not include performing and may best suit competition students, ice skaters and gymnasts. Valentina provides additional assistance in selecting the appropriate competitions, summer intensives, residential programs, colleges and dance companies including aiding with the necessary audition and video preparations. This foundation isn’t reserved for the serious ballet student. Proficiency will benefit all students desiring a career in dance regardless of their chosen style.
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