This class is the last step in order to begin to study a level of classical ballet. The program of this class includes complex exercises on the floor in a shortened version, to be used only as a quick warm-up to start work at the bar.
Work at the bar includes a gradual learning of movements, their names, and stretches. The teacher introduces a lot of different small combinations, helping to develop a sense of posture, proper execution of movements, turns in different directions, coordination, rhythm, and grace.
Part of the lesson is used to study dance numbers, which will later be included in the annual ballet performance at the end of the year. At the discretion of the teacher, some students may begin to rehearse short solo pieces; for this purpose we introduce separate private rehearsals.