Pointe, Contemporary, etc.

POINTE

When can I take Pointe classes? This a question we hear a lot from interested dancers and their parents. The short answer is that most of our students start with Pre-Pointe classes at around age 12 and only after at least four years of classical ballet training. There is much more to this answer, however, and for a more detailed explanation of SGB's Pointe requirements, a brief history of Pointe and a listing of our yearly Pointe classes, please click on the link below (coming soon).

 

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. The term "contemporary" is somewhat misleading: it describes a genre that developed during the mid-20th century and is still very popular today.

Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.

Students do NOT have to be enrolled in our ballet program to take any of our Contemporary classes. To enroll in any level higher than Contemporary A, please email us for placement at greensboroballet@yahoo.com.

 

HIP-HOP WITH BBOY BALLET

TheBBoyBallet has partnered with GREENSBORO BALLET and THE GROOVEMENT PROJECT of Plymouth England to bring the triad a unique twist towards StreetDance training.

Dancers will learn hip hop dance foundations through movement and history. They will experience different dance styles throughout their training which will include house, breaking, popping, and grooving. Dancers will also learn dance genres that aren't traditionally "hip hop" but are closely related and influential to the culture. Students will be encouraged to develop an affinity for discipline, improvisation, and showmanship.

 Click HERE to for more information and to Register.

 

BALLROOM

Ballroom dance refers to a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. Instructor, Tim Saunders offers lessons in a variety of ballroom dance at SGB. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished ballroom dancer, he can offer you an exciting opportunity to gain new skills that will help you shine the next time you go dancing. For further information and/or to set-up a private ballroom lesson please call Mr. Saunders directly at (336) 324-1924.