Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Dance class of the month: Ballet

Stay in shape and awaken your artistic sensibilities with the Open Ballet Classes at the Patel Conservatory.

Whether you’re returning to ballet after a hiatus or trying it for the first time, you’ll find the welcoming studios of the Conservatory a relaxing break from your busy week.

Challenge your body, work on core muscles and posture, and gain strength and flexibility.

The Conservatory offers beginner and intermediate classes for students of all ages.

“I have some beginners and I have dancers with experience. They all benefit from the class,” said Svetlana Datseva, who teaches the Saturday Beginning Ballet class.

“It never hurts for experienced dancers to go back (to the basics). Even with professional dancers, it’s always a good thing to do to refresh the mind and the muscles,” she said.

Ballet classes are perfect for invigorating the mind, body and spirit.

“Ballet awakens all the feelings. Because we’re using classical music, and connecting music with movement...It really awakens every muscle,” said Datseva.

At the Patel Conservatory, you're not just taking a ballet class, you're joining a caring community of artists who enjoy the many perks of being part of the exciting Straz Center.

We look forward to seeing you at any of the following ballet classes:

Beginning Ballet
Mondays, 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Instructor Claire Olson
Saturdays, 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Instructor, Svetlana Datseva

Learn the fundamental concepts of ballet and basic vocabulary. Students work on exercises both at the barre and in the center of the studio. Recommended for students who would like to try ballet for the first time and those who are returning to ballet class after a hiatus.

Intermediate Ballet
Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Instructor, Claire Olson

For the experienced student who is technically prepared to take ballet at a more skilled level. Recommended for those who have studied ballet consistently for a few years. Instructor approval is required.

$85.75 per month
Attend any of our Open Dance Classes on a drop-in basis with our Class Cards.

For more information, or to register, please call 813-222-1002, or visit patelconservatory.org.

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