These classes are an introduction to ballet with an emphasis on the development of rhythm, locomotor skills, creativity and coordination. Discovery is offered to children between the ages of 3 and 4. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Typically, students take two years to learn and grow in the Discovery class before they are ready to advance to the Primary level. At the Primary level, students take 1-hour classes once a week.
Coconut Grove Ballet is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Primary A through Primary C will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Julia Satterfield, who has success fully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.