EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL TRAINING
Exercise and a wide variety of Body Conditioning and Training classes are an excellent way of staying healthy and in top shape. Riverside Ballet Arts offers a diverse number of classes for body strength and physical training. Known internationally for our excellence Ballet training, RBA offers adult and teen classes for physical training, coordination, strength and body control. Adult ballet is a fun way to stay connected to an art form we may have participated in, excelled in, or always wished to learn as a child.
PROFESSIONAL BALLET PROGRAM AND GRADED CLASSES
The Professional Ballet Program, designed for the career-bound dancer takes students through a syllabus consisting of seven levels. Students are trained with the most current techniques and a commitment to the individual’s growth and progress. Placement classes are offered to dancers with previous ballet training who wish to enroll at RBA. Upon review, the school director or faculty member
FITNESS AND BODY FLOW CLASSES
Revive your day with movement. Take a cleansing breath, refresh your body and mind.
TINY TOTS/ CREATIVE MOVEMENT AND PRE-BALLET
RBA starts children at age two in Tiny Tots. Creative Movement is offered at age four; this experience is designed to bring out the creative aspects in the child’s nature and to provide a learning experience based on sound technique. Children learn coordination, rhythm, music, spatial awareness and are encouraged to use their imagination. Pre-Ballet is offered for children age five. Boys and girls learn the positions of their feet and arms, proper body placement and beginning music and storylines of the classical ballets and refine the concepts taught in Creative Movement.
PRE-PROFESSIONAL BALLET PROGRAM
The Pre-Professional Ballet program begins for age’s six to twelve, with two or more classes per week. This program is designed for both the career-bound dancer and the dancer who desires to learn ballet as an art form and for body control and strength. The Pre-Professional program emphasizes individual and precise training with special consideration for the young body. Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes are offered to youth and adult dancers to complement the student’s technique classes. Separate classes for men and boys are taught to provide the training essential to meeting the demands specific to the male dancer. Adults and teens interested in learning ballet as an art form and for exercise, strength and flexibility may take advanced level classes provided they are at a level concurrent with the other student.
PILATES AND CONDITIONING CLASSES
Certified guest instructors offer Pilates classes monthly. These classes utilize the theories and methods of orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, and physical therapists within the field of Arts Medicine and Kinesiology.
THE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
RBA’S Professional Program is for male and female dancers thirteen and older. The dancers must be focused and oriented toward a professional career. Professional Program students qualify for many of the State of California sanctioned Independent Study program, which recognizes the dancer’s ballet course, work in place of the Physical Education requirements for middle and high school. RBA recognizes many Charter Schools and Home School Programs and many of our classes are in session in the early afternoon hours providing more dance instruction during the day for our Professional Program students.