Ballet - an artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Classical ballet, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century, is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements and the use of pointe shoes.

Ballet fundamentally is the foundation for most dance forms. It allows the dancer to understand how important proper stretching, language of dance, focus, discipline, flexibility, grace and working together as dance-mates. This is the commonality shared amongst dance styles across the world of dance. Beautiful lines are constantly being developed and enhanced over the years.

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Cecchetti Ballet

The Cecchetti Method is a disciplined system of ballet instruction designed with careful regard for the laws of anatomy. The Cecchetti trained student is better able to absorb the basic principles which govern the art rather than the mere imitation of an individual’s teaching style. Programs include weekly technique classes for beginning thru professional levels, weekend workshops, yearly ballet examinations and annual Summer International Ballet Seminars. Based on international standards, examinations are designed to give students and instructors of the Cecchetti Method a greater sense of purpose while ensuring that each level has been successfully accomplished before progressing to the next.

Cecchetti USA Credentials of our qualified and certified ballet instructors at Shin Dance Academy:

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Advisors and Guest Faculty:

Judith Hawkesworth, Fellow, Examiner 

Marnell Himes-Ushijima, Fellow, Senior Examiner, Maestro Cecchetti Final Diploma


Learn more about Cecchetti Classical Ballet Method here.

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