Things to know:
Arrive early: Please arrive 10 – 15 minutes prior to your class time so you may check in with the office and prepare for your class.
Building: ARC is located in the Crown Hill Center which is a security coded access building. If you are attending Open Class for the first time, please phone our office upon your arrival. All Open class students must sign in at the office upon arrival.
Inside our studios: To safeguard and protect our floors, please observe the following rules
No street shoes, food or drinks (water OK), gum.
Dancers that wear pointe shoes, please do toe taping and sewing outside of all studios.
Avoid using powders, sprays, lotions, oils, and creams that may come in contact with our floors. Clothing that has been exposed to fabric softener or dryer sheets should not come in contact with our floors.
Studio Closures/Inclement weather: ARC follows the Seattle Public School district during the weekdays for weather closures. If you are uncertain of a Open class operating on a weekend, please phone the office.
Electronic devices: Please silence cell phones and electronic devices prior to entering the studios. ARC has a policy of NO cell phone/electronic device use in our studios. We would like to optimize the “human connection” in our studios.
Photos & Filming: Photography and/or filming of any kind is not allowed without first obtaining written permission from ARC.
Student minimum: All Open classes must have a minimum of three students in order to operate.
This class explores the basic positions and structure of a ballet class. Students begin at the barre and move to center work that includes stretches and rhythmic exercises that dance across the floor. The perfect introduction to the beginning dancer. No previous experience necessary.
Beginning/Intermediate Ballet continues to build on the basic progression of a ballet class. Students work at the barre and move to more complex center exercises and movement sequences across the floor. This class will combine ballet vocabulary, rhythmic exercises, and stretches in a progressive class at a instructed pace for students to gain strength, increase flexibility, and greater body control.
For the experienced dancer and/or professional that is familiar with the progression and structure of a ballet class. This class moves quickly through the barre, center work (adagio and pirouettes), and jumps (petit allegro and grande allegro).
For the adult dancer that is looking for a comprehensive pointe class to continue building strength in pointe work. Pointe class is designed to be taken after technique class. The primary focus is pointe technique and building endurance in the shoes. Variations from the classical ballet repertoire are introduced once strength, endurance, and body control are achieved.
Beginning/Intermediate Modern continues to build on the basic progression of a modern class. Students work on the floor and move to more complex exercises and movement sequences across the floor. This class will combine modern vocabulary, rhythmic exercises, and stretches in a progressive class at a instructed pace for students to gain strength, increase flexibility, and greater body control.
For the experienced dancer and/or professional that is familiar with the progression and structure of a modern class. This class moves quickly through floor work, standing, across the floor (partnered weight sharing), and jumps.