1st Russian Ballet School, under the artistic direction of the renowned Ballet Instructor, Julia Zharova, offers ballet classes in classical ballet using the Vaganova Method of instruction
We are dedicated to enriching the lives of children of all ages and levels. We provide a supportive environment to achieve progress, tailoring the pace and choreography for each individual.
Our goal is to inspire children by ballet. We believe that every child has talent and we strive to uncover this talent. In addition to increased creativity, sense of purpose, emotional intelligence, leadership skills, ballet lessons instill good posture, flexibility and subtle form.
Our students also have the opportunity to participate in workshops and summer sessions as well as perform at festivals and year-end shows.
We are guided by the teaching principals originated at the Russian Imperial Ballet School and endeavor to teach each student using the most effective techniques. Early training is focused on epaulement, or the correct turning of the shoulders and body, which gives the dancer an intuitive understanding of how best to use every part of his/her body to evoke outstanding results. The Russian Method’s approach emphasizes the simultaneous development of both technical proficiency and individual artistry, and a wide range of movemental expressions that are achieved by a proper placement and a strong classical dance foundation. The Vaganova Method is a combination of outstanding ballet techniques and the person’s soul and emotion.
Whether dancing is an avocation or a serious pursuit, everyone is given tools, highly personalized attention, and encouragement to achieve their goals. Our instructors are dedicated to the life of ballet and aspire to imbue others with their passion. We limit our ballet class sizes to ensure students are given individual attention.
Ms. Zharova believes it is critical to appreciate the beauty of the ballet in order to enjoy the training throughout the formative years. In our classes, we listen to the best classical music that helps students relax, feel the melody inside their bodies, and truly cherish the holistic experience.