For pre-teens looking for a place to hang out, workout, and learn a new skill,
or the aspiring ballet dancer who’s never before gotten their chance, this is the class for them!
The class will cover ballet technique and the five basics of a traditional ballet class, as well as musicality, etiquette, and terminology, all while studying some of the great ballets! This class may be repeated multiple times, allowing you to build new technique onto previously mastered skills.
This class is open to tweens of all skill levels. We will also lead the younger students in two performances, including excerpts from The Nutcracker.
Girls: Leotard, tights, and ballet slippers purchased from a dancewear store or website. Skirts / shorts optional. Long hair pulled back. No jewelry.
Boys: Leggings, T-shirt, and ballet slippers purchased from a dancewear store or website. Long hair pulled back. No jewelry.
About the Instructor
Suzanne Halka has been dancing almost as long as she has been walking! She took her first Creative Movement class when she was three years old, and the rest was history!
Since then she has trained extensively in Classical Ballet under teachers who studied and performed with The Royal Ballet of London, The National Ballet of Canada, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey, The Juilliard School, The Dance Theatre of Harlem, and The Bolshoi Ballet Theatre. Suzanne was a member of The Lynchburg Regional Ballet Theatre, with which she performed in eight Nutcrackers and numerous spring ballets, including The Tales of Beatrix Potter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella.
Suzanne has taught and choreographed for dancers from ages two to adult for over ten years now. She also teaches and directs young actors in productions throughout San Francisco. Suzanne loves nothing more than passing along a love of dance and theatre to people of all ages! Her favorite dance roll to date is “The Dying Swan,” originated by the late, great Anna Pavlova.