Chris Collins Dance Studio

Cecchetti

The Cecchetti method of ballet training is a rigorous system with careful regard for the laws of anatomy, designed to endow the body with all the qualities essential to the dancer; balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity, etc. The student is taught to think of the movement of the foot, leg, arm, and head, not as something apart, but in relation to the whole body. We at Chris Collins Dance Studio are proud to offer the gradded Cecchetti method of ballet. It is open to all dancers.
This program is under the direction of Jennifer Meyer.

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Cecchetti Levels

At Chris Collins Dance Studio, we strive to provide the best dance education. Below you will find the Cecchetti classes that we offer for students ages 8 through adult. For students younger than 8 years old please visit our CCDS Younger Dancers for more information. During the first few classes the instructor will be observing closely all dancers to ensure everyone is placed in the appropriate level. The Instructor along with the Studio Director will strive to provide the best education while instilling a love for dance. We look forward to seeing you in class!

For students on a more serious track, the two lower student grades will develop proper placement of torso, hips, and legs without exceeding anatomical limitations. The coordination of arms and head are developed with a concentration on smooth transitions throughout the exercises.

Prerequisite:Ballet A or equivalent. Placement will be evaluated by the Director of ballet in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 18
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
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Cecchetti I Wednesday Studio C 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
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Cecchetti II Wednesday Studio C 6:45 PM 7:30 PM
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A more mature sense of musicality and quality of movement is emphasized in the third and fourth levels. Students develop strength and stability in the demonstration of the pirouettes and grand allegro. Suppleness and smooth graceful movements are developed in these levels along with the coordination of head, arms, legs, and body. Students present a one-minute dance for the Grade IV examination demonstrating the ability to perform through unset movements. The dance provides teachers the opportunity to help develop the student’s awareness of choreographic concepts.

Prerequisite: Cecchetti I & II. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 18
Length of Class: 1 hr.
Ages: 11 - 16 Years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Cecchetti III Friday Studio C 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
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Cecchetti IV Thursday Studio C 8:30 PM 9:30 PM
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The professional level examinations and links the student to the final three professional levels that demonstrate Maestro Enrico Cecchetti’s work. It provides a culmination of the material in the graded work, demonstrating a mature and professional approach. In addition to adages and pirouettes that prepare the student for the more advanced levels, pointe work and the execution of beats.

Prerequisite: Cecchetti III & IV. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 18
Length of Class: 1.25 hrs.
Ages: 13 years and older


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Cecchetti V Monday Studio C 7:15 PM 8:30 PM
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Cecchetti VI Wednesday Studio C 4:15 PM 5:30 PM
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Cecchetti VII Monday Studio C 4:00 PM 5:15 PM
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Register now for 2017-2018 Cecchetti Classes

We invite dancers with more experience to call the studio for information on how to register.
We want to ensure proper placement, and would love for you to talk with our Staff.

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WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS

GIRLS

 

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Leotard

Solid Black Leotard

Color: Black

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Tights

We highly recommend purchasing tights at CCDS

Style No: Convertible Tights | Color: Pink

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Ballet Shoes

THEATRICALS

Full Sole Ballet Shoes Ballet A

Style No: T1000C | Color: Pink

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Ballet Shoes

THEATRICALS

Split-Sole Ballet Shoes Ballet B or Higher

Style No: T2700 | Color: Pink

 

WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS

Boys

 

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Boys T-shirt

Solid color helps show instructor true body lines

Color: White or Black

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Boys Shorts

Color: Solid Black

 

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Boys Ballet Shoes

So Danca

Style No: SD16 | Color: Black

 

CONTACT US

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Studio Location

5408 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
703.370.7808 | chris@chriscollinsdance.com

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