Brandywine Center for Dance

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Ballet, Jazz, & Tap


Top-Quality Jazz, Tap, & Adult Ballet Classes

Our adult ballet classes are a great way for you to develop good posture. Aside from the beautiful look you'll gain, good posture helps prevent pain syndromes as well as muscular skeletal dysfunction. Conveniently located in Wilmington, Delaware, Brandywine Center for Dance, also offers terrific tap and jazz dance lessons.

We Teach Ballet At a Variety Of Levels

Classical Ballet I
This course focuses on the elements of ballet that are essential to the beginning level dancer. Students study form, technique, barre, and centre work. Proper vocabulary and class etiquette are also introduced. Our attire is a black leotard, pink tights, a pink chiffon wrap skirt, and pink ballet slippers.

Classical Ballet II 
This class builds on the principles that are learned in Classical Ballet l, adding emphasis on centre work, including grand allegro, petit allegro, and adagio. More complex combinations of movements are incorporated into class choreography. Our attire is a black leotard, pink tights, a pink chiffon wrap skirt, and pink ballet slippers.

Classical Ballet III & IV
These classes are designed for the advanced dancer. In this class, more complex turn and leap sequences are developed. Students are encouraged to strengthen their performing skills and technical capabilities through more extensive coursework. Our attire is a black leotard, pink tights, a pink or black chiffon wrap skirt, and pink ballet slippers.

Pre-Professional & Professional Ballet Classes
New students must audition for placement in these classes. Auditions can be scheduled with the director by contacting the studio receptionist.

People Dancing Ballet on Stage

Pointe & Pre-Pointe Classes
Students must attend a minimum of two classes per week to develop strength and alignment principles that are essential to dancing on pointe. The pre-pointe program is a slow and thorough development of dance technique where students work on pointe at the barre, execute two-footed centre work, and develop balance and placement on pointe. Our attire is a black leotard, pink tights, a pink chiffon wrap skirt, and pink ballet slippers. Before ribbons and elastics are sewn on, all pointe shoes must have their fit approved by our instructor.

Jazz Classes That You Are Sure To Love

Young Women and Girls Dancing Jazz

Jazz Level I
Theatre style and traditional vocabulary are taught, and we also teach more contemporary and innovative choreography. Our attire is a black leotard, black jazz Oxfords, and black jazz pants.

Jazz Level II
This class builds on the principles that are learned in Jazz l, adding emphasis on more complex combinations of turns, floor work, and centre movement. Our attire is a black leotard, black jazz Oxfords, and black jazz pants.

Jazz Level III
Level III is or the more experienced performer ages 13 and up. Permission of the instructor is needed to attend. Our attire is a black leotard and black jazz pants with black jazz Oxfords or tan and black Bloch jazz booties.

Advanced and professional level jazz and lyrical classes are available. Contact the studio receptionist for more information.

Easy-To-Follow Tap Instruction

Tap Level I
Broadway and rhythm style tap are taught by New York City style teachers using the cutting edge of tap technique. Sound, speed, and rhythm are developed at every level. Our attire for girls is black tap shoes, a black unitard, bike pants or Capri pants, a black leotard, and suntan tights. Our boys attire is black dance pants, a white turtleneck, and black tap shoes.

Five Young Girls Tap Dancing

Tap Level II 
Tap l is a prerequisite for this set of tap lessons. Our attire for girls is black jazz or tap shoes, jazz pants or Capri pants, a black leotard, and suntan tights. Our boys attire is black dance pants, a white turtleneck, and black tap shoes.

Tap Level III & IV
You must have permission from our instructor to take these classes. Our attire for girls is black jazz or tap shoes, jazz pants or Capri pants, a black leotard, and suntan tights. Our boys attire is black dance pants, a white turtleneck, and black jazz or tap shoes.