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FSU's Activities for Life Center Offers Several Levels of Ballet Classes
01/18/2002

Frostburg State University's Activities for Life Center will offer ballet classes under the direction of Susan Manger, who studied at the Washington School of Ballet on full scholarship. Classes will be held in the FSU dance studio on the first floor of the Cordts P.E. Center.

Pre Ballet will be offered for children ages 7 and 8 on Mondays from Feb. 4 to May 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. There will be no class March 25. Students will learn mechanics of dance technique and articulation of the body. Through imagery and action, children will explore movement and solve problems; learn about control and risk involved in movement; and learn perception of space, time and energy. Girls are required to wear a solid-colored, long-sleeved leotard (black, pink or dark blue), white socks and ballet slippers. Boys are required to wear a white T-shirt, black leggings, white socks and ballet slippers.

Ballet I will be offered to children ages 9 to 12 on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Classes will run from Feb. 4 to May 20. There will be no class March 25. This class is the beginning of formal ballet (barre, petit adagio, valse, allegro, etc., with floor work and supplementary exercises). Emphasis will be on placement and purity of movement and the intelligent use of energy and breath in movement. Students are also encouraged to continue exploration of time and space to cultivate freedom of movement. The required uniform for girls is a solid-colored, long-sleeved leotard (black, pink or dark blue), pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys are required to wear a white T-shirt, black leggings, white socks and ballet slippers.

Adult Intermediate Ballet will be offered for teens through adults with previous ballet training on Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Class will run from Feb. 5 to May 21. No class will be held March 26. This class is a formal ballet class (barre, petit adagio, valse, turns, petit allegro, batterie and grand allegro, etc., with floor work and supplementary exercises.) Elements from the Duncan technique will be included to explore the use of the solar plexus as the source of all movement. The suggested uniform for this class is, for women, a solid-colored leotard or unitard, pink or black tights and ballet slippers, and, for men, a T-shirt, close-fitting sweatpants or sweatshorts and ballet slippers.

Advance registration is required. For information, call Center Coordinator Amy Nazelrod at (301) 687-7934.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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