Pre k/ Kindergarten Creative
Movement Division/Pre-Ballet 

Toddler Dance with Me

Help your child discover movement and expression while networking with other parents through a structure that blends dance, music, and imagination. Students are introduced to a class structure, age appropriate stretches, coordination exercises, and rhythm through a safe and special experience with mommy. Added benefits for mom are increased flexibility, balance, and dance appreciation. Class also includes a movement story that encourages young children to explore, experiment, and create through creative dance.​

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NEBT has developed a creative movement program for young children who love to move, dance, and simply have fun. Creative movement class focuses on the earliest teachings of dance through directed play. This is the first class a child should partake before an actual dance class.  This class helps children further their development of fine and large motor skills through fun and imaginative activities. Children will begin to develop a foundation that includes musicality, rhythm, trust and social skills. Creative movement class leads directly into the Pre-Ballet level. During pre-ballet children will begin learning the basic elements of ballet technique including primary positions and vocabulary. Proper ballet etiquette and philosophy are learned and executed during this course.

Ballet

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The instructor at NEBT is highly trained in all genres of classical ballet. Styles including; Vaganova, Cecchetti, and Balanchine will be introduces during the students dance career. Strict ballet etiquette, proper placement, and technical execution will be learned and perfected in this time. Advanced levels will begin to expand their artistic abilities through performances once they are versed in intermediate vocabulary. Pre-pointe and students with pointe experience will have the opportunity to become a “Company Dancer”. Company dancers will be chosen through an audition process, preparing them for the experiences they will encounter when auditioning in the dance world. Company members will have the privilege of becoming assistant teachers for the young children’s division. All of this can be achieved in a strict professional atmosphere, while having an experience of a life time! NEBT is also offering  adult ballet for anyone out of high school who is interested!

Modern Dance

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Using the techniques of; Lester Horton, Martha Graham, and José Limon, dancers are challenged with the different aspects of each genre. Students will explore their artistic freedom through center, across the floor work and choreography. Contact Improvisation will be introduced during these classes as well as jazz classes. Contact improvisation is a class based on learning the limits of the dancer’s body by taking trust to the next level. Students will learn how to work with the distribution of each others weight to create movements or poses. This is a very demanding form of dance and can only be properly executed with ones full attention and commitment

Contemporary Dance

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Imagine a world where there were no limitations in movement. This is what we call contemporary dance. It is a cross between ballet and modern. With a creative and imaginative mind it can be just as breathtaking as the two. There is a catch, children must have a basic knowledge and understanding of both ballet and modern before participating in this class. Proper technical experience is necessary for the beauty of contemporary to bloom.

 

Aerial Yoga 

Feel like a kid again! Come stretch, flip, stretinthen, and tone yourself in this no gravity off the ground one hour class. 

Why Aerial Yoga?

Aerial yoga offers many of the same benefits and enjoyments of regular yoga, but it also has some additional benefits as well:

Greater Flexibility. Since you have more freedom of movement, you can move your body into new positions. In some cases, this can result in a deeper and more fulfilling stretch than traditional yoga offers.

Better Focus. By putting yourself in a more challenging situation than usual, aerial yoga forces you to be more alert and aware of your surroundings. You will likely also try to concentrate harder because you're not used to being suspended in the air during your yoga practice. 

Strengthened Muscles. Because gravity is working harder on your body than usual, your muscles work harder too. Aerial yoga is also a great core workout because you have to engage your core muscles to balance and stabilize yourself during your yoga session.

Stress-Relief. Much like traditional yoga, aerial yoga is great for stress relief. Not only do you use poses and stretches common to other forms of yoga to relieve stress, but you also experience the joy of knowing that you did something new and exciting, which makes you feel good

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Barre Fitness

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Zumba

Barre fitness is a hybrid workout class - combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training. Most classes incorporate a ballet barre and use classic dance moves such as plies, alongside static stretches. Barre also focuses on high reps of small range movements.But the real difference between barre and other workouts are the isometric movements you usually perform - holding your body still while you contract specific muscles, until you shake and feel the burn! -Cosmo

Perfect For

Everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on.

How It Works

We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. 

Benefits

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Zumba Kids

Perfect for our younger Zumba® fans! Kids 7-11 years old get the chance to be active and jam out to their favorite music. 

How It Works

Zumba® Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. 

Benefits

Helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness.

 

Zumba Kids Jr.

Perfect for our younger Zumba® fans! Kids 4-6 years old get the chance to socialize with friends and jam out to their favorite music. 

How It Works

Zumba® Kids, Jr classes are rockin', high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines. We break down steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. 

Benefits

Helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements such as leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, balance, cultural awareness.

Progressive Ballet Technique

Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. Marie has been known for her creative teaching skills for almost 4 decades and has trained many professional dancers and teachers’ worldwide. She has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment for many decades.Safe Dance training has been a passion of Marie’s as an educator for over 40 years. It is difficult for students to feel what muscles initiate the correct alignment in ballet training, however, as the fit ball is continually mobile under the students’ body, it gives the students a sense of posture and weight –placement whilst feeling each correct muscle group.Each exercise has been developed with care and guidance with a team of physiotherapists. This class is appropriate for dancers 6+.

Oh Baby! FITNESS

Get ready for a great all over body workout! This class incorporates cardio, strength for arms and legs, and focused abdominal work. Baby is in a front carrier for the cardio and strength training  portion of class. Your baby can be incorporated into the abdominal and floor exercises. Crawlers welcome, but babies must be supervised. No crawling over other babies in class! Class ends with a treat for baby: a gentle baby massage. Baby age: 4 weeks to 1 year, (Crawlers welcome, but must be supervised)

*Baby can be worn or may stay in car seat or mat*

Class will be Sundays at 10am for 45 mins

KIDS COPPELIA WINTER WORKSHOP

EVERY THURSDAY AT 4:15 AND/OR SATURDAY AT 9:00 IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY! $65/MONTH

 

Join The New England Ballet Theatre this January and February every Thursday at 4:15-5:00 and/or Saturdays at 9:00-9:45 for a fun filled story and dance workshop. During this session participants will learn the traditional steps and story of Coppelia, one of the most famous ballets of all time. The dancers will learn and understand the basic positions, leaps, turns, and technique of classical ballet. Every child who participates will be invited to preform in our annual spring performance. This year we will be performing The Sleeping Beauty on June 19, 2016.     

This story is about a girl named Coppelia who sits on her balcony all day reading, speaking to no one. A boy named Franz falls deeply in love with her and wants to marry her, even though he is already engaged.

His fiance, Swanhilda, sees Franz blowing kisses at Coppelia. Swanhilda soon learns that Coppelia is actually a doll that belongs to Coppelius, the town toy shop owner. She decides to impersonate the doll, in order to win the love of Franz. Once the truth is discovered they get married, and live happily ever after!