Character dance is a term used to describe the various national and folk dances from around the world, which often form part of ballet. Many familiar classical ballets feature character dances - for example, Swan Lake, Coppelia or La Fille Mal Gardée, to name a few. Character dances often have very strong rhythms, which reflect their folk origins. This style of dance often uses different steps to classical ballet, expanding the students’ dancing ability and reinforcing basic techniques.
About OTM Character Dancing Classes
Students develop strength and conditioning for safe dance practice through Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
Classes focus on alignment and muscle memory for improved technique across all dance styles
Character dancing introduces students to different traditional dance styles from around the world, giving them the experience of dance’s rich history
Movement vocabulary is expanded with new steps, which also develop students’ skills in ballet and creative dance
Character dancing improves style and artistry through movement and enhances performance skills
What to Wear
Ballet uniform or leotard, convertible tights or leggings
Hair tied off face
Classes for Term 1
Wednesday 4:00pm Character and PBT *
*Class almost full. Limited spaces available.