As safety permits, training at our advanced level will evolve into a hybrid schedule of in studio and virtual classes based on CA’s ‘activity pod’ plan for in-person gatherings. Whether in studio or from home, training at the advanced level focuses on maintaining ballet fitness, refinement of technique, and development of individual artistry through both classical and contemporary work. We are excited to be developing new performance opportunities unique to the challenges of social distancing and virtual connections for both the Holiday and Spring Seasons.
We are dedicated to mindful health and well-being that extends beyond ballet class.
Multi-age mentoring sessions and complimentary access (for families too!) to all of our Culture & Community workshops and gatherings are optional for all of our dancers.
LEVEL 8 & 9-1 completes the transition from Intermediate to Advanced Ballet training. Refining fundamentals, building stamina, and sustaining a cohesive aesthetic are essential elements of the work. We find that virtual studio work provides a unique opportunity to explore individual artistry and expression. Contemporary ballet continues to be part of advanced syllabus.
Dancers in Levels 8, 9-1 and 9 collaborate with visiting choreographers and work in multi-age groups to support one another in voluntary student projects of original choreography. Advanced dancers are also invited to serve as mentors to younger dancers as ‘Ballet Buddies.’
LEVEL 9 culminates Marin Ballet’s training program with a classical and contemporary syllabus that becomes more individual based on the skills, artistry, and goals of each student. MB’s faculty supports each dancers’ relationship with dance as they continue to train and transition through high school.
By the time our students reach their senior year in high school and are ready to graduate, most have