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Our Vocational program strives to enhance each individual dancer's training and performance from pre-intermediate Ballet through pre-professional. Weekly Ballet classes include both Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (I.S.T.D.) and Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) methods of Ballet training. Students who wish to learn classical repertoire and enhance their pointe work are encouraged to participate in our Variations class, which provides dancers a glimpse into the professional world of Ballet. Our Modern (and Contemporary) classes are a key component of the Vocational Program. Students explore foundational Modern and Contemporary dance techniques including: Limón, Horton, Graham and Release. As well, Vocational students are introduced to improvisation, choreography methods and mentorship, modern dance history and human anatomy.
Research has repeatedly shown that dance training alone does not provide the required strength, power, speed and endurance necessary for dancers. Injuries are reduced and performance increases when dancers engage in regular strength/resistance training. At Crossings we offer a cutting edge, dance specific Strength & Conditioning class in order for our students to establish a foundation of strength and endurance on which to further build technique and artistry. This class is available for dancers in our Child and Youth Program and Vocational Program.