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In a grand jeté the initiating leg is thrown to 90º which is immediately followed by a similar throwing of the supporting leg, thus creating the image of an arabesque or attitude suspended in mid-air. Dancers work hard to achieve this full split in mid-air and it is very much a "wow" leap when the split is achieved. Some dancers can even get an over split when they do a grand jeté taking that wow factor up a

If you happen to have a kid who is super energetic then a Ballet/Tap combo classes would be a great choice. Ballet/Tap classes are a great for kids with high energy because they get a full hour of dance, but they get two different dance styles in one hour. This is also good because younger kids often have short attention spans so spending 30 mins on ballet and then 30 mins on tap is a great break of the hour.

The number one issue dancers face as they start to dance more and more is staying motivated. When Monday morning comes around you might find yourself dreading ballet like you dread math class. In class, you may become frustrated, you may start to goof off and not take class as serious has you once had. This is when you lose focus and sight of why you started dancing in the first place.Whether it was your Mom who put you in ballet class at age 4, now you're

Here at CCDA we follow the Vaganova Syllabus and with that we also follow the tradition of requiring ribbons on the girls flat ballet shoes. This is an old tradition from the Russian schools and maintains the age old femininity of the female ballet dancer. The look over all is very clean looking and put together, it is a staple of the Vaganova Method. The ribbons also offer support to the ankle, as they would on a pointe shoe and can help strengthen the ankles, while giving