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none Ballet

Classical Ballet classes offered from age 7 to adult follow the Vaganova-Tarasov method, as developed from Russian, French and Italian classical ballet and used in the Kirov and Bolshoi Ballet Theaters. This method is scientifically based to develop healthy bodies and good muscle coordination. It has been approved by doctors and health specialists as a safe and developmentally sound system. For a well rounded program in classical ballet, the school also offers instruction of historic dance. (gavotte, minuet, etc.) and character dance (European folk-dance modified for classical ballet). The class work culminates in on-stage performances.

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none Pointe

Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work,in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. Dancers begin pointe work slowly developing correct alignment and strength.

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Ballet Makkai Youth Company & The Ballet Makkai Nutcracker

 2126 First Street, Highland Park Illinois 60035 (847) 433-1449  www.balletmakkai.com