Virginia Beach Ballet Academy has provided professional training in Classical Ballet for over 30 years. This family owned company has over 100 collective years of classical ballet history, with performances in over 10 countries with some of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world. Virginia Beach Ballet Academy trains its dancers in the Vaganova (Russian) and Cecchetti (Italian) methods of classical ballet.
Ballet, especially classical ballet, puts great emphasis on the method and execution of movement. A distinctive feature of ballet is the continuous outward rotation of the thighs from the hip, referred to as turnout. The foundation of the dance consists of five basic positions, all performed with the turnout. At Virginia Beach Ballet Academy dancers receive a rigorous education in the school's method of dance, which begins when they are young and ends with graduation from high school.
Students are required to learn the names, meanings, and precise technique of each movement they learn. Emphasis is put on building strength mostly in the lower body, particularly the legs, and the core as a strong core is necessary for all movements in ballet, especially turns, and on developing flexibility and strong feet for dancing en pointe. Additionally, Virginia Beach Ballet Academy differentiates itself from other ballet schools in the area by also emphasizing the importance of developing beautiful port de bras.
Begin with the best and get your classical ballet training with a company that has worked and trained with the finest. Virginia Beach Ballet Academy was established in 1980 and proudly serves the Hampton Roads (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, and Newport News).