(405) 364-1818
1312 South Berry Road
Norman OK 73072

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Character dance

For ages 8 and older

Character Dance is derived from the national dances of different regions or countries in Europe and became part of the structure of classical ballets in the late 19th century.  These national dances were originally developed by a group of people to reflect the traditional life of the people of a certain country or region. The dances, also known as Folk dancing, originated in the 18th century to distinguish dance forms of common people from those of the upper classes. The steps of folk dances are passed through generations, rarely being changed. The technique created from these dances is called character dance in the dance world. Musical themes inspired by these national dances were incorporated into the musical scores of countless classical ballets by the mid nineteenth century. The national dances became a feature in most of the famous classical ballets still performed today. Some of these examples are "Nutcracker" ( Spanish, Russian trepak), "Coppelia" (czardas, mazurka), "Swan Lake", "Sleeping Beauty" - the list goes on!  Character dance has its own technique, passed down from generations of dancers. The class is comprised of a character barre warm up & center exercises! Dancers will learn new rhythms, step techniques, and ways to shape their body line into the style of the character dance being learned. The character class will enhance the student's rhythm and coordination by learning a new dance style & technique that will carry over into the ballet class.! And it is lots of fun too!


Learn fun dances, ballet positions and creative movement while developing rhythm, coordination and a feel for classroom structure.Beginners and experienced dancers


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