ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Bringing the best of training in small class format
by highly trained instructors
Lafayette Ballet School was opened in 1988 by Director, Sandra Peticolas. The school maintains a base of classical ballet to train the students. Supplementary classes in character and pointe, variations, contemporary, and conditioning are introduced as appropriate to round out the classical training and the future repertory of the young dancers. The specific coordination and maturity needed in ballet are not easily taught to very young children. Special classes for 5 year olds are offered. A more focussed instruction begins as accessed at age 6 or 7 depending with the individual student with Dance Basics. These are joyous years of imagination, rhythm, energy and learned self awareness, but within a structure inherent to the discipline of ballet. Therefore along with the physical training of the body comes the need to wait, listen, apply, and repeat .