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Putting Your Best Foot Forward w/ Ballet Tucson at The Tucson J
October 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$7 – $12
Experience creative movement, basic ballet, and life skills in a fun afternoon performance by Ballet Tucson’s Professional Dancers and Staff.
Great for the whole family – Ballet Tucson Artists will lead and inspire young and old alike to create their own “Art That Moves” in the Tucson J’s Sculpture Garden. Following the performance, Neil Weinstein, Outreach Director of the Sculpture Garden Committee, will lead a tour of the Sculpture Garden.
“Putting Your Best Foot Forward With Ballet Tucson” exposes people to the art form of dance who may not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about the beauty and athleticism of classical ballet. Our outreach encourages and develops self-esteem, confidence, teamwork and body awareness. Basic ballet steps and positions are taught in a way to correlate to life lessons, such as doing your best and recognizing pride in accomplishments .
Participants will engage in the art of dance while learning new tools to put their best foot forward for their future. Self-esteem breeds self-confidence. Integrity, discipline, commitment, and responsibility are elements taught through dance that can positively impact everyone. These skills can be applied to other disciplines and areas of their lives.
The workshop will include exercises to learn about posture, gravity, breath, and movement skills. This program will be led by Assistant Artistic Director, Chieko Imada and Ballet Tucson’s professional dancers. Ballet Tucson’s team will interact with all participants. Ballet vocabulary (French) is presented along with the movement. Creative exercises are included and creative thinking is stimulated. Motor memory and coordination improve. Discipline and focus come about by learning basic ballet and creative movement. The joy of dance is experienced by all.