|Time:||Tue 08:15 pm to 09:15 pm|
Using the building blocks of ballet (technique and theory) Ballet IV-V challenges the student with increasingly more advanced/difficult work with the goal of perfecting the dancers' technique and knowledge of ballet theory, based on classical ballet schools/syllabi including Cecchetti (Italian), Vaganova (Russian) and Royal Ballet (English) techniques. Dancers will gain a full understanding of terms and theory of ballet, as well as learn advanced steps/combinations in grande allegro, petite allegro, jumps, turns and adage. Placement in intermediate/advanced ballet classes is at the teachers' judgement/discretion.
Amy Hofer studied ballet with Martha Peterson, Judith Szakats and Carolyn Westphal in Sioux Falls. She continued her study of ballet at the Boston Ballet School and with Terry and David Shields in Cambridge, MA, where Amy also studied Modern dance with Julie Ince-Thompson and Jazz with Adrienne Hawkins and John DeLuca. Upon returning to South Dakota, Amy attended USD with a Fine Arts/Dance Major. Amy has attended many summer dance intensives as a teacher, primarily the Cecchetti summer schools in Hope, MI, and has had the opportunity there to study with many world-renown ballet instructors over the last several years.
Amy has been active for over 20 years in developing worship dance ministry in the Sioux Falls area. She has also taught for the Northern Plain CCA seminar, as well as in various studios in South Dakota over the past 35 years. Amy is certified in Pilates and is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America, through which she has obtained her teaching certificates through Cecchetti Grade IV. Additionally, Amy has special interest in pointe work and has spent many years developing a pointe curriculum that emphasizes strength and proper technique.