Class Information

Name: June 20 & 21st Kathryn Munk Ballet Camp
Level: interm/adv
Time: Thu 11:00 am to 02:00 pm
Studio: A
Cost: $0.00

$125 for both days - 90 minutes of technique - 30 minutes of pointe - 60 minutes of contemporary ballet Open to middle schoolers with experience in pointe and high school students

Dance Type: Ballet

Description: Ballet is a systematic dance based on formalized positions of the arms, feet, and body designed to enable movements that create the greatest possible agility, control, speed, lightness, and grace. Classical-ballet technique is based on the turned-out position of the legs. This position increases the range of movement through the hip and imparts pleasing body lines through the extended leg. The choreography of classical ballet may be romantic, realistic, or mythological, representing a variety of dramatic and emotional situations. Ballet an art that simultaneously requires strength, resilience, elegance and grace. It may be difficult to master and takes lots of patience and practice to learn. Ballet can be studied at any age, although early age beginnings facilitate strength, spatial/temporal awareness, and coordination. Some studies have shown that girls retain the flexibility established through ballet across their adulthood. Ballet lessons emphasize stretching to strengthen and enlongate posture. Additionally, the correct French names for steps and positions need to be learned. As dancers progress, barre work becomes an essential tool for learning the steps and positions as well as building strength, agility and flexibility. Respect is a pervasive aspect of ballet and proper ballet etiquette is learned and practiced. Ms. Raena teaches a fusion of Russian and American ballet and Ms. Amy teaches a fusion of Cecchetti and Russian ballet. Ms. Lisa teaches a fusion of Cecchetti and Russian ballet.

Instructor: Alana Donato

Alana Donato received her BFA in Dance and a BA in Journalism Mass Media from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers she was a member of the nationally ranked dance team. Alana can currently be seen as a featured dancer in the hit tv series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, a featured disco dancer in HBO’s The Deuce, and a shimmier in the Amazon series Z the Beginning of Everything. She was also a featured ballroom dancer in Steven Spielberg’s “The Post”. Alana was also a company member of SynthesisDANCE under the direction of Tracie Stanfield. Those performances have included APAP at The Jazz Room in Lincoln Center, The Booking Dance Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, YCF at Symphony Space and The International Dance Festival at the The Ailey Citigroup Theater. Alana also performed with Gallim Dance at New York City’s Grand Central Station to launch LaCoste’s LaMachine. When she is not dancing, she loves to share her passion for dance with her students at Artists in Motion in NJ.