Tag Archives: free ballet curriculum

Organizing and Running a “Happy Class”

Teaching a Happy Class

Children need structure. This is especially true in the pre-ballet years, as they prepare for a more disciplined class. The less “free time” they have in the class period, the better. They should know exactly what they’re supposed to do when they arrive, until class starts, when they arrive late, while the teacher is talking, when […]

Don’t Be A Skipper, Teach Them To Skip!

Teach Skipping

Skipping requires balance, symmetry in muscle use, self-esteem and some natural coordination. It is often used as an indicator of ‘readiness to learn’ academic subjects. It is expected that children in a dance class will learn to skip. Skipping is a complex skill composed of and built upon several more basic skills.” Many of my […]

Release Day 2015

It’s finally here! The release of the first ever digital ballet curriculum and lesson plans! I am so pleased to be able to provide these incredible resources to the world today. While the conversion of the curriculum by Ruth Brinkerhoff to digital format is still a work in progress, today is the day that the […]

5 Principles of Classical Ballet for Young Children

5 Principles of Classical Ballet

Even at the earliest age, ballet students are absorbing the classical principles we instill in them. From as early as age 3, there are fundamental movement and artistic elements that can be cultivated in order to shape how that student learns and develops in their classical education. To provide that foundation for our ballet students, there are seven […]

Curriculum In the Works

Good evening, friends. Just wanted to put a quick message out there to those of you who are awaiting the release of Ruth Brinkerhoff’s ballet curriculum in PDF form . . . It’s coming! The late Ruth H. Brinkerhoff has put together some amazing curriculum that is comprehensive, easy to pick up and teach, and […]

For All You First Timers Out There

Welcome to Ballet Source! I am honored and privileged to be providing ballet teachers all across the continent with resources to assist them in bringing classical ballet to our young students. This site is dedicated to the education, training and nurturing of young children who want to be excellent in the art of ballet. Take […]