Northland School of Dance was the first competition dance studio in the Twin Cities to offer a formal ballet program within its class lineup. Over the years the program has grown and expanded and we are extremely proud of how far it has come. We are honored over the recognition it has received, and are in gratitude to a multitude of individuals who have helped us grow this program over the years.
Continuing our commitment to excellence and quality in dance instruction, our Ballet Director is leading our best-in-class Ballet Program. The program follows a structured sequence of training stages intended to develop each student’s technical skills, stamina and discipline in accordance with their age and physical development.
Classes include company, technique, pointe, character, repertoire classes, guest master teachers and more. Classes are calibrated to build towards strength, speed of execution, increasing complexity in combination of steps and in each student’s personal development of artistry. Northland puts a strong focus on correct placement and dance education to avoid injury and maintain healthy bodies and healthy lifestyles.
Our curriculum embraces traditional ballet principles and incorporates elements of French, Italian and Russian training systems. The program provides an encouraging and professional atmosphere, while supporting the growth of classical and contemporary ballet by maintaining the highest standards of technique and nurturing the talent of every student – both recreational and competition based.