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A native Israeli and BDC teacher since 1993, Dorit Koppel first studied and performed with internationally renowned Bat-Dor and Bat-Sheva companies of Israel. She received a MFA in Dance from NYU Graduate School of the Performing Arts, after completing a BA in Dance at Sarah Lawrence College. Dorit was the Artistic Director and owner of Progressive Dance Studio in Englewood, NJ, where she developed a ballet training program for children, teens and adults.
"The foundation for all dance forms." This class is designed for the beginner student who wishes to learn and work slowly on the fundamentals of Classical Ballet. Vocabulary will be broken down and emphasis will be placed on understanding proper placement, coordination, musicality and the joy of moving the body in space.
Please wear proper attire.
This class is designed for the beginner who has the basic knowledge of Ballet and the ability to do a full and simple barre. Class begins at the barre, covering all the fundamental exercises. From the barre the class moves to the center, where the movement phrases are aimed to develop balance and coordination...students experience the JOY of MOVEMENT through space. Class is suited for students who come from diverse and non-dance backgrounds.
Dorit's class is designed for students who already understand and are able to execute the vocabulary of ballet. Emphasis is placed on proper alignment, correct direction of all movements, and mostly on musicality, phrasing and transitions (connecting one movement to another). This class is not exclusive to ballet dancers; it benefits students who come from diversified dance backgrounds.
BDC offers more than 350 drop-in classes a week!
Walk-ins welcome. All levels and styles.