Alaska Dance TheatreBringing together students and adults alike through the art of dance.
The School is based on classical ballet with a syllabus reflecting a blend of Vaganova, Checchetti, and other Classical Ballet techniques, as well as a variety of contemporary dance styles. Classes are offered for students age 3 through adult who enjoy dance as well as those who would like to pursue a career in the field. ADT School Faculty and Associate Artistic Director assign appropriate placement of all the students. Our accompanist program provides live piano music for many ballet classes. Workshops with guest teachers and residencies with professional dance companies are offered throughout the season.
The School of Alaska Dance Theatre instructors endeavor to help all students learn dance technique through careful attention to proper alignment as well as anatomical differences and physiological conditions. Pedagogy is introduced at a pace matching the student’s ability to physically and mentally absorb the challenge of more strenuous activity. Students and parents should be reminded that dance is an artistic and athletic skill. Class curriculum is based on a nine-month academic year. Placement beyond introductory classes is dependent upon successful mastery of skills in previous classes’ curriculum, age and placement audition for upper levels.