Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms, body placement, flexibility, balance, alignment, stretch and technique which are achieved through barre and center floor work. Students develop practical skills, muscular self control and basic coordination and expression. More advanced ballet students will aim to develop strength and stability in the demonstration of balance, control, extension and fluidity. Suppleness and smooth graceful movements are developed along with the coordination of head, arms, legs and body. The curriculum also includes classes in classical technique, repertoire studies, character dance, adagio studies, music, ballet history and body conditioning, concentrating on the mastery of more complex movements and combinations.