What is Cecchetti Ballet?
Classical Ballet serves as a backbone for many other styles of dance, as many other dance genres are based on ballet. Ballet is based on techniques that have been developed over centuries and uses music and dance to tell stories.
The timeless Cecchetti Principles of grace, balance and line form the basis of a sound training syllabus that we use at Bass Coast Ballet, it teaches co-ordination, poise, confidence, rhythmical sense and musicality while ensuring that the process is still fun!
The Cecchetti method is a ballet technique and rigorous training method devised by the Italian ballet master and pedagogue Enrico Cecchetti (1850–1928). It is specifically concerned with Hilton’s law of anatomy, especially within the confines of classical ballet technique.
The method seeks to develop the essential skills of dance (e.g., balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity, and ballon) in students through a meticulously designed training regimen. Its goal for students is to learn to express themselves through dance by studying and internalizing the basic principles, in an effort to become self-reliant rather than imitating the movements executed by their teacher.
Parents and students can be assured that Cecchetti Ballet:
Today, the Cecchetti method is used at The Australian Ballet School, Victorian College for the Arts, and Queensland School of Excellence.