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The Dancing Class by Edgar Degas

Owners, Staff, and Info

Three Ballet Dancers by Edgar Degas

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Owner

Beth Provencher is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, where she began her ballet schooling with the <Royal Academy of Dance> (RAD) under the direction of Valerie Roche, RAD Master from London, England.  Beth also performed at <Creighton University> and the <University of Nebraska at Omaha>, dancing and choreographing in A Company of Dancers and The Moving Company, ballet and modern dance ensembles, respectively.  At these schools, and at the <University of Utah at Salt Lake City>, she focused her studies on dance and movement instruction for children and the developmentally impaired.  Beth has continued her dance education at ballet schools in Tampa, Wausau, Duluth, and New York.  Beth is also a certified yoga instructor with <YogaFit>.  She's enjoyed her teaching career in the Iron Mountain area since 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Blue Dancers by Edgar Degas

Dance

<Classical ballet> originated in Italy in the 1400s, then gained professional status in France in the 1700s.  Ballet disciplines have been adapted by a few discerning schools, all of which are essentially similar yet technically different: the Royal Academy of Dance in England; Italy's Cecchetti Technique; Russia's Vaganova form; and <Bournonville>, which hails from Denmark.  Ballet incorporates many magnificent skills -- strength, poise, grace, quickness, agility, confidence, coordination, expression, and discipline.  Studying this art is a loving process and one can continue learning throughout his or her lifetime.  The curriculum always taught in French terms, produces a strong foundation for all dance disciplines and cannot and should not be rushed.

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