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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.
Dancers by Edgar Degas
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.