Studio Philosophy: At Applegate Dance Studio our biggest pride is in creating an affirming, friendly, fun, family-like atmosphere. It is important to us that our dancers are challenged and flourish both physically and mentally. It is important to us that each student at our studio feels special and well taken care of. We believe and practice that a soul’s artistry flourishes best if it is nurtured by a sense of accomplishment, confidence, self-esteem and joy. Our studio provides a home for both the professionally oriented dancer and the recreational dancer, in the most suitable milieu for each.
Technique: Our ballet program is the mainstay of our studio. Developing strong classical technique is encouraged before or while exploring other dance forms. Our ballet technique is based on a mixture of the three main schools of ballet: Vaganova, Checetti, and The Royal Academy. We use exercises and theory from all three schools, adding in a modern understanding of kinetics. We are very conscientious in providing our students with sound technique that prevents injury and promotes many years of dance enjoyment.