BALLET FOR AGES 18 MONTHS TO 18 YEARS

A proficient dancer requires a foundation in Ballet. We therefore encourage all dance students to receive Ballet training to learn the fundamentals of body alignment, flexibility, balance, and grace. Our ballet instruction is based on the Russian Vagonova technique; our choreography, which reflects this classical technique, is set to contemporary music, making it appealing to both students and audiences. Our pre-Ballet program begins at age 2, designed to nurture a love of dance and to teach the basic vocabulary and steps that form the foundation of dance.) Barre work begins at age 6 (grade 1). At this level students wear a uniform and develop the discipline required to train as serious dancers. Our students begin pointe work when indicated by their teacher, thus assuring readiness and safety. At age 10, students are encouraged to take several ballet classes per week. Students have the opportunity to perform in our annual spring dance concert; additional performance opportunities include Ballet Production Study and "Nuts About the Nutcracker." Ballet classes are taught year round and on Saturdays during the school year to accommodate working parents.

Ridgefield Magazine readers' choice as the 

best place for "Kids Dance Programs."

(Twos and Threes)

Budding Ballerinas

Where it begins. This class is the young dancer’s first step into an appreciation of music and movement in a studio setting. In addition to introducing Ballet steps and vocabulary, we use props, stories, and simple crafts to create a well-rounded educational experience and instill a love of dance. Ballet clothing is optional.

 

Ms. Beth received her BA in Dance Therapy and Psychology from Goucher College, and has studied Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. She has many years of experience teaching movement with adults and children in therapeutic settings, and is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga instructor. Ms. Beth has taught at the Enchanted Garden since 2000, specializing in teaching dance to very young students.

 

For more information:

enchantedgrdn@gmail.com or call 203-894-1987

STUDIO ONE

Thursday: 9:15 am — 10:00 am

Instructors:

Beth Perlman

> Learn more about Ms. Beth

My daughter absolutely adores Ms.Beth’s ballet class. She has absolute trust in her teacher and especially loves the props and activities Ms. Beth prepares each week. The amount of preparation and thought that goes into each class is impressive and so so appreciated.

—Rachele Colantuono

(Ages 3-5)

Ballet

Children discover the world of dance as a playful and joyful experience. Emphasis is on musicality, grace, good fundamental technique, and positive self-image. After class, students can be escorted from this class to our preschool in the same building.   

 

For more information:

enchantedgrdn@gmail.com or call 203-894-1987

STUDIO ONE

Thursday: 10:15 am — 11:00 am (Beth)

Thursday: 2:15 pm — 3:00 pm (Beth)

Friday: 10:15 am — 11:00 am (Corina)

STUDIO TWO

Tuesday: 2:15pm3:00pm Ballet/ Tap (Jean)

Saturday:10:45-11:30am (Corina/Story Ballet)

Instructors:

Jean Cobelli

> Learn more about Ms. Jean

Beth Perlman

> Learn more about Ms. Beth

Corina Mihalchik-Renak

> Learn more about Ms. Corina

My 3-year-old daughter loves dance class with Ms. Corina, who is so sweet, patient, and extremely talented.

—Suzanne McNulty

(Grades K-6)

Ballet

Be Inspired. At this level, dancers begin a deeper understanding of Ballet terminology, technique, and repertory.

For grades 5-6, it is recommended that students take pre-Pointe class on Tuesday at 6:00.

 

For more information:

enchantedgrdn@gmail.com or call 203-894-1987

STUDIO TWO

Monday: 4:30 pm — 5:15 pm (Jean/Gr. 3-4)

Tuesday: 4:30 pm — 5:15 pm (Jean/Gr. K-1)

Wednesday: 4:30 pm — 5:15 pm (Jean/Gr. 1-2)

Wednesday: 6:00 pm — 6:45 pm (Jean/Gr. 5-6)

Saturday: 10:00—10:45am (Corina/Gr. 1-2)

Instructors:

Jean Cobelli

> Learn more about Ms. Jean

Corina Mihalchik-Renak

> Learn more about Ms. Corina

I will never forget the giant smile on my daughter’s face as she emerged from her first ballet class at the Enchanted Garden. The teachers are extremely accessible and caring to both the students and the parents. The staff looks out for their dancers’ wellbeing, health, and happiness. The environment is professional, warm, fun, and magical. I am eternally grateful for all the opportunities afforded my daughters here.  

—Merryl Polak

Ballet / Pointe

(Grades 6-12)

Ballet/Pointe

Choose Dance. At this level, dancers learn advanced technique, advanced barre exercises, and complex choreography. Dancers are self-motivated and choose to be in the studio, taking 3-4 Ballet weekly classes, including Pointe, in addition to classes in other dance disciplines. Students bond with one another other, creating a community of dancers.

 

Gr. 7-9 are required to take their own ballet class and Tuesday 6:45

- Monday 6:00 (Gr. 7-9) and Tuesday 6:45

Gr. 10-12 are required to take Tuesday 3:15 and Thursday 3:00

Gr. 5-6 It is recommended that they take their own ballet class and pre pointe on Tuesday 5:15pm

- Wednesday 6:00 (Gr. 5-6)

- Monday 6:00 (Gr. 7-9)

 

For more information:

enchantedgrdn@gmail.com or call 203-894-1987

STUDIO TWO

Monday: 6:00 pm - 7:00pm (Jean/Ballet/ Gr. 7-9)

Tuesday: 3:15 pm — 4:30 pm (Jean/Advanced Ballet/Gr.10-12)

Tuesday: 6:00 pm — 6:45 pm (Jean/Ballet-Pre-Point/Gr. 5-6)

Tuesday: 6:45 pm — 7:30 pm (Jean/Advanced Ballet/Gr. 7-12)

Wednesday: 6:00 pm — 6:45 pm (Jean/Ballet/Gr. 5-6)

Thursday: 3:00 pm — 4:15 pm (Jean/Advanced Ballet/Gr. 10-12)

Saturday: 11:30 am — 12:30 pm (Corina/Pointe Workshop/Gr.10-12)

Saturday: 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm (Corina/Pointe Workshop/Gr. 7-9)

Instructors:

Jean Cobelli

> Learn more about Ms. Jean

Corina Mihalchik-Renak

> Learn more about Ms. Corina

Ms. Corina is a beautiful dancer and amazing teacher. Her expertise shows in the way she brings out the best in all her students and helps them to challenge themselves and grow in each class.  

—Frances Rosales

ENCHANTED GARDEN

STUDIO ONE

ENCHANTED GARDEN

STUDIO TWO

  • White YouTube Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Twitter Icon

© 2018 Enchanted Garden Studios

165 Danbury Rd. (Rt 35)

Ridgefield, CT 06877

203.431.3350

529 Ethan Allen Hwy

Ridgefield, CT 06877

 203.894.1987