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The Frank Ohman School of Ballet

 
The Frank Ohman School of Ballet was founded in 1980 by Frank Ohman, former soloist at New York City Ballet (NYCB) and is one of the few remaining direct links to the teaching of George Balanchine. The Frank Ohman School of Ballet will guide your child from first steps to advanced technique, while instilling joy for this timeless art form. The school is a non-competition, non-recital school focusing on proper classical technique.
Address: Commack, NY, 11725    
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The Frank Ohman School of Ballet, Classical Ballet in NY
The Frank Ohman School of Ballet: Classical Ballet in the Tradition of George Balanchine

Currently located in Commack, the school serves as a training ground for promising young dancers and offers aspiring students the opportunity to learn classical ballet in the tradition of George Balanchine.
Our students have been accepted into some of the most prestigious summer training programs in the country including American Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, New York State Summer School of the Arts, The Rock School, Walnut Hill School and Joffrey Ballet. In addition, some of our alumni have gone on to dance professionally with companies including New York City Ballet, Pittsburg Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Ballet Hispanica and MOMIX.
A division of the New York Dance Theatre, Inc., the school has become an integral part of the company, and is one of the very few not-for-profit ballet schools in the region.
Registration & Curriculum
During the school year. New students are placed in levels according to an initial placement class. A registration fee is required and no students will be allowed in class without registering. Early registration is recommended since class size is limited.
Creative Movement classes for ages 3 - 5  Designed to take advantage of the natural freedom of movement and musicality which young children demonstrate.   
Introduction to Ballet for ages 5 – 6  Children will learn proper ballet movement, terminology and body positions.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Professional level technique classes:
Division 1 - Students master basic classical ballet steps and positions with a focus on proper vocabulary and technique
Division 2 - Students learn to combine mastered steps and turns are introduced
Division 3 - Students are exposed to the full demands of classical ballet technique
Division 4 - This level emphasizes line, speed, control of adagio,multiple turns and increasingly complex combinations
Division 5 -  A pre-professional level for dancers striving for perfection
Pointe classes (div 3, 4, 5) - Students may enroll in pointe classes only after they have acheived appropriate physical maturity and have mastered proper basic ballet technique. (Teacher recommendations)
Pas de Deux Class (Partnering) Division 3 & 4 students are introduced to the art of partnering. Division 4 & 5 advanced students work on the entire range of promenades, with supported turns and lifts.
Men’s and Boys’ Class must be taken in combination with division class.
Guest Faculty Program featuring artists from New York City’s leading ballet companies
Beginner ballet classes for Teens and Adults.
Smmer Pogram
The summer program allows aspiring students the opportunity to learn classical ballet in the tradition of George Balanchine.
In addition to classical ballet technique, course offerings for intermediate and advanced students also include specialized classes in Pointe, Variations and Pas de Deux. Summer students have the opportunity to sample Modern, Tap, Choreography and Music History classes.

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60 Calvert Avenue Commack, NY, 11725

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