Dance is the hidden language of the soul
Caballero Classical Ballet is a caring and nurturing environment where we promote the love of dance within each student. Our individualised approach ensures excellent training, allowing our dancers to realise their full potential. Caballero Classical Ballet is one of the few studios in Victoria where three of our staff hold the prestigious Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma qualification. Classes are offered by highly qualified teachers in fully equipped, modern and professional studios. We maintain small class sizes allowing each student to receive individual attention, enabling them to thrive and reach their full potential.
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body conditioning and strengthening program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best. Four of our teachers are certified registered teachers.
Our Body Conditioning classes ensure that students are able to attain high levels of strength, fitness, endurance, coordination and flexibility.
Classical Ballet Open Class
Open Ballet Class has a focus on artistry, musicality and technique without following a codified syllabus. Students improve their ability to quickly assimilate challenging combinations of steps and perform them artistically and musically.
Classical Ballet – The Cecchetti Method
The timeless Cecchetti Principles of grace, balance and line form the basis of a sound training syllabus that has been developed to meet the needs of today’s modern child – teaching coordination, poise, confidence, rhythmical sense and musicality. We offer all levels of classes from 3 year old children up to Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma.
Pointe Technique is one of the most iconic elements of Classical Ballet. Our students attend a year of pre-pointe training to further develop and strengthen muscles in preparation for learning Pointe Technique.
Contemporary Dance is a style that emerged in the mid-twentieth century as a form of modern dance. It combines elements of modern and post-modern dance with Classical Ballet elements to find new forms of expression. Contemporary Dance is characterised by bent knees, broken lines, non-linear movements and repetition. There is an emphasis on counterbalance, contraction and release, fall and recovery, floorwork, and reaction and improvisation.
Jazz Dance is rhythmic and stylised. Technique is developed through a solid classical foundation, but students also learn rhythm, stylistic flair, floor work, isolations and creative movement. A great deal of flexibility, stamina and strength is acquired over time in order to perform both energetic and virtuosic movement.
At Caballero Classical Ballet students have the opportunity to perform at various Eisteddfods throughout the year. All our teachers offer private coaching and students are able to perform solos, duos, trios or in troupes.