Private lessons specializing in Balanchine technique for the Omaha area
For students of all experience levels: - Looking to develop a professional dance career - Interested in attending summer intensives - Interested in being a better, well-rounded dancer
Liz Alford began her dance training at the University of Louisville Dance academy. She attended summer intensives on full scholarship at the Chautauqua Ballet School, Houston Ballet Academy, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the School of American Ballet. After two years as a full time student at the School of American Ballet, Liz began her professional career with the New York City Ballet, Liz specializes in Balanchine technique and has over 14 years experience teaching dancers of all ages and backgrounds.
Learn the style of the most dynamic companies in the world, but also improve your dancing to help you meet your goals!
Balanchine Style focuses on: Straight arm and leg pirouette preparations Crossed fifths technique Quick foot work for lightning fast pettite allegro and powerful grande allegro jumps Extension improvement Stylized hands and epaulment Musicality and spacial awareness Pointe work Improve flexibility Strengthening
Balanchine Technique Ballet Class Full class beginning at the barre and progressing through center work and jumps. 90m
Balanchine Technique Pointe Class Focuses on strengthening feet and legs through barre and center work to improve ability and confidence en pointe. 60m
Pirouette Class Focuses on straight arm and leg turning preparations to achieve multiple pirouette consistency. 30m
Pettite Allegro Class Focuses on quick foot work with beats and single leg strengthening. 30m
Stretch and Strengthen Class Strengthen the core and stretch muscles to improve overall dance performance. 60m
Beginning Pointe Work Learn how to safely begin dancing en pointe. 30m
Tiny Dancers: Balanchine for the young dancer. (ages 5-10) 60m Creative Movement and pre-ballet (ages 3-5) 30m