Class Information

Saturday Classes —
Introductory Level

Hosted by Movement Research, Dark Room Ballet is designed specifically for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired people.

About Saturday Introductory Level Class:

This class is suitable for people with no prior knowledge of ballet. This repeating series of six classes introduces students to the most common ballet vocabulary that they would need to know in order to participate in Open Level Dark Room Ballet Class. The class introduces students to necessary anatomical concepts like turnout, torso stability, foot sensitivity and mobility, sightless balancing, and the use of a taped floor for orientation.

Register:

To register, email: info@darkroomballet.com

Schedule information on the Movement Research website:
[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class


Monday Night Classes —
Open Level

Hosted by Movement Research, Dark Room Ballet is designed specifically for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired people.

About Monday Open Level Class:

Open level class is suitable for most dancers, from people who have just finished the Intro Level Dark Room Ballet Series up to professionals. This class is designed specifically for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired people. While most ballet movements are fully described in Open Level Class, you will need to be comfortable with the following ballet vocabulary:

  • Leg positions (first, second, fourth)
  • Arm positions (low fifth, first, high fifth, second) and their corresponding allonge
  • Port de bras
  • Cambré (front, side, back)
  • Tendu
  • Dégagé
  • En croix and alternating legs patterns
  • Rond de jamb (demi, a terre, and en l’air), en dehors and en dedans
  • Coupé
  • Relevé
  • Elevé
  • Temps lié
  • Développe and Enveloppé
  • Chassé
  • Cloche
  • Sauté in first and second
  • Forced arch foot shape and frappé
  • Emboîté, or petit jeté
  • First and second arabesque

Register:

To register, email: info@darkroomballet.com

Schedule information on the Movement Research website:
[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Open Level Class


Here is photo of Krishna in her home-based dance space:

Image description with assistance from Michelle Mantione:

The blind ballerina stands croisé, in her makeshift home kitchen turned dance studio. With legs slightly apart and crossed on pointe, her arms are stretched out making a wide V shape, one arm is slightly higher than the other as her head turns and rises to meet it.


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