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The training in ballet emphasizes strong classical technique. Dancers will experience technical styles including Balanchine, Royal Academy of Dance, Vaganova, Cecchetti, and Bournonville. This varied and eclectic base, coupled with an athleticism that suggests a sense of energy, freedom, and joy helps develop dancers who are versatile. Our goal in offering a wide range of technical styles is to help our dancers develop as artists who can adapt to meet the demands of any choreographer, any company, and any type of movement.

The ballet program offers classes from beginning to advanced levels in ballet technique. Focus on pointe, classical variations, men’s technique, and classical pas de deux are of vital importance to the growth of our students as well.

Performance works include classical and neoclassical ballet repertoire, as well as original choreographic works by various guest artists and faculty. This variety in performance opportunities help our dancers develop versatility as artists, and provides the Cape Girardeau community with access to a wide range of ballet works that will nourish appreciation for the arts.
Dance Technique Proficiences


(573) 986-7492
River Campus Seminary, Room 463

Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701