At HaoExpression we believe you can start ballet at any age, and we open many opportunities for adults to progress and perform. Each of our faculty members is deeply rooted in a national tradition of ballet, bringing to you the best from each world:
*(Local instructors have their name capitalized, remote teachers teach through Zoom while dancers take class in the studio or from home).
- RODOLPHE CASSAND and HAO LUECKHOFF teach the French method, emphasizing on fluidity, elegance, gracefulness, technical precisions and delicate footwork.
- DAWN SUE, JOYCE ARANDA and Rudy Candia teach the Vaganova method, emphasizing on clean lines, strength, and endurance.
- MIKHAEL PLAIN, Ommi Pipit-Suksun, Kirsten Livingston and JUNGHYUN HWANG teach a merging of all the methods.
Class levels indicate the level in which the class is taught, but we leave up to the dancers to attend the level they desire.
Our studio is small enough for teachers to give individual attention and corrections, thus help their students reach their next level of technique and artistry.
Learning Ballet is like learning a language. First you learn simple words, make simple sentence, then more complexe sentence, then you are able to express your emotions, and tell a story.
At HaoExpression, in Beginning Level classes you'll learn all the basic ballet words you'll need to make short simple sentences. In Intermediate Ballet level, you'll learn even more complexe words and say longer sentences. In variation/choreography classes, you'll learn a set of sentences that tells a short story. In performances, you'll all get together to tell a long story to the audience.
The document below shows at which level a Ballet word is introduced at HaoExpression. Check your Ballet fluency and pick a class level that's suitable for you.
Our Ballet Classes
* This document was created in 2019. Since then, instructors and prices have changed, but ballet words stay the same :)