The study of National Character Dance at Infinity Ballet
Character dance is a stylized representation of traditional folk dances. At Infinity Ballet National Character dances are taught to students beginning with the basic skills of coordination and style of folk dances from around the world. As the student develops in their dance training, character dance becomes a perfect blend between technical skill and emotion portrayed in their dance performances.
Learning the art of character dance at Infinity will expose you or your child to many popular character dance adaptations including the national dances of Hungary, Russia, Poland, Italy, China and Spain.
In the dance world “Character Dance” is often used in misleading ways that have no bearing to the origins of the dance. IBC teachers are familiar with the history of the folk-dances that the character work was developed from and teach not only the ‘moves’ but also the meaning and intent behind the dances.
Character dances are usually performed in shoes or boots, with leather or suede sole and a small heel. Men typically wear jazz type shoes and women typically wear a lowly heeled character shoe or ballet slipper with a heel.
We highly encourage you to call (919) 303-1105 and schedule your visit for a free lesson and see for yourself the beauty and grace of character dance – in a fun and inviting atmosphere at Infinity Ballet.