Classical School of Ballet LI is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.
The ABT® National Training Curriculum is a program for the development and training of young students that embraces sound ballet principles and incorporates the elements of the French, Italian and Russian schools of training. Under the direction of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, the National Training Curriculum was designed and written by Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens in collaboration with ABT Artist Advisors and the Medical Advisory Boards. The National Training Curriculum is a program for the development and training of young students that incorporates elements on kinetics and coordination, as well as anatomy and proper body alignment. Artistically, the National Training Curriculum strives to provide dance students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance.
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Carolyn Zettel-Augustyn brings to her school the expertise and experience of a lifelong career in teaching ballet. Thousands of students have left footprints on her heart as she has seen them become more enriched through the study of ballet. No matter if ballet is for personal fulfillment, gaining physicality, grace and poise, or, to pursue a professional career, she and her dedicated faculty will foster the love of ballet to every student towards realizing their dream.