Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I apply/register for admission to Master Ballet Academy?

The first steps in our pre-admission process is to complete a new student registration form, available from the front office or by clicking on the link below. Next is to schedule a personal one-on-one interview with the Artistic Directors of Master Ballet Academy, Master Slawomir Wozniak and/or Madame Irena Wozniak. It is through this interview that the level of dance knowledge is established. Following the pre-admission interview, an appointment will be set for the physical skills assessment portion of the pre-admission process. Only after the interview and physical assessment will you be provided the proper level and challenge of study.
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Q: What other styles of dance do you provide?

Our name identifies ballet as the corner stone foundation upon which endurance, strength and skill in dance is built. Some of the other styles available include Lyrical, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Ballroom, Adagio, etc. We provide various styles of dance so as to match and expand upon the knowledge, skills and abilities of our students.
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Q: Why is it necessary to use both voice and hands-on instruction?

First, all dancers, no matter their age, are treated with the greatest of respect and care so as to provide an instructional environment of mutual respect. Voice instruction, which may at first seem to have a harsh tone, is commonly used to help direct the dancer attention and keep them mentally focused and aware of proper technique. Sometimes actual hands-on and physically assisted movement of body parts, by the teachers, is essential to the proper teaching of ballet technique and training.

Proper training happens only when the student feels the correct body position and develops “muscle memory” in placing the body into proper position. The physical stress resulting from improper positioning during dance movements can result in severe and some times long term injuries to the dancer. We teach the dancer how to dance and how to prevent injuries commonly linked to improper technique.

Q: Why is class time spent on warming up and cooling down?

Never skimp on warming up/stretching and cool-down stretching. When the body’s muscle are not adequately prepared for a workload such as ballet, or does not have enough flexibility for stances or posture, something is going to get strained or pulled. Warming up and cooling down properly is crucial to the longevity and success of all dance careers and to our dancer’s continued health. Knowing how important proper preparation is, we include warm up and cool down as part of the training/education curriculum inside the classroom.