American Preparatory Ballet Training © is a unique, proprietary world-renowned teaching curriculum specifically designed for teaching preparatory ballet to children ages 16 months to 7. The curriculum, developed by Luciano Aimar, head of Boston Ballet School’s Children’s Curriculum, is based innovative research that blends early childhood education theories with medical research. Certification completion will equip teachers with the skills to teach an age-appropriate, high-quality program. Among other support, all class plans and music will be provided to participants.
Dates: August 21 – December 4, 2023 (15 weeks)
Hours Per Week: 3 hours of instruction per week (1.5 hour lecture and 1.5 hour in-studio or Zoom observation)
Section 1: How Our Brain Works – Syllabus designed to teach 15 – 24 month olds
Section 2: Creative Dance – Syllabus designed to teach 3 – 4 year olds
Section 3: Music Awareness – Syllabus designed to teach 5 – 6 year olds
Section 4: Preparing for Formalized Ballet Training – Syllabus designed to teach 7 year olds
Section 5: Children with disabilities and Adaptive Dance – Syllabus designed to teach students with physical and cognitive delays