For Over 30 years, The New Hampshire School of Ballet has led the state in the finest study of dance through our student's love for ballet and jazz, and more recently, tap. Directed by Jennifer Beauvais-Rienert, The New Hampshire School of Ballet gives each student every opportunity to attain their maximum level of potential. The Program A good dance program offers student development in several ways. With discipline of mind and body, muscular coordination and self confidence, dancing can benefit students in every aspect of their lives. The New Hampshire School of Ballet has always been strong in the pursuit of classical ballet training, giving a good base of technique, style, and movement coordination. Students will find these classes challenging and rewarding, both physically and mentally. Performing The New Hampshire School of Ballet provides numerous performance opportunities throughout the year. An important part of our curriculum, performing builds confidence and professionalism in all dancers both on stage and off. All students perform in our annual ?Christmas Show? to help with their stage experience before performing in our ?Evening of Dance? each June. Intermediate through advanced levels participate in our annual production of ?The Nutcracker?, which has become a very popular holiday tradition. Additionally, every fall students have the opportunity to audition to become members of the competition dance company. The Main School BALLET: The beginner dancer will learn ballet vocabulary, as well as proper line, while still enjoying the fun of interaction with others their own age. Intermediate levels vary according to age and number years taken. Classes consist of further studies in technique at the barre and center, developing proper body tone and dance maturity. Advanced dancers enrolled in our program meet for ballet classes at least twice a week and pointe at least once a week. At this level, privates and semi-privates are available, allowing students the opportunity to vie for lead performances in our annual ?Evening of Dance? and presentation of ?The Nutcracker?. JAZZ: The New Hampshire School of Ballet?s Jazz program has expanded into fresh and exciting avenues where students of all ages can enjoy themselves in a variety of styles, including Giordano/Luigi technique, video, and lyrical. Jazz combines the discipline of ballet with freedom of movement to form a high energy workout. TAP: Rhythm Tap, also called Jazz Tap, is the style taught at The New Hampshire School of Ballet. Technique is centered around achieving good clear sounds and understanding musical structure.