Styles - Standard set is used for the ballet classes, in addition to adding old and current styles of music.
Techniques - A blend of Cecchetti, Vaganova and French methods of classical ballet are the techniques used in class.
Sandra likes students to feel welcome and relaxed when entering her classes. She sees them as dancers when we first begin and hope they will have fun while seeing the class to be a doable challenge for them.
She is delighted when the dancer/student becomes aware of their own body and that they are feeling the changes happening. Self awareness, self discovery is more important as the movement is secondary and with time the steps will come.
Education: Re-entered dance at age 13, Trained for 5 years with Eva Lorraine of the Oak Park Civic Ballet Co. and performed 4 of those years, Ellis-DuBoulay School of Ballet - and performances, Ruth Page Dance Center - Nutcracker - Arie Crown, Lou Conte Dance Studio, Joel Hall Dancers - and performances, Extended into other dance forms.
Started at the Old Town School in January of 1999