The Cecchetti Method

Taken from a brochure by Cecchetti Ballet Australia Inc.

“Cecchetti-trained dancers have achieved great success throughout the world. They are generally well-regarded for their purity of line and for their ability to adapt easily to other forms of dance.

“The timeless Cecchetti Principles of grace, balance and line form the basis of a sound training syllabus that has been developed to meet the needs of today’s modern child – teaching co-ordination, poise, confidence, rhythmical sense and musicality while ensuring that the process is still fun!

“The fully qualified, carefully trained and registered teachers of Cecchetti Ballet Australian Inc. are committed to providing a stable and secure foundation for each student’s training – whether for purely recreational enjoyment or as the beginnings of a career in dance. The Cecchetti teacher training courses prepare them to teach with a safe and secure technical base, sound knowledge of anatomy and basic physical faults, good teaching practices and the historical background of the art of classical ballet.

“The syllabus has been carefully structured to ensure that the student receives a well-balanced training, with each level for younger dancers designed to build progressively to the senior levels. Two separate examining streams have been formulated to meet the different needs and requirements of recreational and professional dancers.”