Advanced/Professional Ballet with Patti Eylar

Event Type
Event Description

Advanced and professional level ballet technique with Patti Eylar. Live piano accompaniment by Elena Tumanova.

Patti Eylar will serve as a guest teaching artist for the Friday Advanced/Professional ballet class for the month of February 2023!*
*Patti will also teach on Friday, January 20th.

The primary purpose of this class is to introduce and perfect ballet vocabulary. The barre exercises are more complex and incorporate combinations that stress muscle stamina and strength. Center work is designed to expand the dancer’s vocabulary with exercises that are longer and more physically demanding. Adagio work which may include pirouettes in open positions. More attention is given to traveling steps incorporating multiple turns. Intricate petite allegro (jumps) are embellished with battierie which may also include aerial turns. The grand allegro and coda sections may include steps in manages. Musicality, phrasing, and epaulement are stressed.

Take the class in-person in our Studio 1.

Running Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Dance Styles


Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-6543