Advanced/Professional Ballet with Randy Newsom

Event Type
Event Description

Advanced and professional level ballet technique with Randy Newsom. Live piano accompaniment by Maralgua Darjaa (Monday) and Elena Tumanova (Wednesday).

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.

Monday’s Adv/Pro Ballet class with Randy is followed by advanced pointe class, combined with the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company. Dancers may take this class for an additional drop-in fee.

Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Dance Styles


Ruth Page Center for the Arts

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