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Cecchetti Ballet Academy

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Cecchetti USA

Debbi D. Miller, Owner & Director of Dance Image, is a LICENSED AND CERTIFIED MEMBER of Cecchetti USA.

Our Cecchetti Ballet Academy Candidates have been successfully passing their Cecchetti Exams since 1997. ​The Cecchetti Method is one of the most common styles of training in Classical Ballet. Dancers learn developmentally appropriate material over a period of time and take an ballet exam to mark their successful completion of the rehearsed grade. For more information on the Cecchetti Method, visit ​https://cecchettiusa.org/.

Cecchetti Ballet Academy

Cecchetti Method

The Cecchetti Method of ballet training is a progressive system of training dancers from a pre-ballet beginning level to a professional level.  The Cecchetti Method was designed with careful regard to the laws of anatomy to prepare a dancer’s body to bear the physical demands of public performance.  The Method embodies qualities that are essential to the dancer; balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity, musicality and artistry.  Cecchetti USA has established a syllabus of carefully orchestrated exercises that build in complexity ensuring that each new movement is introduced from a fundamental approach.  As each movement is mastered and refined, new movements are introduced.  This progressive approach with attention to detail has produced a long list of very famous and accomplished ballet dancers.  The Cecchetti Method is classic in its purity and clean style and enables dancers to respond to the demands of a variety of choreographers.  The Method emphasizes the importance of using the entire body to establish a feeling for line.  Focus is on instruction by studying and absorbing the basic principles which govern the art, rather than by mere imitation of an individual’s teaching style.  The balance between the daily practice of both Cecchetti’s set exercises and each teacher’s new sequences is essential to producing a well rounded and versatile dancer.