Every year, before their fall season begins, children ages three and up can enjoy a free ballet class at the Ossining studios.
“There’s just no better way to spend the last weekend before our fall season begins, than to welcome eager and interested children into our studio and to introduce them to the wonderful art of ballet,” says Beth Fritz-Logrea, as Jean Logrea and their staff prepare for their Open House on Sunday, September 11. “It is an opportunity for us to give back to our community and a chance to share our love of ballet with children who are interested and would like to try a class without cost or pressure. It’s all about passing on the joy of movement and the gratification of accomplishment.”
Vivian Frerking, who teaches the classes for children ages 3-5, is always excited to introduce these youngest students to the routine of her classes, giving them an understanding of the basics of ballet training. “Even children this young seem to immediately grasp that the structure of the class gives them the parameters that allow them to be creative and express themselves in movement. I am always moved when I see the delight in their eyes as they use their bodies in new ways.”
Jean Logrea always makes the time to teach these free classes for the students age 6-13. He feels it is an opportunity for him to connect with children who are new to ballet and curious about what it might have to offer them in life. “I am always happy to think that no matter what they do in life, they will always have that experience with me in my class to hopefully inspire them.”
Miss Vivian’s class for three-year olds begins at 10 a.m. and is followed by her 11 a.m. class for 4 & 5 year olds. Mr. Logrea teaches three classes: Beginner Ballet for 6-9 year olds at 11 a.m.; Intermediate Ballet for students ages 10-13; Int/Advanced Ballet for students age 12-18 (with a minimum of 3 years of ballet training). For further information, go to: www.LogreaInfo.com