The Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., will offer in-person and online ballet classes beginning the week of Sept. 14.
Teaching artist Miriam-Rose LeDuc will lead a variety of classes for the BAC.
“Imagine stepping into a world full of dramatic stories, beautiful music and fancy tutus: the world of ballet. But, behind the scenes, it’s not all glamorous,” said LeDuc. “It takes years of hard work and persistence to become an excellent dancer, which is why quality instruction early on is so important.”
LeDuc will also teach ballet IV, pre-pointe and pointe classes, which will be more advanced. The classes will focus on strength building and precision, essential elements for developing the control to dance in pointe shoes.
And, because the classes are offered both online and in-person, students can experience the magic of ballet by working directly with LeDuc at the BAC or from their own home computers.
LeDuc holds a bachelor’s degree in performing arts and business from Indiana University. She was recently featured as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Fox Valley Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” and as Lady Macbeth in Wade Schaaf’s production of “Macbeth.”
In addition to dancing, LeDuc has taught ballet throughout the Chicago area, including at the BAC and the Joffrey Academy of Dance. She has choreographed for companies including Chicago Repertory Ballet and Project 606.
The BAC will offer both online and in-person classes this fall in 11-week sessions in film, music, visual arts, dance and theater.
For more information, call (773) 445-3838 or visit the website at beverlyartcenter.org.