Ballet classes for kids, children, teens and adults are offered at Collingwood’s First School of Dance, Fleet-Wood Dancentre.
Being Collingwood’s first School of Dance, Fleet-Wood has taught over a thousand students in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet since 1994, The Cecchetti Method of Ballet is taught all over the world. The Cecchetti Method of ballet is a style of classical, theatrical dance based on the teachings of the great Italian ballet master Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928). Born into a family of professional dancers, Maestro Cecchetti had a distinguished career as a principal dancer on the international scene before becoming a teacher of renown. He taught in Russia, Poland, Italy and England and became the private instructor of Anna Pavlova and many other celebrated dancers. see https://cecchetticanada.com/?cecchetti-method for more information
Students at Collingwood’s Fleet-Wood Dancentre can take exams in the Cecchetti Method, which can become stepping stones to becoming a ballet teacher and/or entering post-graduate training at the college and university level.
Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sharron Fleet holds the Associate Diploma in the Cecchetti Method and heads the Cecchetti classes at Fleet-Wood. Both Colin Eccles, (Advanced One) and Jonathan Fleet and Sierra Maraj Fleet hold their Intermediate Cecchetti Diploma as well as additional ballet training from the esteemed teachers of George Brown College.