Suzanne passed her Grades 1-5 Exams in the Cecchetti Ballet Method certified by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing with Grade 5 passed in 1988 by Examiner Sheila Darby, FISTD, founder of Cecchetti USA.  Suzanne studied at Garland Academy of Ballet in Ventura under Carol Garland utilizing the Cecchetti Ballet Method and trained as a Teacher.  While at Garland Academy, Suzanne also studied with Denise Rinaldi who taught her the fine art of teaching Creative Movement to “little ones” [ages 3-5].  Denise has her Fellowship (passed with distinction) in Cecchetti USA and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, is a member of Cecchetti International and among other distinctions is the Director of Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Dance Conservatory in Santa Barbara.  As Ms. Rinaldi advises, “Be wary of teachers who may have been professional dancers but know nothing about teaching!  Many former professional dancers have no idea how to train a beginning student.  A professional career is no substitute for careful teacher training.” Suzanne offers individualized Private, Duet & Trio Ballet Classes focused on the fundamental techniques of the Cecchetti Ballet Method.  These programs are for beginner as well as advanced students, both concentrating on the basic positions, steps, movements and physicality’s that serve to build the foundation of proper ballet dance techniques.  More Importantly ~ this level of instruction helps to mitigate injury or permanent damage to soft tissue surrounding feet, legs, hips, torso, arms and neck. The benefit of being certified by the International Society of Teachers of Dance in the Cecchetti Ballet method, developed Suzanne’s ability to see how each person moves, distributes weight and applies proper technique during each movement.  For some clients, Sooz blends her ballet dance studio instruction with a GYROTONIC ‘Dance Application’ to build core strength, flexibility and an individual’s full range of motion in all joints for superior health and safety.

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