Dancers learn to express ideas and emotions through dance styles such as ballet, tap, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance. Ballet, one of the more popular ones is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres and cultures. Ballet has been taught in various schools around the world, which have historically incorporated their own cultures and as a result, the art has evolved in a number of distinct ways.
At Moshika Ballet Institute we strive to bring out the best in our young dancers. We encourage children to join at early ages (starting from 3 years) which enables them to build the flexibility required by the dance. Dance training requires equal emphasis on the mind and body, which we facilitate through a carefully crafted program. Our experienced teaching staff ensures that individual attention is provided understanding the unique needs of each child.
Also at Moshika Ballet Institute we believe that training should be multifaceted. In addition to the carefully designed training programs, we conduct workshops with the involvement of local and foreign experts. Our students are offered with opportunities to take part in competitions, concerts, TV programs and also provided with placements for exams conducted by Russian School of Ballet.
Moshika Jayaneththi training a student.
Moshika had a passion towards dancing from her early childhood where she started ballet at the age of 6. She obtained her first diploma from Ballet School of Colombo (formally Oosha Garten of Ballet).
She started Moshika Ballet Institute back in 2010 with 2 students which today has grown to nearly 300 students across Galle and Matara. She also teaches ballet at two leading schools in Galle.
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