Ballet is the major dance form taught at FWCD. This is because ballet training gives dancers a solid foundation in several aspects of movement. Lower School students may elect to take ballet training in the fourth grade during their physical education period. Students study ballet every day for the full academic year. This first year of ballet introduces the student to basic barre and center floor exercises with particular emphasis on correct posture, musicality and ballet terminology. Middle and Upper school students may also take ballet for the full year during their sports period for athletic credit. Students are introduced to complex ballet exercises with emphasis on stability, strength, stamina and flexibility. The program recognizes the importance of other dance forms. Students are exposed to pointe, variations, pas de deux, jazz and yoga/pilates. Performance opportunities increase the students’ style and stage presence. The ballet training at FWCD provides a solid technical foundation for the aspiring professional dancer and offers an enjoyable aesthetic experience for all students.

Ballet Faculty

List of 2 members.

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    Carrie Cheng 

    Director of Ballet
    (817) 732-7718 ext 3322
    University of Utah - BFA
    American Ballet Theater - National Training Curriculum
    American Ballet Theater - National Training Curriculum
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    Natalie Bracken 05

    Ballet and Theatre
    (817) 302-3322
    Texas Christian University - BA, BFA
    University of North Texas - MEd
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.