Ballet requires great teachers, dedication, hard training, and lots of practice. At Brooklyn Melodies, we offer Classical and Contemporary ballet classes designed to help our students become great dancers.
Ballet and Dance
This class introduces students to ballet vocabulary and dance aesthetics. This is the student’s first experience at the ballet barre where they learn basic positions and exercises.
Students begin to learn about alignment while increasing their sense of body awareness. They learn movement patterns and sequences, and improve coordination as they experience the joy of dancing.
Ballet preparation lessons are designed for students between the ages of 3 and 4 with the aim to improve muscle coordination. Although, students at this age are quick learner, their fragile bodies are not ready for real ballet.
Therefore, in this class, we will teach them how to adapt their bodies and minds to movement and rhythm. With the right training, they will develop the flexibility and understanding they need to progress to the next level.
This class is an essential for all dancers. Terminology, proper body alignment and turnout are further developed.
An emphasis on building strength and flexibility is stressed. There is a focus on improving performance skills through an enhanced understanding of dance phrasing, musicality and expressiveness. Continuous study will progress the student through beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
In this class, we will introduce student to basic ballet. This class is important as it lays down the foundation for students to progress to the next level by mastering the basic movements and steps.
Students will be taught patience and discipline as well as placement of their body.
Intermediate ballet focuses on technique to help you move to the next level. Students who join this class will expect an intense training to develop strong muscles and balance to advance in their training. In this class, our teachers will help the students improve their skills, change bad habits that might have acquired, make less errors, etc.
Advanced ballet classes are designed to help students become masters. Only fully dedicated students will join this class that require focus and lots of practice.
Students will be taught advanced ballet techniques and will be expected to master them all with time.
Advanced ballet is not limited by time, but by the students’ ability to learn all the necessary techniques. That is why, early ballet classes are very important for those who are very serious about master the art of ballet.
The footage I have of them playing at the Brooklyn's many wonderful recitals and annual shows are priceless. Brooklyn Melodies provides an incomparable foundation for all who come through its doors. If you are after quality and setting a great music path for your children then I would highly recommend them. They always provides students with fun teachers and a positive learning environment which can be a rarity these days. Their staff are just amazing and super helpful. I also find them very flexible and understanding to individual students needs. I wish them all the best always, and look forward to many years of fun passionate learning for my children with them!
My son has been attending guitar lessons at Brooklyn Melodies Music Center for the past 10 years. He started at the age of 6 learning to play on a child size classical guitar. Ten years later he is still going strong and not only completed up to Grade 5 on Classical but has been playing the electric guitar for 4 years, and currently doing his Grade 4 Rock School Exams. I have seen him progress from the obligatory practicing "Ode to Joy" to playing, composing and performing Metallica and Green Day . He has had the same guitar teacher for the past 6 years, who is not only fantastic with him, but motivates, encourages and works him hard to achieve excellent results. Having the music school in our neighborhood also makes it very easy to get to lessons with a teenager who has a jam-packed itinerary. (mother of future rock star)
I started piano classes in Brooklyn Melodies in 2009 (I was 8) and I had weekly classes until I finished ABRSM's Grade 8. At first, I had Ms Katrina as a teacher but when she left, I was put into classes with Ms Jorjeta... Honestly, I was very lucky to be with one of the best teachers in the school. I was very nervous to be with a new teacher, but she made me feel very welcome and she taught me so much more about piano. My playing improved a lot because of her, and I was pushed to do my best - she even managed to get me to enter a piano competition! I'd normally go to classes with my sisters, and whilst waiting, I'd normally have a chat with the other staff. They're all very friendly. By the end of my whole piano course, I'd managed to make friends. The teachers bring out the best in you, offering extra lessons and mock exams to help you prepare for your exams and recitals. The shops are all reachable and have a nice layout. They also smell nice! I really enjoyed going to Brooklyn Melodies for my piano classes. I'm sure others will agree too. Shireen Shahizad, Piano Student won the following: 2nd Prize in "The 3rd UAE International Chopin Competition - Abu Dhabi 2014" (Category 3 / 12 years old)
For seven pleasant years, I have spent learning the piano at Brooklyn Melodies Music Center. Qualified and experienced teachers taught me not to play the piano systematically, but with passion and emotion. They taught me that learning the piano needed to come from the heart and this made me believe that BMMC saw music as more than just sounds, but a way of living. My teacher also provided constructive criticism to enable me to perform well during my examinations. They have spent hours with me practicing the piano, conveying their commitment and dedication to their jobs. I was able to learn such a beautiful instrument in an organization that was passionate about their student’s progress made me feel deeply satisfied with their services. Therefore, I highly recommend BMMC to anyone eager to understand the beauty of music.
I began my dream to start playing the piano in 2008 by having weekly lessons at Brooklyn Melodies. There were also seasonal concerts in which we were required to perform, in places such as Dubai Mall, and even though they were nerve-wrecking, having done so many has improved my confidence level in being able to play the piano in front of a live audience. I was even pushed out of comfort zone by having to participate in competitions, and I have to admit that there were many times in which I didn’t feel I could do it, however I received an immense amount of support and motivation from my teachers and the staff there. The competition ended up being a sublime experience for me, being able to perform to and amongst great musicians. I would love to thank the staff in Brooklyn Melodies for making my journey of playing piano a pleasant and enjoyable one. Syarafina Shahizad, Piano Student won the following: 1st Prize & Chopin Prize in "The 3rd UAE International Chopin Competition - Abu Dhabi 2014" (Category 3 / 14 years old) 2nd Prize for Piano Solo & Special Prize for Best Performance of German Composer in the "1st Emirates Music Talent Festival Piano Competition - Abu Dhabi 2013" (Category 2B / 13 years old)
Within the 9 years that my kids and I have been with Brooklyn Melodies Music Center, they have met and exceeded all I would have wanted from them. The staff is welcoming and has fostered meaningful relationships with my children, which has encouraged their love for music and pushed them to pursue their talents to their maximum potential. I am beyond grateful for the gift of music Brooklyn Melodies Music Center has brought into my home, every time I hear my children perform.
The teachers at Brooklyn Melodies Music Center are highly-trained and experienced musicians who impart their knowledge and skills to the student in an effective way. The administrative staff is very friendly and always helpful. Brooklyn Melodies Music Center concerts offer its students a good opportunity to develop performing skills, an essential complement to music studies.
BMMC provides music students a friendly, positive and supportive learning environment. The instrument teachers are professional and caring; the administrative staff is polite and helpful.
Where do I begin? There is not much to say, besides the fact that Brooklyn Melodies Music Center is truly magnificent. I have been attending BMMC for the past 9 years and I love it. The staff is incredible, the teachers are literally amazing and their teaching technique is absolutely wonderful. If it was not for BMMC I would not be able to play the piano like I do now. So to all the people out there, if you want to learn how to play any type of musical instrument, join Brooklyn Melodies Music Center. You surely will not regret it. Taisiya Persan, Piano Student won the following: 3rd Prize in "The 3rd UAE International Chopin Competition - Abu Dhabi 2014" (Category 1B / 10 years old) 2nd Prize for Piano Solo & Special Prize for Best Performance of German Composer in the "1st Emirates Music Talent Festival Piano Competition - Abu Dhabi 2013" (Category 2B / 9 years old)