The Cecchetti Method was devised by the Italian Ballet Master Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928). The method has a rich heritage and is taught worldwide. Cecchetti dancers have a purity of line and are renowned for their quick footwork.
All ballet classes taught at ABS follow the Cecchetti method and priniciples, focusing on strength and co-ordination as well as quality of movement.
The ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) promotes the Cecchetti method as a series of graded and vocational-graded examinations. Successful exam passes in the method can be submitted for credit towards other nationally recognised qualifications.
“Aim at softness and ease in your performance of a dance.
Endeavor that all shall be harmonious.
However hard you work at your lessons or at rehearsals,
let none of this effort be visible in your performance.
There must be no sign of concentration, exertion, or tension.
All must be free and natural.
For the true art is that which conceals the labor that produced it.” - Enrico Cecchetti