Ballet Returns to Claret Hall

Roxana Dorsch, a native of Romania who moved to the United States 16 years ago, will begin offering youth ballet classes beginning December 5 at Claret Hall. Dance has been an integral part of Ms. Dorsch’s life from an early age and she has been teaching ballet for over 20 years. She began dancing at the age of three and at the age of ten was admitted at Liceul de Coregrafie, Bucharest. At that time, Liceul de Coregrafie was the only professional ballet school in the country with a yearly enrollment of only 40 students.

At 16, while still a student, she started dancing professionally for Teatrul Constantin Tanase, the only dedicated theater in the country. At 26 she began teaching ballet in Romania, at various schools in Bahrain, and later in the United States at Impact, DCDC, All That and Jazz, and Butler Gymnastics Club. “When I was at Butler Gymnastics Club, I helped gymnasts perfect the artistic part of the floor and beam routines,” said Roxana. In addition to starting her own dance program, Roxana currently teaches at Ballet Petite in Bethesda. “I have always had the desire to share my ballet experiences with others,” said Roxana. “I began teaching when my friends requested that I teach them or their  daughters how to move their arms in an expressive way, or how to walk, or just to give them tips on how to improve posture.”

As a ballet instructor, Roxana says, “I like to teach ballet in a fun, loving and nurturing environment while inspiring my students to express their emotions through movements.” Her classes focus on teaching students good ballet technique while building a “ballerina posture.” She is also inspiring students to understand that ballet is an art, a form of  communication through movements and an outlet to letting go of emotions.

Roxana is looking forward to the start of classes at Claret Hall and helping local children learn to express themselves through dance. Classes are on Wednesdays and are divided by student age as follows: 6:45 p.m. ages 6 to 8 / 7:30 p.m. ages 9 and up. Please contact Roxana at 240-750-0585 or for more information and to register.

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