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Gertrude Hallenbeck

Gertrude Hallenbeck

Boundless enthusiasm combined with a no-nonsense, articulate approach to teaching several forms of dance---this is the way Gertrude Hallenbeck’s students would describe their outstanding teacher.  Hallenbeck bestowed her gifts on young dancers at her Albany, NY school for over 50 years. 

The Hallenbeck School of the Dance, one of America’s longest-established, was founded in 1920 by Gertrude’s father, Oscar J. Hallenbeck, and his sister, Helene Hallenbeck Barnard.  Standards were high at the school, reflecting Gertrude Hallenbeck’s own excellent background of training:  School of American Ballet; the Vilzak-Shollar school; many summers at Jacob’s Pillow where she worked with such artists as Agnes de Mille, Brontislava Nijinska, Mikhail Mordkin and Anton Dolin. As well as many of the greatest masters in jazz and tap, such as Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, and Brenda Bufalino. 

Gertrude Hallenbeck states her philosophy clearly in the school brochure: “As dance educators we feel that the training of dancers demands a single standard—excellence!  We are honored and privileged to be entrusted with the training of a dancer—whether working toward professional goals or simply toward dance as an educational and recreational part of life.  Gertrude passed away in 2005 at the age of 85.

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A Ballet Class
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A complete technical ballet class. Barre and centre. Extensive notes emphasize body placement, amplitude and elasticity, body waves, balance combinations, turns, leaps and more.
KIM3005N $10.00
KIM3005CD $15.00

CHILDREN'S BALLET MUSIC By Gertrude Hallenbeck
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Gertrude Hallenbeck, choreographer and renowned teacher of children's ballet, has developed this collection of ballet music for beginner to intermediate students. 12 piano selections & routines available.
KIM3000N $10.00
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In a Class by Itself
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By Gertrude Hallenbeck. American music of the 1890's brought back in a fresh innovative style for this complete ballet class. Includes barre, centre floor technique plus a variation. Easily adapted for beginner, intrmdte or advncd.
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Music for Ballet Class
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Bands of music range from 2 to 3 minutes in length containing 2/4, 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8 meters with different tempos in these meters.
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