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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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Someone To Watch Over Me, The Man I Love, Fascinatin' Rhythm…the music of Gershwin will inspire young dancers to perform a complete technical ballet class including barre & centre floor exercises.
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Children's Ballet Music: Tutus & Tights
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A collection of ballet music for beginner to intermediate students. There are twelve solo piano selections for beginner to intermediate routines. Pasquinade, Punchinello, Galop, Aragonaise, Cute As Cotton & more.
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In a Class by Itself
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Do your petit battements and ronds de jambs to the accompaniment of music from the 1890's. Songs like Hello My Baby, In My Merry Oldsmobile and Meet Me In St. Louis will inspire & liven your barre and centre floor work. By Gertrude Hallenbeck. CD & Notes

Music for Ballet Class
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Arranged in a classical style to the melodies of Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin. Each selection is from 2 to 3 minutes in length providing sufficient time for longer floor combinations. Anything Goes, Whistle A Happy Tune & more. Notes incl