Classes

Ages listed for each level are approximate.  Class placement is at the discretion of the instructor.

Creative Movement (ages 2-3) —
In this weekly half hour class, students gain an awareness of music, movement and the body. Practice in following directions and turn taking is all integrated into the class through developmentally appropriate play.

Pre Ballet (ages 4-5) —
In this weekly half hour class, students are introduced to basic ballet vocabulary and continue to creatively explore movement and music.

Intro to Ballet and Tap (ages 4-6) –
In this weekly 1 hour class students who have completed pre-ballet will explore ballet and tap with a formal introduction to technique and vocabulary terms. This is designed as a combo class, however an exception may be made to take Ballet or Tap a la carte.

Youth Ballet I (ages 5-6) —
Classes are 45 minutes long and follow the basic structure of a ballet class. Students learn ballet vocabulary and correct body alignment. While the formality of a ballet class is introduced, class material is taught in an engaging and fun manner.

Youth Ballet II (ages 6-8) —
Classes are 45 minutes long and meet twice weekly. This class expands on ballet vocabulary at the barre and in the center. Students may elect to take this class once or twice weekly. Previous experience required.

Youth Ballet III (ages 8-10) —
Classes are 1 hour and further explore ballet vocabulary at the barre and in the center. Students may elect to take this class once or twice weekly. This class focuses on strengthening exercises in preparation for dancing en pointe. Previous experience required.

Youth Tap/Jazz/Hip Hop/Modern —
Each class meets once a week for 45 minutes and explores the basic fundamentals of each dance genre.

Beginner Ballet —
In this one hour weekly class students gain knowledge of ballet vocabulary and body alignment. This class is designed for students ages 11 and up who have little or no formal previous ballet training.

Experienced Beginner Ballet —
In these 1 hour and 15 minute classes, students further their knowledge of ballet vocabulary while emphasis is placed on body alignment and theory. Previous experience required.

Intermediate Ballet —
In these 1 hour and 15-30 minute classes, students further their knowledge of ballet vocabulary while emphasis is placed on body alignment and theory. Students can also participate in master classes with guest artists. Enrollment in two weekly ballet classes is recommended for students to progress at this level. Previous experience required.

Advanced Ballet —
In these 1 hour and 15-30 minute classes, students study advanced ballet terminology along with classical ballet variations and repertoire. Students can also participate in master classes with guest artists. A minimum of 3 weekly ballet classes is recommended for students to progress at this level. Placement by the director is required.

Pointe —
Classes are 30-45 minutes and are an extension of ballet classes. Pointe classes are offered at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students may register for pointe with instructor permission and must also be enrolled in a ballet class. Previous ballet training required.

Adult Dance —
This class explores the fundamentals of ballet, jazz, tap, and modern dance techniques.

Modern/Jazz/Tap/Hip Hop/Contemporary —
These classes meet 1 hour weekly at the beginner and intermediate/advanced levels and explore a variety of techniques specific to these dance genres.

Pas de Deux —
This supported adagio and partnering class is for the advanced dancer with experience dancing en pointe. Permission of the director is required to register