*Students are placed in levels for dance technique classes. Level is dependent on grasp of vocabulary, technical ability and maturity. 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 7-9)
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 30-45 minutes and explores the basic fundamentals of each dance genre.
In this one hour weekly class students gain knowledge of ballet vocabulary and body alignment. This class is designed for students ages 10 and up who have little or no formal previous ballet training.
Experienced Beginner Ballet
In these 1 hour and 30 minute classes, students further their knowledge of ballet vocabulary while emphasis is placed on body alignment and theory. Enrollment in two weekly ballet classes is suggested for students to progress at this level. Previous experience required.
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.
In these 1 hour and 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.
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. Beginning pointe students must pass the pointe test before being given permission to dance en pointe.
These classes meet 1 hour weekly at an OPEN level for Exp Beg/Int/Adv level students and explore a variety of techniques specific to these dance genres.
Pas de Deux
This class is supported adagio and partnering for the advanced dancer. Permission of the director is required to enroll. A Ballet class must be taken immediately prior to pas de deux to properly warm up the body.