Class Placement

Class placement is by faculty discretion only.  We place students by age between ages 3-6 and in Musical Theatre and Hip Hop. In all other dance disciplines, age and grade only serve as a guideline. Placement is made very carefully by our experienced staff. In order to maintain the high quality of our instruction, we place students according to ability, not by age, outside activities, or carpools. At the end of each school year, we e-mail class placements for the following year. Please note that at the beginning levels 1, 2 and 3, students should expect to spend 2-3 years in each level as they build their foundation and technique. If a level change is required, our faculty will notify parents/guardians. We are always evaluating our students throughout the year. No Level changes are made after February 1. For more information, please visit our “Classes” Page. ALL NEW STUDENTS CAN TRY A COMPLIMENTARY CLASS IN ANY CLASS THAT IS NOT FULL FOR LEVEL PLACEMENT AND EVALUATION.

Class Requirements

Pre-Ballet: Students must be 3+ years old by October 1 to participate in these classes. 

Basic Ballet: Students must be in kindergarten to participate in these classes.

Little Hip Hop: Students must be 4-5 years old to participate in these classes.

Hip Hop and Musical Theatre Classes: These classes are by grades- 1st-12th. Please refer to our schedule page for grade listings.

All Level 1 Classes: Students must be in 1st Grade to participate in these classes.

All Teen Classes: These classes are designed for 11-18 year old students.

Beginning Modern : Students must be 10 years or older.

Intermediate Modern: Placement.

Advanced Modern: Placement.

Ballet 4, 5 and 6 : 2 Ballet classes a week are required at this level.

Pointe 1 & 2: 2 Ballet classes per week are required.  Placement Only. If you child is interested in pointe, please contact the office.

Contemporary 1: Must be an enrolled Ballet 5 Student.

Contemporary 2: Must be an enrolled Ballet 6 Student and in High School.

Lyrical 1: Must be an enrolled Ballet 3 or Teen Ballet 3 Student.

Lyrical 2 and Jazz 4:  Must be an enrolled Ballet 4 Student.

Lyrical 3 and Jazz 5: Must be an enrolled Ballet 5 Student.

Lyrical 4, Lyrical 5 and Jazz 6: Must be an enrolled Ballet 6 Student.

Musical Theater Senior & Pre-Professional: Invitation or Audition Only.