Ballet is the foundation for all dance forms. We teach a combination of Vaganova (Russian) and Royal Academy (English) for proper technique. Body placement, flexibility, balance, alignment, strength and technique are achieved through barre and center work. Our levels follow a syllabus and students must master each level physically and mentally before moving on to the next level. Students should expect to take levels 2, 3 and 4 at least 2-3 years to master the syllabus.
PRE-BALLET - These classes are designed for 3 and 4 year olds. These classes introduce young children to basic ballet terminology and positions of the feet and arms through creative movement and use of props. These classes also introduce children to music, rhythm, and combinations traveling across the floor.
These classes are designed for 5 year olds. We introduce barre exercise, fun combinations across the floor, balance, flexibility, strength, the French ballet syllabus and center work. This is an essential class to build the foundation for proper technique to move ahead in ballet and other dance disciplines.
ALL REGULAR BALLET CLASS LEVELS:
- Level 1- These classes are designed for 1st Graders-Beginner.
- Level 2- These classes are designed for 2nd and 3rd Grade.
- Level 3- These classes are designed for 4th and 5th Grade.
- Level 4- Placement only. Advanced Intermediate Level.
- Level 5- Placement only. Advanced Level.
- Level 6- Placement only. Most Advanced Level.
Pre-Professional- These classes are designed for the serious dance student. Students must be on pointe and demonstrate physical and mental attributes geared towards a career in dance-Invitation or Audition Only.
Teen Ballet 1-Beginning for ages 10+- No prior experience.
Teen Ballet 2- Intermediate for ages 10-18- Some experience.
Teen Ballet 3- Advanced Intermediate for ages 10-18.
Students not appropriately dressed will be asked to observe class. This includes missing shoes. This is for the safety of our students.
No jewelry in any class except for medical bracelets and small stud earrings.
Please have all hair accessories packed in your child’s dance bags or have their hair done before coming to class.
Pre-Ballet, Basic Ballet, Ballet 1 & 2: Solid colored (Pink, Navy or Black) leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes-hair in a bun with bobby pins, a hair net. If hair is short, it must be pulled off of face with either a headband or barrettes.
Ballet 3, 4, 5, 6 Teen and Pre-Professional: Black or Navy leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun with a hair net and bobby pins. If a student feels undergarments must be worn under their leotard and tights, they must not be visible in any way (straps, leg-lines, etc). Please be sure to buy leotard styles appropriate for your dancer’s body type.