CURRICULUM

INTRODUCTION TO DANCE

A joyous introduction to music and movement. 

  • Dance with Me for child & caregiver (Toddlers)
  • PreBallet 1 (Pre-K, 1x/wk.) 
  • PreBallet 2 (Kindergarten, 1x/wk. & stretching recommended)   
  • PreBallet 3 (1st grade, 1x/wk. & stretching recommended)   

Ballet Foundations

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Stretching class is strongly encouraged at these levels. In order for dancers to establish clean technique and good habits, other genres of dance are not introduced. (The exception is Character for Ballet 1A+ taking 2x+/wk.) SUMMER: 1-2 weeks of dance camp (Dance & Discovery/Music Can Dance) or Ballet Intensive A is recommended. 2-3 weeks required for pointe. 

  • Ballet 1 (2nd grade, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended)  
  • Ballet 1A (3rd grade, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended)  
  • Ballet 1B (3rd grade by teacher invitation, 2x/wk. required & stretching recommended) 
  • Ballet 2 (4th-5th grade, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended, 3x/wk. required if preparing for pointe)     
  • Ballet 2B (4th-5th grade by teacher invitation, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended, 3x/wk. required if preparing for pointe) 

Beginning Classical Ballet

Stretching class is strongly encouraged for these levels. In addition to ballet technique, Character is offered to build versatility. Pointe/pre-pointe is introduced. Dancers also have the option to compete at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) if they take ballet technique class 3x/wk. 3x/wk or more is recommended for this level. SUMMER: 3+ weeks required for pointe. 

  • Ballet 3 (5th-6th grade, 2x+/wk. & stretching recommended, no pointe)   
  • Ballet 3A (5th-6th grade, 3x+/wk. & stretching recommended, new to pointe)   
  • Ballet 3B (5th-6th grade by teacher invitation, 3x+/wk. required & stretching recommended, 1-2 years pointe exp.)    

Intermediate Classical Ballet

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Stretching is recommended for these levels. Character and Modern classes are strongly encouraged to expand versatility. Power Pointe builds strength and stamina. Intermediate dancers usually have the option to compete at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) if they take ballet technique class at least 3x/wk. SUMMER: 3+ weeks of Ballet Intensive recommended. 

  • Ballet 4 (6th-8th grade+, 2x/wk. recommended & stretching recommended) 
  • Ballet 4A (6th-9th grade, 4x/wk. recommended, 3x+/wk. required, 1-3 years pointe exp.) 
  • Ballet 4B (6th-9th grade by teacher invitation, 3x/wk. & pointe exp. required)  

Advanced Classical Ballet

Stretching, Character, Modern, Jazz and Contemporary classes are strongly encouraged to expand versatility. Power Pointe is recommended to increase strength and stamina. Advanced dancers have the option to compete at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) if they take ballet technique class at least 4x/wk. Dancers must be proficient on pointe. SUMMER: 4+ weeks of Ballet Intensive recommended. 

  • Ballet 5 (9th grade+, 4x/wk. recommended for pointe)   
  • Ballet 5B (8th grade+ by teacher invitation, 4x+/wk. recommended and 3 years pointe exp.)   
  • Ballet 6/6B (9th grade+ by teacher invitation, 4x+/wk. recommended and 4+ years pointe exp.)    

Enrichment Classes

Designed to complement classical ballet training, increase versatility, and familiarize dancers with other genres of dance.  

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  • Character
  • Modern
  • Power Pointe 

Community Classes

Recreational and therapeutic classes for a variety of populations in the community. 

  • Stretching
  • Bounding Boys: Rehearsal and class for boys only 
  • Adult/Teen Ballet 
  • Power Pilates
  • Dance with Me (for child & parent/caregiver)
  • Partnering Class (by invitation)