CURRICULUM

INTRODUCTION TO DANCE

A joyous introduction to music and movement. 

  • 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 2+ taking 3x/wk.) 2x/wk is recommended for foundations levels. 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. & stretching recommended) 
  • Ballet 2 (4th grade, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended, 3x/wk. recommended if preparing for pointe)     
  • Ballet 2A (5th/6th grade, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended, 3x/wk. recommended if preparing for pointe)
  • Ballet 2B (4th grade by teacher invitation, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended, 3x/wk. recommended 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-7th 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.)
  • Ballet 4 (7th grade+, 3x/wk. recommended, no pointe)      

Intermediate Classical Ballet

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Stretching, Character, Modern, Jazz and Contemporary classes are strongly encouraged to expand versatility. Power Pointe is recommended to build strength. Vaganova Intensive is recommended to strengthen technique and artistry. Intermediate dancers usually have the option to compete at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) if they take ballet technique class at least 3x/wk. 

  • Ballet 4A (6th-9th grade, 4x/wk. recommended, 3x+/wk. required, 1-3 years pointe exp.) 
  • Ballet 4B (7th/8th grade by teacher invitation, 4x/wk. & pointe exp. required) 
  • Ballet 5 (9th grade+, 4x/wk. recommended for pointe)

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. Vaganova Intensive is recommended to strengthen technique and artistry. 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 5A/5B (8th-12th grade by teacher invitation, 4x/wk. recommended and 1-3 years pointe exp.) 
  • Ballet 6/6B (11th-12th grade by teacher invitation, 4x+/wk. recommended and 4+ years pointe exp.) 
  • Pre-Professional Development (11th/12th 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
  • Contemporary/Conditioning
  • Jazz
  • Stretching
  • Power Pointe 
  • Vaganova Intensive

Community Classes

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

  • Bounding Boys: Rehearsal and class for boys only 
  • Exceptional (special-needs) dancers 
  • Adult/Teen Ballet