CURRICULUM

INTRODUCTION TO DANCE

A joyous introduction to music and movement. 

  • PreBallet I (Pre-K, 1x/wk.) 
  • PreBallet II (Kindergarten, 1x/wk. & stretching recommended)   
  • PreBallet III (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. 2x/wk is recommended for foundations levels.  

  • Ballet I (2nd grade, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended)  
  • Ballet IA (3rd grade, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended)  
  • Ballet IB (3rd/4th grade by teacher invitation, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended) 
  • Ballet II (4th/5th grade, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended)     
  • Ballet IIA (4th/5th grade by teacher invitation, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended, 3x/wk. required if on pointe)
  • Ballet IIB  (4th/5th grade by teacher invitation, 2x/wk. & stretching recommended, 3x/wk. required if on pointe)
  • Ballet IIC (4th/5th grade by teacher invitation, 3x+/wk. required & stretching recommended) 

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. 

  • Ballet III (5th/6th grade, 3x+/wk. & stretching recommended)     
  • Ballet IIIA (5th/6th grade by teacher invitation, 3x+/wk. required & stretching recommended) 
  • Ballet IIIB (5th/6th grade by teacher invitation, 3x+/wk. required & stretching recommended)      

Intermediate/Advanced 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 have the option to compete at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) if they take ballet technique class at least 3x/wk. 

  • Ballet IV (teens, 4x/wk. recommended) 
  • Ballet IVA (teens, 4x/wk. recommended) 
  • Ballet IVB (teens, 4x/wk. 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. 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 3x/wk. Dancers must be proficient on pointe. 

  • Ballet V (teens, 4x/wk. recommended) 
  • Ballet VB (teens, 4x+/wk. recommended) 
  • Ballet VI (teens, 4x+/wk. recommended) 
  • Pre-Professional Development

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
  • Jazz
  • Stretching
  • Power Pointe 
  • Vaganova Intensive
  • Character/Pointe rotation for performance

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