Prince and Princess Ballet – ages 2.5 – 4 years
In “baby’s first ballet class,” your little prince or princess will learn basic ballet vocabulary, positions of the arms and feet, traveling through space, following class instructions, as well as, sharing space with others. This class utilizes many props to help illustrate movements and to keep the class age appropriate, so that learning ballet is FUN!
Ballet I – ages 3-4 years
This class is a continuation of Prince and Princess Ballet Class. This class
continues to affirm elements introduced in other classes (or maybe for the first
time) that is appropriate for the dancer’s cognitive and increased physical
abilities. All basic ballet and dance vocabulary will be re-introduced and
"A" Track Dancer - Ballet II - V
Our "A" Track class schedule is a once weekly program designed for dancers who desire to learn about Ballet and Dance with a smaller weekly time commitment, and allow all dancers to enjoy class at comfortable level of ability with their peers.
"B" Track Dancer - Ballet II - V
Our "B" Track class schedule is a mandatory twice weekly class minimum attendance. This program is by audition/invitation only. It is designed around the dancer who desires to grow their understanding and training in Ballet at an accelerated pace.
Ballet II – ages 5-9 –years
In this class, students are moving to the next level in their training. This 60 minute class begins to further the dancer’s vocabulary and knowledge of ballet.
Ballet III - ages 9 - 13 years
This class begins to help the dancer focus more on the details of body placement, as well as, the discipline and athleticism of dance. In addition to continuing to further the dancer's vocabulary of ballet and dance, this class will also introduce the beginner dancer to classical barre work, more complex traveling movements, and turns.
Ballet IV Pre-Pointe– ages 11-14 years
This class is for the intermediate dancer preparing for a more advanced, focused path in their ballet training. This class will continue to develop the dancer’s work at the barre, as well as preparing for more advanced centre work. This class is mandatory for pre-pointe work.
Adult Barre Fusion – ages 18+
Barre class is a fusion based class combining elements of ballet, yoga, Pilates, and weight training that focuses on strength, body alignment, balance, and flexibility. This holistic class is designed so that all fitness levels can easily participate. All equipment is provided! Just bring your water bottle and a hard working attitude!
Acrobatics for Dancers
Please see below and under our Acrobatic Arts Tab for more comprehensive information!
These classes will be introducing basic tap dance rhythms, steps, and combinations. These classes are for the dancer wanting to explore more dance genres and movement styles!
Jazz Funk is fusion class studying the classical lines of Jazz Dance while incorporating contemporary and pop dance choreography to offer dancers a fun, physical, and engaging dance class experience. This class is for the serious, as well as recreational dancer.
Competition Teams will travel local and nationally competing in their age level and genre, as well as attending workshops and conferences by world renowned artists and dance teachers. This is a wonderful opportunity for a young dancer to expand their understanding of dance and a great way to make new friends!
Ballet Level Placement
Level placements are based on age and student ability. A dancer's specific age does not guarantee their placement in the next level. Current students will be evaluated each May by their current teacher for consideration of level placement for the following school year. Parents will be notified via email. Students must be able to execute specific fundamental elements for their current level to move onto the next class placement. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to take the following number of Ballet classes each week in their respective levels:
Average Ages for Each Level and Recommended/Requierd Training Frequency
Princess Ballet (2.5-3.5 years) - 1 weekly class
Ballet I (3.5-5 years) - 1 weekly
Ballet II (5-8 years) - 1-2 weekly classes
Ballet III (8-11 years) - 2 weekly classes
Ballet IV (11-14 years) - 3 or more weekly classes *Required*
Ballet V (14-18 years) - 3 or more weekly classes *Required*
Acrobatic Level Placement
Each dancer will preliminary test out of each skill required in each level over the course of 4-6 weeks. Once the dancer approaches the level that is best suited for them, a formal evaluation day will be scheduled. Dancers will meet with the school director individually during their class time and perform the 28 skills needed for their level placement. There is a $50 fee associated with this test, which will only happen one to two times each school year depending on how quickly the dancer advances. This covers the private testing time, certificate of level placement upon passing, and colored level patch to be worn on the right hip of their leotard. Testing days will take place in November and May. Several levels can exist in one class at a time and work on the skills in their appropriate level, therefore testing up a level does not necessarily mean they will be changing from their weekly class day and time right away. Once placed in a level that meets their skill set, they will not test again until Spring.
Average Ages for Each Level and Recommended/Required Training Frequency
Pre-Primary Age 3-6 years (45 min - 1 hour/weekly)
Level 1 - Age 4-6 years (1 hour weekly)
Level 2 - Age 5-7 years (1 hour + 1 hour of Ballet weekly)
Level 3 - Age 8 years (1 hour + 2 hours of Ballet weekly)
Level 4 - Age 9-10 years (1 hour + 2-4 hours of Ballet and other dance genre weekly)
Level 5 - Age 10-12 years (2 hour + 2-4 hours of Ballet and other dance genre weekly)
Level 6 - Age 11-14 years (2 hour + 3-5 hours of Ballet and other dance genre weekly)
Level 7 - Age 12-16 years (2 hour + 3-6 hours of Ballet and other dance genre weekly)
Level 8 - Age 13-18 years (2 hour + 5-7 hours of Ballet and other dance genre weekly)
Level 1 - Age 14+ years (3 hour + 8+ hours of Ballet and other dance genre weekly)
Level 2 - Age 15+ years (3 hour + 8+ hours of Ballet and other dance genre weekly)
Level 3 - Age 16+ years (3 hour + 8+ hourus of Ballet and other dance genre weekly)