PCBT provides training in classical ballet using the Cecchetti method as well as influences from the French school. This strong ballet focus is supplemented by lyrical, jazz, and tap. Hip-hop and Tumbling classes are also offered. (All ages are estimate.)
Creative Movement (ages 3, 4, & 5): This class is designed for our young dancers who wish to explore the art of dance and movement. This class meets 45 minutes (Levels I and II) to one hour (Level III) per week and introduces dancers to basic ballet and body movements.
Hip Hop (ages 5 and up): Classes are separated into Levels (I, II, III) for dancers who would like to explore the style of hip hop.
Tumbling (ages 5-12): This class is an introduction to tumbling. Dancers will learn skills including summersaults, tri-pods and eventually handstands.
Pre Ballet: This class is designed for younger dancers who are just beginning their ballet training. Dancers will begin to use the barre.
Level 1, 2, 3: These classes are designed for dancers who have met the requirements of Pre Ballet. In this class, dancers continue to work on basic muscle control while increasing ballet vocabulary.Students are introduced to tap in Level 1. In Level 2 and 3, students continue to increase their vocabulary and begin to put combinations of steps together.
Level 4, 5, 6: These classes are designed for dancers who have met the requirements of Levels 1, 2, and 3. Students will continue to learn more complicated steps and combinations in ballet and tap. In these classes, dancers begin to study the jazz technique. Students will learn basic stretches, isolations, and jazz vocabulary. Dancers begin to train two to three days per week.
Apprentices/Pre-professional Company: These classes are designed for dancers who have met the requirements of the previous levels. These students are expected to demonstrate dedication and focus on their dance training. They work to increase strength and vocabulary and the ability to quickly learn combinations of steps. Dancers in this class generally begin pointe work during this level. In tap, students work to increase speed and agility in combinations and styles. In jazz, students continue to increase their jazz vocabulary and learn combinations of steps. Lyrical is introduced at this level. Apprentice and Company dancers perform a wide array of choreography at multiple venues. This level should be able to communicate about ballet steps using solely French vocabulary. Dancers begin to train 4 days a week.
Special Needs: PCBT is open to dancers of all needs. Please contact the Artistic Director for more information.