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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 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 5-12): This class is offered to all people who would like to explore the style of hip hop.

Tumbling (ages 5-12): This class is designed for learning basic tumbling 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.

Beginner:  This class is 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.  In tap, students continue to increase their vocabulary and begin to put combinations of steps together. 

Intermediate:  This class is designed for dancers who have met the requirements of the Beginner levels. In this class, dancers continue to work on increasing muscle control, vocabulary, and learning combinations of steps.  In tap, students learn more complex combinations and steps. Students begin the study of Jazz in this level.  Students will learn basic stretches, isolations, and jazz vocabulary.  

Advanced: This class is designed for dancers who have met the requirements of the Intermediate levels.  They work to increase strength and vocabulary and the ability to quickly learn combinations of steps. 

Apprentices/Pre-professional Company:  This class is designed for dancers who have met the requirements of the Intermediate levels.  These students are expected to be dedicated and focused on their dance training.   Dancers in this class generally begin pointe work during this level. In tap, students learn new steps and also work to increase speed and agility.  In jazz, students continue to increase their jazz vocabulary and learn combinations of steps.  Lyrical is introduced at this level. Company dancers perform a wide array of choreography at multiple venues. This level should be able to communicate about dance steps using solely French vocabulary.

Adult Dance: Adult Dance is for anyone over the age of 18 interested in taking dance. This class is offered in 6-week sessions. No experience is required.

Special Needs: This class is open to all students with disabilities. It consists of an hour ballet class with barre and center work.










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