Ballet

Pre-Ballet

Ages: 5-6 yrs

Description: Students will learn mostly barre-work, basic ballet movements, and ballet terminology in association with music.

  • Prerequisites: No experience required.
  • Dress Code:

Girls - Pink tights, Black leotard, pink full sole leather ballet slippers. Skirts, tight fitting shorts and tops are allowed over leotard.

Boys - Black shorts/dance pants, black full sole leather ballet slippers, and white fitted shirt or leotard/unitard.

Ballet 1

Ages: 7+ yrs

Description: Students will continue to practice their ballet barre exercises and basic ballet movements as they begin to practice more on center. They will also be introduced to turns and leaps. Musicality, ballet techniques, proper body alignment, and spotting will be the focus at this level to progress forward.

  • Prerequisites: Completion of Combo or approval by instructor. Mastered positions 1-3 and know the basic terms: Barre, center, allegro, adagio, arabesque, battement tendu, changement, relève, demi plie, grande plie, ronde de jambe, and saute.

(Children new to dance age 7 or older may join this class but may be require to take private lessons or the Barre Basics class to help catch up.)

  • Dress Code:

Girls - Pink tights, maroon leotard, pink full sole leather or canvas ballet slippers.

Boys - Black shorts/dance pants, black full sole leather ballet slippers, and white fitted shirt or leotard/unitard.

Ballet 2

Ages: 8+ yrs

Description: This class will take the skills learned in Ballet 1 and build upon them to strengthen the dancer’s precision and ability. The key focus for the students will be leg strength and flexibility, chaine and pique turns, and double pirouettes as they also learn to execute combination of previously learned and new skills.

  • Prerequisites: Ballet 1 and/or teacher approval for executing single pirouette, penche held at a 45 degree or higher for at least 5 counts, balances, and eschappes with proper body alignment.
  • Dress Code:

Girls - Pink tights, maroon leotard, pink full or split sole leather or canvas ballet slippers

Boys - Black shorts/dance pants, black full or split sole leather ballet slippers, and white fitted shirt or leotard/unitard.

Ballet 3

Ages: 10+ yrs

Description: For advanced ballet dancers looking to challenge their previous knowledge and training. Students will learn more difficult combinations and skills, while developing finesse and classic style.

  • Prerequisites: Ballet 2 and properly executing double pirouette, Penche held at 90 degree or higher for at least 8 counts, front split, pique and chaine turns.
  • Dress Code:

Girls - Tights, Black leotard (may have an accent color), tan/pink ballet slippers.

Boys - Black shorts/dance pants, black ballet slippers, and white fitted shirt or leotard/unitard.

Ballet 4

Ages: 10+ yrs

Description: Required for students invited to take pointe. Designed for dancer looking to fine tune their skills and knowledge.

  • Prerequisites: Ballet 3 and instructor recommendation.
  • Dress Code:

Girls - Tights, Black leotard (may have an accent color), tan/pink ballet slippers.

Boys - Black shorts/dance pants, black ballet slippers, and white fitted shirt or leotard/unitard.