PreBallet  ages 5+   Pre requisite Intro to Dance Ballet

This class uses preprimary and primary ballet curriculums to teach
and reinforce the core building blocks of dance that form the foundation
of ballet training. Ballet fundamentals are presented using both
structured and free-form activities. Dance patterns are presented using
a practice & play approach to learning.

Focused attention is given to ballet vocabulary, matching movement to
music and familiarizing students with the stories of classical ballets.
Costumes and props are used to encourage imagination and self-
expression through dance. Preballet provides a fun learning
environment for students to achieve their ballet goals -- at their own
pace -- and feel proud of their accomplishments!  
Attire: Girls: Pink Cap-Sleeve Leotard, pink FOOTLESS tights and pink
ballet slippers.  
Boys: White short-sleeve t-shirt, black shorts or dance
pants, white socks and black ballet shoes
Performance opportunities:  2018 Annual Nutcracker Dances &
Holiday Showcase  December; Student Dance Concert June 2019.



Ballet I ages 7+   Pre requisite for children younger than 7.5 yrs is
PreBallet  or prior equivalent training.

Designed for the beginning dancer age 7+ with prior early childhood
training -- or those age 8+ who are just starting out – Ballet I/II gives
focused attention to core dance concepts and the fundamental building
blocks of classical ballet – ballet vocabulary, barre, body awareness,
use of turnout, and developing strength and flexibility.  Level I technique
and center practice introduces students to classical and contemporary
ballet dance patterns and how to match music with movement to
express ideas and feelings.
Attire: Girls: Black Tank Leotard, pink footless tights and pink ballet
slippers. No dance skirts.
Boys: White short-sleeve t-shirt, black shorts
or dance pants, white socks and black ballet shoes.
Performance opportunities:  2018 Annual Nutcracker Dances &
Holiday Showcase  December; Student Dance Concert June 2019.



Ballet II    Preteen/Teen  Pre requisite:  Ballet I,  demonstrated skill
level or  equivalent training.

Barre, and Center Practice are the focus of this advanced beginner I
ballet class. Designed as a multi-year course of study, this class
reviews ballet fundamentals and quickly moves beyond to focus on
classical ballet technique that students consistently recognize,
understand, and independently apply. Emphasis is placed on applied
ballet vocabulary, mastery of barre fundamentals, carriage of the body,
use of feet and turnout. Center practice introduces dancers to the
classical ballet curriculum: Center tendues, adagio, classical
variations and dance patterns, jumps, and turns.
Attire: Girls: Black Tank Leotard, pink footless tights and pink ballet
slippers. No dance skirts.
Boys: White short-sleeve t-shirt, black shorts
or dance pants, white socks and black ballet shoes.
Performance opportunities:  2018 Annual Nutcracker Dances &
Holiday Showcase  December; Student Dance Concert June 2019.
Ballet III w/pre pointe & pointe
Placement at this level is determined by the instructor and based on an individual
assessment
Intermediate barre and center practice provide the foundation necessary
for comprehensive pre-pointe & pointe technique. Developing muscle
memory, core strength, increased flexibility, precise use of feet, and proper
turnout are key aspects of the class. Center work includes learning
classical and contemporary ballet variations that inspire fluidity of
movement and self-expression through dance. Placement evaluation or
instructor approval required for all dancers with less than 4+ years of
training beyond Level I.


Ballet IV w/pre pointe & pointe
Placement at this level is determined by the instructor and based on an individual
assessment
Advanced barre, center practice and pointe work. Focused attention is
placed on learning repertory variations from both classical and
contemporary ballets that increase muscle memory, fluidity of movement
and self-expression through dance when performing new choreography.

Attire: Girls: Pinch front leotard, light pink tights and pink ballet slippers.
Boys: White short-sleeve t-shirt, black shorts or dance pants, white socks
and black ballet shoes
Performance opportunities:  2018 Annual Nutcracker Dances
& Holiday Showcase  December; Student Dance Concert June 2019
.