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Ballet - Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and it provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Early ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, turnout, terminology and ballet positions.

Dancers will begin class at the barre, then move to center floor work and close the class with across the floor combinations. Ballet is the most disciplined and important form of dance for all serious dancers. Each level in the ballet series builds on technique and skill.

 

o Creative Movement

Age: 2-1/2 to 3 years old

Prerequisite: None

Attire: Leotard (any color), pink tights, pink full-sole ballet shoes

Class length: 30 minutes

Class description: This is a fun introductory class that will introduce students to dance. Creative movement and activities help introduce the beginning fundamentals of ballet and jazz. Students play games that enhance cognitive and social development, as well as learn classroom etiquette.

 

o Ballet Basics

Age: 5 – 6 years old

Prerequisite: Pre-ballet or Tap / Ballet Combo

Attire: White leotard, pink tights, pink full-sole ballet shoes

Class length: 45 minutes

Class description: Classes emphasize the development of classical ballet skills with a focus

on proper placement and alignment. Students will learn ballet vocabulary through barre and center work while building strength and flexibility.

 

o Ballet I

Age: 6 – 7 years old

Prerequisite: Ballet Basics or instructor placement

Attire: Light blue leotard, pink tights, pink full-sole ballet shoes

Class length: 45 minutes

Class description: This class will be centered on more intermediate dance technique. Students will move through barre, center work, and progressions that include basic turns, jumps, and leaps.

 

o Ballet II

Age: 7 – 8 years old

Prerequisite: Ballet I or instructor placement

Attire: Lavender leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

Class length: 45 minutes

Class description: Continued development of intermediate dance technique. Students will move through barre, center work, and progressions that include basic turns, jumps, and

Leaps.

 

o Ballet III

Age: 8 – 10 years old

Prerequisite: Ballet II or instructor placement

Attire: Red leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

Class length: 60 minutes