PreBallet – children learn simple rhythm & coordination exercises, pantomimes, distinguishing right and left sides, introduction of some ballet terminology and concepts, folk dances, ballet positions, working individually, with a partner and within a group.
Primary Ballet – children continue working to distinguish right & left sides, rhythm studies, some pantomimes and folk dances, continued introduction of ballet terminology, working individually, with a partner and within a group.
Ballet I - introduction/continuation of ballet concepts and terminology at the barre and center; more difficult steps and combinations by the end of the semester.
Ballet II, III, III/IV – continuing ballet studies including more difficult steps and combinations, terminology, introduction of body shadings, gradual use of simple adagio, petite allegro and grande allegro in center work. Children will almost always be in a level for more than one year.
Ballet IV – students continue with increasingly difficult adagio, petite allegro and grande allegro work, seeking to strengthen their technique with more intricate steps, ‘beats’ and combinations, in preparation for pointe work. Students should be committed to studying two times per week.
Pointe – girls must be at least 11 years old, with very good ballet technique skills, including strength, balance, and alignment to begin pointe and must consistently study a minimum of two classes per week.
Adv. Ballet/Pointe – an advanced, professionally paced class.