class descriptions

Class Descriptions

Creative Movement (3-5 years, Pre School & Kindergarten) This magical experience combines basic ballet steps, creative movement, and gross motor skills. Children’s classes are based on fun themes and include a no-stress in studio performance at the end of each term. Children will enjoy dancing and moving to music, while learning basic ballet vocabulary, and improving gross motor skills and muscle flexibility.

Pre Ballet (6-8 years, Kindergarten & 1st Grade) This class combines basic ballet steps and creative movement. Based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, this class prepares the dancer for the study of classical ballet. Our Pre Ballet students enjoy themed sessions and in studio recitals at the end of each session.

Ballet (ages 7 & up, 2nd Grade & up, by placement only) Classical ballet is taught using the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, as well as other methods, including Cecchetti and Vaganova methods.

Character (ages 7 & up) This class presents technique and choreography from national dances and improves a dancer’s rhythm and stage presence. Character dance is an important part of a ballet dancer’s training.

Jazz (ages 7 & up) Jazz dance is a fun, eclectic dance form that combines the structure of ballet with other styles.

Juniors & Majors Divisions Class Descriptions:

Junior I (Ages 7 & up, 2nd Grade & up, by placement only): Ballet & Character dance, Jazz dance option
Junior II (Ages 8 & up, 3rd Grade & up, by placement only): Ballet & Character dance, Jazz dance option (Two classes per week required)
Junior III (Ages 9 & up, 4th Grade & up, by placement only): Ballet, Character dance, & Pre Pointe, Jazz dance option (Two classes per week required)
Junior IV (Ages 10 & up, 5th Grade & up, by placement only): Ballet, Character dance, Pointe Introduction, Jazz dance option (Three ballet classes per week required for Pointe)
Intermediate I (Ages 11 & up, 6th Grade & up, by placement only): Ballet & Pointe, Jazz dance recommended (Three ballet classes per week required)
Intermediate I/II (by placement only): Ballet & Pointe, Jazz dance recommended (Three ballet classes per week required)
Intermediate II (by placement only): Ballet & Pointe, Jazz dance recommended (Three ballet classes per week required)
Advanced (by placement only): Ballet & Pointe, Jazz dance recommended (Four ballet classes per week required)

Summer Session Class Offerings:

Modern (summer session only) Modern dance is an expressive dance form based on Graham, Limon, Cunningham and contemporary techniques.

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