All dance equipment is identical for students and should be examined before leaving the studio.
Girls should wear a solid color leotard, according to their level, as described in the following table, full-length pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Short ballet skirts are optional. Pre-Pointe and Pointe students also require pink pointe shoes.
Boys should wear a white t-shirt or leotard, black shorts or tights, and black ballet slippers.
Girls should wear a leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Short ballet skirts are optional.
Boys should wear a t-shirt or leotard, black athletic shorts or pants, and black ballet slippers.
Hair must be pulled back away from the face at all times, buns preferred for all ballet classes. No Jazz attire is allowed in ballet classes. Dance uniforms are available through the school at registration.
Approval required by Director.
Ballet II, III, and IV successively build on the ballet techniques introduced in previous classes. Greater emphasis is now placed on turnout. Students continue to learn terminology and fundamentals of ballet technique while building muscular strength and flexibility. For ages 9 and up. Students must have successfully completed classes for previous skill level (Ballet I, II and III or equivalent). Classes are approximatly 1 to 1 1/2 hours and class time is divided into three sections – barre, center, and across the floor.
Ballet I builds on the techniques introduced in Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet. All ballet positions of the feet are presented, as well as a complete basic barre. All of the elements of a traditional ballet class are represented, although on a limited basis:
For 7 & 8 year olds. Classes are 45 minutes and class time is divided into three sections – barre, center, and across the floor.
Pre-Ballet is a continuation of Creative Movement with greater emphasis placed on ballet technique. Students will study limited barre work, center floor work and moving across the floor. Creative ideas are still used but in a more structured theme. Turning is introduced. For 5 & 6 year olds. Classes are 45-minutes with one instructor and one assistant.
Creative Movement is designed as an introduction to dance class with fun and imaginative activities thrown in! Emphasis is placed on working in a group, and then also individually. Spatial activities involve moving diagonally across the floor, straight across the floor, distinguishing and moving left and right, and reversing movements. Basic ballet arms and positions of the feet are introduced as well as limited barre work. For 3 & 4 year olds. Classes are 45-minutes with one instructor and one assistant.
Our curriculum is Cechetti-based for all ballet classes. Class assistants are on hand for all Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet classes to ensure special attention for these age groups.