Ballet Classes

Ballet Class Levels

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Creative Movement 1

  • Ages: 3-4 years
  • (1) 30 minute class per week
  • Leotard: White Tank Style

Dancers learn to experience dance in a fun environment. The class uses age appropriate music, movement, and memory games. These are enhanced by fun props such as scarves, tutus and wands.

Creative Movement 2

  • Ages: 4-5 years
  • (1) 45 minute class per week
  • Leotard: Lt. Pink Tank Style
  • Hair: Pulled Back in a pony or bun

Dancers learn to experience dance in a fun environment.  This is a ballet based class and dancers begin to learn basic terms and concepts associated with ballet.  The class uses age appropriate music, movement, and memory games.  These are enhanced by fun props such as scarves, tutus and wands.

Pre-Ballet 1

  • Ages: 5-6 years (Must be entering Kindergarten)
  • (1) 45 minute class per week
  • Leotard: Cerise Pink Tank Style
  • Hair: Pulled Back in a pony or bun

Based on Creative Movement with more emphasis on detail and terminology. Dancers begin some barre work and enjoy a more structured class.

Pre-Ballet 2

  • Ages: 5-7 years
  • (1) 45 minute class per week
  • Leotard: Marine Blue Tank Style
  • Hair: Pulled Back in a pony or bun

Dancers will take a longer barre and not use as many props in class.  Terminology is highly emphasized and dancers should have a working knowledge of all feet and arm positions.

Ballet 1

  • Ages: 6-7 years
  • (1) 45 minute class per week
  • Leotard: Peacock Blue Tank Style
  • Hair: Pulled Back in a pony or bun

Classical dance for the beginning dancer. Based on Pre-Ballet with more attention to detail, terminology and meaning of the terms. Dancers begin taking a full barre at this level and applying more difficult concepts such as use of turn out and pointing toes.

Ballet 1A

  • Ages: 7-8 years
  • (1) 60 minute class per week
  • Leotard: Dark Teal Tank Style
  • Hair: In a bun

Classical dance for the semi experienced dancer. Dancers in this level have all had some previous ballet/dance training and are comfortable with the terminology and structure.  This class is 1 hour long and more time will be spent in the center working preparations for pirouettes and petite allegro.

Ballet 1B

  • Ages: 8-9 years
  • (1) 60 minute class per week
  • Leotard: Navy BlueTank Style
  • Hair: In a bun

Classical dance for dancers with previous ballet experience. Dancers in this level are comfortable with the terminology, structure, and begin focusing more on quality of movement.  Arms and legs work together for a complete dancer who can travel across the floor. 

Ballet 2A

  • Ages: 9-12 years
  • (1) 60 minute class & (1) 75 minute class per week
  • Leotard: Red Tank Style
  • Hair: In a bun

This level is for dancers that have completed levels 1A and 1B or have had two prior years of ballet training. Classes increase to a mandatory 2 classes a week to begin preparing the dancer for demi-pointe shoes. Supplementary class recommended.

Ballet 2B

  • Ages: 10-13 years
  • (1) 60 minute class & (1) 75 minute class per week
  • Leotard: Black Cherry Tank Style
  • Hair: In a bun

This level builds on the level 2 syllabus and begins to incorporate pre-pointe work and strength building for pointe work. Dancers must be strong enough by the end of this year to move on to level 3A where demi pointe shoes are introduced. Dancers MUST dance 2 days a week to complete this level and move up to level 3A. Supplementary class recommended.

Ballet 3A

  • Ages: 10-13 years
  • (2) 60 minute classes & (1) 75 minute class per week
  • Leotard: Pinch Front Camisole Violet
  • Hair: In a bun

This level is for dancers that have successfully worked through the syllabus. This will be the first year of demi pointe work.  One of the classes is a demi pointe class and the others will be used to continue strength building and work on technique. Dancers MUST be dancing 3 days a week to go on demi pointe. Supplementary class recommended.

Ballet 3B

  • Ages: 11-14 years
  • (2) 60 minute classes & (1) 90 minute class per week
  • Leotard: Pinch Front Camisole Grape
  • Hair: In a bun

This level builds on the level 3A syllabus and introduces pointe work in one class per week. It requires more attention to quality and a firm understanding and appropriate strength with pointe work in order to advanced to the next level. Placement is by instructor approval only. Supplementary class required.

Supplementary classes include: Modern, Jazz, Tap, World Fusion or Yogalaties. The dancer may choose which he/she would like to take.

Ballet 4A

  • Ages: 12+ years
  • (1) 60 minute class & (3) 90 minute classes per week
  • Leotard: Pinch Front Camisole Plum
  • Hair: In a bun

Dancers who have the strength and maturity to work in this level take 4 classes per week. Most classes include some form of pointe work including rehearsals. Placement is by instructor approval only. Supplementary class required.

Supplementary classes include: Modern, Jazz, World Fusion, Yogalaties or Tap. The dancer may choose which he/she would like to take.

Ballet 4B

  • Ages: 13+ years
  • (1) 60 minute class & (3) 90 minute classes per week
  • Leotard: Pinch Front Camisole Eggplant
  • Hair: In a bun

Dancers who have the strength and maturity to work in this level take 4 classes per week. Most classes include some form of pointe work including rehearsals. Placement is by instructor approval only. Supplementary class required.

Supplementary classes include: Modern, Jazz, World Fusion, Yogalaties or Tap. The dancer may choose which he/she would like to take.

Ballet 5

  • Ages: 13+ years
  • (2) 60 minute classes & (3) 90 minute classes per week
  • Leotard color: White any style
  • Hair: In a bun

Dancers who have the strength and maturity to work in this level take 5 classes per week. Most classes include some form of pointe work including rehearsals. Placement is by instructor approval only. Supplementary class required.

Supplementary classes include: Modern, Jazz, World Fusion, Yogalaties or Tap. The dancer may choose which he/she would like to take.