Children's Division - Ages 4-6:
Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet
Beginning with Creative Movement, students start to develop coordination, rhythm and their imaginations in a structured, creative atmosphere. In Pre-Ballet students continue to expand their ballet vocabulary and are introduced basic ballet steps, appropriate for young, growing bodies.
Student Division - Ages 7 and up:
Ballet 1 - Ballet 6 & Boys Class
Upon entering Ballet 1, students begin to work in a more structured and focused environment. Students progress through Ballet 1, 1A, and 2 with a carefully planned syllabus. Plastique (stretch & strengthening) classes are introduced in Ballet 3 and 4. Pointe work is carefully introduced in Ballet 4 and Variations Class, where students learn individual roles from famous ballets, is added in Ballet 5 & 6. Students reaching this level will find the emphasis shifting from the technical accomplishments to individual artistry.
Teen/Adult Division - Ages 13 and up:
Intermediate Ballet, minimum 3 years prior experience.
The Teen & Adult classes are for dancers, ages 13 and above with previous experience, interested in pursuing the benefits that ballet has to offer without the intense training requirements of the Student Division.
Creative Movement & Pre-Ballet: Girls - Plain, solid pink leotard (no skirt), pink footed tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes.
Hair pulled back in a neat bun, no jewelry.
Boys - White fitted t-shirt, black fitted shorts or tights and black leather or canvas ballet shoes.
Ballet 1 through 6: Girls - Plain, solid black leotard (no excessive straps, cut-outs, mesh or lace), pink footed tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. Hair pulled back in a neat bun or twist. No jewelry or skirts.
Boys - White fitted t-shirt, black fitted shorts or tights, black or white leather or canvas ballet shoes.
Teen & Adults: Leotard and tights or form fitting leggings (or shorts for men) and top (not too baggy), leather or canvas ballet shoes. Hair pulled back in a bun or ponytail for shorter hair. Close fitting warm ups are OK.