One free placement class is offered to all new students. A well defined curriculum allows us to place each student in the level best suited to their well-being and development. A student’s ability is considered above all other factors.
Classical Ballet Technique:
Ballet classes include an introduction to character, mime, core control and stretching. We have 7 levels of ballet technique:
- Pre-School (ages 3-4)
- Diamonds (ages 5-7)
- Rubies A and B – As the introductory level of our Rubies students are considered “beginning and enthusiastic” level dancers. Dancers will experience concentrated technical training in each style and will be given a more in-depth knowledge of basic vocabulary and physical training. With classes available in every style and technique, your dancer will be given the opportunity to discover them all.
- Swan Lake – Swan Lake students are considered Beginning/Intermediate level dancers. Slightly older, more experienced than the Rubies level dancers, Swan Lake level dancers are developing a strong ballet base and are preparing for pointe work. Placement auditions are required prior to enrollment in each level. Swan Lake classes are focused primarily on increasing technique, vocabulary, and choreography retention.
- Coppelia – Coppelia students are considered Intermediate level dancers. Experience is required to participate in this level. Placement auditions are required prior to enrollment in each class. Coppelia level classes are focused on technical execution, placement, expanding vocabulary, and artistic expression. The intensity of the classes is increased in comparison to the SwanLake level. Coppelia level will begin pointe work in ballet classes.
- Giselle – Giselle students are considered Intermediate/advanced level dancers. Experience is required to participate in this level. Placement auditions are required prior to enrollment in each class. Giselle level classes are focused on technical execution, placement, expanding vocabulary, and artistic expression. The intensity of the classes is increased in comparison to the Coppelia level.
- Don Quixote – Don Quixote level students are Advanced dancers for their age looking to train at a rigorous technical and emotional level. This level requires a wide range of training in different styles and only mature, dedicated students will be able to participate in this level. This level dancer anticipates taking a career utilizing their dance training. Classes move quickly, more attention to detail is required, and performance qualities are highly focused upon. Placement auditions are required for all classes.
- Pointe, Junior Pointe and Pointe Preparation
- Classical Variations
(Please view ballet class level requirements at the bottom of the page)
Healthy You Series:
- Anatomy for the Dancer
- Improving Flexibility
- Injury Prevention
- Understanding and Strengthening Turnout
- Foot and Core Control
We offer a wide variety of dance styles outside of the strictly classical realm to give students an outlet to to explore different forms of movement, expression, and learning methods.
- Jazz Funk
- Hip Hop
Additional opportunities include:
- Performance Ensemble – Encore Dance Project
- Private Coaching for Classical and Contemporary work