Ballet technique is the foundation for all forms of dance and should be included in every dancer’s training. Our progressive curriculum is designed to challenge students at each level while not overwhelming them. Through the study of ballet technique, students learn correct body alignment which is of utmost importance in the prevention of injuries, and it helps each dancer to achieve their highest potential. While not every student aspires to a career in dance, this program will insure that those who do, will be fully prepared.
These classes progressively train the student in the fundamentals of ballet technique. As students advance through the levels, their classes get longer and required weekly attendance increases.
|Pre-Primary||4 to 5 year olds||1||45 minutes|
|Primary||5 to 7 year olds||1||45 minutes|
|Level 1||6 to 8 year olds||1||1 hour|
|Level 2||8 to 9 year olds||1||1 hour|
|Level 3||9 to 10 year olds||2||1 hour|
|Level 4||10 to 11 year olds||2||1 – 1.25 hour|
These classes are for the more committed student as the curriculum expands. Pointe work starts in Level 5 and students must take a minimum of 3 classes/week, be at least 11 years old with 4 years of consistent study in order to be strong enough to dance on pointe. Variations and Pas de Deux are added in Levels 6-7.
|Level 5||11 to 13 year olds||2 – 3||1 hours|
|Level 6||13 to 14 year olds||3||1.5 hours|
|Level 7||14 to 17 year olds||3||1.5 hours|
All students will be given the opportunity to perform twice a year, and participation is strongly encouraged. Performances give students the chance to use what they have learned in class, and to communicate this on stage. It is a very enriching experience, team building and fun!