Target age: 4-5 year olds. Our youngest performing group of dancers. Dancers build upon the foundation from Creative Movement and continue to learn to control their gross motor skills. This is the first structured ballet class. These dancers will have a studio performance at the end of the year for family members. These dancers do not perform in the spring recital. 30 minute class.
Target age: 5-6 year olds. This is a combination class including ballet and tap technique. This class is built on basic movements learned in Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet but is still appropriate for the first time dancer. This class includes barre work, across the floor and center floor exercises. Ballet performance in the spring recital. 30 mins ballet and 15 mins tap.
Target age: 6-7 year olds. Students learn and focus on the fundamental ballet positions, and exercises at the barre. Students begin to combine movements into phrases while building vocabulary and technique. Includes barre, center, and across the floor movements. Dancers also being to focus on their posture, body alignment, and basic ballet technique in this class. Recommended pairing with Tap 1. Ballet and Tap performance in the spring recital. 30 mins ballet and 30 mins tap.
Target age: 7-8 year olds. Exercises at the ballet barre are increased in number and difficulty to enhance flexibility, coordination, strength, and muscle tone. Repetition and reinforcement of Level 1 exercises will be emphasized. Dancers focus more on their posture, body alignment, and basic ballet technique in this class. Recommended pairing with Tap 2 and Jazz 2. Ballet, Tap and Jazz performance in the spring recital. 30 mins ballet and 30 mins tap and 30 minutes jazz.
In Ballet 3, students are taught basic classical ballet technique with more challenging footwork and coordinated arm movements (port de bras). Ballet 3 will perform in the spring recital. It is a 30 minute class.
After Ballet 3 class, our dancers are placed in classes based on skill level achieved.