• Parent and Me Creative Movement (2+)
    • This class consists of movement activities meant to develop coordination, direction, balance, and rhythm through music and creativity. It is a perfect preparation to move into our ballet classes as it introduces some very basic ballet vocabulary. This class allows the parent and dancer to learn and explore movement together.

    • Dress Code:

      • Capezio Toddler Transition Tights, Color: Ballet Pink (Style 1916X)

      • Bloch Girls Short Sleeve Leotard, Color: Lavender (Bloch CL5402)

      • Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (Optional), Barefoot is an option as well.

      • Parents in comfortable clothing you can move in. Barefoot or socks are great.

  • Pre-Ballet (3+)
    • This class is designed for the early development of technical ballet and movement. It consists of different exercises and combinations to develop physical conditioning with poise and grace. In this level, students learn self-discipline, listening skills, coordination skills and patterns in movement. 

    • Dress Code:

      • Capezio Girls Ultra Soft Transition Tights, Color: Ballet Pink (Style 1916C)

      • Bloch Girls Short Sleeve Leotard, Color: Pink (Bloch CL5402)

      • Pink Split Sole Leather Ballet Shoes

  • Beginning Ballet (5+)
    • This ballet class focuses on coordination, balance, rhythm, flexibility, and basic kinetic skills, as well as creative expression through dance.  Students will be introduced to foundational steps and vocabulary of ballet. 

    • Dress Code:

      • Capezio Girls Ultra Soft Transition Tights, Color: Ballet Pink (Style 1916C)

      • Bloch Girls Short Sleeve Leotard, Color: Light Blue (Bloch CL5402)

      • Pink Split Sole Leather Ballet Shoes

  • Ballet 1 (6+)
    • This level will introduce basic classical movement while building strength, rhythmic skills, and discipline. Ballet vocabulary and technique is taught through barre and center floor work, including movements across the floor. 

    • Dress Code:

      • Capezio Girls Ultra Soft Transition Tights, Color: Ballet Pink (Style 1916C)

      • Bloch Girls Short Sleeve Leotard, Color: Royal Blue (Bloch CL5402)

      • Pink Split Sole Leather Ballet Shoes

  • Ballet 2 (7+)
    • This level will introduce basic ballet technique.

      • Minimum of two classes per week recommended.

    • Dress Code:

      • Capezio Girls Ultra Soft Transition Tights, Color: Ballet Pink (Style 1916C)

      • Bloch Girls Short Sleeve Leotard, Color: Black (Bloch CL5402)

      • Pink Split Sole Leather Ballet Shoes

  • Ballet 3 (8+ with at least two years prior training and teacher approval)
    • This level is an intermediate level and will continue to work on ballet technique.

      • Two classes per week required.

      • Minimum of three classes per week recommended. 

      • Progressing Ballet Technique Class strongly recommended for this level.

    • Dress Code:

      • Capezio Girls Ultra Soft Transition Tights, Color: Ballet Pink (Style 1916C)

      • Mirella Girls Cap Sleeve Leotard, Color: Seafoam (Style M515CD)

      • Pink Split Sole Canvas Ballet Shoes

  • Ballet 4 (Intermediate - emphasis on pointe preparation)
    • This level will continue to develop classical movement while building strength, rhythmic skills, and discipline. Ballet vocabulary and technique is taught through barre and center floor work, including movements across the floor.

      • Three classes per week required. 

      • Minimum of four classes per week recommended.

      • Progressing Ballet Technique Class strongly recommended for this level.

    • Dress Code:

      • Body Wrappers TotalSTRETCH Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights, Color: Theatrical Pink

      • Mirella Girls Cap Sleeve Leotard, Color: Periwinkle (Style M515CD)

      • Pink Split Sole Canvas Ballet Shoes

  • Ballet 5 (Intermediate-advanced  - emphasis on pointe technique)
    • This level ensures the student’s understanding of the fundamental movement methods. Students will advance according to individual progress in obtaining technique, strength, and flexibility. As students progress, they will be presented with a more challenging ballet vocabulary and a quicker pace. It is designed to elevate the dance student’s knowledge of ballet.

      • Three classes per week required.

      • Four classes per week recommended.

    •  Dress Code:

      • Body Wrappers Total STRETCH Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights, Color: Theatrical Pink

      • Motionwear Pinch Front Sweetheart Leotard, Color: Raspberry (Style Motionwear 2201)

      • Pink Split Sole Canvas Ballet Shoes

  • Ballet 7 (Pre-Professional)
    • Students will advance according to individual progress in obtaining technique, strength, and flexibility. As students progress, they will be presented with a more challenging ballet vocabulary and a quicker pace.

      • Four classes per week required.

      • Six classes per week recommended.

  • Teen Ballet 1 (10+)

    • This level introduces the older dancer to basic ballet technique. 

    •  Dress Code:

      • Body Wrappers Total STRETCH Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights, Color: Theatrical Pink

      • Bloch Short Sleeve Leotard, Color: Burgundy (Style: Bloch L5402)

      • Pink Split Sole Canvas Ballet Shoes

  • Pre-Pointe (8+ with teacher approval)
    • Minimum of two ballet classes per week and teacher approval required to take this class.

    • This class will introduce the concepts of pointe technique while building the strength to prepare the dancer to dance on pointe.

    • Dress Code:

      • Class Level Leotard and Pink Tights

      • Ballet shoes

  • Intermediate Jazz (8+)
    • Minimum of one ballet class per week required to enroll in this class.

    • This class will give students an opportunity to develop their performative range and individual artistic voice. We will use the classical jazz technique to develop students' musicality, athleticism, alignment, and performance. This technical base will be used to explore a variety of jazz styles.

    • Dress Code:

      • Class Level Leotard and Tights (may wear black tights)

      • Tan Jazz Shoes

      • May wear dance shorts or dance skirt over tights and their class leotard.

  • Sub-Junior Progressing Ballet Technique (5+)
    • This cross-training class is designed to help students understand the depth of training muscle memory for ballet in a safe way. Progressing Ballet Technique improves the understanding of core stability, weight placement, and alignment.

    • Dress Code and Required Equipment:

      • Class Level Leotard and Bike Shorts or Tights 

      • Barefoot

      • No bun, hair in a high or low ponytail so the dancer can easily lay on their back. 

      • 9ft Medium Strength Theraband (Purchase at AAB for $12)

      • Raquetball (Purchase at AAB for $3)

      • Pilates Mat

  • Progressing Ballet Technique (8+ with teacher approval)
    • This cross-training class is designed to help students understand the depth of training muscle memory for ballet in a safe way. Progressing Ballet Technique improves the understanding of core stability, weight placement, and alignment.

    • Dress Code and Required Equipment:

      • Class Level Leotard and Tights (rolled up to knees)

      • Barefoot

      • 9ft Medium Strength Theraband (Purchase at AAB for $12)

      • Raquetball (Purchase at AAB for $3)

      • Pilates Mat

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