Class Descriptions & Dress Code
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & DRESS CODE
PRE-BALLET — Pre-K Light Blue Leotard
Creative movement and pre-ballet for Preschool aged children. This class focuses on listening to music, rhythm, coordination, and beginning ballet movements. Ages 3 to 5.
BALLET 1 — Grade 1 Light Pink Leotard
This is the first year of an hour long ballet class. Students may have had pre-ballet. This begins the discipline of barre exercise and proper classical technique.
BALLET 2 — Grade 2 Sea foam Green Leotard
For students who have a basic understanding of the structure of a ballet class. Students often remain at this level for several years while learning fundamentals of classical ballet.
BALLET 3 — Grade 3 Navy Blue Leotard
Students begin working on positions of ecarté, efface and croisé. Exercises will strengthen turn out and balance. New skills such as pirouettes and petite allegro will be introduced. Students remain at this level for several years. Encouraged to take twice a week.
BALLET 4T (Technique) — Grade 4 & above Burgundy Leotard
Students at this level should take three classes per week. Students work on turns, adagios and grand allegros. They will begin pre-pointe exercises, to further in their technical skills and strength. Students may remain at this level for a few years.
BALLET 4P (Pointe) — Grade 4 & above Black Leotard
This will be a technique class, with a focus on Pointe. Specifically for those students already on pointe or technically ready and strong enough to go onto pointe. Students must take four classes weekly.
BALLET 5 Black Leotard
The advanced students will work on pointe both at the barre and in center. They will do increasingly difficult center work and precise classical technique. Students should be taking a minimum of four classes per week.
ADULT & TEEN BALLET- Intermediate
Adults & Teens of all levels are welcome to this class. The level of class changes with those enrolled but is generally a beginner ballet class. Ideal for those who have an interest in ballet, a desire for a gentle form of exercise, improve flexibility, posture, and grace. We recommend black leotard and pink tights for attire, but do not enforce a strict dress code for this class.
- Girls wear a designated leotard color for their ballet level (noted in class descriptions), pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair should be secured in a low bun, away from the face. Please no t-shirts or legwarmers.
- Boys wear a white t-shirt, black tights, and black ballet slippers.
- Adult & Teen, and Stretching classes may wear comfortable clothing that allows instructors to see the lines of the body- such as leggings, or fitness attire.
Our annual Spring Student Recital is held on in June 2020 at the Schneider Theater. Participation is not mandatory, however it is encouraged. Students need to commit to perform by February 2020. The costume fee usually runs between $40 – $50. Information is distributed in the spring.