Class Divisions and Descriptions:

EARLY DANCE PRE-PRIMARY AND PRIMARY CHILDREN’S DIVISION (ages 3-7):

Creative Movement (ages 3-5)
These classes introduce the young student to locomotive movement and music by combining stories and music in a child friendly setting. These classes help students develop body awareness, rhythm, flexibility, coordination and confidence. * Recommended for beginner 4 year olds. Combination Class offered: Ballet/Tap

Division A/B/C Pre- Dance (ages 5-7)
These structured classes combine movement and music to help students develop body awareness, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, and confidence while learning the beginning vocabulary, terminology, and the basics of steps. Students will begin to use the ballet barre at this level of training. Combination Classes offered: Ballet/Tap/Jazz and Acrobatic Arts & Tumbling

 

PREPARATORY CHILDREN & TEEN DIVISION (ages 7+):
Graded Syllabus Begins… Beginner thru Pre-Professional

Preparatory Level 1 (ages 7+) No placement class required.
These level of classes provide an introduction to class vocabulary and move at a quick pace. These classes are designed to help escalate students’ knowledge so they may join L2 classes. Classes offered: Ballet/Tap/Jazz and Acrobatic Arts &Tumbling.

Preparatory Level 2 (ages 8+) A placement class is required for “new” students.
One year of Preparatory Level 1 dance training is required for entry into Preparatory Level 2. Level 2 classes present the dancers with a more challenging vocabulary. Classes offered: Ballet/ Tap/ Jazz/Lyrical and Acrobatic Arts &Tumbling.

Preparatory Level 3 (ages 9+) A placement class is required for “new” students.
Two years of Preparatory Level 1-2 dance training is required for enrollment in Preparatory Level 3. Preparatory Level 2 is recommended for students ages 10-14 with little or no prior dance experience. Level 3 classes present the dancers with a more challenging vocabulary. Ballet and Contemporary students will learn variations from Classical and Contemporary Repertoire. Classes offered: Ballet, Tap, Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary, Pre-Pointe/Beginner Pointe and Acrobatic Arts &Tumbling.

Preparatory Level 4-5 (ages 11+) Placement classes required for “new” students.
Three years of Preparatory Level 1-3 dance training is required for enrollment in Preparatory Level 4-5. Classes offered: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Acrobatic Arts &Tumbling and Pointe.

Preparatory Level 6 (Ages 13+)
Level 6 classes are the Academy’s most intense classes designed for students who wish to pursue a career in professional dance. Ballet and Contemporary students will continue to build their knowledge of Classical and Contemporary Repertoire variations. Classes offered: Ballet, Tap, Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary, Acrobatic Arts &Tumbling and Pointe. By Audition Only!

 

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