Pre Ballet 

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Description: For children turning age 5 by October 15th. This class meets once per week for forty-five minutes. These students learn the basic ballet positions and etiquette, while enjoying classical music, pantomime, and make believe.

Maximum class size: 8 students

Ballet I 

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Description: For children ages 6, 7 and 8 with Pre-ballet or no prior experience. This class meets once per week for one hour. These students begin to experience traditionally constructed classes, including center work, as well as the technique and discipline of ballet.

Maximum class size: 10 students

Ballet II 

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Description: For students ages 7, 8 and 9 who have completed Ballet I, or students ages 10 and above with no previous training. This class meets once or twice per week for one hour.  Students expand their understanding of basic ballet technique and continue to develop a foundation for strength and proper alignment. 

*Our older beginner students are placed in the Saturday Ballet II Class.

Maximum class size: 12 students

Ballet III

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Description: For intermediate students by invitation or audition only. This class meets twice per week for one hour and fifteen minutes.  These students are introduced to more intricate steps and combinations, including jump and turn sequences, that provide a foundation for intermediate ballet.

 

Ballet IV

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Description: For intermediate students by invitation or audition only. This class meets twice per week for one hour and fifteen minutes.  These students refine their technical skills while developing artistry. 

 

Level A1

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Description: For intermediate/advanced students by invitation or audition only. This class meets three times per week for an hour and a half.  It is intended for first-year or second-year Level A students who are not yet en pointe. 

Level A is the start of our upper school. Students earn their placement in the upper school through dedication, grace and mindfulness. Those who have achieved exemplary attendance, proper foot alignment, ankle strength and mastery of fundamental technique may be invited to dance en pointe at the end of the school year. 

 

Level A2

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Description: For intermediate/advanced students by invitation or audition only. This class meets for an hour and a half three times per week plus a one hour pointe class once per week.  It is intended for second-year or third-year Level A students who have been invited to dance en pointe.  Students are encouraged to explore artistry and musicality, and experience the challenge and well-earned joy of dancing en pointe.  

 

Level B1

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Description: This class is for advanced students who are well-accomplished in ballet technique including pointe work.  By invitation or audition only.  This class meets three times per week. Each class will include some pointe work.

This level will go on one field-trip to see a professional ballet company perform.

Level B2

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Description: This class is for advanced students who are well-accomplished in ballet technique including pointe work.  By invitation or audition only.  Students in this level take class four days per week. Two class sessions are focused on slow, methodical work, and the other two class sessions are combined with Level C and are focused on advanced technique.

This level will go on one field-trip to see a professional ballet company perform.

 

Level C

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Description: Our most advanced students. By invitation of the Director only. Students are expected to display leadership, dedication and inspire the younger students.  Students in this level should take Level C class four days per week, but are encouraged to take at least one additional Level B class en pointe per week.

Dancers in Level C will experience:

  • (NEW) Balanchine repertoire class (!) with Paul Boos, a Balanchine Trust Répétiteur;

  • Master Teacher Olga Kostritzky, a veteran of The School of American Ballet faculty for twenty years;

  • Contemporary movement with Jake Casey;

  • Classical repertoire with Erika Lee;

This level will go on one field-trip per year to see a professional ballet company perform.