Early Childhood Program:
Besides being lots of fun, our programs are specially designed to provide children with a strong foundation in movement and dance.
Pre Ballet I (ballet/tap)
3-4 years old; one or two 45-minute ballet/tap classes weekly. A "getting ready for ballet" class. Your child will learn about music, basic coordinationskills, creative expression, spatial relationships and rhythm.
Pre Ballet II (ballet)
5-6 years old. This class is designed for students to make a smooth transition from the Early Childhood Program to the Classical Ballet Division. Recommended for children with no previous experience.
6-10 years old. Two 60 minute classes per week. This class is designed for children who started to learn balle late. This is a beginner ballet class for children ages 6-10. Recommended for children with no previous experience.
The study of classical ballet is achieved through the use of a graded syllabus of Vaganova Ballet School in St. Petersburg, Russia. Placment by audition.
Two 75 minute classes per week. Children learn the basics of the ballet barre and some center work
Two 90 minute classes per week. A further expansion of the basic barre techniques. Increased center work.
Three 90 minute classes per week, including pre-pointe and pointe class
Students must take two technique classes per week in order to gain the necessary strength to learn the pointe technique. A proficient level of ballet technique must be demonstrated by audition.
Intermediate & Intermediate Advanced Levels
Four 90 minute classes per week
Five 90 minute classes per week
Pre-Professional Training Program
In addition to the daily Technique Ballet Classes, students study Variations, Pas de Deux and Classical Repertoire.
Students learn classical ballet solos.
Modern dance captures the heart, feelings, and lyrical sence of the individual. The torso is set free in the class, allowing a great sense of self-expression. In addition to stretching and strengthening exercises, the warm-up will include breathing exercises and a series of contractions. Contemporary walks, runs, and leaps across the floor will precede a contemporary dance during the second half of the one hour class.