Children’s Classes

Click here to see our 2017-2018 class schedule. 

To enroll, children must be the age specified by the class as of September of the current school year.

Age 3: Pre-Ballet I gives children the opportunity to sing, stretch and increase self-confidence while being introduced to basic ballet concepts, locomotor skills and some free-form movement exploration.

Age 4: Pre-Ballet II is an introduction to ballet basics that uses methods designed for young imaginative minds and bodies. Students begin to work on body alignment and posture as well as develop self-expression through creative movement. 

Age 5: Elementary Ballet I teaches students the fundamentals of ballet technique. The teacher will emphasize placement, vocabulary and dance etiquette. Students will also explore ballet-based improvisation. Students perform in the Student Showcase Spring Semester.   

Age 6+: Elementary Ballet II focuses on fundamental concepts such as maintaining proper body placement, developing strength, building endurance and increasing flexibility. Classes will also explore ballet-based improvisation. Students perform in the Student Showcase Spring Semester. 

Age 8+: Ballet I introduces a more traditional ballet class structure. Students will learn concentration and endurance and become more proficient in fundamental technique concepts. Students perform in the Student Showcase Spring Semester. 

Age 8+: Broadway Jazz is highly recommended as a secondary class to ballet. Jazz introduces students to syncopated rhythms, body isolations and a repertoire of standard moves.  Broadway jazz focuses on strength building and flexibility as well as character development. Students perform in the Student Showcase Spring Semester.   

Age 10+: Ballet II requires an audition or placement class. This ballet class focuses on intermediate barre work, center exercises and movement combinations. Students will learn technique and placement, while emphasizing musicality. We highly recommend students at this level take class twice a week for optimal growth. Students perform in the Student Showcase Spring Semester. 

Age 10+: Modern Technique is highly recommended as a secondary class to ballet. Modern dance builds on the foundation of ballet, with less emphasis placed on structured steps, and more on quality of movement. Classes cover movement combinations, center exercises and elements of floor work. Students perform in the Student Showcase Spring Semester. 

Ballet III Level and Higher requires an audition or placement class. Classes work on advanced barre work, center exercises and movement combinations. Students learn technique and placement, while emphasizing musicality. Teachers also focus on professionalism and discipline. We highly recommend students at this level take class three times a week for optimal growth. Students perform in the Student Showcase Spring Semester.