Curriculum

How much should my dancer be in class a week:

Recreational level- There is not a set amount of time your dancer should be in class each week. Level classes are determined by their desire to be at the studio.

Level One Dancers should be in one class of each desired style of dance. Would like to see students stay in the summer program so that they don’t regress skills.

Level Two Dancers should be in a all level two with options of refining skills by staying in a level one dance session. Students need to be year-round and continue their studies in the summer. Combination of classes spread through out the week give a dancer a strong base for skills.

Level Three and above Dancer should be taking 2-3 ballet classes per week. Jazz and tap are also offered at this level. Students need to be year-round and continue their studies in the summer. Combination of classes spread through out the week give a dancer a strong base for skills.

Pointe requires two level two or above ballet technique classes. These classes need to be separated (these classes may not be on the same night)

Beginner Ages 6-9

Beginner level 1 Ages: 6-9

Beginner level 2 Ages: 10-12

Beginner level 3 Ages: 13-16

Beginner level 4 Ages: Adult

Intermediate Ages: 6-9

Intermediate level 1 Ages: 10-13

Intermediate level 2 Ages: 14-up

Intermediate level 3 Ages: 14-up

Intermediate level 4 Ages: Adult

Advanced Ages: 6-9

Advanced level 1 Ages: 10-13

Advanced level 2 Ages: 14-up

Advanced level 3 Ages: 14-up

Advanced level 4 Ages: Adult

Open/Basic Varied: ages/levels


Ballet

Basic Time Requirements

45 minute class, Level One

60 minute class, Level Two/Three

90 minute class, Level Four and above

Pre Rec’s: You will be required to test up to any level other than Level One. Level one only requires a commitment to listening, concentration and dedication you usually can step into ballet at the age of 6.

Pointe

There is an age requirement and a level requirement to be placed in this class please see instructor for those requirements.

Jazz

Basic Time Requirements

1/2 hour brake in a combination class of tap and jazz: level one and two available 45 minute class, all single levels

Pre Rec’s: You will be required to test up to any level other than Level One. Level one only requires a commitment to listening, concentration and dedication you usually can step into at the age of 6.

Tap

Basic Time Requirements

1/2 hour brake in a combination class of tap and jazz: level one and two available

45 minute class, all single levels

Pre Rec’s: You will be required to test up to any level other than Level One. Level one only requires a commitment to listening, concentration and dedication you usually can step into at the age of 6.

Acrobatics

Basic Time Requirements (This class does not perform in the recital)

55 minute class, level one, two, three and four availability also determined by skill

Pre Rec’s: You will be required to test up to any level other than Level One. Must be at least 5 years old.

SPECIALTY INTENSIVES

Audition Classes, Headshot and Resume Portfolio’s, Strength and Conditioning Class, Workshop from outside choreographers, voice and drama, choreography classes, private instruction, teen and adult classes and pas de duex.