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Curriculum



Ballet – Lower Levels

  • Creative Movement
    Movement preparation for ballet training, including basic motor skills taught through imaginative activities
    (age 3).
  • Pre-Ballet
    Similar to Creative Movement with an introduction to basic ballet skills.
    (age 4)
  • Combination Classes
    Age appropriate dance activities in ballet, with an introduction of tap or jazz, within a one hour class period.
    Ballet/Tap (age 5–8) and Ballet/Jazz (age 7–8)

Creative Movement | Pre Ballet | Combination

Ballet – Graded Levels

  • Ballet I–III
    Continuing progression of ballet skills necessary for intermediate dance studies. More serious study beginning in Level II with a requirement of twice weekly classes
    (age 8–11).
  • Ballet IV–VI
    Three classes per week recommended and introduction of pointe with proper technique and strength building.
  • Pointe
    Starting around age eleven and upon instructor’s approval.

Ballet I-III | Ballet IV-VI | Pointe

Other Dance Forms

  • Jazz
    Fun dance style that relies heavily on originality and improvisation to jazz music, using bold dramatic body movements and rhythmic patterns (age 7 and up).
  • Tap
    Always popular and fun, this upbeat, fast-paced form is unbeatable for coordination and rhythm.
  • Hip Hop
    An exciting and energetic style of dance driven by cultural and musical influences. Fast, hard-hitting movement that can include popping, locking, krumping, breaking, and tricks (age 7 and up).

Jazz | Tap | Hip Hop

Other Dance Forms

  • Contemporary
    An amalgamation of movement styles derived from modern, post-modern, ballet and jazz, fused into a method that can take on many stylistic forms including dance fusion, emergent dance, lyrical, contemporary ballet, etc.
  • Progressions & Choreography
    Fast-pace class for upper levels, emphasizing quick retention of various styles of dance and performance quality needed for professional work.

Contemporary | Progressions & Choreography