Ballet/Modern Classes

If you have questions about which ballet level you should be in, please contact the office staff to schedule a placement evaluation. Proper dress for this class is ballet shoes with leotard and fitted dance shorts or other formfitting dancewear with hair securely tied up out of face.

BEGINNING BALLET/LYRICAL
This ballet/lyrical class is designed for our younger dancers who have completed Combo Class. They will work on beginning ballet technique at the bar and center as well as musicality and movement as they begin to explore improvisation. Proper dress for this class is ballet or jazz shoes, a leotard or other form fitting dancewear and hair securely tied up in a bun or ponytail.

BALLET 1
This ballet class is intended for students with no or little previous ballet experience. We will be working on barre work, arm and feet placement, splits, petit allegro (small jumps), and leaps.

BALLET 1-2
This ballet class is intended for older students with no or little previous ballet experience. We will be working on barre work, arm and feet placement, splits, petit allegro (small jumps), and leaps.

BALLET 2 
This ballet class is intended for older students with previous ballet experience. Benchmark skills for this class are the following: must have knowledge of all positions and center barre work. We will be working on barre work, arm and feet placement, splits, petit allegro (small jumps), leaps and working on holding the right muscles along with pirouettes and grand jete.

BALLET 3
This class is for students with previous experience. Benchmark skills for Ballet 3 are the following: clean double and triple pirouettes, fouettes, Italian fouettes, beating the petit allegros and leaps. We will be working on barre work, stretches, arm and leg placements of advanced steps and conditioning the in between movements.

PRE POINTE 
This class is intended for our advanced ballet students. We will be working through the feet, prepping for pointe and learning the best ways to get ready for pointe. Benchmark stills for Pre Pointe are the following: must have advanced ballet training, knowing all the positions of ballet.

MODERN 2
Modern is all about structure, balance, strong lines and strength. We will be learning Horton and Graham Techniques in this class along with flat backs, strength, and placements.

MODERN 3 
This class is for students with previous experience. Benchmark skills for Modern 3 are the following: knowledge of proper placements of steps such as flat backs, hinges, and tilts. Modern is all about structure, balance, strong lines, and strength. We will be learning Horton and Graham Techniques in this class.