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PRE-ACADEMY

Ages 6 to 18

About the Pre-Academy

At our studio, the Pre-Academy and Academy work in harmony to provide a comprehensive and progressive ballet education. Whether you're just starting or a dancer with extensive experience, our programs are designed to support and nurture your passion for ballet, ensuring a fulfilling and enriching dance experience at every level.

Our Pre-Academy serves as an inclusive gateway for dancers of all experience levels, aged 6 through 18. We emphasize the significance of establishing a strong foundation to support future growth and successes in the world of dance. Recognizing the unique needs of each dancer, our approach offers individualized attention to help participants master these fundamental elements with confidence. Pre-Academy classes lay the groundwork for a successful journey through the academy levels, if dancers so choose. Whether you're new to ballet or have some experience, our Pre-Academy provides a supportive environment to set into motion your ballet journey.

All Pre-Academy classes are open enrollment, meaning no pre-requisites or placement classes are required to join.

Classes Offered

A dedicated pointe technique class tailored for dancers working in pointe shoes. Instruction emphasizes the enhancement of strength, technique, and artistry specific to dancing en pointe. Dancers learn to apply previously learned techniques and exercises while in pointe shoes, engaging in barre exercises, center work, and across the floor combinations. Exercises are adjusted for the level of pointe work appropriate for participating dancers.

Pointe Prep II is a class specifically for students who aspire to advance to dancing en pointe. This is a strengthening class that focuses on pointe technique, strengthening the feet and ankles, maintaining proper alignment and turnout, and improving balance. In this class, dancers will gain the knowledge and strength necessary for future pointe work.

Ballet 1B

Ages 6-7

Pre-requisites: None outside of age requirements.

Co-requisites: None.

Mon 4:00 pm

Mon 6:15 pm

Tues 4:45 pm

Wed 5:00 pm

Fri 4:00 pm

Sat 11:15 am

Sun 11:15 am

Beg. Ballet 1

Ages 8-12

Pre-requisites: None outside of age requirements.

Co-requisites: None.

Wed 4:15 pm

Thurs 6:00 pm

Sun 12:15 pm

Beg. Ballet 2

Ages 13-18

Pre-requisites: None outside of age requirements.

Co-requisites: None.

Thurs 6:30 pm

Fri 6:30 pm

Sat 1:30 pm

Boy's Ballet

Ages 6-9

Pre-requisites: None outside of age requirements.

Co-requisites: None.

Tues 6:30 pm

Thurs 4:00 pm

Ballet PreAcademy
Folk dance

Character dance is a versatile and expressive form of dance training that adds diversity to a dancer’s skillset. With roots in traditional and folk dance, character dance brings ballets to life, adding a sense of place and personality. This fun and integral subsection of classical ballet allows dancers to deepen their understanding of story ballets, performance, rhythm, and musicality, while enhancing their technique and strength. In this class, dancers will further learn to convey a story or theme through dance, while gaining a deeper understanding of rhythm and movement.

Tap 1

Ages 6-8

Pre-requisites: None outside of age requirements.

Co-requisites: None.

Wed 4:15 pm

Thurs 5:00 pm

Sat 12:15 pm

Tap 3

Ages 13-16

Pre-requisites: None outside of age requirements.

Co-requisites: None.

Sun 11:30 am

Tap PreAcademy
Pirouette Class

Private Lessons

Ages 9-14 (Apprx.)

Pre-requisites: Placement

Co-requisites: None required. Pointe Prep I recommended, or a second ballet technique class.

Private Lessons Academy
Dance Class

Ballet 1B

Ages 6-7

45 min

Dancers in Ballet 1B explore their unique artistic expressions through the structure of a traditional ballet class, including warm up, barre, and center. Our curriculum emphasizes fundamental techniques, alignment, and presentation, introducing stretching and strengthening work as well. This class is appropriate for young dancers both with and without prior experience! We deliver professional instruction in our introductory levels within a fun and engaging environment, cultivating grace, strength, and poise along the way.

Dance Class

Beg. Ballet I

Apprx. Ages 8-12

1 hour

Dancers in Ballet 1B explore their unique artistic expressions through the structure of a traditional ballet class, including warm up, barre, and center. Our curriculum emphasizes fundamental techniques, alignment, and presentation, introducing stretching and strengthening work as well. This class is appropriate for young dancers both with and without prior experience! We deliver professional instruction in our introductory levels within a fun and engaging environment, cultivating grace, strength, and poise along the way.

Pre-requisites: None outside of age requirements.

Co-requisites: None.

Dance Class

Beg. Ballet II

Apprx. Ages 13-18

1 hour 15 min

Dancers in Ballet 1B explore their unique artistic expressions through the structure of a traditional ballet class, including warm up, barre, and center. Our curriculum emphasizes fundamental techniques, alignment, and presentation, introducing stretching and strengthening work as well. This class is appropriate for young dancers both with and without prior experience! We deliver professional instruction in our introductory levels within a fun and engaging environment, cultivating grace, strength, and poise along the way.

Pre-requisites: None outside of age requirements.

Co-requisites: None.

Dance Class

Boy's Ballet

Ages 6-9

45 min

Dancers in Ballet 1B explore their unique artistic expressions through the structure of a traditional ballet class, including warm up, barre, and center. Our curriculum emphasizes fundamental techniques, alignment, and presentation, introducing stretching and strengthening work as well. This class is appropriate for young dancers both with and without prior experience! We deliver professional instruction in our introductory levels within a fun and engaging environment, cultivating grace, strength, and poise along the way.

Pre-requisites: None outside of age requirements.

Co-requisites: None.

Pointe Prep

Dance Class

Pointe Prep I

Apprx. Ages 7-12

45 min

Dancers in Ballet 1B explore their unique artistic expressions through the structure of a traditional ballet class, including warm up, barre, and center. Our curriculum emphasizes fundamental techniques, alignment, and presentation, introducing stretching and strengthening work as well. This class is appropriate for young dancers both with and without prior experience! We deliver professional instruction in our introductory levels within a fun and engaging environment, cultivating grace, strength, and poise along the way.

Pre-requisites: None outside of age requirements.

Co-requisites: At least one weekly ballet technique class at dancer's level, whether taken back-to-back with pointe prep or on different days.

Tap

Dance Class

Tap I

Ages 6-8

45 min

Dancers in Ballet 1B explore their unique artistic expressions through the structure of a traditional ballet class, including warm up, barre, and center. Our curriculum emphasizes fundamental techniques, alignment, and presentation, introducing stretching and strengthening work as well. This class is appropriate for young dancers both with and without prior experience! We deliver professional instruction in our introductory levels within a fun and engaging environment, cultivating grace, strength, and poise along the way.

Pre-requisites: None outside of age requirements.

Co-requisites: None.

Private Lessons

Dance Class

Private Lessons

Ages 6+

Varies: 30 min, 45 min, 60 min available

Dancers in Ballet 1B explore their unique artistic expressions through the structure of a traditional ballet class, including warm up, barre, and center. Our curriculum emphasizes fundamental techniques, alignment, and presentation, introducing stretching and strengthening work as well. This class is appropriate for young dancers both with and without prior experience! We deliver professional instruction in our introductory levels within a fun and engaging environment, cultivating grace, strength, and poise along the way.

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: None. Weekly group lesson ballet technique class recommended in addition to private lessons.

Pirouette Class

Placement Information

When dancers reach the age of 7, we offer two distinct yet interconnected programs: the Pre-Academy and the Academy, each tailored to meet the diverse needs and aspirations of our students.

All Pre-Academy classes are open enrollment, meaning they do not require any prerequisites outside of age requirements. Most Academy classes are by placement only, meaning prerequisites or a placement class are required to enroll.

NEW DANCERS: Placement classes are for dancers with some previous experience between the ages of 7 and 18, and either new to our studio or returning after a break. This is not an audition, rather a means to determine what a dancer will benefit from and where they will grow the most. Placement classes are the best way to know which of our levels are most appropriate for your dancer.

RETURNING DANCERS: All currently enrolled dancers are emailed placement recommendations for the new session, without having to do anything further- please register according to our placement recommendation for your dancer.

Placement classes are optional, yet beneficial. Without a placement class, you are still welcome to enroll in any open enrollment class!

Pre-Academy
Schedule of Classes

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