Lower School

DT Ballet

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is now open and will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis until classes fill to capacity.

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Lower School (Ages 3 to 11)

Wee Ballet (ages 3-4 by Sept) Pre Ballet (ages 5-6)
Wee and Pre Ballet are designed to progressively introduce young students to the joy of worship in movement and the fundamentals of ballet. The focus is on developing freedom of expression, improving motor skills and coordination, attention and listening skills and inspiring creativity in an environment of worship and encouragement. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes.

Wee Ballet (age 3-4 by Sept)
Choose One: Monday (3:30-4:15pm)   or   Wednesday (11:00-11:45pm)

Other classes available for this age group

  • Tumbling I (Wed 10:30-11:30 / Tues 5:30-6:30)

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Pre Ballet (age 5-6 by Sept)
Choose One: Monday (4:15-5:00pm) ,Wednesday 10:45-11:30 & 4:45-5:30 or Saturday (11:45-12:30) 

Other classes available for this age group

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Level IA and IB (ages7-8)
As the student moves from creative movement to Ballet I, new exciting opportunities and standards await them. Ballet I is designed to fully transition the student from creative dance forms to a classical ballet class. Ballet terminology, class structure, barre work, and introductory steps of Russian Vagonova technique will be introduced at this level. Correct alignment, port de bras, and straight knees are emphasized. Creative expression through worship to music is also incorporated into the class. Students at this level are eligible to participate in the Mystery of Christmas (Nutcracker in December) and the student worship concert at the end of the year. Ballet IA (age 7) meets once a week for 1 hour. Ballet IB (age 8 and a continuation of Ballet I) meets twice a week for 1 hour.

Level IA (age 7 by Sept)
Choose One: Wed 11:30-12:30 / Thurs 4:30-5:30

Other classes available for this age group 

  • Irish 1: Mon 3:30-4:30
  • Martial Arts 1:Tues 6:30-7:30

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Level IB (2 classes per week)
)Mon 1:30-2:30 & Wed 11-12  or  Mon 5-6 & Thurs 3:30-4:30

Other classes available for this age group

  • Irish 1: Mon 3:30-4:30 / Martil Arts 1:Tues 6:30-7:30
  • Beg Jazz (teachers discretion) Wed 5:30-7
  • Worship: Wed 12:30-1:30

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Ballet IIA (age 9 through adult)ballet 1b
Ballet IIA covers the same syllabus and curriculum as Ballet I, but is designed for the older beginning student.

Ballet IIB, IIC (ages 9-up)
Ballet IIB and IIC are beginning level classes building upon terminology and technique mastered in the previous levels.  New steps are introduced; prayer and worship is a     monthly part of the classroom experience. Ballet IIB meets twice a week, and a strengthening class is added.  Ballet IIC meets three times a week with an additional strengthening class as well. Students at this level are eligible to participate in the Mystery of Christmas (Nutcracker in December) and the student worship concert at the end of the year.

Level IIA
Thursday (5:30-6:30)

Level IIB (2 classes per week)
Tuesday (4:30-5:30pm) and Thursday ( 4:30-5:30pm)

Other classes available for this age group:

  • Irish Step 1: Mon 3:30-4:30
  • Martial Arts 1:Tues 6:30-7:30
  • Tumbling: Wed 10:30-11:30 / Tues 5:30-6:30
  • Beg Jazz:  Wed 5:30-7
  • Worship: Wed 12:30-1:30

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Level IIC (4 classes per week)  

Technique- Mon 4:30-6 / Wed & Fri 4-5:30 / Pre pointe: Fri 5:30-7

Other classes available for this age group

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