Lower School1

Professional Division Dance Classes

Criteria for classes required for participation in productions.

Class Name Description Criteria/Requirements Required Attire
Pre-Ballet Introduction to Ballet – Ages 5-6 One class per week Pink Leotard
Ballet I Beginning Ballet – Ages 7-8 One class per weekDivided into 1st year and 2nd year Lavender Leotard
Ballet IIA Beginning Ballet – Ages 9 thru Adult One class per week Navy Blue Leotard
Ballet IIB Continuation of Ballet I and IIA Two classes per week Navy Blue Leotard
Ballet IIC Continuation of Ballet IIB Two classes per week Navy Blue Leotard
Ballet IIIA Beginning-Intermediate Ballet One Pointe, Two Technique &One Modern class per week Hunter Green Leotard
Men’s Ballet Technique class for young men Required for young men in Ballet IIIA and above (Ballet IIC by invitation) Under Armour white or black fitted shirt, dance belt, black tights and black shoes
Ballet IIIB Intermediate Ballet One Pointe, Two Technique &One Modern class per week Hunter Green Leotard
Ballet IV Intermediate-Advanced Ballet Two Pointe, Three Technique &One or two Modern class per week Black Leotard
Ballet V Advanced Ballet Three Pointe, Two Modern,Three Technique required classes per week Burgundy Leotard
Pointe/Variations Intermediate-Advanced Pointe Second Year Ballet IV & Ballet V Same as level attire
Pas de deux Ballet IV and V and Young Men Young men may attend by invitation only Same as level attire
Contemporary/Jazz I* Beginning Jazz – Ages 9 and Up One Ballet class recommended. Fitted black t-shirt/ tank top and black dance pants
Contemporary/Jazz II* Advanced Beginner Jazz One to three years experienceOne Ballet class required to perform Fitted black t-shirt/ tank top and black dance pants
Contemporary/Jazz III* Intermediate Jazz Three to five years experienceTwo Ballet classes required to perform Fitted black t-shirt/ tank top and black dance pants
Contemp./Jazz IV* Advanced Students and Co. Members Three to five years experienceTwo Ballet classes required to perform Fitted black t-shirt/ tank top and black dance pants
Intro to Modern* Introduction to Graham & Horton Technique Ages 12 thru Adult Beginning Ballet experience requiredTwo Ballet classes required to perform Solid Color Leotard,Dance Pants & No Shoes
Beginning Modern* Beginning-Intermediate Graham-based Technique One to two years Modern experienceTwo Ballet classes required to perform Solid Color Leotard,Dance Pants & No Shoes
Intermediate Modern* Intermediate Graham-based Technique Two to three years Modern experienceTwo Ballet classes required to perform Solid Color Leotard,Dance Pants & No Shoes
Advanced Modern* Advanced Graham-based Technique Four to five years Modern experienceTwo Ballet classes required to perform Solid Color Leotard,Dance Pants & No Shoes
Horton I and II* Horton Modern Technique One to three years Modern experienceTwo Ballet classes required to perform Solid Color Leotard,Dance Pants & No Shoes
Hip Hop I* Beginning Hip Hop – Ages 7 and Up No experience neededBallet experience suggested Loose Fitting Shirt, Pants & Sneakers w/o Black Soles
Hip Hop II* Intermediate Hip Hop One to two years experienceBallet experience suggested Loose Fitting Shirt, Pants & Sneakers w/o Black Soles
Hip Hop III* Advanced Hip Hop Three years of more experienceBallet experience suggested Loose Fitting Shirt, Pants & Sneakers w/o Black Soles

*For these classes, age and experience requirements are general guidelines. Actual placement varies according to skill level. Audition may be required.

Recreational Classes

Designed for those who love to dance – no performances involved.

Class Name Description Required Attire
Wee Ballet Creative Worship & Movement – Ages 3-4 White Leotard
Boys Athletic Movement Combination of hip-hop, strengthening, ballet, coordination & fun-Ages 5-8 Black T-shirt and Sweatpants
Boys Dance Dance for boys includes jazz, hip hop, martial arts and ballet-Ages 8-12 Black T-shirt and Sweatpants
Kid’s Jazz Rhythm, isolations, jumps, turns and more that focuses on the joy of dance Fitted black t-shirt/black dance pants
Tumbling I and II* Tumbling – Ages 5 and Up: Placement dependent on skill level. Girls: Leotard and ShortsBoys: T-Shirt and Shorts
Martial Arts I Learn basic kicks, punches, blocks and self defense techniques Black athletic pants and black t-shirt
Martial Arts II Continuation of Martial Arts I, introducing sparring techniques Black athletic pants and black t-shirt
Martial Arts III Advanced level with a continued progression in all aspects of training Black athletic pants and black t-shirt
Improvisation for Dancers A full hour of exploring your creativity through movement/ 8 week sessions Comfortable clothing to move in
Flexibility/Body Mechanics Stretches & strengthening exercises for dancers and non-dancers Leotard and dance pants
Pilates Centering and strengthening exercises for dancers and non-dancers.Required for all Level 3 through 5 in the Professional Division T-shirt, exercise pants, mat needed
Adult Dance Ballet/Modern Learn ballet and modern technique with other adults Leotard, t-shirt & black dance pants

 

NOTE: If a student participating in the Professional Division Program drops below the required number of ballet classes, the student will automatically be deferred to Recreational Status without performance privileges. In addition, all Professional Division classes may be taken on a recreational basis at the appropriate level without ballet requirements. (See class descriptions above). Level to be determined by teacher.