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Lower School

Levels 1 and 2

In the Lower School your student will progress from learning the fundamentals of ballet, to achieving solid Vaganova technique and a comprehensive ballet vocabulary. Classes are taught in a loving, christian family environment.

 

Level 1

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Does your daughter dream of becoming a ballerina?  Does your son love to explore movement?  Do they dance everywhere they go?

If so, then register for your free trial ballet class, and bring a friend!

Beginning each class with prayer, your child will learn the basics of ballet technique as well as worshipping the Lord with movement.  Also, their dream of performing becomes a reality as they take the stage in the Mystery of Christmas and the Spring Worship Concert.

Ballet IA:

Students learn a more comprehensive ballet vocabulary as well as the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. Students continue to explore the connection of their Christian Faith and worship with dance.


Ages 7-8. One class per week to perform.


Girls: lavender leotard and pink tights purchased at Dramatic Truth, pink leather ballet shoes purchased at any dance store.


Boys: black tights, dance belt and black ballet shoes purchased at any dance store, and white under armor shirt purchased at any sports store.


Ballet IB

The vocabulary learned in Ballet IA is now executed at a greater speed and with more strength. After having learned the basics, this beginning ballet class starts to incorporate blocking and spatial awareness. Movement vocabulary that requires more coordination and experience are added to the syllabus while keeping the core love for movement and dance.


Ages 8-9. Requires at least one year of ballet experience. Two classes per week to perform.

Girls: lavender leotard and pink tights purchased at Dramatic Truth, pink leather ballet shoes purchased at any dance store.

Boys: black tights, dance belt and black ballet shoes purchased at any dance store, and white under armor shirt purchased at any sports store.

Level 2

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Ballet IIA 

An intermediate beginner level. Knowledge of the use of the correct muscles and complex coordination of arms, legs, and head come together for more fluid and complete movement while introducing new positions and movements.

Ages 9-10. Three classes per week to perform.

Girls: navy blue leotard and pink tights purchased at Dramatic Truth, pink leather ballet shoes purchased at any dance store.

Boys: black tights, dance belt and black ballet shoes purchased at any dance store, and white under armor shirt purchased at any sports store.


Ballet IIB

An advanced beginner class. With basic body control mastered, these dancers are challenged with more jumping and turning, and begin to add a higher level of fluidity and power to their movement. Students must take an examination to progress out of Ballet IIB. A minimum of one year in this level is required for testing eligibility.

Youth Variations is part of level IIB it puts ballet technique and training into practice. Touching on various classical ballets (Coppélia, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, etc.), this class adds character elements and stylization into each student’s performance. The class encourages students to add their own personality and adapt the variations to work for them, giving them ownership in their dancing.

Ages 10-12. Two ballet classes, one Youth Variation and one Beginning Jazz class to perform. 


Girls: navy blue leotard and pink tights purchased at Dramatic Truth, pink leather ballet shoes purchased at any dance store.


Boys: black tights, dance belt and black ballet shoes purchased at any dance store, and white under armor shirt purchased at any sports store.

Dance Store Options in Kansas City:

1) Dance Shoppe in Overland Park Address: 833 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 6620

2) Dance Shoppe Up North Address: 512 NW Englewood Rd. Kansas City, MO 64118

3) Dégagé Dance Address: 10350 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212