This program designed for ages five through eight introduces ballet to young dancers. With an emphasis on development and floor barre, dancers have an opportunity to grow and experience age-appropriate but technical ballet training. Ballet for the Little Ones is divided into two levels based on age and attention abilities. This level performs at the annual Dance Festival held in the Spring.
All Levels: Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-8:30PM
3A: Sunday 3:30-530PM
3B&3C: Friday 4:00-6:00PM
Intermediate Ballet is for dancers by invitation or audition only. This level is designed for dancers ages eight through thirteen, with rare exceptions on both sides of the age range. It is in this level that dancers are formed and taught the intricate details of ballet technique, terminology, and movement. This level is divided into three groups based on technical abilities and age. Promotion is based on evaluation and body facility every spring.
Dancers in this level may be invited to participate in ballet competitions. Invitations are at the discretion of the administration. This does require additional cost and training time.
Schedule varies based on placement.
The Pre-Professional Program is by audition only. This elite training program exists to create dancers who are serious about ballet training and are interested in a professional career. Divided into multiple levels the program is kept small so dancers receive adequate individualized attention and correction. Built around the idea that technique and artistry are fundamental to success in ballet, the training focuses on taking dancers to the next level. A rigorous reschedule with an emphasis on ballet ensures dancers are receiving adequate training. Dancers in this program often receive scholarships to some of the best ballet schools and summer intensives in the world. They are given resume and audition reel support as well as guidance on which schools and programs are the best fit for them.
Dancers at this level may be invited to participate in ballet competitions at the discretion of the director. This does require additional fees and training hours.