pBallet 3 | 5th graders or by Placement
Once students have mastered the basics of ballet they are ready for more comprehensive training. Classes are based on American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum, focusing on precise technique and proper alignment. Through their continued studies, students have built their strength and stamina and are able to attempt more complex movements. In the second semester of this level, if a student is strong enough, they may be permitted to begin learning pointe work. No student goes on pointe until appropriate strength and stability are achieved. Students have the opportunity to participate in the The Nutcracker and the June Concert.
|Mondays||4:15pm – 5:45pm|
|Thursdays||6:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Saturdays||1:30am – 3:00pm|
|Class meets three times per week, Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays for 90 minutes.
8Ballet 4 | 6th graders or by Placement
Following their introduction to pointe work in the previous level, students begin to train in classes dedicated to pointe twice a week after their regular ballet classes. This slow introduction ensures adequate strength and alignment are maintained to avoid injury. Continuing to follow American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum through their training ensures an organized and comprehensive dance education. A 60-minute class is followed by 30-minutes of pointe work. For the first time Ballet 4 students can participate in the Spring Beneft and continue to develop their performance skills. They also perform in The Nutcracker and the June Concert.
|Mondays||6:00pm – 7:30pm|
|Tuesdays||6:30pm – 6:00pm|
|Thursdays||4:15pm – 5:45pm|
|Class meets three times per week, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for 90 minutes.
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