Placement is determined by strength and level of technique
It is important to remember that the process of ballet is a long one and takes years to achieve a high level.
Most students spend more than one season in each level. Our faculty thoroughly examines each dancer over the season to ensure they are in the correct level.
Levels are as follows:
Pre-K ages 3-4
Pre-Ballet ages 5-6
Beginner Ballet ages 7-9 (older dancers may be placed in this level)
Dancers above the age of 9 are placed according to their technical ability and development within a five-level system; Levels A - E
Strength and Conditioning
Jumps and Turns
By Invitation only
Pas de deux
Pointe Guidelines and Safety Regulations
Both pre-pointe and Pointe classes are by invitation only
Pre-Pointe: Must study a minimum of 2 Ballet Classes weekly
Pointe: Must study a minimum of 3 Ballet Classes weekly
Students should not attend Pointe class without adequately warming up in Ballet technique class first.
While each student has different goals, realizing that the body requires proper repetition to install a motor program (muscle memory) is essential. A formula should be followed to produce growth and see improvement in one's dancing.
Please note that the following recommendations are for our part-time students and are not required, just encouraged.
A pre-professional program has been designed to accommodate those looking to achieve a higher level of training. (See link below)
Pre-K, Pre-Ballet: Are encouraged to take only one class weekly to help maintain interest.
Beginner Ballet/Ballet A: Are encouraged to attend between two and three ballet classes weekly.
Ballet B: is encouraged to attend between 4 and 5 ballet classes weekly with an added strength and conditioning class.
Ballet C, D, and E: Should discuss their goals with Ms. Tew and their teachers to create a formula that best serves their goals.