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 examine each dancer in each class 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
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, it is important to realize that the body requires proper repetition to install a motor program (muscle memory). In order to produce growth and see improvement in ones dancing, a formula should be followed.
Please note, that these are recommendations only. Multiple classes weekly are not required, only encouraged.
Pre-K, Pre-Ballet, and Beginner Ballet: Are encouraged to take only one class weekly to help maintain interest.
Ballet A: is encouraged to attend 2 ballet classes weekly.
Ballet B: is encouraged to attend 3 to 4 ballet classes weekly with an added strength and conditioning class.
Ballet C, D, and E: Should discuss one's goals with Ms. Tew and their teachers to create a formula the best suits them.
A pre-professional program has been designed to accommodate those looking to achieve a higher level of training. (See below)