Our introductory series, Creative Movement and Intro to Dance, are designed to support and enhance a child’s motor development, integrated movement and kinesthetic awareness that is beneficial in any movement-related activity. Since the curriculum is developmentally rooted, placement is more likely to be age-related than any of our other series of classes.
Ballet 1-5 and Modern 2-4 encompass our technique based curriculum in Modern and Ballet. Both tracks begin with Ballet 1, as ballet is the basis for modern technique as well. Throughout all levels, dancers will work to increase their flexibility, and work to be able to control their current level of flexibility. Moving forward, advancement is on an on-going, individual basis (not by age or numbers of years at each level) to ensure a dancer’s continual success, safety and longevity in movement.
Our Pointe Series consists of Pre-Pointe, Beginning Pointe, Pointe 1, Pointe 2 and Partnering and/or Variations. Typically while in Ballet 2 a dancer will gain enough strength and control of their rotators and core muscles to begin to prepare for pointe. Developmentally, no dancer may start en pointe before the age of 10, as their bones will not have solidified enough for it to be safe. Dancers must also maintain two ballet technique classes per week in order to maintain the necessary strength for any of the Pointe Series classes.