Pre-Primary Classes are for children aged three and four years old. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Skills such as listening and following directions are introduced in the dance class context. Development of coordination and large motor skills, spatial awareness, musicality, expressiveness, learning to work with others, and taking turns are all part of our early childhood curriculum, explored through dance.
Primary Classes are for children five to seven years of age. They meet once a week, for 45 minutes (Primary A) or for one hour (Primary B & C). Students continue to develop the concepts introduced in the Pre-Primary levels and begin introducing the French ballet vocabulary, along with the elementary positions, steps, and concepts that are the foundation for ballet technique.
Levels 1and 2 are for children eight years of age and older. The traditional class structure of barre, center, and traveling steps are introduced. Ballet classes meet two days per week, and classes in jazz technique are added (Levels 1B, 2A, and 2B). These levels will receive evaluations at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters.