Pre-Primary Classes are for youngsters three and four years old. They meet once a week for 45 minutes. Students are introduced to learning skills such as listening and following directions 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). We 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. These levels are eligible to participate in the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum Examinations each spring.
Levels 1-2 are for children eight years of age and older. These are the levels where formal ballet training begins: the traditional class structure of barre work, center work, and traveling work is introduced, and students learn and practice a large number of new steps. Students attend ballet class two days per week, and their training may be supplemented by jazz classes (Levels 1B, 2A, and 2B). These levels are eligible to participate in the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum Examinations each spring.
Dance attire to meet all dress code requirements may be purchased at Show Biz Boutique at 4427 NW 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.
Hair must be secured away from the face regardless of length.
Underwear should not be worn under ballet attire.
No necklaces, bracelets, watches, or dangly earrings.