Ages 4 and 6: Through story telling, props, music, and play, 3-year-olds are introduced to the joy of dance, and our experienced faculty work to ensure this joy and appreciation of dance will remain with the students for a lifetime. Rhythm, coordination, and listening skills are developed in a playful, warm, and nurturing atmosphere. During the class, parents may relax in our waiting area. Level 2
Ages 5-7: Inspiring and imaginative classes designed to be a foundation for basic dance principles and terminology. An emphasis s placed on musicality and creativity while basic coordination skills and the fundamentals of classical ballet are explored through music, the use of props, and imagery. Individual expression and improvisation is encouraged in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. During class, parents may relax in our waiting area.
Ages 7-10: Sstudents will further their skills in a structured class format to include barre work, center, and elements across the floor. Emphasis is placed on alignment, musicality, coordination, and working together as a corps. A portion of class remains dedicated to creative dance and individual expression. Students at this level have many performing opportunities and may participate in supplementary workshops like the Student Choreographers Workshop.
The Upper School Intermediate and Advanced
Ages 10 and up: As students age and progress, they are introduced to the world of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary ballet choreography. Intermediate and advanced students are also exposed to historical dance and elements of character dance.
Additional Offerings for Intermediate and Advanced Students Modern, Jazz, Contemporary Movement, Pilates, Alexander Technique, Private Lessons, Master Teacher Workshops, Summer Programs