Young Dancer & Pre-Professional Division


Students beginning typically around 8 years old are ready for more detailed technical study.

The knowledge builds upon itself and step by step the fully trained dancer is created. As the dancer  develops a certain amount of control and strength they can be considered for pointe work. They move into more involved coordination, turns and jumps.

This division incorporates elements of both the Vaganova and Balanchine techniques, with a concentration on making a clean, strong and musical dance artist.


Level B1 typically age 8-11

Minimum recommended number of classes: 3 Ballet classes or 3 Ballet & 1 Tap

This level is for a dancer who is either a focused beginner or who has been studying for 1 or more years and is working to master the fundamental alignment, posture and musical phrasing that make up the ballet lexicon.

It is very common for a dancer to spend more than one year in this level.

Ballet technique is carefully organized from the ground up so it is at this level we are making sure the basics are fully understood and absorbed by the young dancer so that they are ready for the more complex coordinations and musicality that await them in the following levels. 

Schedule 2019/2020 School Year:

Monday

French 2 3:30-4:25 (kids with experience, past level one & Francophone kids)

Ballet 4:30-5:45

Tap/Musical Theater Level 2 6:00-7:00**Kids in this class should have a little experience or take a placement class to see which Tap class is the best fit.

Wednesday

5:00-6:30 Ballet *** Combined with B2, this class can only be taken in addition to 2 other ballet classes, it can NOT be a stand alone class.

Tap/Musical Theater Level 1 5:30-6:30

Thursday

Ballet 3:30-4:30

French 1 4:30-5:30

Saturday

Ballet 1:00-2:00


Level B2 Typically Age 9-13

Minimum *required* number of Ballet classes: 3

Minimum recommended number of Ballet classes: 4

This level a dancer will have their fundamental alignment, posture, musicality and vocabulary firmly under their belts. At which point they will be ready to begin to tackle the more advanced coordinations, turns, jumps and more complex musical phrasing.

This is the first level at which a dancer can be considered for pointe work

This level is eligible for the Student Performing Company

Schedule 2019/2020 School Year:

Monday

Ballet 5:45-7:15

Pointe 7:15-7:45

Tuesday

Choreography Composition 3:30-4:30

Ballet 4:30-6:00 ***Followed by student company rehearsals 6:00-7:00. This is subject to change depending on upcoming shows. 

Wednesday

Ballet/Pointe 5:00-6:30

Thursday

Ballet 5:30-7:00

Pointe 7:00-7:30

*Dancers in this level may take additional classes in level B1 (or in C1 but only with faculty permission) with no additional tuition.


Level C1 Typically Age 14-18

Minimum required number of Ballet classes: 3

Minimum recommended number of Ballet classes: 4

This level is for the pre-professional dancer. While alignment and correct execution are still a priority, this is also a time when the more sophisticated musical phrasing, most complex coordinations and  most intense level of strength building is developed. With the aim of producing a fluent, expressive, technically excellent and expressive dance artist.

It is very common for a dancer to spend more than one year in this level.

Schedule 2019/2020 School Year

Monday

Ballet 5:45-7:15

Pointe 7:15-7:45

Tuesday

Ballet 6:00-7:30

Pointe 7:30-8:00

Wednesday

Ballet 6:30-8:00

Pointe 8:00-8:30

Thursday

Ballet 5:30-7:00 Ballet

Pointe 7:00-7:30

*Dancers in this level may take additional classes in level B2 with no additional tuition.


Friday Saturday Sunday:

Class & Rehearsals: Studio company rehearsals & performances subject to change.

*These classes are also part of School pickup programs. We pickup from: PS 31, 110, 34, 132 & Brooklyn Arbor.