Level Placement and Class Information
Early Development Levels for Dance
Little Movers - This is our early movement class for toddlers ages 3 and 4 yrs old. This class will focus on working early movement skills as well as introducing students to ballet and tap
Primary - This is our next level following Little Movers. It is geared towards ages 5 and 6, introducing more ballet and tap skills, focusing on the fundamentals and foundation of both genres.
Secondary - Following the Primary level comes Secondary. Geared towards ages 7 and 8 we expand on ballet technique with a longer class time, and introduce the students to beginner jazz along with their continued education of tap. (6 year olds who showed advancement in Primary may gain early placement in Secondary by faculty)
Tertiary - A new level being introduced this year, Tertiary followed Secondary in continuing fundamentals and early training of ballet, tap and jazz. The Tertiary level is geared towards students ages 8 and 9, with an expansion in class time per subject. Students of this age may also elect to take our beginner hip hop course with Level 1, and our extra technique A course for a supplement to their technical training.
Intermediate/Advanced Training Levels for Dance
The following levels will no longer be assigned by age, but rather level in student's training. This may lead to students of varying ages being in classes together. We believe that placement by skill level will ultimately benefit each student better than being in a class based on their age.
Level 1 - "Beginner/Intermediate" - Whether a student is entering level 1 after Tertiary or newer to dance training at an older age, this is the class for our beginner/intermediate students. At a minimum age of 9 yrs old, and a max age of 12 yrs old, students have the options to take ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and extra technique classes (Students taking jazz or contemporary must also enroll in ballet or extra technique A, as technique is fundamental in training those genres)
Level 2 - "Intermediate" - With a minimum age of 10 and a maximum age of 17, students who have passed Level 1 may be placed in Level 2 to continue their training at a more intermediate level. Students have the options to take ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and extra technique classes. Students who have shown they're capability and readiness in ballet may add pre-pointe as an additional course, but not a replacement. (Students taking jazz or contemporary must also enroll in ballet or extra technique B, as technique is fundamental in training those genres)
Level 3 - "Advanced" - This is our advanced level of training, with a minimum age of 13, students must pass Level 2 before being placed in Level 3. offering courses in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop, with the options for taking extra technique classes. Students who have passed pre-pointe may start training "en-pointe" in our pre-pointe/pointe class as an additional course to ballet, but not a replacement. (Students taking jazz or contemporary must also enroll in ballet or extra technique B, as technique is fundamental in training those genres)
Additional Course Offerings
Musical Theatre - Our musical theatre class is geared towards a mix of ages 7-14 for students who have a passion for singing, dancing and acting. We work all three to help our students become triple threats
Acting - For students who don't want to sing or dance, but have picked up a love of theatre, we have our acting only course that expands on acting skills through theatre games, writing, monologue/dialogue work, and improv activities.
Acro - We are currently looking to introduce acro/tumbling into our curriculum. Stay tuned for more info on when that becomes available. Here's what we are looking to offer. For students interested in learning basic acro and tumbling skills.
Voice - We are currently looking to introduce voice lessons to our curriculum. Stay tuned for more info on when that becomes available.
Adult Dance & Fitness - Classes geared towards adults who want to move and groove to stay fit and have some fun. Classes for ages 18 and up, will be offered in segments depending on popularity of the classes.