Level Placement and Class Information

The Combo Classes

  • For early childhood and elementary-aged students

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. Students are also able to take Minis Hip Hop as an additional class.

Tertiary - Tertiary follows Secondary in continuing fundamentals and training of ballet, tap, and jazz. The Tertiary level is geared towards students ages 8-10, with an expansion in-class time per subject. Students of this age may also elect to take additional courses in conjunction with our Level 1 Students. They are allowed to enroll in Level 1 Hip Hop and Level 1 Lyrical/Contemporary. They are allowed to enroll in our extra technique courses.

The Level Classes

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.

  • Once your dancer graduates from the combo class system they are placed in the Level Classes for Middle School & High School Age Dancers

  • If your dancer is ages 10 and up, please consult with Miss Rachel as to where they should be placed before enrolling.

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 10 yrs old, and a max-age of 12 yrs old, students have the option 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, as technique is fundamental in training those genres)

 

Level 2 - "Intermediate" - With a minimum age of 11, students who have passed Level 1 may be placed in Level 2 to continue their training at a more intermediate level. Students have the option to take ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and extra technique classes. Students who have shown their capability and readiness in ballet may add pre-pointe as an additional course, but not a replacement, and by faculty approval only. (Students taking jazz or contemporary must also enroll in ballet or extra technique classes, as technique is fundamental in training those genres)

 

Level 3 - "Intermediate-Advanced" -  In our intermediate/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 and by faculty approval only. (Students taking jazz or contemporary must also enroll in ballet or extra technique classes, as technique is fundamental in training those genres)

Level 4 - "Advanced" - This is our most advanced level of training at RAVE, with a minimum age of 14, students must pass Level 3 before being placed in Level 4. 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 and by faculty approval only. (Students taking jazz or contemporary must also enroll in ballet or extra technique classes, as technique is fundamental in training those genres)

 

** Important to Note: Ballet is IMPORTANT for all dancers who want to study jazz or lyrical/contemporary as it is the basis for the technique in those genres. Students who do not enroll in ballet but wish to take jazz or lyrical/contemporary will be at a disadvantage in those courses without it. Please keep that in mind when enrolling. Consider it required...

Additional Course Offerings

Musical Theatre - Our musical theatre class is geared towards a mix of ages 7-16 for students who have a passion for singing, dancing, and acting. We work all three to help our students become triple threats

Acro - Acro/Stretch & Strength Class helps students get acro skills useful in dance, as well as build strength and gain more flexibility. 

 

Voice - Voice lessons are 30 to 45 minute long sessions scheduled with our voice teacher on staff where students can work one on one or in groups on vocal coaching for singing.

Jazz Progressions/Leaps & Turns - This course helps students perfect jazz technique through across the floor drills known as progressions and center work

Adult Jazz - For dancers 18 and over who want to have fun and get jazzy again!