Classes                                                                           Art Ballet Academy

Class Placement and Promotion – Art Ballet Academy Director and faculty make all decisions regarding the placement and promotion of all students to a higher level. Students are promoted on an individual basis. As we develop our curriculum some students might be in the same level for two-three years. This is normal and does not have a negative connotation. Students will be promoted to a higher level as determined by, and at the sole discretion of the Academy Director and the faculty. After one month of observing the student, this placement may be adjusted.

Trial Class - We do offer a free trial lesson for new students who have not been previously enrolled with us. If your child attends the free trial lesson and you wish to continue you must pay for the full term, including the trial class before the start of the second class. If you attend the trial class and find that it is not for you then you will not be charged for that class. We would however welcome any feedback you may have about the trial class.
 
 
CLASSES

 
Pre-ballet Age 3-4
Creative Movement.
This program is a prelude to formal ballet instruction and introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that stresses creativity and group interaction. Children will learn basic locomotors skills, stretching, body awareness and musicality through imagery and interactive exercises as well as classroom etiquette.

Ballet 1
   – Age 5-6
Basic Beginner Ballet. First year ballet introduces the student to ballet positions, basic steps and terminology. 

Ballet 2 – Age 7-8
1st year Beginning level.  Progresses the student in terminology, barre and center ballet technique, and discipline.

Ballet 3 – Age 8-9

2nd year Beginning level.  Progresses the student in terminology, barre and center ballet technique, and discipline.

Ballet 4 – Age 10+
1st and 2nd year Intermediate level Progresses the student in terminology, barre, center and pre-pointe beginner technique. Students are placed on an individual basis and will be advanced at the director’s discretion. 
 

Ballet 5 Age 10-12 (minimum 2 years of ballet) By Audition/Trial class only.
Intermediate Pointe I.
Progresses the student in terminology, barre, center and pointe technique. Students are placed on an individual basis and will be advanced at the director’s discretion.

Ballet 6 & 7 - Age 12-14 (minimum 2 years of ballet & pointe required) By Audition/Trial class only.
Intermediate Pointe II. Students are placed on an individual basis and will be advanced at the director’s discretion. Syllabus classes focus on perfecting technique while graduating the difficulty of barre and center work. Students at this level are required to take all ballet classes. Evaluation report will be given at the end of each semester.

Advanced Ballet - Advanced Pointe – Age 14+ (minimum 3 years of ballet & pointe required) By Audition/Trial class only.
Advanced Level Students are placed on an individual basis and will be advanced at the director’s discretion. Syllabus classes focus on strength, agility, and perfection of technique, and full placement and use of head, arms and upper body. Students at this level are required to take all scheduled classes. Evaluation report will be given at the end of each semester.

Adult/Teen Classes Age 14+

Ballet class is offered to teen/adult of all ages. No previous experience required.