Elementary, Divisions 1-5

The quality of training that begins in the Elementary levels establishes the foundation for progression through the various Divisions. Training follows a carefully designed curriculum allowing each student to progress to their maximum potential. Upon graduation from the advanced levels of this program, students have mastered a thorough knowledge of the classical ballet vocabulary while gaining supplemental training in a variety of dance resulting in a well-rounded ballet education. In addition to developing strong technique, they also develop artistry, strength, flexibility, coordination, poise and confidence in a positive, creative atmosphere.

Elementary

Elementary is the next step after Primary. Skills and techniques continue to develop on barre and center floor work. Elementary is moving your little dancer toward the next step in their dance development, the Ballet Divisions, where their spirits really start to fly.  

Ballet Division 1

They are now ready to begin an intermediate level of barre and center floor work as they continue to grow in their skills, strength and coordination. Division 1 begins a two class per week curriculum.  

Ballet Division 2

Children are gradually moving from beginner to intermediate level of barre and center floor work. They are increasing their strength, technique and vocabulary, preparing them to transition into the intermediate areas of the ballet syllabus. Division 2 is a three class per week curriculum.  

Ballet Division 3

Children are gradually accomplishing an intermediate level of barre and center floor work. They are increasing their strength, technique and vocabulary, preparing them to begin pointe work in Division 4 and to transition into the advanced areas of the ballet syllabus. Division 3 is a three class per week curriculum.

Ballet Division 4

This is the level in which your children’s bone and muscle structure is developed enough to introduce pointe. This is an exciting year in which dancers learn the basics of safe and healthy dancing on pointe. Combinations become more complex. Technique becomes more important and they are encouraged to study other dance styles including variations/repertoire, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, choreography, and Pilates to strengthen core muscles and increase flexibility.  

Ballet Division 5

Now on pointe for a year since Division 4’s pointe introduction, level 5 dancers are challenged to continue a more intensive development of the full range of dance training. Combinations become more complex. Technique becomes more important and they are encouraged to study other dance styles including variations, repertoire, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, choreography, and Pilates to strengthen core muscles and increase flexibility.