Movement ballet theatrE
class levels + dress code
Pre-Ballet 1,2 &3: This class is designed for the younger beginner ballet dancer. The recommended age for the preballet 1 class is 5-6 years old. Pre-ballet 2 class recommended age is 7-9 years old. Pre-Ballet 3 class recommended age is 10-12. These classes will focus on building core strength and understanding of basic fundamentals of ballet. The dancers will be introduced to basic ballet terminology. The primary focus of this class will be building strength at the barre along with learning basic steps in the center and across the floor.
Ballet 1: This class is designed for the beginner ballet dancer that has had previous ballet classes. The recommended beginning age for this level is 9 years old, but if there is a younger dancer that shows exceptional skill and understanding of basics, the director may place the dancer in this class. This class will meet 2 times a week. 1 class will be for 1 hour and 30 minutes and 1 class for 1 hour. This class will teach the basics of body placement and introduce beginning barre, center and across the floor terminology. It will also introduce the dancer to petite allegro and grand allegro . This class will work on building flexibility , strength and better musicality.
Ballet 2: This class is designed for the intermediate ballet dancer who displays proper placement, core strength, body strength, flexibility, good musicality and an understanding of the basic fundamentals in class. This class will meet 2 times a week for 1.5 hours each class. They will also have an additional hour of pre-pointe class each week. Pre-pointe class will start the year in ballet slippers with ribbons attached to the ballet shoes.
Ballet 3: This class is designed for the intermediate/advanced ballet dancer who displays all of the qualities from Ballet 2 but is now ready to expand the lessons in class. This class will meet 3 times a week for 1.5 hours each class. This class is designed for the dancer who is more experienced and has developed into a well-trained dancer. One of these technique classes will be en pointe.
All Pre-Ballet Classes: Any style black leotard, pink tights and canvas ballet shoes.Black skirts optional.
Ballet 1,2 &3: Leotard is ordered through In Motion Dancewear in Fayetteville - the Ballet Director will place the order, pink tights and canvas ballet shoes. Black skirts optional.
Hair: Pulled back into a ballet bun. NO ponytails allowed during class.