Students in our Pre-Professional Division receive high quality classical ballet training and performance opportunities. Students take between three and five classes a week consisting of ballet technique and pointe. Levels 4 - 6 class work focuses on articulation, placement, and the development of musicality and artistry while gradually introducing more advanced barre and center work. Evaluations for pointe work begin in Level 4. Dancers in Level 4 will be assessed for pointe no earlier than age 10 . Pre-Professional students will have the unique opportunity to work with guest artists and master teachers throughout the year.
Pre-professional students meet for classes at least three days per week throughout the 34-week school year. Parents are invited to observe classes and track their student's progress at the end of each semester(2x per year) or upon request.
Level placement is based on ability & experience rather than age. New students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free placement class.
*As a pre-professional ballet school, we place high importance on consistency of training. Students are expected to attend all classes. Students choosing to participate in performance opportunities will rehearse on weekends and some week nights outside of their regular class schedule. We do not rehearse during weekly classes to ensure that our students continue to learn, refine and progress in their technical abilities, artistic expression and musicality.