class descriptions



P
re-Pointe III, Grade 3 (60 minutes)
Additional ballet class where students begin to strengthen their bodies in preparation for pointe shoes.
**Student must enroll in Ballet III

Pre-Pointe IV, Grade 4 (60 minutes)
Additional ballet class where students continue to strengthen their bodies in preparation for pointe shoes.
**Student must enroll in Ballet IV and Variations Beginning

Pre-Pointe V, Grade 5 (60 minutes)
Additional ballet class where students continue to strengthen their bodies in preparation for pointe shoes.
**Student must enroll in Ballet V and Variations Beginning

Pointe Jr. II-A, Grade 6 (60 minutes)
Students first experience in pointe shoes.  Dancers are evaluated at the beginning of the term as to whether they are ready to begin pointe work.
**Student must enroll in Ballet Jr. II and Variations Jr. II

Pointe Jr. II-B, Grade 7 (60 minutes)
Continued training in pointe work.
**Student must enroll in Ballet Jr. II and Variations Jr. II

Pointe Jr. Company, Grade 7-9 (60 minutes)
Additional ballet class executed on pointe.  Students are expected to have a high level of technique on pointe shoes.

Pointe Intensive II, Grade 7-9 (60 minutes)
An opportunity for the serious ballet student to develop stronger pointe technique. 
**Placement is by invitation/audition only

Pointe Sr. Company, Grade 10-12 (60 minutes)
Additional ballet class executed on pointe.Students are expected to have an extremely high level of technique on pointe shoes.

Variations Jr. II, Grades 6 & 7 (60 minutes)

Additional ballet class where students work on pointe to further develop skills and stength.
**Student must enroll in Ballet Jr. II and Pointe Jr. II-A or Pointe Jr. II-B
    
Variations Jr. Company, Grade 7-9 (60 minutes)
Spirited and challenging class where students begin to learn variations from classical ballets.  Contemporary movement is also incorporated.
**Student must enroll in Ballet Jr. Company, Ballet Tech. Jr. Company, and Pointe Jr. Company

Variations Sr. Company, Grade 10-12 (60 minutes)

Rigorous class where student learn and execute full variations from classical ballets.  Dancers dissect movement step by step, and are also exposed to more contemporary styles of ballet.
**Student must enroll in Ballet Sr. Company, Ballet Tech. Sr. Company, and Pointe Sr. Company

Partnering Jr. Company, Grade 7-9 (60 minutes)
A unique class designed to teach students how to engage and dance with a partner.  Students learn basic principles of classical partnered ballet.
**Student must enroll in Ballet Jr. Company, Ballet Tech. Jr. Company, Pointe Jr. Company, and Variations Jr. Company

Partnering Sr. Company, Grade 10-12 (60 minutes)
Students apply previous knowledge of partnered dance to develop skills further.  More mature and challenging movement is presented while dancers continue to work on technique.
**Student must enroll in Ballet Sr. Company, Ballet Tech. Sr. Company, Pointe Sr. Company, and Variations Sr. Company

2017-2018 class schedule is available here (rev. 8.8.17)

2017-2018 registration form is available here

nutcracker 2017 warm-up class registration form is posted here

link to Spring Recital 2017 photos by clicking here a huge thank you to kerry long for her beautiful photos, as always!!

recital 2017 DVD order form can be downloaded here

link to Alice 2017 photos by clicking here and thank you to kerry long for her beautiful photos

Nutcracker 2016 full length movie is on the academy blog here 

link to Nutcracker 2016 photos by clicking here and thank you to kerry long for her beautiful photos

2017 - 2018 dress code can be found by clicking here