A $35.00 Registration Fee is due with the first month's tuition for all students each year. Tuition is due by the 10th day of each month or a $25.00 late fee will be assessed. There is also a $25.00 return check fee.
All students must wear pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Students may wear short ballet skirts that are the same color as their leotard. Warm-up pants are not permitted. Hair must be pulled back off the face and neck.
Imagery, imagination, and self-expression are encouraged while developing a foundation for academic ballet technique. The “ballet barre” is introduced along with floor exercises that develop flexibility. French terms and ballet vocabulary are used throughout the class. The concepts of proper alignment and turn-out are introduced.
The student expands beyond the previous level. Exercises that develop flexibility and strength accompany exercises for alignment and turn-out.
Curriculum concentrates on correct placement of the body, head, arms, and feet in the five positions and requires that students have already developed good concentration skills.
The student expands beyond the previous level and is introduced to new vocabulary and exercises.
More complex steps, combinations, and vocabulary are introduced. For ladies, pointe work is introduced.
The student is introduced to more intricate patterns and sequences of steps with emphasis on port de bra and epaulment in all movements. Students expand their classical ballet vocabulary. Combinations are longer and more stylistic. In some classes, ladies will be expected to do the entire barre and center “en pointe.” Classical variations may be introduced.