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Ballet

Our ballet program uses the syllabus from the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum developed by Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens along with a Medical Advisory Board for ABT.  This curriculum embraces sound ballet principles and incorporates elements of the French, Italian and Russian schools of training.  It focuses on kinetics and coordination as well as anatomy and proper body alignment and gives dancers the foundation to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance. Ages 3 and up.

Class Levels

Primary & Levels

Pre Primary—Ages 3-4

Primary AB—Ages 5-6

Primary C—Ages 6-7

Level 1—Ages 8-9

Level 2—Ages 9-10

Level 3—Level 3 and up require a placement class

Level 4 —Placement class required

Level 5—Placement class required

Level 6\Pre Professional—Placement class required

Dress Code

Girls Ballet

Tights must be worn over the full foot for all levels. Convertible tights may not be rolled up off the foot.

Primary Levels A/B/C – Pink skirted leotard (not a pink leotard with a skirt pulled on), pink tights, full-soled pink leather ballet slippers and hair arranged neatly in a bun unless it is too short and is held back with a hairband.

Level 1 – Light blue leotard, pink tights, full-soled pink leather ballet slippers and hair arranged neatly in a bun, unless it is too short and is held back with a hairband.

Level 2 -Royal blue leotard, pink tights, full-soled pink leather ballet slippers and hair arranged neatly in a bun, unless it is too short and is held back with a hairband.

Level 3 – Burgandy leotard, pink tights, full-soled pink leather ballet slippers and hair arranged neatly in a bun, unless it is too short and is held back with a hairband. A burgandy skirt may be worn for pointe only. No other colored skirt is permitted.

Level 4 – Hunter Green leotard, pink tights, full-soled or split-soled pink leather ballet slippers and hair arranged neatly in a bun unless it is too short and is held back with a hairband. A hunter green skirt may be worn for pointe.  No other colored skirt is permitted.

Level 5 – Purple leotard, pink tights, full-soled or split-soled pink leather ballet slippers and hair arranged neatly in a bun unless it is too short and is held back with a hairband. A purple or black skirt may be worn for pointe only.

Level 6 – White or black leotard, pink tights, full-soled or split-soled pink leather ballet slippers and hair arranged neatly in a bun, unless it is too short and is held back with a hairband. A white or black skirt may be worn for pointe only, if the dancer would like.

* Please note, leg warmers, solid knit black, burgundy or neutral colored warmer pants and sweaters may be worn for barre only. Detached skirts may only be worn by students during pointe class and must be of the same color as their leotard or black for Levels 5 and 6. No shorts are permitted for girls at any level.

Boys Ballet

Black socks, black full-soled leather ballet slippers, black dance shorts or full length tights, form-fitting white t-shirt, and dance belt.