At 7 years old, children are ready for a more focused and challenging class. They spend more time at the barre, and proper technique is insisted upon.
Once students come away from the barre, their hard work is rewarded, and they begin to really learn to dance. Gradually, the fact that they are part of something important dawns on them, fostering a feeling of mutual respect amongst the classmates and instilling a genuine feeling of confidence - the kind that can only be earned.
Participating in the performances serves as a great inspiration to these little ones, providing a living context for their efforts in the studio.
In Beginning Ballet 2 and Beginning Ballet 3, the class format begins to look more and more like the higher level classes. Strength and flexibility become a stronger focus, preparing their bodies for more rigorous study at the higher levels.
Great care is taken, because each child is different, and none are ever pushed too hard. Students are constantly challenged, but never demeaned. Rather, they are repeatedly reminded that art is the study of beauty, and it is worth their greatest effort.
Work in the center becomes more extensive, and at the end of this level, students are ready to begin studying pointe or men’s steps.
Beginning Ballet meets 1x per week. There are three options to choose from.
Beginning Ballet Youth Company:
The Beginning Ballet Youth Company takes 2 ballet classes per week and one jazz/contemporary class per week.
Tuesdays - Beginning Ballet 5:45-6:45
Saturdays - Beginning Ballet 11:00-12:00
Beginning Ballet 3:
Beginning Ballet 3 meets 2x per week. There are three classes to choose from.
Beginning Ballet 3 Youth Company:
The Beginning Ballet Youth Company takes 3 ballet classes per week, one jazz/contemporary class per week, and one stretch class per week.
Tuesdays - Ballet 4:30-5:45
Wednesdays - Ballet 6:15-7:30