An introduction to basic dance steps and vocabulary for children ages 3 to 5. Dancers learn coordination and develop an understanding of musical rhythm. Young dancers develop the joy of moving and discover confidence in their movement.
Conservatory Level 1
Dedicated to correct placement of upper body, arms, legs, and head. Coordination of legs, arms, and head are also introduced with artistic expression of port de bras. Proper classical ballet technique is emphasized from Level 1. Character Dance and Repertoire classes are offered to expand students’ dance vocabulary and movement.
Conservatory Level 2
To consistently master the placement of the body, the legs, the arms and the head, developing elementary skills in the coordination of more difficult steps. Pre-pointe work is also introduced to build strength. Level 2 is a continuation of Level 1, where students develop further self-discipline, focus, and a love for dance.
Conservatory Level 3
To develop strength in upper body, legs and feet, as well as stamina by ways of increasing repetitions and speed of acquired steps. Coordination is further developed through varying combinations. Musicality as well as consistency, is emphasized, to refine technique. Students begin pointe work and gain an increased understanding of placement and balance. Contemporary movement is also practiced for versatility and movement quality.
Conservatory Level 4
To become aware of a dancer’s own individual strengths and to understand how to achieve their best artistic qualities. Dancers learn to strengthen the stability in movement by developing balance, as well as by developing the smooth connection of movements of the arms and body. At this level, dancers are prepared and perfected to audition and dance in professional dance companies, schools and/or higher education programs. Dancers receive personal assistance and guidance to reach their highest potential as a dancer.
Adult (Beg. and Int.)
A fun, positive learning environment to help maintain good posture, poise, grace, coordination and agility. Adult class members do not have to wear strict dance attire to attend. All levels and individuals over the age of 15 are welcome!