These ballet classes are for middle schoolers and teens. Below the age of 11, dancers take ballet and tap combo class. At the age of 11 or at 6th grade, Ballet classes begin to cover more intermediate to advanced material and the class becomes separate from tap. The class includes Ballet technique at the barre, center floor, and classical variations. Dancer work on strength and flexibility. Ballet jumps, leaps, turn, positions and balances are worked on.
Each class is taught by a qualified adult teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in either dance or education.
Ballet instruction varies depending on the teacher but is combination of the Ceccehtti Method and Royal Academy of Ballet Method. Every 8 weeks parents are invited in to observe class.
Dancers wear a black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes to class.
End of the Year Recital
Level 6 Ballet and Older performs one ballet dance in the Concert in June.