From 13 to 16 years old
Classes are held at Pinecrest Community Center.
The students will keep learning how to execute their technique in pointe shoes, and will improve their corporal expression, musicality, and confidence through frequent performances. Also, development of physical strength and aerobic endurance will be emphasized to support a more advanced step repertory.
Black leotard with purple stripe, purple skirt, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Uniforms are available for purchase before and after the class.
Students must have hair up and away from your neck and face to create an elegant line. A bun is always our preferred hairstyle.
No Jewelry (except small stud earrings). Dangling earrings and hoops are strictly forbidden due to safety reasons.
Students’ progress through these Ballet levels similar to grades in an academic school; however, all students move at various rates. Some spend more than two years in one level while the body and the mind learn to work together; some may progress much faster. When the student has learned the ballet technique appropriate for each level and when the student’s body has become strong enough to accomplish those movements, then the student is moved to the next level after passing the end of year test. Advancement is based on ability, not age. In this way, the student starts assimilating the layers of knowledge that form the foundation of ballet.
There is a recommended number of hours per week for each level to keep up with the class. The more hours devoted to practice each week will generally increase advancement through the levels more rapidly than those spending less time to study.