Fall-Spring recital classes focus on ballet skills via one choreographed piece for our December Recital and one choreographed piece for our June Recital. Adult classes may vary–please confirm with the instructor.
Summer/Fall-Spring ballet technique classes address crucial aspects of the art form, which include strength, flexibility, body awareness and placement among other things. In addition, students will gain knowledge in turning, jumping and leaping. Barre work, as well as across-the-floor/center-floor exercises and combinations, are to be expected.
Ballet technique is required for Competition Team and Performance Company dancers.
PLEASE NOTE: Our ballet technique classes do perform in one or both recitals.
Interested in other forms of dance? Head to our main Classes page!
Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way
All other Ballet Classes
Leotards (any color, any brand, any cut); skirts, leggings or capris (form-fitting, any color); tights (any color, any brand, any cut) if wearing a leotard without bottoms; proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); hair up
Shopping Recommendations: Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply
The answer depends on what discipline you are attending.
For Acro, see the Acro dress code FAQ.
For Ballet, see the Ballet dress code FAQ.
For Hip Hop, see the Hip Hop dress code FAQ.
For Jazz, see the Jazz dress code FAQ.
For Tap, see the Tap dress code FAQ.
See the following GDoc: GDSC Ballet Dress Code
Trials: If you do not own a pair of ballet shoes at home, go bare foot or ask to borrow a pair at the studio.
Shop here: Discount Dance Supply
Classes are not only based on age, but also based on experience.
We have overlapping age brackets in order to accommodate those students with/without dance experience. For example, if a student is 10, but has no previous jazz experience, he/she would be placed in Jazz 1 (Ages 8-10) alongside students his/her age. And likewise, if a student is 10 and has previous jazz experience, he/she would be placed in Jazz 2 (Ages 10+). If a student does not have any experience in jazz, he/she would be placed in an age-appropriate class. The aforementioned not only helps in addressing appropriate skills for each level based on mental and physical development, but also creates an atmosphere of confidence and comfort as students grow and learn alongside peers within the same age bracket.