Each ballet class consists entirely of technique and is partitioned into barre work, port de bras, center barre, adagio, and allegro. Children spend approximately thirty minutes of each class at the barre in order to acquire the strength, balance, and placement necessary to execute center work correctly. Ballet is the foundation from which all forms of dance originate. Therefore, our staff recommends that all students take ballet to ensure proper technique and form.
Students who are on Pointe must take at least one additional ballet classes per week. Readiness for Pointe work is determined by each student’s strength and physical development, not by their age. The instructor will advise parents when a student has the necessary strength and maturity to go on Pointe. Pointe class may be taken only with the permission of the instructor.