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Ballet

Ballet technique is fundamental to all dance genres. It builds strength and discipline in dancers. Due to this, ballet classes will be a base requirement for many of our disciplines. For others, such as tap and hip hop, even though it is not required it is highly recommended. 

How to read the schedule. Several of our lower level classes are offered multiple times a week to fit your schedule. Students only need to attend one class per week. Starting at Ballet 3, we recommend students dance 2-3 hours a week. Our priority is to build strong, healthy dancers. As students progress through levels of dance, building strength and flexibility is important. 

Beginning at Ballet 3, classes are marked as "Technique Only" and "Performance and Technique" classes. The Performance and Technique class will perform at the end of year recital. Technique Only classes are designed to prepare students for higher levels of dance, focusing on technique and building a strong, healthy dancer. Both classes are appropriate for recreational and college prep students.

 

Looking ahead: If your student is interested in dancing on pointe, please begin planning their path. If you need advice or further information, please contact us to discuss your student and their plan. These requirements are in place for both recreation students and college prep.

By the 4th Grade (or Ballet 3) more classes will be offered allowing your student the opportunity to dance 2-3 hours a week. Rule of thumb is 3 hours/week, for 2 years before pointe work begins.

By High School, students should be dancing 4 days a week, 1-2 hours a day to maintain strength and flexibility. These hours include all genres, but will include ballet technique as well. 

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Petite Ballet Ages 3+ meets once a week 

Petite Pre-Ballet/Tap is the first step in the dance journey. This class teaches the basic steps, movements, and positions of ballet and tap.  In this class, dancers have the opportunity to progress at their own pace while learning age appropriate skills that feature lite technique to match the bodies and brains of our little ones. Props will sometimes be used to help enhance movement, as well as help children have fun. We aim to introduce young dancers to the world of dance, allowing them to explore movement through music, enhance their physical abilities, and nurture their creativity. This class performs at the end of year recital.

Primary Ballet Ages 5-7 Meets once a week

(previously Ballet 1)

Primary Ballet 1 features lite technique to match the bodies and brains of our little ones. They will begin to learn the fundamentals of ballet technique, form, and vocabulary through instructional time and engaging activities. Created for students who are beginners to dance and ballet or who have completed Petite Pre-Ballet/Tap.  This class performs at the end of year recital

Senior Ballet Level 1, Ages 12 - 18

(previously Beginning Teen/Adult Ballet)

No dance experience necessary

Required to take 1 additional Senior Ballet Technique or Conditioning Class.   

An Intro to Ballet, students will begin to learn the fundamentals of ballet technique, form, and vocabulary through instructional time. This class is perfect for those wishing to focus on Musical Theatre, but have never danced. Senior Ballet 1 will work at the barre, incorporate movement as they move across the floor, improve flexibility, learn proper posture,increase endurance and more. Senior Class is created for students who are beginners. They will be required to enroll in one additional Senior Ballet Technique or Conditioning class which will be strictly technique designed to prepare students for extended dance leading to Senior Ballet 2 or another dance genre. 

This class performs at the end of year recital. The added technique class will not perform.

Senior Ballet Level 2, Ages 12 - 18

(previously Ballet 4-5)

Placement at the discretion of program director 

Required to take 2 additional Senior Ballet Technique and Conditioning, or Pre-Pointe/Pointe Technique Classes  

Building on Ballet technique barre exercises, across the floor exercises, and combinations will be expanding at this level. More focus is placed on more complex barre combinations, center adagio and petit allegro, as well as work across the floor, refining technique, building strength and flexibility, and increasing endurance. This age group will be expected to dance 3-5 hours per week for those wishing to move to upper layers of dance and pointe. 

Students in Senior Ballet 2  who wish to dance in pointe will need to enroll in Senior Ballet Pre-Pointe/Pointe Technique Class 

This class performs at the end of year recital.  he added technique class will not perform.

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Junior Ballet, Level 1  Ages 8+ meets once a week

(previously Ballet 2)

An Intro to Ballet. Students begin to learn the fundamentals of ballet technique, form, and vocabulary through instructional time and engaging activities. Children will work at the barre, incorporate movement as they move across the floor, improve flexibility, learn proper posture, and more.Children will be encouraged to try new things, work with others, be expressive, and stay focused and disciplined in order to accomplish the goals for each class. Junior Ballet 1 is created for students who are beginners or who have completed Petite Ballet. They will be encouraged to enroll in the 2nd class, Junior Ballet technique, which will be strictly technique designed to prepare students for extended dance leading to Junior Ballet 2.

This class performs at the end of year recital. 

The added technique class will not perform.

Junior Ballet, Level 2 Ages 8+, meets twice a week

Placement at the discretion of program director 

Required to take 1 Junior Ballet Technique Class 

Junior Ballet 2 continues to give all students a solid and focused foundation in technique now that they can physically master the beginning foundations. It covers the same material: fundamentals of ballet technique, form, and vocabulary through instructional time. This level is designed for students who have completed Junior Ballet 1.  Students in Junior Ballet 2 will build upon the technique and learning from previous levels. Barre exercises, across the floor exercises, and combinations will be expanding  at this level. Students should begin dancing a minimum of 2 classes weekly to increase strength and flexibility. They will be encouraged to enroll in the 2nd class which will be strictly technique designed to prepare students for extended dance leading to pointe work. 

This class performs at the end of year recital. 

The added technique class will not perform.

Pointe Class  - students in pointe shoes will be required to take a 1 hour Pointe Class that focuses strictly on pointe technique. Aside from developing strong dancers it is our priority to keep them safe. This class gives students the necessary skills to do just this. 

This is a non-performing class. Placement at the discretion of program director

Senior Pre-Pointe/Pointe Class

Students build strength and skills need to safely move to pointe work. 

This is a non-performing class. Placement at the discretion of program director

Not sure what other classes Allegro offers?

Not sure where to enroll your child? 

Click on Allegro Learning Levels to discover more about your child's age group, learning styles, and suggested class packages. 

Dress Requirements

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