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Ballet

Baby Ballet is for the youngest dancer and their parents. In this introductory class, children will focus on fun movements, stories, music and imagination.  This is a 30 minute class for 2-3 years of age.

 

Discover Dance/Tap is for children who are ready to venture into the studio independently. This class teaches the basic elements of movement, dance and music in a creative way.  This is a 45 minute class for 4-5 years of age.

 

Pre-Ballet introduces a more structured ballet class, during which basic ballet vocabulary and movement is taught. It is at this age when body memory begins to form, all leading up to a strong foundation in ballet.  This is a 60 minute class for 6-7 years of age.

 

Pre-Ballet/Tap follows the same model as the Pre-Ballet class, with the added element of tap dancing. This is a 60 minute class for 6-7 years of age.

Ballet I is a dancer's first traditional ballet technique class. Students at this level are introduced to extended barre exercises, while increasing demi pointe work, stretching and strengthening. There is an increased emphasis on ballet vocabulary, coordination and classroom focus. This is a 60 minute class - 8-10 years of age.

Ballet II is a progression of ballet I.  In this class students will continue to learn ballet terminology, transitional steps, rhythm and poise.  This is 60 minute class - faculty placement.  

Ballet IIIA focuses on strengthening exercises, transitional steps and more intricate combinations.  This level helps prepare female dancers for pointe shoes.  It is highly encouraged this class be taken three times a week. This is a 75-90 minute class - faculty placement.

 

Ballet IIIB is the most anticipated level for a young dancer. . . . Pointe shoes are introduced! This level is geared to dedicated dancer and is required to be taken three times a week.  This is a 90 minute class - faculty placement.

 

Ballet IV is geared toward the intermediate dancer. More difficult steps are taught and performing opportunities increase. 

This is a 90 minute class - faculty placement.

*Pointe classes for Ballet IV students are offered in addition to their regular scheduled technique classes.  To partake in ponte class, dancers must take a minimum of 2 technique classes per week.

 

Ballet V builds on concepts practiced in Ballet III & Ballet IV and elevates experienced young dancers into a technically more demanding level that prepares them for pre-professional training.  Emphasis is placed on coordination, musicality, and technical proficiency as dancers learn how to cleanly execute ballet combinations and choreography.  This level is for the dedicated dancer and is required to be taken four to five times a week. This is a 90 minute class - faculty placement.

*Pointe classes for Ballet V students are offered in addition to their regular scheduled technique classes.  To partake in pointe class, dancers must take a minimum of 3 technique classes per week.

 

Ballet VI is Studio West's most advanced ballet level.  In this class difficulty is increased, technique is polished and extensive performing opportunities are available.  This level is for the dedicated dancer and is required to be taken five times a week. This is a 90 minute class - faculty placement.

*Pointe classes for Ballet VI students are offered in addition to their regular scheduled technique classes.  To partake in pointe class, dancers must take a minimum of 4 technique classes per week.

  

Beginning Adult Ballet tailored for the brand new dancer, or for the student who has had a break from dance.            This is a 60 minute class.

 

Open Ballet a technique class for the intermediate ballet dancer who would like to take 1-2 times per week without serious commitment. This is a 75 minute class.