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When choosing dance classes, we believe that all dance students should start their training with the foundation provided by the technique classes in Classical Ballet appropriate to their age and experience. We also offer separate Performance Classes for students who would like to participate in our annual production of The Nutcracker and/or perform an extra piece of choreography specially created for them for our Spring Showcase. Modern Dance classes are also available. Our faculty will help select the best level for any experienced students and advance students according to their progress, with safety and best learning outcomes always in mind.
2021-2022 Class Schedule
Monday 3:45-4:30 p.m.
A once-a-week class to introduce children to basic elements of movement and ballet in a creative, fun environment. Includes some basic ideas from classical ballet.
Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m. (does not include Performance Class)
Tuesday 4:00-6:00 p.m. (includes Performance Class)
A once-a-week class at a beginning level of Classical Ballet training. The Tuesday class will be reserved for students enrolled in the Performance Class participating in The Nutcracker and the Spring Performance.
Level 2: Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Level 3: Monday 4:30-6:00 p.m. and Thursday 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Level 4: Monday and Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m.
A graded twice-a-week curriculum of more formal Classical Ballet instruction. Level 2 has two one-hour classes per week, Levels 3 and 4 have two 90-minute classes per week. All 4th graders as well as 3rd graders who have already been in Level 1 Ballet will be placed in Level 2. Level 3 and 4 students who are 11 years old and older may add Pointe class (with faculty approval).
Students generally do not advance to Level 3 until at least 5th grade. Some students advance more quickly.
Students generally do not advance to Level 4 until at least 7th grade. Some students advance more quickly.
Students generally do not advance to Level 5 until at least 9th grade. Some students advance more quickly.
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Three 90-minute classes per week including pointe work and men’s work. Students must also take Pointe/Variations and/or Modern for a minimum of 5.75 hours per week.
These are “rehearsals” for The Nutcracker or for a special “dance” in the Spring Performance with costumes and original choreography created specifically for the students involved.
Performance Level 1 – for Level 1 Ballet students
Performance Level 2 – for Level 2 Ballet students
Performance Level 3 – for Level 3 Ballet students
Performance Levels 4 – for Level 4 Ballet students
Performance Level 5 A, B, and C – for Level 5 Ballet students
Pointe 1: Wednesday 4:15-5:00 p.m.
Pointe 2: Wednesday 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Level 5 Pointe/Variations: Wednesday 6:00-7:15 p.m.
(must be 11 years old and approved by faculty) – A once-a-week class to introduce intermediate ballet students to working “en pointe.” Dancing on toe is part of the classical ballet technique for more experienced female dancers after several years of intense training.
Wednesday 7:15-8:30 p.m. (for Levels 4-5)
(for Ballet Level 4 and above) – A once-a-week class to introduce competent ballet students to the vocabulary of American modern dance as invented by Martha Graham, Lester Horton, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, and others. Similar to the work done at most college/university dance programs and at the Greenville County Schools’ Fine Arts Center.
Adult Ballet: Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.