Ballet I begins the dance student’s formal training in ballet. The curriculum is modeled after the six-year Vaganova Syllabus. The class consists of barre, center, allegro work and introduces the concepts of turn-out, alignment, port de bras, flexibility, and musicality. Students are encouraged to take more than one ballet class a week and begin the study of Character.
Required weekly classes: 2 Technique, 1 Character (optional)
For dancers ages 9-14 with at least two years of previous training or teacher approval. The class follows the curriculum for the second year of the Vaganova Syllabus. French Technique is also introduced and pointe work is conducted in a separate class.
Required weekly classes: 1 Technique, 1 Pointe, 1 Character or 2 Technique, 1 Character
For dancers 11 years and up with at least 3 years of previous training or teacher approval. The class follows the curriculum of the third class of the Vaganova syllabus. French technique is also taught.
Required weekly classes: 2 Technique, 1 Pointe, 1 Character/Variations
Parents and students are encouraged to avoid making appointments during class time. Students who miss class regularly will be moved into a lower class level in order to maintain the integrity of each class’s curriculum. Parents must notify the Academy if their child is going to be absent. Students are encouraged to make-up all missed classes as quickly as possible.
The class terms at the Academy are August thru July. Meaning, classes begin in mid-August of one year and end in July of the next year. Tuition at the Academy is based on a single amount divided into twelve monthly payments. Tuition is due by the tenth of each month. A late fee of $10 is expected for payments received after the tenth of each month. Tuition is not reduced to reflect missed classes due to illness, work schedules, vacations, or holidays. Make-up classes can be arranged with the teacher. Adjustments will be made for summer vacations if the Academy is notified in writing beforehand.
A student is considered enrolled in a class until the Academy is notified in writing that the student will not be returning. This policy permits the Academy to keep the enrollment in each level from exceeding the limit established by the Directors to maintain professional standards. Tuition is due until written notification is received. Notifications can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.