Dancers are introduced to barre work with an emphasis on a functional anatomical understanding of turn-out, positions of the arms, and increased proprioception. Level 1 classes students benefit from the study of classical technique paired with Progressing Ballet Technique to improve body understanding and support safe and healthy development. A traditional class format of barre, center, and moving through space can be expected on a regular basis with Level 1 dancers.
Technique 1A students take:
* Ballet 1A
* Progressing Ballet Technique
In the upper division of Level 1, dancers are typically between the ages of 8-12 years, and have some ballet experience. However, please note that age is not intended to be a guiding force in registration choices, as all dancers develop at their own rate. If you have any questions about this, please be in touch
for personalized recommendations. Dancers in this group are eager to learn more about the basics of ballet and focus on solidifying the foundational concepts and movements of the art form. An evaluation of strength and alignment will precede approval for pointework, as well as an evaluation of bone growth to be mindful of Technique 1B students take:
* Ballet 1A & Ballet 1B technique classes* Progressing Ballet Technique* Pre-Pointe (approval required)