This is a GUIDELINE of suggested levels.
When we meet your child, interact with them and see their ability, social development, and natural movement skills, we will suggest the level that is appropriate for them. It is our goal to ensure we help them feel confident as well as challenged for growth
There are not enough levels for students to progress each year. Students could spend up to 3 years in a level depending on their confidence. There's usually a challenge year the first year, a comfort year the second year, and before we push them up to the next level, we like them to experience a leadership year so that we know they have mastered on their skills.
Sometimes when we see students bordering a level, we will have them come for both until they are certainly ready to make the leap. Or if your child REALLY wanting to go up a level, we suggest coming to the lower level of that genre in addition to reinforce basic skills and strengthen in their practice.
Level 1 | Ages 6-10
Here we help balance establishing a passion for dance and an introduction to proper dance technique through mechanics, vocabulary, and style.
Ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, lyrical, musical theatre, hip hop, and technical development available at this level.
Level 2 | Ages 8-12
Here we continue to help students evolve their passion for dance and focus on goal setting and achievements to help them feel accomplished and growth.
We develop knowledge in anatomy and dance vocabulary. Here we add the options fo modern and contemporary dance for those students who have had ballet and/or jazz technique.
If you are a new student, we will always start you in a "Level A" class for the first week, regardless of your experience. We have a specific checklist curriculum we follow for placement. All new students will be given a placement card for teachers to adjust schedule or levels based on the students' skill assessment.
LEVEL B & C will be assigned by a placement evaluation from first class or dance intensives!