Class Descriptions

Little Dreamers

Pre-ballet, modern, and tap for ages 3-5

A combination class designed to introduce young children to ballet, modern, and tap technique in a fun and creative setting. Children will be exposed to dance in the traditional ways as well as through games and creative expression encouraging a love of music and dance and building self-esteem, coordination, and gross motor skills.

Little Dreamers will require tap shoes and ballet slippers but need no special attire.

Ballet

Ballet 1:  Ages 5-8

Ballet 2 and 2a:  Ages 7-10

  • Students that are considering taking Ballet 3, or Ballet 4 or Ballet 5 must take a minimum of two ballet classes a week.
  • Students (elementary school age) at this level that do not wish to take multiple ballet classes a week may remain in Ballet 2.

Ballet 3:  Ages 8-11

Ballet 4: Ages 9-12

Ballet 5: Ages 11-15, with prior ballet experience or permission by Lara Ganz.

Ballet 6: Ages 13 and up

  • Students that are considering taking Ballet 6 must take a minimum of three ballet classes a week.
    • Ballet Technique classes count as a Ballet class
    • Company Class counts as a Ballet class.
  • Students unable to take the four classes a week may either take three level 6, or two level 5 classes or Teen Ballet.

Ballet 7: Ages 13 and up

  • Students that are considering taking Ballet 7 must take a minimum of four ballet classes a week.
    • Ballet Technique classes count as a Ballet class
    • Company Class counts as a Ballet class.
  • Students unable to take the four classes a week may either take three level 6, or two level 5 classes.

Variations: By Invitation only

  • Students that are considering taking Variations must take a minimum of four ballet classes a week.

Lyrical

Ages 12 and older (or permission by instructor).

Students that are considering taking Lyrical must also be taking at least one Ballet class,

Hip Hop

Boys Hip Hop: Ages 4-11

Hip Hop A: Ages 6-10

Hip Hop B: Ages 9-13 with at least one year of Hip Hop instruction or permission of instructor

Hip Hop C: Ages 12 and up, with at least one year of Hip Hop instruction or by audition/permission of instructor

Hip Hop D: Ages 14 and up, by audition or permission of instructor

Jazz

Students that are considering taking any Jazz class are strongly recommended (but not required) to take one ballet class per week.  If you are considering Jazz without taking ballet, please talk to Lara prior to registration.

Jazz A with Tap: Ages 7-10.  No prior dance experience necessary.

Jazz B: Ages 9-13 with at least two years of Ballet instruction or permission of instructor

Jazz C: Ages 12 and up, with at least two years of Ballet instruction or by audition/permission of instructor

Jazz D: Ages 14 and up, by audition or permission of instructor

Modern Dance

These classes will incorporate aspects of various different techniques including but not limited to Ailey, Graham, and Limón. Modern students will adhere to the dress code. As in the Ballet classes, Modern classes have general guidelines only to aid in placing new students and students may be changed according ability. Students that are considering taking any Modern class are strongly recommended (but not required) to take one ballet class per week.  If you are considering Modern without taking ballet, please talk to Lara prior to registration.

Modern B: Ages 8-13 with at least two years of Ballet instruction (at a Ballet 3 level or higher).

Modern C: Ages 13 and up, with at least two years of Ballet instruction (at a Ballet 5 level or higher) and one year of Modern Instruction or permission of instructor

Modern D: Ages 14 and up, by audition or permission of instructor

Tap

Tap A with Jazz A: Ages 7-10.  No prior dance experience necessary.

Tap B: Ages 9-13 with at least two years of Tap instruction or permission of instructor

Tap C: Ages 11 and up, with at least two years of Tap instruction or permission of instructor

Tap D: Ages 13 and up, by audition or permission of instructor

Pointe

Recommendation required
Pointe students are required to have three years of Ballet training and a minimum of two Ballet classes per week. Once a Ballet student seems prepared,she will be independently examined by the instructor, who will determine readiness to go on pointe. Factors considered will include: anatomy (bone structure in feet and legs), ankle strength, leg strength, core strength, age (to help in determining bone calcification), and attitude of the student. These factors must be considered very seriously to prevent injury to the dancer. All Pointe students will adhere to the dress code but may wear dance skirts if desired.

 

Aerial Silks

Ages 10 and up.

Silks class level will be set by Aubrey.  These will be mixed aged classes as levels are based on mental focus, safe Silks technique, strength and ability, not age.  Any one interested in taking Silks must first take one of the four week intro classes offered on Saturdays starting in September.

 

Veritas

  • All Veritas participant are required to take…
    • The Wednesday Veritas Rehearsal class
    • Weekly ballet at their level (see above requirements)
    • The Saturday Veritas Rehearsal class (at their level)
    • At least one Modern Class per week (at their level)
    • Company Class