Lower School (Ages 3-3rd grade)
Fairy Tale Dance focuses on connecting story-based themes with early ballet movement and music. We use treasure chests filled with exciting props to engage the imagination of our young dancers in this class. The syllabus is celebratory in its sharing of early ballet movement, storytelling and appreciation of music.
Saturday 9:30 - 10:15 am (Smith) - Class full (please email to be added to the waitlist)
Sunday 9:30 - 10:15 am (Shelton)
Students begin to learn the concepts of dance through the simple class structure, stretching, and expression through music in movement— all while having lots of fun. First Steps follows in the creative footsteps of Fairy Tale Dance but starts to encourage a cumulative knowledge of early technique and group work.
Tuesday 3:30 - 4:15 pm (Utz)
Wednesday 3:15 - 4:00 pm (Utz)
Sunday 9:45 - 10:30 am (Diarbekirian) - Class full (please email to be added to the waitlist)
Students learn many of the basic ballet positions, including some stretching, barre work, and centre. They begin to learn the French terms for ballet movements and positions. Pre-Ballet is a fun and imaginative way to begin a child’s ballet training. This class is a 2-year syllabus and is the first level to perform in the Spring Performance at the end of the year.
Monday 4:30 - 5:15 pm (Diarbekirian)
Tuesday 4:15 - 5:00 pm (Utz)
Wednesday 4:00 - 4:45 pm (Utz)
Friday 3:45 - 4:30 pm (Moncrieff)
Saturday 9:30 - 10:15 am (Shelton) - Class full (please email to be added to the waitlist)
Sunday 10:15 - 11:00 am (Shelton) - Class full (please email to be added to the waitlist)
This class builds on age-appropriate but focused technique training with emphasis on proper use of the feet and legs, acquiring turnout, and developing the ability to “spot” turns.
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00 pm (Utz)
Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm (Diarbekirian)
Saturday 10:15 - 11:15 am (Shelton)
Level 2 begins to prepare students for entry into the Upper School for the following year. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge of proper ballet terminology and students begin to learn turns, complex combinations, and proper use of body positions.
Wednesday 5:00 - 6:15 pm (Utz) - Class full (please email to be added to the waitlist)
Friday 4:00 - 5:15 pm (Diarbekirian)
Saturday 9:30 - 10:45 am (Diarbekirian)
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:15 pm (Shelton)