Class Descriptions

Toddler Ballet Class

Ages 2 - 3.5 years old

Toddler Ballet class is not just an introduction to music and dance, but also to basic ballet technique. Through the use of imagery, song, costumes and props, students work on developing coordination and musicality in a fun, dynamic environment. Listening skills and class etiquette are practiced. The class is designed to begin formal ballet class structure and basic ballet vocabulary.

French Option
French Toddler Ballet class uses 50-90% French depending on the level. Previous experience with French is not required for beginning levels, however is necessary for advanced levels as very little translation is given.

Attire
Leotard, fitted t-shirt, or fitted tank top
Tights, fitted leggings, or fitted pants suitable for movement
Ballet slippers
Long hair pulled back

Costumes are provided unless parents want to bring something of similar style that does not interfere with their child's movement and safety.
Baby ballet classes in French or English

Parents are highly encouraged to participate with their child in the group to help encourage participation and appropriate behavior.

A Parent or Guardian Must Remain in the Dance Room at All Times.

Preschooler Ballet Class

Ages 3.5 - 5 years old

Preschooler Ballet class continues working on the same fundamentals as Toddler Ballet. A higher degree of focus is expected as the students not only improve their coordination, musicality and technique, but also begin working on left and right side barre work. Formal ballet class structure is expanded upon as well as leadership skills.

French Option
Preschooler Ballet is taught 50-90% in French depending on the level. Previous experience with French is not required but parents should keep in mind there will be little translation in the intermediate to advanced language levels.

Attire
Leotard, fitted t-shirt, or fitted tank top
Tights, fitted leggings, or fitted pants suitable for movement
Ballet slippers
Simple ballet skirt optional (no tutus)
Long hair pulled back

Costumes are not provided nor permitted in Toddler Ballet.
Toddler ballet classes in French or English
Parents are asked not to participate at this level, but may intervene to help maintain appropriate classroom behavior.

A Parent or Guardian Must Remain in the Dance Room at All Times.

PreBallet Ballet Class

Ages 5 - 6 years old

PreBallet class begins a formal ballet class structure. All the fundamentals from previous levels are build apon but with greater expectations of focus and dicipline from the dancers. Barre work becomes an integral part of the class, and short dance phrases are presented and worked on weekly with the expectation of memorization.

French Option
Preschooler Ballet is taught 50-90% in French depending on the level. Previous experience with French is not required but parents should keep in mind there will be little translation in the intermediate to advanced language levels.

Attire
Plain leotard for girls and a fitted t-shirt for boys
Plain tights or fitted leggings
Ballet slippers
Short simple ballet skirt optional (no tutus)
Long hair pulled back

Costumes are not provided nor permitted in Toddler Ballet.
Parents are asked not to participate at this level, but may intervene to help maintain appropriate classroom behavior.

A Parent or Guardian Must Remain in the Dance Room at All Times.