Our Ballet program at Studio 360 offers a high standard education based ballet curriculum from national ballet training curriculums and progressive learning techniques. We emphasize that ballet training is a foundation for all other dance genres. This training safely scaffolds dancers muscular development throughout the levels. Placement for levels are based on demonstrating proficiency in vocabulary and the execution of the technique required in each level.
Class Details: Level placements is required by Studio 360 instructors on average dancers require two years in each level in order to successfully demonstrate proficiency according to syllabus standards. Registration is available June - October 1st as space allows. November - May we will learn one ballet recital routine. Dancers perform in the opening ballet production number to begin each show!
Pointe technique is part of classical ballet technique. Dancers are required to complete three years of leveled ballet training. For safety of the dancers Pointe may begin at the ages of 11 - 13 years old when the dancers feet have slowed or stopped growing.
Class Details: Teachers will evaluate if students have range of motion in their feet and ankles required for pointe work and will require teacher approval prior to registration. Registration is available June - January as space allows.
Approx. 3 - 4 Years of Ballet Training
Approx. Ages 10 and Up
Students will not go on pointe for about two years when starting pre-pointe. Dancers will work on strength in the feet and ankles as well as progress overall ballet technique to prepare for future pointe work.
Approx. 5 - 6 Years of Ballet Training
Approx. Ages 11 and Up
Has successfully passed pre-pointe
Pointe students will need to receive a teacher recommendation prior to advancement.
Students will take a lower level ballet technique class using pointe shoes.