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Ballet Conservatory classes are led by our American Ballet Theater certified director Ms. Porita Wade. Dancers in conservatory ballet will have an in-depth exploration of the foundation of dance, working from ABT’s most prestigious and distinguished curriculum. This includes studying the body to help them use their bodies optimally for dance performances. It's an incredible opportunity for our students to develop their skills and become proficient ballet dancers! 


The American Ballet Theater curriculum is renowned for its unique approach to ballet education. Through the ABT program, students are taught about body mechanics, posture, alignment and coordination, music theory, performance techniques and more. This curriculum focuses on improving the overall quality of the dancer's technique and performance, allowing them to achieve a higher level of artistry and expressiveness while on stage. By being trained in this method of ballet education, dancers can become well-rounded professional performers who are prepared for any challenge they may face.


At the Ballet Conservatory, dancers are split into classes based on their personal level of technique—not their age. This allows dancers to progress naturally through the curriculum at their own pace, without feeling rushed or behind. To ensure the highest quality of instruction, dancers must be ages 7 or older. 

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. 


Studio 360 black leotard 

Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes 

Classic Pink Tights 

*Hair in tight secure bun is required

Skin Matching Shoes/Tights are available upon request

  • What ages are Regional Team dancers?
    Dancers are required to audition in their age group. Age groups are determined by the USASF rules. Dancers are not allowed to dance in a lower age division. Dancers with higher level skill level may be invited to compete as a crossover in a higher age group in addition to their age level routines. TINY Ages 5 - 7 Birth Year 2017 - 2019 MINI Ages 7 - 9 Birth Year 2014 - 2016 YOUTH Ages 10 - 13 Birth Years 2011 - 2013 JUNIORS Ages 14 - 16 Birth Years 2008 - 2010 SENIORS Ages 16+ Birth Years 2004 - 2007
  • How many competitions do Regional dancers compete at?
    Regional teams compete at 2 USASF sanctioned competitions in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Des Moines. Dancers also perform in the All Star showcase in January, Recital in June, and 1 - 2 local community events.
  • How many routines do Regional dancers compete?
    Regional dancers learn 2 routines. At least one routine will be in the style of Pom. Pom is similar to high school and college dance team style routines!
  • Do all dancers make the Regional Team?
    Dancers will auditions for the team, dancers will be invited to be on the regional competitive team or the Performance Team. We understand that being on an All Star team is a commitment for the dancer and their family. Dancers are placed where they will be able to grow and reach their personal success.
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