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We commit to helping each student develop to the best of their abilities. Our programs are based on proven methods led by experienced faculty. The Pre-Professional Training program will give them a strong base in dance technique and many other skills that will help them in whatever they pursue.
The studio uses a multi-year curriculum for students age 6 and above. This has been found to be the best way to develop competency & confidence. Grade levels are provided for reference. Advancement is based on accomplishment of proficiency in skills for each level which may happen at a different rate for each dancer.
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The guidelines for class placement:
Level 1 – Beginning students, typically in 1st and 2nd Grade students will develop a solid base in dance technique. Ballet strongly encouraged. Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop classes available.
Level 2 – Ready for more than basics. Students typically in 3rd and 4th grade. Ballet students have 1¼ hr class. Ballet strongly encouraged. Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop classes available.
Level 3 – Intermediate level. Typically 5th and 6th grade. Pointe class will be on Mondays for those on pointe and preparing to be on pointe. Pointe students need to take at least one Level III Ballet class in addition, two available. Modern Ballet, as well as Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop are available.
Level 4 – Intermediate/Advanced. 7th grade and up with instructor approval. Modern Ballet and Contemporary Jazz as well as Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop are available.
Level 5 – Advanced level, with instructor approval. Modern Ballet and Contemporary Jazz as well as Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop are available.
All of our Pre-Professional Training Classes participate in our year-end recital in May.
Studio of Dance is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Robert Underwood has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.