PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

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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. We are proud of all our uniquely qualified, experienced teachers four of whom have ABT® National Training Curriculum certification. 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.

Click HERE for a complete school year schedule, studio policies and rate schedule.

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 and Tap classes also available.

Level 2 – Ready for more than basics. Students typically in 3rd and 4th grade. Ballet strongly encouraged. Jazz and Tap 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, three available. Various Jazz and Tap classes help to build a well rounded dancer and are also there for those whose primary focus is not ballet.

Level 4 – Intermediate/Advanced. 7th grade and up with instructor approval. Various Jazz and Tap classes help to build a well rounded dancer and are also for those whose primary focus is not ballet.

Level 5 – Advanced level, with instructor approval. Modern Ballet and Contemporary Jazz as well as Jazz and Tap are available.Various Jazz and Tap classes help to build a well rounded dancer and are also there for those whose primary focus is not ballet.

All of our Pre-Professional Training students may participate in our year-end recital in May. Ballet and pointe classes are typically combined or use the same costume.


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, Cynthia Barham, Scarlet Blume, and Anton Boytsov have successfully completed portions of the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

 


Special Events

  • Dance Insights

    "Passe is an action not a position." - Mr. Robert   Robert shares a wealth of information on a variety of topics, especially ballet.  In any class you take from him you are likely to get equal parts of history, pedagogy and current trends while training.  "Pedagogy" is the art and science of education.  So there you are, you just learned something by reading this blog post.

  • It's Never Too Late

    It’s never too late to join a dance class. For students interested in joining our Discovery and Pre-Professional Classes, we are working on recital. Because we focus on training versus competition or performance in our classes, we welcome students whether they participate in recital or not.

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