Levels 1 - 5 / by William Smith

Ages 7 & above by audition and placement.

Level 1 begins formal ballet training with an emphasis on barre work. The subsequent levels progressively build on the study of technique, with specific areas of concentration at each step.

In Level 3, focus on center floor work is increased, and girls begin pre-pointe exercises. Level 4 introduces girls to pointe, and boys begin basic weight training. In Level 5 dancers begin the study of classical variations and adagio, while girls continue to develop their pointe work and boys continue with weight training.

Students in these divisions attend between one and seven classes per week, depending on the level.