This is where ballet starts. Dancers are introduced to the barre for the first time, learning basic ballet techniques and positions/ floor work.
Dress Code of Pink Tights, Pink Leotard, and Hair in Bun.
Must be 6 years of age or older.
Now that we've learned our foundational steps and positions, we can start to advanced our barre and floor work.
In this class we will work to tighten leg placements and deepen our movements, along with learning exciting new steps!
Dancers Promote to Black Leotards. Hair in Bun
Now that we know our basics from multiple positions / directions, we are ready for more advanced steps and combinations.
While focusing on terminology, allegros, adagios, and more, dancers will work on honing their control and speed with previously learned steps alongside new steps and positions.
In these levels dancers will continue gaining speed, control, strength, and terminology.
At RJAD our ballet program runs off a strict syllabus, where new steps are added to each progressing level.
We require proper execution of said steps before advancement. Proper muscle development is very important to us.
Dancers must be 12 years of age and have had 2-3 previous years of ballet training.
All new pointe dancers must be evaluated and meet the pointe requirements.
A minimum of 3 ballet tech. classes must be taken alongside the pointe class.
Please talk to your ballet teacher if interested in going en pointe.
A unique training system using ballet technique specific tools + exercises to focus on muscle memory, injury prevention, rehabilitation, proper weight distribution, body alignment, and more. Dancers won't be able to "just go through the motions", they will have to work for/through every movement.
Ballet level 2 and up