Preparatory Level (Ages 10-11)
Specially created for second level of Academy students, classes are 60-90 minutes long that meets three, four day per week. Pre-pointe exercises/classes will strengthen the feet and ankles to prepare the students for pointe shoes, and more advanced technique. Barre work, Small jumps and exercises across the floor will be incorporated. We continue to add musicality, accuracy and strength into the combinations. Ballet vocabulary continues to be reinforced, along with the execution and advancement of proper technique. Stretching, Conditioning, and Strengthening of the dancer’s muscles will continue and students will incorporate more use of the upper body .