Skill Requirements

Students should be able to demonstrate all variations of the required skills correctly with little to no difficulty to advance to the next level. without proper knowledge, strength, and training, dancers are at risk for injury if they are forced to advanced too soon.

It is our goal to make classes run at the appropriate pace for ALL students in the class. If you have little to no experience in a dance style, you must start at the level II regardless of your age.

KEEP IN MIND…

90% of our students repeat a dance level at least twice and more often 3 times!

Dance classes are designed to be repeated… 1st time to introduce & challenge, 2nd time to challenge and retain, 3rd time to retain and perfect!


Level II

Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Company Technique

Level II has No Requirements

*Before moving to level III, here is a sample of skills students must demonstrate:

Single Pirouettes in Retiré/Coupé, Basic Forward & Side Leaps with proper elevation & position, Standing Heel Stretches, Standing Scorpion, Illusions, Attitude/Arabesque Turns (single), Grand Battements (all directions), proper prep work in progressions (chassé, chainé turns, pas de bouree, etc.), & controlled balancing in relevé

Proper alignment, control, and execution in Ballet; & overall proper strength and control to begin learning level III skills


Level III

Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Company Technique

Level III requires experience, knowledge, and a demonstration of the level II requirements that apply to the class you are taking.

THIS WILL BE THE MOST REPEATED LEVEL

*Before moving to level IV, here is a sample of skills students must demonstrate:

Double Pirouettes in all turn variations, All variations of Forward & Side Leaps with proper elevation & position, Shoulder Rolls including Fish Flops with proper extensions, standing tilts, Illusions, Inversions, Attitude Turns (double) and variations of Attitude Leaps, various tuck jumps, 90 degree Rond De Jambe en l’air, fouettés (directional shifts), basic turn sequence preparations, basic switch jumps/leaps preparations

Proper alignment, control, and execution in Ballet; & overall proper strength and control to begin learning level IV skills


Level IV

Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Company Technique

Level IV requires experience, knowledge, and a demonstration of the level II requirements that apply to the class you are taking.

*Before moving to level V, here is a sample of skills students must demonstrate:

Triple Pirouettes in all turn variations, All variations of Forward & Side Leaps with proper elevation, position, and hyperextension, Shoulder Rolls including Fish Flops with proper extensions, toe rise, tilt jumps, Double Illusions, Inversions, Advanced Turns & Leaps, fouetté and à la seconde turns, switch jumps/leaps preparations

Proper alignment, control, and execution in Ballet; & overall proper strength and control for any further advanced work


Hip Hop

Level II has No Requirements

Level III has at least 2 years training in multiple styles of Hip Hop dance and/or urban dance styles; must demonstrate great sense of timing, keep up with fast directional changes and levels.

Level IV has at least 4 years training in multiple styles of Hip Hop dance and/or urban dance styles. This class is taught at a fast pace and very advanced; both stylistically and technically challenge.


Acro/

Tumbling

Level I has no formal requirements however students must have a tolerance for stretching, upper body conditioning, and be free of physical limitations that Acro could exacerbate

Level II has at least 2 years experience and can demonstrate proper technique, strength, and balancing in basic limbering and tumble skills; as well as demonstrate acceptable core and upper body strength.