Pre-professional program

Ballet III: Ages 10-11+  (by placement)

Continuing training in the fundamentals of classical ballet technique, vocabulary and studio etiquette. Development of technical skills, coordination, discipline and musicality. Classes in physical training with concentration on placement and correct body alignment. 

Class Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Clothing: Girls-black leotard, pink tights and pink canvas ballet shoes. Boys-black shorts, white tight fitted t-shirt, white socks, white ballet shoes.

Required number of classes: 3 + 1 pre-pointe/pointe class (Monday, Wednesday, Friday - downtown)

Additional classes: Various (can be added on an individual basis)

Ballet IV: Ages 11-13+ (by placement)

Exercises from previous levels are repeated with increased frequency. Development of the legs and feet are stressed, with work on half-toe and in later stages en pointe. The technical vocabulary of turning and batteries will be introduced and expanded. 

Class Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Clothing: Girls-Black leotard, pink tights and pink canvas ballet shoes, pink pointe ballet shoes. Boys- black tights, white socks, white ballet shoes, white tight fitted t-shirt, dance belt.

Required number of classes: 3 + 3 pointe (Monday, Wednesday, Friday - downtown)

For Naperville schedule, click HERE 

Additional classes: additional classes (character, basic partnering conception, contemporary, variations, body conditioning/strength training/floor barre, etc.) and rehearsals can be added on an individual basis

Ballet V: Ages 14+ (by placement)

Exercises from previous level are repeated with increased frequency with work on demi-pointe and en pointe. Classes will increase in complexity and there will be great emphasis on the development of line and smooth connection of movement quality. Development of the epaulements and port de bras. Strengthening the student's stability in various turns, beats, and large jumps. Repertoire is introduced to further development of virtuosity, artistry, musicality and personality. 

Class Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Clothing: Girls-Black leotard, pink tights and pink canvas ballet shoes, pink pointe ballet shoes. Boys-black tights, white socks, white ballet shoes, white tight fitted t-shirt, dance belt. 

Required number of classes: 4 (center exercises may include pointe) + 3 pointe + variations (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - downtown)

For Naperville schedule, click HERE  

Additional classes: additional classes (character, beginning and intermediate partnering conception, contemporary, body conditioning/strength training/floor barre, etc.) and rehearsals can be added on an individual basis

For complete Chicago schedule CLICK HERE