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 Important Dates and Schedule

2019-2020

*All students must take a placement class

**Class size limited to 15 students

CLASS LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS AND DRESS CODE

ATTENDANCE POLICY

*Students are not permitted to wear colored leotards until all missed classes are made up.

Missed classes should be made up by taking a lower level.

 

 

Creative Dance

 

Ages 3-4. This class is designed to develop gross motor skills, spatial awareness, and flexibility in addition to nurturing creativity.

 

*Black or Pink Leotard, Pink Leather Ballet Slippers, and white socks. Hair should be neatly secured  

  in a bun with wisps sprayed or pinned back.

 

Pre-Ballet

 

Ages 5-6. This class is a prelude to formal ballet instruction. Students will develop a foundation for ballet technique in a positive learning environment. Exercises will introduce students to the ballet barre to develop correct posture and technique. Students will begin center exercises that will develop flexibility, balance, and strength as well as traveling steps, which will encourage development of gross motor skills. Students will begin to learn the French vocabulary, movement expression, and proper ballet etiquette in a non-competitive atmosphere.

 

*Black or Pink Leotard, Leather Ballet Slippers, and Pink Tights. Hair should be neatly secured in a  

  bun with wisps sprayed or pinned back.

 

B3

 

Ages 7-9. This class begins the first level of the graded-level ballet syllabus.

Students will be learning the basic ballet positions, the progression of a standard ballet barre, and learning the French vocabulary that defines all ballet steps. The student moves into beginning centre work, away from the support of the ballet barre.

 

*Black, Pink, White Leotard with Pink Tights and Leather Ballet Slippers. Hair should be neatly 

  secured in a bun with wisps sprayed or pinned back.

 

Level C1

 

This class focuses on the second level of the graded-level ballet syllabus and continues to focus on the basic positions and progression of the ballet barre. Students will increase the amount of centre work away from the support of the barre as well as introduce the student to exercises for pre-pointe work. Students will be taught to focus on slow repetition and there will be an emphasis on quality over quantity.

 

*Black, Pink, White, or Blue Leotard with Pink Tights and Leather Ballet Slippers. Hair should be neatly secured in a bun with wisps sprayed or pinned back.

 

Level C8

This class focuses on the third level of the graded-level ballet syllabus and continues to focus on the basic positions and progression of the ballet barre. Students will increase the amount of centre work away from the support of the barre as well as introduce more pointe work. Students will be taught to focus on slow repetition and there will be an emphasis on quality over quantity.

 

*Black, White, Pink, Blue, Purple. Pink Leather Ballet Slippers. Ribbons on Flat Shoes and Pointe Shoes 

 

Level D/E

 

This class focuses on the intermediate levels of the graded-level ballet syllabus. Students who have achieved proper technique will qualify to take pointe, variations, and pas de deux classes. This pre-professional level will also have many performance opportunities. Performance is an integral part of a dancer’s training at the Patterson School of Ballet.

 

*Leotard with Pink Tights, Ribbons on flat shoes, Pointe shoes will be necessary. Skirts may be  

  worn only for variations classes. Hair should be neatly secured in a bun with wisps sprayed or 

  pinned back.

 

Adult

 

Adult classes are a great way to challenge your mind and stretch your body. This class will be for intermediate through advanced adult students and will focus on building strength and flexibility using classical ballet as the vehicle for change.

 

Boys/Men

 

(Ages 3-7)

 

White T-Shirt, Black Shorts, White or Black Leather Ballet Shoes with White Socks.

 

(Ages 8-10)

 

White T-Shirt, Black Tights, Black or White Leather Ballet Shoes (with White Socks)

 

(Ages 11 and Up)

 

White or Black T-Shirt, Black or White Tights, Dance-Belt, Black or White Ballet Shoes (with White Socks)

 

Michael Patterson, Artistic Director

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