EARLY DIVISION

FORMAL DIVISION

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

MUSICAL THEATRE

EARLY DIVISION (AGES 3 TO 6)

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

  • CURRICULUM CONTENT: beginner/intermediate creative movement; introduction vocabulary
  • Open to girls and boys 3 to 4 years of age at the time of enrollment
  • No previous formal training required
  • No audition required
  • 1 class per week/45 min.
  • Enrollment is first-come, first-served with priority extended to re-enrolling pupils in good standing

 

PRE-BALLET 1         

  • CURRICULUM CONTENT: advanced creative movement; introduction to ballet vocabulary
  • Open to girls and boys 4-5 years of age at the time of enrollment
  • Previous formal training recommended but not required
  • No audition required
  • 1 class per week/45 mins.
  • Enrollment is first-come, first-served with priority extended to re-enrolling pupils in good standing

 

PRE-BALLET 2

  • CURRICULUM CONTENT: introduction to fundamentals of ballet technique
  • Open to continuing B.A.C. Pre-Ballet 1 students approved by the School Directors for advancement to Pre-Ballet 2; additional openings for girls and boys new to the school generally5- 6 years of age at the time of enrollment
  • Previous formal training recommended but not required
  • No audition required
  • 1 class per week/45 mins.
  • Enrollment is first-come, first-served with priority extended to re-enrolling pupils in good standing

FORMAL DIVISION (AGES 6TO 12)

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LEVEL 1A & 1B

  • CURRICULUM CONTENT: beginner ballet technique
  • Open to continuing B.A.C. Pre-Ballet 2 students approved by the School Directors for advancement to Level 1A and 1B; additional openings for girls and boys new to the school generally age 6-8 and older assigned to Level 1A and 1B after an audition placement process
  • Previous formal training acceptable but not required
  • Level I 1hr. ballet, 45 mins. musical theatre required per week
  • Level I accelerated is by invitation only and meets for an additional 1hr. ballet class per week. Accelerated level I students may attend the level II jazz class if they desire but it is not required.
  • Enrollment is first-come, first-served with priority extended to re-enrolling pupils in good standing

LEVEL 2

  • CURRICULUM CONTENT: advanced-beginner ballet technique
  • Open to continuing B.A.C. Level 1A and 1B students approved by the School Directors for advancement to Level 2; additional openings for girls and boys new to the school, generally age 7-9 and older assigned to Level 2 after an audition placement process
  • 1 full year of previous classical ballet training required (pre-ballet not included)
  • 2 hrs. ballet, 45 mins. jazz, 45 mins. musical theatre required per week
  • Level II accelerated is by invitation only and meets for an additional 1hr. ballet class per week.
  • Enrollment is first come, first served with priority extended to re enrolling pupils in good standing

 

LEVEL 3

  • CURRICULUM CONTENT: intensified advanced-beginner ballet technique
  • Open to continuing B.A.C. Level 2students approved by the School Directors for advancement to Level 3; additional openings for girls and boys new to the school generally age 9-12 and older assigned to Level 3 after an audition placement process
  • 2 full years of previous classical ballet training required (pre-ballet not included)
  • 2.5 hrs. ballet, 1 hr. pointe prep. 45 mins. jazz, 45mins. musical theatre required per week
  • Accelerated level III is by invitation only and meets for an additional hour and half ballet class per week.
  • Enrollment is first come, first-served with priority extended to re-enrolling pupils in good standing

LEVEL 4

  • CURRICULUM CONTENT: intensified advanced-beginner ballet technique including preparatory pointe
  • Open to continuing B.A.C. Level 3 students approved by the School Directors for advancement to Level 4, additional openings for girls and boys new to the school generally age 11 and older assigned to Level 4 after an audition placement process
  • 2-3 full years of previous classical ballet training required (pre-ballet not included)
  • 3 hrs. ballet, 1 hour pointe prep., 45 mins. musical theatre, 45 mins. jazz
  • Accelerated level IV is by invitation only and meets for an additional hour and half ballet class per week.
  • Enrollment is first come, first-served with priority extended to re-enrolling pupils in good standing
  • Important Note: Advancement to level 3 is determined by the School Directors only when a student as achieved the following:
    • Commitment to his or her ballet training and consistently exemplary work
    • Comprehensive grasp of ballet vocabulary covered in the first three years of instruction
    • Satisfactory record of attendance
    • Potential for pointe work proficiency

Level Int./Adv.

  • CURRICULUM CONTENT: preparatory pre-professional ballet technique, pointe, jazz and musical theatre
  • Open to continuing B.A.C.   Level 4students approved by the School Directors for advancement to Level 5; additional openings for girls and boys new to the school generally age 12 and older assigned to Level 5 after an audition placement process
  • 3-4 full years of previous classical ballet training required (pre-ballet instruction not included)
  • 4.5 hrs. ballet technique, 3.5 hrs. pointe work, 1 hr. jazz, 1 hr. musical theatre required per week
  • Enrollment is first-come, first-served with priority extended to re-enrolling pupils in good standing
  • Important Note: Advancement to Level Int./Adv. is determined by the School Directors, only when a student as achieved the following:
    • Commitment to his or her ballet training and consistently exemplary work
    • Comprehensive grasp of ballet vocabulary
    • Satisfactory record of attendance
    • Physical Characteristics especially suitable for intensive, professional caliber training and performing (e.g., flexibility, straight back, legs turned out from hips, proper foot arch, slender trunk and limbs, presentable appearance) and considerable strength and stamina
    • Musicality
    • Discipline, focus, reliability and professional attitude
    • Desire and potential for artistic growth and improvement

 

MUSICAL THEATRE

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  Musical theatre classes are open to students not enrolled in regular ballet classes. Jazz is only offered to students enrolled in ballet.

 · All students are reassessed during the first week of classes to ensure that they are placed in the proper level that is most beneficial to the individual student.