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The Lower School

For children ages 2+. No audition necessary.

Creative Movement 1

Age 2 by 9/1/2022

1 Class/week

Saturdays 9:00-9:45am

Creative Movement 2

Age 4 by 9/1/2022

1 Class/week

Saturdays 9:45-10:15am

Pre-Ballet 1

Age 5 by 9/1/2022

1 Class/week

Tuesdays 4:15-5:00pm

Saturdays 9:00-9:45am

Pre-Ballet 2

Age 6 by 9/1/2022

1 Class/week

Fridays 4:00-5:00pm

Saturdays 9:45-10:45am

Ballet Level 1

1-2 Classes/week suggested

Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm

Thursdays 4:00-5:15pm

Ballet Level 2

2-3 Classes/week suggested

Tuesdays 5:00-7:00pm

Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm

Saturdays 10:30-12:00pm

Pre-Pointe*

Age 7 by 9/1/2022

1 Class/week

Thursdays 5:15-5:45pm

*Pre-Pointe is by director approval.

Pointe 1*

1 Class/week

Thursdays 5:15-5:45pm

*Pointe is by director approval.

Pointe 2*

2 Classes/week suggested

Tuesdays 7:00-7:45pm

Wednesdays 6:30-7:15pm

*Pointe is by director approval.

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) 1/2

Age 7 by 9/1/2022

1 Class/week

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm

Jazz 1

Age 6 by 9/1/2022

1 Class/week

Fridays 5:00-6:00pm

Jazz 2/3

Age 9 by 9/1/2022

1 Class/week

Fridays 5:30-6:30pm

Contemporary 1

Age 6 by 9/1/2022

1 Class/week

Fridays 6:00-7:00pm

Contemporary 2/3

Age 9 by 9/1/2022

1 Class/week

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm

Creative Movement

Designed for our youngest movers, Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music and dance. Through this class dancers begin to focus on channeling their energy, developing physical and mental skills and express their imagination and creativity.

 

What is PBT?

"PBT is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program designed to enhance students' technique by focussing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels."

"The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation and enhances the ability of athletes to perform at their best. It can be difficult for students to feel which muscles initiate the correct alignment in training. However, with the use of an exercise ball, the students gain a great sense of posture and weight-placement whilst feeling each correct muscle group working throughout each exercise, which then stays with them when whilst performing... PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory. The program is designed with safe dance methodology to promote a long, healthy career"

 pbt.dance/en/about