Studio D 2023-2024 Class Placement Info

We recognize that students progress at varied rates and this is taken into account when placing students in their classes. This serves as a basic guideline to point parents and students in the right direction. Please respect your teacher’s advice on placement for it is where we feel your dancer will make the most progress and where they will thrive.

For Our Youngest Dancers

  • Creative Movement – ages 3-4
  • Ballet/Tap – ages 5-7
  • Tap 1 (30 min) – ages 5-7
  • Ballet 1 (30 min) – ages 5-7
  • Jazz/Hip Hop (30 min) – ages 5-7
  • Modern/Tumble/Ballet – ages 5-7

Ballet Classes

  • Ballet 1 – Grades 1-3, ages 6-8
  • Ballet 2a – Grades 2-4, ages 7-9
  • Ballet 2b – Grades 3-5, ages 8-10
  • Ballet 2/3 – Grades 5-7, ages 10-12
  • Ballet 3a Core – Grades 6+, must take twice a week
  • Ballet 3b Core – Grades 7+, must take twice a week
  • Ballet 4 Core –  Grades 8+, must take twice a week
  • Ballet 5 Core – Grades 9+, must take twice a week
  • Ballet Technique – Grades 7-12

Note:  All Core Level 3 and Up Ballet classes must take at least two Core Ballet Classes per week. This does not include a pointe class as one of those two classes.

Pointe Classes

  • Pointe 1 – for Ballet 3b Core students
  • Pointe 2 – Grades 8+, for Ballet 4 Core students
  • Pointe 3 – Grades 10-12, for Ballet 5 Core students

Hip Hop & Street Dance Classes 

  • Hip Hop 1 – Grades 2-5, ages 7-10
  • Hip Hop 2 – Grades 5-8, age 10-13
  • Hip Hop 3 – Grades 7+, by invitation
  • Hip Hop 4 – Grades 9+, by invitation
  • Street Dance – Grades 4-8

Modern Dance, Modern/Acro & Acro Classes

  • Modern/Acro 1 – ages 6-8, Grades 1-3
  • Modern/Acro 2 – ages 7-9, Grades 2-4
  • Modern/Acro 3a – Grades 4-6, ballet required
  • Modern 3b – Grades 5-7, ballet required, D-tour Jr. Co.
  • Modern 4 – Grades 7-11, ballet core required, D-tour, by invitation
  • Modern 5 – Grades 9-12, ballet core required, D-tour, by invitation
  • Teen Modern – Grades 7-10, no ballet required
  • Acro – Grades 4-8

Note: All Modern 3 and higher classes must include at least one ballet class.

Contemporary & Lyrical Classes

  • Contemporary 3 – Grades 7-9, ballet required
  • Contemporary 4 – Grades 8-12, ballet required
  • Contemporary 5 – Grades 9-12, ballet required
  • Teen Lyrical – Grades 7-12

Jazz Classes  

  • Jazz/Hip Hop (30 mins) – ages 5-7
  • Jazz/Hip Hop 2 (45 mins) – ages 7-9, grades 2-4
  • Jazz 2- Grades 4-6, ballet suggested
  • Jazz 3/4 – Grades 7-10, ballet required
  • Jazz 4b – Grades 8-11, ballet required
  • Jazz 5 – Grades 9-12, ballet required

Note: All Jazz 3 and higher classed must include at least one ballet class.

Tap Classes  

  • Tap 1 – ages 5-7
  • Ballet/Tap – ages 5-7
  • Advanced Tap – by ability, Grades 8+

Choreography Classes/ Acro (are invited to perform in our winter showing)

  • Choreography/Acro 1/2 – Grades 4-7
  • Choreography/Acro 2/3 – Grades 7+* (Must be able to do a one handed cartwheel, a Handstand into a Bridge and handstand against the wall.) Must have dance, choreography or Acro experience.
  • Choreography/Acro/Partnering 3 – Grades 6+* (Class will include Acro, Partnering work and Choreography work alone and in small groups. Must be open to working with weight sharing and counter balancing with a partner.)
  • Advanced Acro – Grades 7+* (*Must be able to front and back walk overs and have partnering experience.)

We recognize that students progress at varied rates and this is taken into account when placing students in their classes. This serves as a basic guideline to point parents and students in the right direction. Please respect your teacher’s advise on placement for it is where we feel your dancer will make the most progress and where they will thrive.

 

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