Ballet classes are based on the curriculum of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), an international teaching organization committed to establishing standards of excellence in ballet instruction. The RAD syllabus is used as a basis to ensure correct training and to inspire each student's creativity musicality and dramatic expression. If you would like additional information or your child would like to try a trial class, please register for a Ballet Consultation. Pre-K Creative Dance: Ages 4-5 Jumping over streams and soaring like birds, students will move through an imaginative dance adventure. This fun-filled class will help strengthen gross motor skills. We'll use music, rhythm, and gestures are that are playful and creative. The instructor for this class is Mrs. September Rich. The following classes will be taught by Ms. Kay Tabisaura, RAD RTS. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) Pre-Ballet 1&2: A preparation for formal ballet lessons, these structured classes focus on correct posture, expression and refining motor skills. Ballet 1, 2, & 3: With a focus on ballet technique and performance qualities, students achieve skills in each level leading to increased physical strength, flexibility, coordination, and creativity. Students gain confidence as they progress though the levels with increasing complexity and challenge. Ballet 2 & 3 classes will include some Character Dance, a theatrical version on European folk dancing found in ballets. Intermediate Classes: For the more advanced dancer, this class challenges students technically, musically, and creatively with exercises that encourage critical thinking and athleticism while developing a sense of theater, movement dynamics and artistic interpretation. Dance Attire: Boys (All Classes): White t-shirt, black shorts, white socks, white ballet slippers Girls: (You do not need to purchase new dance wear IF your child has not outgrown their leotards from last year.) If purchasing new leotards, please note the following colors: Preschool & all Pre-Ballet classes- Pink short-sleeved leotards, pink or skin colored tights, pink skirt, pink ballet slippers Ballet 1 & 2- Lilac, short-sleeved leotard, pink or skin colored tights, pink ballet slippers Ballet 3- Navy blue tank or black camisole leotard , pink or skin colored tights, pink ballet slippers, black character shoes Pre- Intermediate & Intermediate: Black camisole leotard, pink or skin colored tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes (with teacher approval) All classes: Please have hair pulled away from face in bun or ponytail. For those with short hair, headbands or clips are recommended.