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. Preschool Creative Dance: 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 of 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. Pre-Intermediate/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: You do not need to purchase new dance wear IF your child has not outgrown her leotards from last year. If purchasing new leotards, please note the following colors: Preschool to Pre-Ballet 2: Pink, short sleeved leotards Ballet 1 Lilac, short sleeved leotard Ballet 2 & 3: Navy tank leotard Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate: Black camisole leotard All classes: Pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled away from face in bun or ponytail. For those with short hair, headbands or clips are recommended.