Student Division

Once a student has the basics of ballet technique under their belt, the program moves on to a more focused study of ballet, with emphasis on safe work habits, personal responsibility, and concentration.

Students are placed by level, not age, but generally, this division begins around age 9. The PLUS program is an enrichment program for young dancers in the Student Division aspiring towards a professional career. Students progress on to the Advanced Division which builds on the previous foundations. Admission is by placement.

Placement Class Dates
For student division ages 7+ through advanced division
• Tuesday, June 6
• Tuesday, June 20
• Tuesday, July 11
• Tuesday, August 1
• Tuesday, August 15
• Saturday, August 26
To reserve your spot in a placement class contact Lisa de Ravel at 609.921.7758, ext. 11 or lderavel@arballet.org

Classes

Intermediate Ballet for Boys
Intermediate Ballet for Boys develops more understanding of the ballet technique. Generally taken in conjunction with Intermediate 3 or Student 1. By invitation only, after at least one year of dance training. See Handbook for description of uniform.
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Student Ballet 1
Student Ballet 1 marks the beginning of a more serious approach to classical dancing than that taken in the Children’s Division. Here, we polish and perfect the basics, laying the foundation for future adventures. A lot of attention is paid to correct alignment, not only of the torso, but also of the leg, ankle and foot, and to correct understanding of the turnout.
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Student Ballet 1 PLUS
Student Ballet 1 marks the beginning of a more serious approach to classical dancing than that taken in the Children’s Division. Here, we polish and perfect the basics, laying the foundation for future adventures. The PLUS program is an enrichment program for young dancers aspiring towards a professional career.
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Student Ballet 2
Student Ballet 2 is a very challenging level. We teach many new steps, and expect a much more sophisticated level of form and fluency. Technique is very important to strengthen muscles and ligaments in order to avoid future injuries. Small misplacements of ankles and other joints need to be corrected at this level, so that the dancers may be ready for pointe shoes in Student 3. Coordination and timing of arm gestures, head movements, and legwork is also emphasized. It usually takes one to two years to accomplish these goals.
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Student Ballet 2 PLUS
Student Ballet 2 is a very challenging level. We teach many new steps, and expect a much more sophisticated level of form and fluency. Technique is very important to strengthen muscles and ligaments in order to avoid future injuries. Small misplacements of ankles and other joints need to be corrected at this level, so that the dancers may be ready for pointe shoes in Student 3. Coordination and timing of arm gestures, head movements, and legwork is also emphasized. It usually takes one to two years to accomplish these goals. The PLUS program is an enrichment program for young dancers aspiring towards a professional career. Students continue on to the Advanced Division which builds on the foundations of previous divisions.
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Student Ballet 3
Student Ballet 3 initiates the study of pointe work, for the girls, and continues the acquisition of many more jumps and turns. Alignment is honed and barre work becomes more complex. The syllabus for this level adds beats to the jumps, which increases the demand for concentration, strength, and stamina. It usually takes one to two years to accomplish these goals.
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Student Ballet 3 Plus
Student Ballet 4 is for students who know all of the basics of the ballet vocabulary, and who have had at least one year of pointe study (generally more). Student Ballet 4 builds the mental and physical stamina to learn and perform more complex and longer combinations of steps with a higher degree of accuracy. We also spend a lot of time working on the coordination of head and arms, to take the dancers to a higher level in this area as well. In a larger sense we focus on the flow of energy through the body and limbs, which create the harmonious lines while moving through space that are the hallmark of ballet.
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Student Ballet 4
Student Ballet 4 is for students who know all of the basics of the ballet vocabulary, and who have had at least one year of pointe study (generally more). Student Ballet 4 builds the mental and physical stamina to learn and perform more complex and longer combinations of steps with a higher degree of accuracy. We also spend a lot of time working on the coordination of head and arms, to take the dancers to a higher level in this area as well. In a larger sense we focus on the flow of energy through the body and limbs, which create the harmonious lines while moving through space that are the hallmark of ballet.
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Student Ballet 4 Plus
Student Ballet 4 is for students who know all of the basics of the ballet vocabulary, and who have had at least one year of pointe study (generally more). Student Ballet 4 builds the mental and physical stamina to learn and perform more complex and longer combinations of steps with a higher degree of accuracy. We also spend a lot of time working on the coordination of head and arms, to take the dancers to a higher level in this area as well. In a larger sense we focus on the flow of energy through the body and limbs, which create the harmonious lines while moving through space that are the hallmark of ballet. The PLUS program is an enrichment program for young dancers aspiring towards a professional career. Students continue on to the Advanced Division which builds on the foundations of previous divisions.
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