A Levels ages 6 – 9

A Level students take one ballet class per week and are placed by age.

  • A1: six year old students entering first grade
  • A2: seven year old students entering second grade
  • A3: eight year old students entering third grade. To compliment their ballet class students may take Contemporary 1

Students in A1 and up have an opportunity to perform onstage in the Student Performance. This optional performance gives the dancers a chance to demonstrate what they have learned during the school year.

All A Level classes follow a syllabus that includes:

  • The expansion of concepts introduced in Young Children’s Division
  • Developing a better understanding of classical music, rhythm and tempo
  • Developing a better understanding of basic ballet technique and terminology
  • Continued work on strength and flexibility in legs, ankles and feet
  • Use of correct arm, back, head and eyes
  • The re-enforcement of ballet etiquette