Ballet began formally in 15th Century Italy, as court dances reserved for royalty. Since the establishment of the first ballet school in Paris, France ballet technique still uses many of the exercises from the founding fathers. Based on positions turned-out from the hips allows a greater range of movement. Our school is based in the Russian ballet technique, but augmented with training in the Balanchine and French schools methodology. This provides a strong base with the speed and precision required in not only the Classical Ballets but many of the contemporary ballets.
Advancement in these levels below is completely at the discretion of the directors/faculty. It is not uncommon for a student to repeat a level to ensure a proper strength, understanding development in ballet. Boys and Girls will follow the same syllabus through Level 3.