This is a preview of all of the classes offered at En Pointe School of Ballet. If you would like to schedule a trial class, please create an account on the portal to register and we will contact you to schedule your Free trial class.

New Season - July 2021-June 2022

Name
Days
Location
Ballet-1 (Baby Mice)
Ballet levels 1-5 (ages 6-10) Beginning at age six, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability. Each level of classical ballet training increases strength, flexibility, musicality, proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary. Each class level builds upon the previous one at an increasingly difficult level through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of level 5, students must have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary before progressing to Pre-Pointe.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt (does not have to be attached) pink footed tights, pink leather or stretch canvas ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes, Junior PBT, Junior Turns and Leaps, and Junior partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength.

Students are also welcome to register for more than one ballet class in their level each week for additional technique training.
Monday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Dew Drop & Sugar Plum Rehearsal
Turns and Leaps (Must be in intermediate or advanced Pointe, and instructor approval)

This class helps to increase flexibility, core strength. spotting, leg strength and extension. This specialized class improves technique when executing a variety of leaps, jumps, sissonne, chaînès, pirouettes, fouettès, etc. The ability to jump and turn correctly and safely is crucial to a dancer’s technical progress. This is a non-performance class.
Monday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
TEEN POINTE-1 (Candy Canes)
2 classes per week required. This is the year that students will receive their pointe shoe recommendation letter, typically mid-season. They will spend the summer and first half of the season building additional strength in feet and ankles for Pointe shoes, increasing their stamina and understanding of pointe technique. When they are strong enough, and have passed our pointe strength tests, they will receive a letter of recommendation and a special invitation to purchase pointe shoes. We will have a class pointe shoe fitting in the studio and Mrs Rachael will fit each dancer personally to ensure the best fit. The entire class will begin pointe together at the same time and will begin a specialized program that we have developed to help them to gain strength safely in their new pointe shoes. Please do not purchase pointe shoes on your own. No one will be permitted to begin early. We follow a set program that requires a minimum of 12 weeks at the barre in their pointe shoes before students are permitted to perform simple exercises in the center on pointe.

Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If attendance requirements are not met, dancers will not be permitted to receive their pointe recommendation letter or wear pointe shoes.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

For all new pre-pointe age students a placement class is required to determine the appropriate level.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength to prepare for pointe.
Monday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
ADVANCED POINTE 2 (Snow Court)
Three classes per week required. Students must have completed one or more years of Intermediate Pointe. Pointe technique at this level is highly demanding. Pointe shoes are worn the entire class, three times a week. Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If adequate strength is not maintained dancers may not be permitted to wear pointe shoes or may be required to take additional classes or private lessons to regain strength. This class involves advanced professional level choreography and auditions for soloist and principal roles for our performances. A placement class is required to determine the appropriate level for new students.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, and pointe shoes. Pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers should always be in their dance bags in case they are needed.

Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible. We ask that extreme hair styles and colors be avoided because students in this class are selected as our Soloists and Principal dancers for our performances.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are highly encouraged to enhance training and strength.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
Men's Technique (Russian & Rats)
En Pointe School of Ballet is one of the few studios in the valley offering focused ballet training for men and young men to learn ballet in a masculine style with other male dancers and with a male teacher. Male classes are the best environment to embrace the masculinity & athleticism of ballet. Male dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet and French terminology as they supplement their training with specialized male technique and conditioning. Intermediate and advanced men’s techniques, turns, leaps, stretching and conditioning.

Additional classes for men: Conditioning, Turns and Leaps, PBT and weight training classes are HIGHLY recommended to accompany this class. Twice weekly Partnering/Pas de deux classes are an important part of the training for our male dancers.

Men’s Attire: white, gray, or black t-shirt (available with EPB Logo) black men's ballet tights, dance belt, split-sole black ballet slippers
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Pre-Pointe 2/Begin Pointe Jan (Arabian Court)
2 classes per week required. Must be 12 before January 1st. Dancers are not permitted to wear pointe shoes until they are 12 years old to protect their developing bones and muscles. This is the year that students will receive their pointe shoe recommendation letter, typically mid-season. They will spend the summer and first half of the season building additional strength in feet and ankles for Pointe shoes, increasing their stamina and understanding of pointe technique. When they are strong enough, and have passed our pointe strength tests, they will receive a letter of recommendation and a special invitation to purchase pointe shoes. We will have a class pointe shoe fitting in the studio and Mrs Rachael will fit each dancer personally to ensure the best fit. The entire class will begin pointe together at the same time and will begin a specialized program that we have developed to help them to gain strength safely in their new pointe shoes. Please do not purchase pointe shoes on your own. No one will be permitted to begin early. We follow a set program that requires a minimum of 12 weeks at the barre in their pointe shoes before students are permitted to perform simple exercises in the center on pointe.

Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If attendance requirements are not met, dancers will not be permitted to receive their pointe recommendation letter or wear pointe shoes.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

For all new pre-pointe age students a placement class is required to determine the appropriate level.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength to prepare for pointe.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
Beginning/Intermediate Turns & Leaps Technique
Turns and Leaps (ages 12 and up) - This class helps to increase flexibility, core strength. spotting, leg strength and extension. This specialized class improves technique when executing a variety of leaps, jumps, sissonne, chaînès, pirouettes, fouettès, etc. The ability to jump and turn correctly and safely is crucial to a dancer’s technical progress. This is a non-performance class.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
Ballet-4 (Angels)
Ballet levels 1-5 (ages 6-10) Beginning at age six, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability. Each level of classical ballet training increases strength, flexibility, musicality, proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary. Each class level builds upon the previous one at an increasingly difficult level through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of level 5, students must have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary before progressing to Pre-Pointe.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt (does not have to be attached) pink footed tights, pink leather or stretch canvas ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes, Junior PBT, Junior Turns and Leaps, and Junior partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength.

Students are also welcome to register for more than one ballet class in their level each week for additional technique training.
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Partnering-3
Partnering/Pas de deux classes

In ballet, a pas de deux (French, literally "step of two") is a dance duet in which two dancers, typically a male and a female, perform ballet steps together. Partnering classes are an important part of the training for our male and female dancers.

Partnering 3: Audition ONLY - Co-ed
This is an advanced partnering class that assumes all fundamentals are mostly mastered. Students in this class will learn professional-level choreography throughout the year. In this class students will be thrown into the deep end and have high expectations to work on their personal strength and ballet technique outside of class.
Monday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
Beginning Pre-teen (Chinese Court)
Two classes per week required. This class is for beginning pre-teens who are returning to or beginning ballet to focus on catching up to their peers. This beginning level of classical ballet begins with the basics and through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of this year, students should have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary. This class introduces proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes such as Junior PBT and Junior Turns and Leaps are recommended to enhance training and strength quickly.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
POINTE-1 (Candy Canes)
2 classes per week required. Must be 12 before January 1st. Dancers are not permitted to wear pointe shoes until they are 12 years old to protect their developing bones and muscles. This is the year that students will receive their pointe shoe recommendation letter, typically mid-season. They will spend the summer and first half of the season building additional strength in feet and ankles for Pointe shoes, increasing their stamina and understanding of pointe technique. When they are strong enough, and have passed our pointe strength tests, they will receive a letter of recommendation and a special invitation to purchase pointe shoes. We will have a class pointe shoe fitting in the studio and Mrs Rachael will fit each dancer personally to ensure the best fit. The entire class will begin pointe together at the same time and will begin a specialized program that we have developed to help them to gain strength safely in their new pointe shoes. Please do not purchase pointe shoes on your own. No one will be permitted to begin early. We follow a set program that requires a minimum of 12 weeks at the barre in their pointe shoes before students are permitted to perform simple exercises in the center on pointe.

Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If attendance requirements are not met, dancers will not be permitted to receive their pointe recommendation letter or wear pointe shoes.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

For all new pre-pointe age students a placement class is required to determine the appropriate level.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength to prepare for pointe.
Monday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
North Studio
New Studio
POINTE-2 (Waltz of the Flowers)
Two classes per week required. This class is for students who are in their second year of pointe. Beginning techniques are practiced and fine tuned as students are introduced to more ballet steps and combinations that require strength on a single foot. Pointe shoes are worn the entire class. Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If adequate strength is not maintained dancers may not be permitted to wear pointe shoes or may be required to take additional classes to regain strength. A placement class is required to determine the appropriate level for new students.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, and pointe shoes. Pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers should always be in their dance bags in case they are needed.

Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible and we ask that extreme hair styles and colors be avoided as this is one of the classes frequently invited to be a part of the Corps de Ballet and may be invited for special roles in our performances.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are highly encouraged to enhance training and strength.
Monday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
Ballet-1 (Baby Mice)
Ballet levels 1-5 (ages 6-10) Beginning at age six, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability. Each level of classical ballet training increases strength, flexibility, musicality, proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary. Each class level builds upon the previous one at an increasingly difficult level through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of level 5, students must have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary before progressing to Pre-Pointe.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt (does not have to be attached) pink footed tights, pink leather or stretch canvas ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes, Junior PBT, Junior Turns and Leaps, and Junior partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength.

Students are also welcome to register for more than one ballet class in their level each week for additional technique training.
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Ballet-5 (Angels Combo)
Ballet levels 1-5 (ages 6-10) Beginning at age six, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability. Each level of classical ballet training increases strength, flexibility, musicality, proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary. Each class level builds upon the previous one at an increasingly difficult level through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of level 5, students must have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary before progressing to Pre-Pointe.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt (does not have to be attached) pink footed tights, pink leather or stretch canvas ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes, Junior PBT, Junior Turns and Leaps, and Junior partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength.

Students are also welcome to register for more than one ballet class in their level each week for additional technique training.
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
Beginning Teen Pre-pointe (Chinese Court)
Two classes per week required. This class helps teens to achieve their dreams to dance en pointe. Teenagers tend to learn and catch up quickly, and this class is specifically for teens who are returning to or beginning ballet to focus on catching up to their peers. It is not too late to begin ballet as a teenager. This is a preparation class that will build strength in feet and ankles for Pointe shoes, increasing stamina and skills, and solidifying knowledge of ballet technique and vocabulary. Do not purchase pointe shoes until next year, after your dancer receives her pointe recommendation letter. Dancers must pass our pointe strength tests during their second year of pre-pointe before they will be recommended to purchase pointe shoes approximately mid season. We will have a class pointe shoe fitting in the studio when the whole class is ready to begin and learn together.

Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If attendance requirements are not met, dancers will not be permitted to progress to Pre-pointe 2 (Beginning Pointe)

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

For all new pre-pointe age students a placement class is required to determine the appropriate level.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength to prepare for pointe.

Tuesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
ADVANCED POINTE 1 (Snow Court)
Three classes per week required. Students must have completed one or more years of Intermediate Pointe. Pointe technique at this level is highly demanding. Pointe shoes are worn the entire class, three times a week. Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If adequate strength is not maintained dancers may not be permitted to wear pointe shoes or may be required to take additional classes or private lessons to regain strength. This class involves advanced professional level choreography and auditions for soloist and principal roles for our performances. A placement class is required to determine the appropriate level for new students.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, and pointe shoes. Pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers should always be in their dance bags in case they are needed.

Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible. We ask that extreme hair styles and colors be avoided because students in this class are selected as our Soloists and Principal dancers for our performances.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are highly encouraged to enhance training and strength.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
South Studio
New Studio
ADVANCED POINTE 2 (Snow Court)
Three classes per week required. Students must have completed one or more years of Intermediate Pointe. Pointe technique at this level is highly demanding. Pointe shoes are worn the entire class, three times a week. Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If adequate strength is not maintained dancers may not be permitted to wear pointe shoes or may be required to take additional classes or private lessons to regain strength. This class involves advanced professional level choreography and auditions for soloist and principal roles for our performances. A placement class is required to determine the appropriate level for new students.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, and pointe shoes. Pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers should always be in their dance bags in case they are needed.

Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible. We ask that extreme hair styles and colors be avoided because students in this class are selected as our Soloists and Principal dancers for our performances.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are highly encouraged to enhance training and strength.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
INTERMEDIATE POINTE (Waltz of the Flowers)
Two classes per week required. Students must have completed two or more years of Pointe to be invited into Intermediate Pointe classes. Pointe technique is faster and more demanding. Pointe shoes are worn the entire class, twice a week. This class introduces professional level choreography. Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If adequate strength is not maintained dancers may not be permitted to wear pointe shoes or may be required to take additional classes or private lessons to regain strength. A placement class is required to determine the appropriate level for new students.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, and pointe shoes. Pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers should always be in their dance bags in case they are needed.

Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible. We ask that extreme hair styles and colors be avoided as this is one of the classes frequently invited to be a part of the Corps de Ballet and may be invited for special roles in our performances.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are highly encouraged to enhance training and strength.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Boys-1 (Toy Soldiers)
Boys Ballet 1 - ages 4-6
Boys Ballet 2 - ages 6-9
A class for boys to learn ballet in a masculine style and in an environment where they will feel comfortable learning ballet with other boys. Our boys classes are an imaginative introduction to dance for boys. The basic elements of ballet technique are introduced in a positive and nurturing environment using creative masculine props and themes. Some of the themes that are explored are superheroes, cowboys, pirates, Star-wars, Knights, sports, and holidays. Our fun-filled hour long class is a wonderful opportunity for a child who loves music and movement to develop a positive attitude toward learning, discipline and classroom etiquette as they learn the basics of boys ballet technique and are introduced to the athleticism and fundamentals of ballet and French terminology. Boys will develop ballet technique, teamwork skills, strength and stamina in a positive and motivating environment.

Boys Attire: Form fitting White T-Shirt (available with EPB Logo) Black leggings, white socks and black ballet shoes.
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Partnering-4
Partnering/Pas de deux classes

In ballet, a pas de deux (French, literally "step of two") is a dance duet in which two dancers, typically a male and a female, perform ballet steps together. Partnering classes are an important part of the training for our male and female dancers.
Partnering 4: Audition ONLY - Co-ed
Co-ed Principal level for rehearsals. Advanced lifts and professional level choreography and variations are learned throughout the year. Attendance is critical since this will be the main rehearsal time for principals.
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
Boys-2 (Toy Soldiers)
Boys Ballet 1 - ages 4-6
Boys Ballet 2 - ages 6-9
A class for boys to learn ballet in a masculine style and in an environment where they will feel comfortable learning ballet with other boys. Our boys classes are an imaginative introduction to dance for boys. The basic elements of ballet technique are introduced in a positive and nurturing environment using creative masculine props and themes. Some of the themes that are explored are superheroes, cowboys, pirates, Star-wars, Knights, sports, and holidays. Our fun-filled hour long class is a wonderful opportunity for a child who loves music and movement to develop a positive attitude toward learning, discipline and classroom etiquette as they learn the basics of boys ballet technique and are introduced to the athleticism and fundamentals of ballet and French terminology. Boys will develop ballet technique, teamwork skills, strength and stamina in a positive and motivating environment.

Boys Attire: Form fitting White T-Shirt (available with EPB Logo) Black leggings, white socks and black ballet shoes.
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Adult Pre-Pointe (Arabian Court)
Adult Pre-Pointe - Two classes per week required. This class helps adults to achieve their dreams to dance en pointe. This is a preparation class that will build strength in feet and ankles for pointe shoes, increasing stamina and skills, and solidifying knowledge of ballet technique and vocabulary. Do not purchase pointe shoes until after you receive your pointe recommendation letter. All dancers must pass our pointe strength tests before they will be recommended to purchase pointe shoes. We will have a class pointe shoe fitting in the studio when the whole class is ready to begin and learn together. Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If attendance requirements are not met, dancers will not be permitted to wear pointe shoes in our classes.

Adult Attire - black capri/yoga pants, black semi-fitted knit shirt, or black leotard and skirt with pink tights, pink slippers.

The adult punch-card is $80 for 10 classes and you can use it in any of the adult classes, or $60 for unlimited classes. There is also an annual $30 Registration fee. It is only $10 for the first class just to try it out.
Tuesday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
Adult Classical Barre
This class is a blend of classical ballet technique, cardio, conditioning and stretching. This is a non-performance class. No previous dance experience required. Mixed levels.

Adult Attire - black capri/yoga pants, black semi-fitted knit shirt, or black leotard and skirt with pink tights, pink slippers.

The adult punch-card is $80 for 10 classes and you can use it in any of the adult classes, or $60 for unlimited classes. There is also an annual $30 Registration fee. It is only $10 for the first class just to try it out.
Wednesday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
Pre-Ballet AM (Bon Bons Combo)
Our pre-ballet classes are a magical introduction to dance for the 3-5 year old child. The basic elements of ballet and French ballet vocabulary are introduced in a positive and encouraging way using creative themes and props such as scarves, ribbons, tiaras, fairy wings, and costumes. Our fun-filled hour class is a wonderful opportunity for a child who loves music and movement to develop a positive attitude toward learning and classroom etiquette. Pre-Ballet classes are taught during school hours and we also have an evening class option. Students must be 3 by the first day of class and potty-trained.

The attire for these class levels is a light pink leotard with short sheer pink skirt (preferably attached to the leotard), pink footed tights, pink leather ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.
Wednesday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Pre-Ballet PM (Bon Bons)
Our pre-ballet classes are a magical introduction to dance for the 3-5 year old child. The basic elements of ballet and French ballet vocabulary are introduced in a positive and encouraging way using creative themes and props such as scarves, ribbons, tiaras, fairy wings, and costumes. Our fun-filled hour class is a wonderful opportunity for a child who loves music and movement to develop a positive attitude toward learning and classroom etiquette. Pre-Ballet classes are taught during school hours and we also have an evening class option. Students must be 3 by the first day of class and potty-trained.

The attire for these class levels is a light pink leotard with short sheer pink skirt (preferably attached to the leotard), pink footed tights, pink leather ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.
Wednesday
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Junior Progressing Ballet Technique PBT
Junior PBT (ages 8-12) - same format and class as PBT, but specialized for younger dancers. This class is an amazing way to increase technique and strength quickly.


PBT is a revolutionary program that helps in training muscle memory to assist dancers in achieving their best in ballet training. This class is an amazing way to increase technique and strength quickly. It involves training with equipment such as a large exercise ball, small soft stability ball, resistance bands, lacrosse ball, and a BOSU Ball. PBT training strengthens turnout muscles and improves correct body placement and alignment. This is a non-performance class. Dancers must bring their own Yoga Mat, resistance bands, and lacrosse ball. We provide the large exercise balls.
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
TEEN POINTE-1 (Candy Canes)
2 classes per week required. This is the year that students will receive their pointe shoe recommendation letter, typically mid-season. They will spend the summer and first half of the season building additional strength in feet and ankles for Pointe shoes, increasing their stamina and understanding of pointe technique. When they are strong enough, and have passed our pointe strength tests, they will receive a letter of recommendation and a special invitation to purchase pointe shoes. We will have a class pointe shoe fitting in the studio and Mrs Rachael will fit each dancer personally to ensure the best fit. The entire class will begin pointe together at the same time and will begin a specialized program that we have developed to help them to gain strength safely in their new pointe shoes. Please do not purchase pointe shoes on your own. No one will be permitted to begin early. We follow a set program that requires a minimum of 12 weeks at the barre in their pointe shoes before students are permitted to perform simple exercises in the center on pointe.

Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If attendance requirements are not met, dancers will not be permitted to receive their pointe recommendation letter or wear pointe shoes.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

For all new pre-pointe age students a placement class is required to determine the appropriate level.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength to prepare for pointe.
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
POINTE-1 (Candy Canes)
2 classes per week required. Must be 12 before January 1st. Dancers are not permitted to wear pointe shoes until they are 12 years old to protect their developing bones and muscles. This is the year that students will receive their pointe shoe recommendation letter, typically mid-season. They will spend the summer and first half of the season building additional strength in feet and ankles for Pointe shoes, increasing their stamina and understanding of pointe technique. When they are strong enough, and have passed our pointe strength tests, they will receive a letter of recommendation and a special invitation to purchase pointe shoes. We will have a class pointe shoe fitting in the studio and Mrs Rachael will fit each dancer personally to ensure the best fit. The entire class will begin pointe together at the same time and will begin a specialized program that we have developed to help them to gain strength safely in their new pointe shoes. Please do not purchase pointe shoes on your own. No one will be permitted to begin early. We follow a set program that requires a minimum of 12 weeks at the barre in their pointe shoes before students are permitted to perform simple exercises in the center on pointe.

Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If attendance requirements are not met, dancers will not be permitted to receive their pointe recommendation letter or wear pointe shoes.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

For all new pre-pointe age students a placement class is required to determine the appropriate level.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength to prepare for pointe.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
North Studio
New Studio
POINTE-2 (Waltz of the Flowers)
Two classes per week required. This class is for students who are in their second year of pointe. Beginning techniques are practiced and fine tuned as students are introduced to more ballet steps and combinations that require strength on a single foot. Pointe shoes are worn the entire class. Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If adequate strength is not maintained dancers may not be permitted to wear pointe shoes or may be required to take additional classes to regain strength. A placement class is required to determine the appropriate level for new students.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, and pointe shoes. Pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers should always be in their dance bags in case they are needed.

Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible and we ask that extreme hair styles and colors be avoided as this is one of the classes frequently invited to be a part of the Corps de Ballet and may be invited for special roles in our performances.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are highly encouraged to enhance training and strength.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Progressing Ballet Technique PBT
Progressing Ballet Technique (ages 12 and up) Co-ed - PBT is a revolutionary program that helps in training muscle memory to assist dancers in achieving their best in ballet training. This class is an amazing way to increase technique and strength quickly. It involves training with equipment such as a large exercise ball, small soft stability ball, resistance bands, lacrosse ball, and a BOSU Ball. PBT training strengthens turnout muscles and improves correct body placement and alignment. This is a non-performance class. Dancers must bring their own Yoga Mat, resistance bands, and lacrosse ball. We provide the large exercise balls.
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
Ballet-1 (Baby Mice)
Ballet levels 1-5 (ages 6-10) Beginning at age six, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability. Each level of classical ballet training increases strength, flexibility, musicality, proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary. Each class level builds upon the previous one at an increasingly difficult level through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of level 5, students must have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary before progressing to Pre-Pointe.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt (does not have to be attached) pink footed tights, pink leather or stretch canvas ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes, Junior PBT, Junior Turns and Leaps, and Junior partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength.

Students are also welcome to register for more than one ballet class in their level each week for additional technique training.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Junior Turns & Leaps Technique
Junior Turns and Leaps Kids (ages 8-12) - Turns and leaps class for this age increases their technique in tremendous ways. This is a non-performance class.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
Beginning Adult Partnering
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
Ballet-3 (Pink Dolls)
Ballet levels 1-5 (ages 6-10) Beginning at age six, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability. Each level of classical ballet training increases strength, flexibility, musicality, proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary. Each class level builds upon the previous one at an increasingly difficult level through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of level 5, students must have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary before progressing to Pre-Pointe.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt (does not have to be attached) pink footed tights, pink leather or stretch canvas ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes, Junior PBT, Junior Turns and Leaps, and Junior partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength.

Students are also welcome to register for more than one ballet class in their level each week for additional technique training.
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Ballet-5 (Angels Combo)
Ballet levels 1-5 (ages 6-10) Beginning at age six, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability. Each level of classical ballet training increases strength, flexibility, musicality, proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary. Each class level builds upon the previous one at an increasingly difficult level through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of level 5, students must have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary before progressing to Pre-Pointe.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt (does not have to be attached) pink footed tights, pink leather or stretch canvas ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes, Junior PBT, Junior Turns and Leaps, and Junior partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength.

Students are also welcome to register for more than one ballet class in their level each week for additional technique training.
Wednesday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
Beginning Adult Ballet (Maids)
For adult students who want to improve flexibility and balance, exercise, and learn ballet. Adults tend to learn very quickly. No previous dance experience required.

Adult Attire - black capri/yoga pants, black semi-fitted knit shirt, or black leotard and skirt with pink tights, pink slippers.

Our adult ballet classes are an excellent way to exercise and spend time with other ladies who enjoy ballet or always wanted to learn. The adult punch-card is $80 for 10 classes and you can use it in any of the adult classes, or $60 for unlimited classes. There is also an annual $30 Registration fee. It is only $10 for the first class just to try it out.
Wednesday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
Adult Classical Barre
This class is a blend of classical ballet technique, cardio, conditioning and stretching. This is a non-performance class. No previous dance experience required. Mixed levels.

Adult Attire - black capri/yoga pants, black semi-fitted knit shirt, or black leotard and skirt with pink tights, pink slippers.

The adult punch-card is $80 for 10 classes and you can use it in any of the adult classes, or $60 for unlimited classes. There is also an annual $30 Registration fee. It is only $10 for the first class just to try it out.
Thursday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
Pre-Ballet AM (Cupcakes)
Our pre-ballet classes are a magical introduction to dance for the 3-5 year old child. The basic elements of ballet and French ballet vocabulary are introduced in a positive and encouraging way using creative themes and props such as scarves, ribbons, tiaras, fairy wings, and costumes. Our fun-filled hour class is a wonderful opportunity for a child who loves music and movement to develop a positive attitude toward learning and classroom etiquette. Pre-Ballet classes are taught during school hours and we also have an evening class option. Students must be 3 by the first day of class and potty-trained.

The attire for these class levels is a light pink leotard with short sheer pink skirt (preferably attached to the leotard), pink footed tights, pink leather ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Thursday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Pre-Ballet PM (Bon Bons Combo)
Our pre-ballet classes are a magical introduction to dance for the 3-5 year old child. The basic elements of ballet and French ballet vocabulary are introduced in a positive and encouraging way using creative themes and props such as scarves, ribbons, tiaras, fairy wings, and costumes. Our fun-filled hour class is a wonderful opportunity for a child who loves music and movement to develop a positive attitude toward learning and classroom etiquette. Pre-Ballet classes are taught during school hours and we also have an evening class option. Students must be 3 by the first day of class and potty-trained.

The attire for these class levels is a light pink leotard with short sheer pink skirt (preferably attached to the leotard), pink footed tights, pink leather ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Thursday
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Beginning Teen Pre-pointe (Chinese Court)
Two classes per week required. This class helps teens to achieve their dreams to dance en pointe. Teenagers tend to learn and catch up quickly, and this class is specifically for teens who are returning to or beginning ballet to focus on catching up to their peers. It is not too late to begin ballet as a teenager. This is a preparation class that will build strength in feet and ankles for Pointe shoes, increasing stamina and skills, and solidifying knowledge of ballet technique and vocabulary. Do not purchase pointe shoes until next year, after your dancer receives her pointe recommendation letter. Dancers must pass our pointe strength tests during their second year of pre-pointe before they will be recommended to purchase pointe shoes approximately mid season. We will have a class pointe shoe fitting in the studio when the whole class is ready to begin and learn together.

Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If attendance requirements are not met, dancers will not be permitted to progress to Pre-pointe 2 (Beginning Pointe)

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

For all new pre-pointe age students a placement class is required to determine the appropriate level.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength to prepare for pointe.

Thursday
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
South Studio
New Studio
INTERMEDIATE POINTE (Waltz of the flowers))
Two classes per week required. Students must have completed two or more years of Pointe to be invited into Intermediate Pointe classes. Pointe technique is faster and more demanding. Pointe shoes are worn the entire class, twice a week. This class introduces professional level choreography. Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If adequate strength is not maintained dancers may not be permitted to wear pointe shoes or may be required to take additional classes or private lessons to regain strength. A placement class is required to determine the appropriate level for new students.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, and pointe shoes. Pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers should always be in their dance bags in case they are needed.

Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible. We ask that extreme hair styles and colors be avoided as this is one of the classes frequently invited to be a part of the Corps de Ballet and may be invited for special roles in our performances.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are highly encouraged to enhance training and strength.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
ADVANCED POINTE 1 (Snow Court)
Three classes per week required. Students must have completed one or more years of Intermediate Pointe. Pointe technique at this level is highly demanding. Pointe shoes are worn the entire class, three times a week. Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If adequate strength is not maintained dancers may not be permitted to wear pointe shoes or may be required to take additional classes or private lessons to regain strength. This class involves advanced professional level choreography and auditions for soloist and principal roles for our performances. A placement class is required to determine the appropriate level for new students.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, and pointe shoes. Pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers should always be in their dance bags in case they are needed.

Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible. We ask that extreme hair styles and colors be avoided because students in this class are selected as our Soloists and Principal dancers for our performances.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are highly encouraged to enhance training and strength.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
ADVANCED POINTE 2 (Snow Court)
Three classes per week required. Students must have completed one or more years of Intermediate Pointe. Pointe technique at this level is highly demanding. Pointe shoes are worn the entire class, three times a week. Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If adequate strength is not maintained dancers may not be permitted to wear pointe shoes or may be required to take additional classes or private lessons to regain strength. This class involves advanced professional level choreography and auditions for soloist and principal roles for our performances. A placement class is required to determine the appropriate level for new students.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, and pointe shoes. Pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers should always be in their dance bags in case they are needed.

Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible. We ask that extreme hair styles and colors be avoided because students in this class are selected as our Soloists and Principal dancers for our performances.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are highly encouraged to enhance training and strength.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
Men's Technique (Russian & Rats)
En Pointe School of Ballet is one of the few studios in the valley offering focused ballet training for men and young men to learn ballet in a masculine style with other male dancers and with a male teacher. Male classes are the best environment to embrace the masculinity & athleticism of ballet. Male dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet and French terminology as they supplement their training with specialized male technique and conditioning. Intermediate and advanced men’s techniques, turns, leaps, stretching and conditioning.

Additional classes for men: Conditioning, Turns and Leaps, PBT and weight training classes are HIGHLY recommended to accompany this class. Twice weekly Partnering/Pas de deux classes are an important part of the training for our male dancers.

Men’s Attire: white, gray, or black t-shirt (available with EPB Logo) black men's ballet tights, dance belt, split-sole black ballet slippers
Thursday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Ballet-2 (Pink Dolls)
Ballet levels 1-5 (ages 6-10) Beginning at age six, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability. Each level of classical ballet training increases strength, flexibility, musicality, proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary. Each class level builds upon the previous one at an increasingly difficult level through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of level 5, students must have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary before progressing to Pre-Pointe.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt (does not have to be attached) pink footed tights, pink leather or stretch canvas ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes, Junior PBT, Junior Turns and Leaps, and Junior partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength.

Students are also welcome to register for more than one ballet class in their level each week for additional technique training.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
Partnering-1 (not performing in Nutcracker)
Partnering/Pas de deux classes

In ballet, a pas de deux (French, literally "step of two") is a dance duet in which two dancers, typically a male and a female, perform ballet steps together. Partnering classes are an important part of the training for our male and female dancers.


Partnering 1: ages 13 & up Co-ed
Pointe Students ONLY/ Beginning-Intermediate Men
A beginning Partnering class for girls on pointe and men over the age of 13 to learn and develop fundamental partnering skills and lifts. Space is limited to keep the ratio of boys to girls equal.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
Adult Pre-Pointe (Arabian Court)
Adult Pre-Pointe - Two classes per week required. This class helps adults to achieve their dreams to dance en pointe. This is a preparation class that will build strength in feet and ankles for pointe shoes, increasing stamina and skills, and solidifying knowledge of ballet technique and vocabulary. Do not purchase pointe shoes until after you receive your pointe recommendation letter. All dancers must pass our pointe strength tests before they will be recommended to purchase pointe shoes. We will have a class pointe shoe fitting in the studio when the whole class is ready to begin and learn together. Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If attendance requirements are not met, dancers will not be permitted to wear pointe shoes in our classes.

Adult Attire - black capri/yoga pants, black semi-fitted knit shirt, or black leotard and skirt with pink tights, pink slippers.

The adult punch-card is $80 for 10 classes and you can use it in any of the adult classes, or $60 for unlimited classes. There is also an annual $30 Registration fee. It is only $10 for the first class just to try it out.
Thursday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
Beginning Pre-teen (Chinese Court)
Two classes per week required. This class is for beginning pre-teens who are returning to or beginning ballet to focus on catching up to their peers. This beginning level of classical ballet begins with the basics and through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of this year, students should have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary. This class introduces proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes such as Junior PBT and Junior Turns and Leaps are recommended to enhance training and strength quickly.
Thursday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Partnering-2 (French Mirlitions)
Partnering/Pas de deux classes

In ballet, a pas de deux (French, literally "step of two") is a dance duet in which two dancers, typically a male and a female, perform ballet steps together. Partnering classes are an important part of the training for our male and female dancers.

Partnering 2: Audition/ Invitation only - Coed
This is an intermediate partnering class that builds on the foundation learned in Partnering 1 and begins to introduce more advanced partnering techniques and lifts. Men taking this class must be old enough and have the physical capability to lift weights safely within the approved age range listed on the website.
Thursday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
Ballet-1 (Baby Mice)
Ballet levels 1-5 (ages 6-10) Beginning at age six, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability. Each level of classical ballet training increases strength, flexibility, musicality, proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary. Each class level builds upon the previous one at an increasingly difficult level through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of level 5, students must have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary before progressing to Pre-Pointe.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt (does not have to be attached) pink footed tights, pink leather or stretch canvas ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes, Junior PBT, Junior Turns and Leaps, and Junior partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength.

Students are also welcome to register for more than one ballet class in their level each week for additional technique training.
Friday
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Ballet-3 (Pink Dolls)
Ballet levels 1-5 (ages 6-10) Beginning at age six, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability. Each level of classical ballet training increases strength, flexibility, musicality, proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary. Each class level builds upon the previous one at an increasingly difficult level through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of level 5, students must have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary before progressing to Pre-Pointe.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt (does not have to be attached) pink footed tights, pink leather or stretch canvas ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes, Junior PBT, Junior Turns and Leaps, and Junior partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength.

Students are also welcome to register for more than one ballet class in their level each week for additional technique training.
Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio
Ballet-4 (Angels)
Ballet levels 1-5 (ages 6-10) Beginning at age six, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability. Each level of classical ballet training increases strength, flexibility, musicality, proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary. Each class level builds upon the previous one at an increasingly difficult level through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of level 5, students must have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary before progressing to Pre-Pointe.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt (does not have to be attached) pink footed tights, pink leather or stretch canvas ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes, Junior PBT, Junior Turns and Leaps, and Junior partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength.

Students are also welcome to register for more than one ballet class in their level each week for additional technique training.
Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
South Studio
New Studio
Ballet-2 (Pink Dolls)
Ballet levels 1-5 (ages 6-10) Beginning at age six, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability. Each level of classical ballet training increases strength, flexibility, musicality, proper body alignment and knowledge of the French Ballet vocabulary. Each class level builds upon the previous one at an increasingly difficult level through barre and center exercises, combinations, and choreography. By the end of level 5, students must have a full working knowledge of ballet technique and terminology vocabulary before progressing to Pre-Pointe.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt (does not have to be attached) pink footed tights, pink leather or stretch canvas ballet slippers. No tutus or satin slippers please. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

Additional Conditioning classes, Junior PBT, Junior Turns and Leaps, and Junior partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength.

Students are also welcome to register for more than one ballet class in their level each week for additional technique training.
Friday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
North Studio
New Studio
Pre-Pointe 2/Begin Pointe Jan (Arabian Court)
2 classes per week required. Must be 12 before January 1st. Dancers are not permitted to wear pointe shoes until they are 12 years old to protect their developing bones and muscles. This is the year that students will receive their pointe shoe recommendation letter, typically mid-season. They will spend the summer and first half of the season building additional strength in feet and ankles for Pointe shoes, increasing their stamina and understanding of pointe technique. When they are strong enough, and have passed our pointe strength tests, they will receive a letter of recommendation and a special invitation to purchase pointe shoes. We will have a class pointe shoe fitting in the studio and Mrs Rachael will fit each dancer personally to ensure the best fit. The entire class will begin pointe together at the same time and will begin a specialized program that we have developed to help them to gain strength safely in their new pointe shoes. Please do not purchase pointe shoes on your own. No one will be permitted to begin early. We follow a set program that requires a minimum of 12 weeks at the barre in their pointe shoes before students are permitted to perform simple exercises in the center on pointe.

Excellent attendance is expected and makeup classes are required for each absence to maintain strength and technique. If attendance requirements are not met, dancers will not be permitted to receive their pointe recommendation letter or wear pointe shoes.

The attire for this class is a black leotard in a style of your choice, short sheer black skirt if desired, or short black dance shorts, pink convertible tights with a hole in the arch of the foot, pink leather or stretch canvas split-sole ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back in a bun if possible.

For all new pre-pointe age students a placement class is required to determine the appropriate level.

Additional Conditioning classes, PBT, Turns and Leaps, and Partnering classes are recommended to enhance training and strength to prepare for pointe.
Friday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Grand Studio
New Studio


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