For children ages 3-9 years old, we always encourage starting with the ballet program. We have four basic ballet levels.
- Creative Movement - ages 3-4
- Kinder Movement I - ages 5-6
- Kinder Movement II - ages 6-7 (students who are 6 years old should enroll here if they have taken Kinder Movement I)
- Ballet Basics - ages 7-9 (students who are 7 years old should enroll here if they have taken Kinder Movement II. Students will be at this level for two years before enrolling in Cecchetti I or Non Syllabus Ballet.)
Dance Gallery also has options for combo classes of ballet with tap or jazz. If a combo class works with your schedule, take advantage of this. It is a cost effective way of introducing your child to various forms of dance.
For tap, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary, students at a Ballet Basics age are able to enroll in Tap I, Jazz I, Hip Hop I, and Contemporary I. Students generally stay in level 1 until they reach 9-10 years old. After that point, teachers will recommend class enrollment for the following season.
Once your child has progressed through the Young Children's ballet program, new options open up.
- Cecchetti Syllabus which has the option for examination
- Non Syllabus ballet
We encourage both program options. They are both very good training classes. The Cecchetti syllabus is the only program that offers the opportunity to take a ballet exam.
Everyone starting in Cecchetti must take Grade I to examine in the future. In order to examine, the Cecchetti Council of America insists that students begin their training at Grade I and progress from there. To examine, we require students stay in each level for two years to make marked improvement.
If you are a dancer with previous training, please email us at email@example.com to discuss options for your level of accomplishment.
Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, & Contemporary
To begin, we suggest following the age level listed on the class. If your level of accomplishment does not coordinate with our suggested age level, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your class options.
Class levels progress as follows...
- Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Contemporary - Level I (ages 7-9+)
- Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Contemporary - Level II (ages 10-14)
- Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Contemporary - Intermediate (ages 14+)
- Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Contemporary - Advanced (ages 14+)
We realize there are various levels that dancers have accomplished. If there are questions concerning what level your dancer should enroll, contact us at email@example.com.