- Pointe is available for age 13 & up with at least 3 years ballet
technique and by approval of instructor.
- Classes grouped by age & ability level.
- A placement evaluation class is available for transferring
- Average class size is 8-10 students.
There's no magic number as to when a student will excel in dance
classes, however, before age 3, children's attention span & ability to
listen and follow directions has not been established. By age 3,
children are usually potty trained, are ready to pay attention to the
teacher and cooperate with the others in their class.
Dancers about age 6 or 7 may be invited by the instructor to add a half-hour of jazz to the
hour of ballet and tap. We recommend this age have at least one year of previous
instruction in ballet. Please note there is a price difference for the added class in tuition
In the event of a class dropping below the minimum class size of 5
students, we reserve the right to move the class and recommend
students to another class where appropriate.
Students do not move up to the next level according to the amount
of years that they have studied dance. They must be able to execute
proper technique for each movement for that level. Once the teacher or
director has determined that the student is ready to move up, then and
only then will they be able to do so.
Some students may take several
years and others only one, according to natural ability, effort, and
practice. Poor attendance will affect progression.
We look for several things in determining placement of our students
including sound technical understanding, comprehension of the specific
concepts and a strong level of confidence in their dancing. Students
are placed with only the best intentions of the teacher and the
concern that the student is placed at a level where they will be
challenged, not frustrated.
If students are transferring from another studio we will ask them
to take a class to determine their placement—generally at a level
where we feel they will be comfortable enough to show their true
ability. After their initial class we will speak with the parent and
student about the best class for them to continue to achieve their
The instructor has the final decision on any student’s placement in