*Placement classes for all dancers and audition for The Steadfast Tin Soldier Saturday September 11, 2021, times TBA*
Student advance into the Proficiency Program according to skill, not age. It begins with Ballet II and Modern II where students are required to study a minimum of two or more technique classes per week depending on level, striving to hone their dance skills. Classes build through Level VI in technical complexity, and nurture students’ creative and expressive abilities. Students in the Proficiency Program have performance opportunities in The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Spring Repertory, and the Rite of Spring, and are also eligible for additional performance opportunities that may arise. In the past these have included local dance festivals, collaborations with musical groups, and Fremont Danceworks.
Students wishing to study en pointe must take at least three ballet classes per week and have the recommendation of an instructor.
Students in Levels IV, V, and VI may take Composition. Composition is an important skill that develops students’ creativity, critical and artistic eye, and dance technique, and is a fun way to express oneself! The class will progress from short solo studies to a longer group work that will be featured in the Rite of Spring. Graduating seniors have the opportunity to create a senior piece for the Rite of Spring. Additional performance opportunities may be available for students in this class.
Open to students in levels IV, V, and VI, this class features master classes and several-week experiences in different dance techniques and training modalities, offering dancers an opportunity to become stronger, more versatile dancers. Dancers will get a headstart on working with some of the choreographers for the Spring Repertory Workshop, allowing the choreographers to create more advanced choreography for the dancers.
- Students in Level II must take a minimum of 2 technique classes/week.
- Students in Level III must take a minimum of 3 technique classes/week.
- Students in Level IV, V and VI must take a minimum of 4 technique classes/week.
Payment for the 36-week program of classes is based on each student’s weekly class load. For our Tuition & Payment Policies, click here.
|CLASSES PER WEEK
||YEARLY | Paid by October 1
||MONTHLY | 10 Months
|Unlimited Classes (5+ classes, including pointe)*
*Students paying tuition for the Unlimited Classes may take any class in their designated level or below in any of the Youth Program classes. Open Classes are considered a separate program and must be paid for with a class card.