Proficiency Program

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 Workshop, 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 community events.

Dates:

Follows School Year Calendar: Placement classes and The Steadfast Tin Soldier auditions Saturday September 10, 2022 – Classes run September 12, 2022-June 10, 2023.

Tuition:

Payment for the class may be made as a one-time payment for the full school year, due by October 1st, or paid monthly. Tuition is based on each student’s weekly class load. For our Tuition & Payment Policies, click here.

Class Load:

  • 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.
CLASSES PER WEEK YEARLY | Paid by October 1 MONTHLY | 10 Months
2 $1,615 $190/mo
3 $2,108 $248/mo
4 $2,499 $294/mo
Unlimited Classes (5+ classes, including pointe)* $3,128 $368/mo

*Students paying tuition for the Unlimited Classes may take any class in their designated level or below in any of the Youth Program classes, including pointe, special techniques, and composition classes. Open Classes are considered a separate program and must be paid for with a class card.


REQUIRED ATTIRE

Classes

Classical Ballet & Modern II-VI

Elements introduced in ballet include correct body alignment, initiation of movement from the core, turnout, balance, musicality and coordination. More emphasis is placed on building stamina, carriage and quality of movement by using longer and more complex dance combinations.

In order to prepare a student for pointe work, at least three ballet technique classes per week are required. Students may study the basic principles of pointe work with the recommendation of the instructor.

Continuing the exploration of the modern dance concepts introduced in preparatory study, longer movement phrases are given along with improvisation and choreography skills. These classes develop from floor barre sequences to dynamic phrases that expand the students′ core strength, agility and the ability to move three dimensionally through space with emotional and textural nuance.

Pointe Classes

Students wishing to study en pointe must take at least three ballet classes per week and have the recommendation of an instructor.

Dance Composition

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.

Special Techniques

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 head start on working with some of the choreographers for the Spring Repertory Workshop, allowing the choreographers to create more advanced choreography for the dancers.

Advancement is by instructor recommendation; it is normal to spend more than one year in a level.

Class Schedules

Level II: Required minimum of two technique classes per week.

Ballet II Modern II

Tuesdays, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Saturdays, 10:30-12:00 p.m. (Combined with Saturday Ballet III)

Tuesdays, 5:45-7:00 p.m.

Level III: Required minimum of three technique classes per week.

Ballet III Modern III Pre-Pointe

Mondays & Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Saturdays, 10:30-12:00 p.m. (Combined with Saturday Ballet II)

Mondays, 6:00-7:15 p.m. Saturdays, 12:00-12:45p.m.

Level IV: Required minimum of four technique classes per week. Three ballet classes per week required to take pointe. Dancers who have not yet started pointe should enroll in Level III Pre-Pointe – email info@dancefremont.com for more information.

Ballet IV Modern IV Pointe IV Special Techniques Dance Composition

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Saturdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Fridays, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Saturdays, 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Level V: Required minimum of four technique classes per week. Three ballet classes per week required to take pointe.

Ballet V Modern V Pointe V Special Techniques Dance Composition
Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Saturdays, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Fridays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

 

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 7:30-8:00 p.m. September-December; 7:30-8:30 p.m. January-June

Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Level VI: Required minimum of four technique classes per week. Three ballet classes per week required to take pointe

Ballet VI Modern VI Pointe VI  Special Techniques Dance Composition

Mondays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Saturdays, 11:45-1:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 7:30-8:00 p.m. September-December; 7:30-8:30 p.m. January-June

Fridays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays 7:00-8:00 p.m.
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