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 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.
Dance Film Composition
Students in Ballet IV, V, and VI may take Composition. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Composition class in 2020-2021 will be focused on Dance for Camera. Composition is an important skill that develops students’ creativity, critical and artistic eye, and dance technique, and is a fun way to express oneself! This class will explore the unique compositions that can be created for the camera through solo and group work. Elements of this class will be asynchronous, with in person meeting times scheduled together with the enrolled dancers. The class’ work will be shown in the Rite of Spring; additional performance opportunities may be available for students in this class.
- 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.