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Junior Division
Ages 10 + years

Junior Division classes are appropriate for students ages 10+ who have exhibited the technique and maturity to commit to the time and consistency of practice to build the skills for a strong technical foundation. A placement class is required for enrollment in all Junior Division classes.  
Children Division classes are recommended for students ages 9-14 with little or no prior ballet experience. Students ages 14 and up who are new to ballet are encouraged to begin their dance training in the BRT Academy Adult Open Division.

Fall classes and our new year will begin September 8, 2021.
 







Class Descriptions

Level CI Required three classes/wk:  This level is considered a pre-pointe class and provides an important core understanding of using the classical vocabulary to properly execute fundamental steps used in ballet. This creates a solid platform for the students to be ready to advance into pointe work; more advanced steps, and be prepared for the demands of the Pre-Professional Division. At this level cross training is important and the Modern I class is also part of the weekly class requirement.

Level CII Required four classes/wk:  This level is considered a beginning pointe class. Whether in soft shoes or pointe shoes, every student will learn and execute the same basic pointe exercises that will carry them through the rest of their dancing years. Students are individually monitored, during which time the teacher will determine a student’s readiness for pointe shoes. When a student is ready for pointe shoes, their teacher will arrange to meet with the dancer and their parents at a dancewear store to ensure she receives the right style and size of shoes. At this level cross training is important and the Modern II class is also part of the weekly class requirement.

Modern I & II: Essential for serious ballet students, Modern dance technique helps dancers find their own quality of movement and core movement initiation with an emphasis on anatomical alignment and kinetic awareness of contemporary movement as well as assisting in the student’s expression through movement. 

Pointe Shoes: To be considered for pointe shoes, students must be at least 11 years old, their growth plates in their feet fully fused, have had a minimum of 3 full years of classical ballet training, and currently be taking (at least) three classes a week. Proper strength and technical ability are required. Feet must be correctly placed in pointe shoes and aligned with the ankles and knees to avoid injury. 

Ballet Mat:  Team taught by Stephen Legate, Jason Davis, and Michelle Davis, this class was originally intended for injured dancers but is used by anyone looking to build core strength in an artistic environment. It consists of ballet exercises adapted for non-weight bearing and is combined with Yoga and PT for a hybrid workout that will keep you fit when injured and help reach greater levels of strength. For levels CI through Adults.

  

 

2021/2022 Class Schedule 

Level CI 
Monday & Thursday 
4:15-5:30pm 
     
Modern I
Tuesday 
4:30-5:30pm 
 
 
 
     
Level CII     Monday, Wednesday, &
Friday 
6:05-7:35pm
4:15-6:00pm 
 
 
 
Modern II   Tuesday   5:45-6:45pm 
     
     
     
Supplemental class:    
     
Ballet Mat     online only Saturday 10:00-10:45am 

   
     
     
     
     
BRT reserves the right to cancel any class that does not have five or more students.

BRT COVID Safety Protocols

  • Everyone entering the building must wear a mask at all times.  A properly worn mask completely covers the nose and mouth, is secured to the head, and fits snugly against the side of the face.
  • If you are not feeling well, do not come to the studio. There will be options for joining virtually or making up a class. Anyone with symptoms, close contact, or known exposure to a positive COVID-19 case must also stay home and notify BRT.
  • In order to limit the amount of traffic inside the building, we ask that inside be limited to students and staff. Parents will need to wait for your children outside the building.
  • Contactless payment is preferred. Choose a convenient monthly auto-payment plan or call us to process payment over the phone. 
  • Dressing rooms will be closed. Dancers need to arrive dressed for class.
  • Dancers will keep their ballet bags and street clothes with them during class (please do NOT bring more than you need for the class).
  • Class schedule has been staggered to limit traffic inside the building. Students need to arrive no more than 10 minutes before their designated time. They must also be picked up promptly after their class finishes.
  • High contact surfaces, including but not limited to barres, equipment, doorknobs, etc., will be wiped down between classes.
  • Hand sanitizer will be used before entering the studio and upon completion of class.
  • Everyone will need to maintain six-feet physical distance while in the lobby and in the studios. 
  • Dancers must bring their own water bottle. Food and gum are not permitted in the studio. 
BRT Home Studio Recommendations

Please make sure your Zoom username is your real name (student or parent) and not a generic name i.e. “iPad 2”. This is for attendance and security purposes.

Attend class in an area that has enough open space to move around in. We recommend at least 6’ x 8’ and make sure there is nothing breakable nearby. 

We recommend you place your device at a proper height for your instructors to see your full body. If your instructor cannot see your full body, they cannot correct you appropriately and you will not be able to progress as quickly in your classes. Before your Zoom class, check the position and angle of your device to insure it is in the best place possible. Your device should be in landscape mode (sideways). 

When possible, we also recommend Screen Sharing your device to a TV, so dancers have a larger image to look at. 

Internet Speed 
Run an internet speed test in the room you plan to use as your at-home studio. You can do this HERE. If speeds are slow, Zoom will freeze, and dancers may have difficulty fully participating in class. Wifi extenders can be purchased to help remedy this issue.  

 
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