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 begin August 8, 2022.

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: Taught by 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 even if injured and help reach greater levels of strength. For levels CI through Adults.


 2022/2023 Class Schedule 

Level CI 
Monday & Thursday 
Modern I
Level CII     Monday, Wednesday, &
Modern II   Tuesday   6:00-7:00pm 
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

To help us strive to provide dancers with a safe environment to learn and practice their art we continue to add the following safeguards to protect our students and staff while the Covid-19 Community level remains high.

  • Masks will be required to be worn while in the lobby and dressing room areas.
  • Starting August 8, 2022, BRT’s lobby and dressing rooms will be open again.
  • Also starting August 8th, Masks will be optional for dancers while dancing in the A, B, or C studios.
  • BRT’s faculty will continue to wear masks while teaching.
  • If you are not feeling well, have flu-like symptoms, or test positive for Covid-19, do not come to the studio. Many of the classes have options for making up a class or joining virtually. Follow local and CDC guidelines for isolation, testing, and recovery before returning to the studio.
  • 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.
  • If the lobby does get crowded, we ask parents to please wait for your children outside the building.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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