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.

Classes begin on August 12, 2019 and conclude with our annual Academy Performance on May 16 & 17, 2020 Students in this division also have the opportunity to audition, August 24, 2019, to perform with BRT’s company in The Nutcracker and/or Wizard of OZ.
Placement Class:

            Wednesday, July 24, 2019         4:30-6:00pm

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.

Class Schedule

Level CI & Pre-Pointe
Modern I
Level CII  & Beginning Pointe Monday  6:00-7:30pm 
  Wednesday 5:45-7:15pm 

Saturday  12:00-1:45pm 
Modern II Thursday  5:45-6:45pm 

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