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PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

 

Pre-Professional Division ballet classes are appropriate for series students with a significant ballet training background.  A placement class is required for enrollment in all Pre-Professional Division classes. 

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





 
Class Descriptions

Level D Required six classes/wk & E Required seven classes/wk : These levels focus on the serious ballet student, with emphasis on commitment and performance quality. Students enrolled in the Pre‑Professional Division are expected to take all classes offered at their level. Progress in these classes depends upon regular and consistent participation. At these levels, regular attendance is crucial in order to develop and maintain the required strength and skills to safeguard against injury as the technique becomes increasingly more difficult. Absences will affect a student’s progress and their ability to be promoted with other students at their level.At these levels cross training is important and the Modern III class is also part of the weekly class requirement.

Company Class: Once a student begins demonstrating their mastery of Level E classes, the student may be invited to participate in some or all of the daily company technique classes.

Modern III:  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.

Stretch & Strength:  Taught and designed by Alex Ossadnik this class provides a low impact full body workout that strengthens and stretches all major muscle groups. For levels CI through Adults.

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 D & Pointe
Monday
5:45-7:15pm
 
Tuesday
4:15-5:45pm
 
Wednesday Pointe only
4:30-5:30pm 
 
Thursday
5:45-7:15pm
   Friday 4:15-6:00pm 
 
 
 
Level E & Pointe
At this level, students take 6 ballet classes per week. To do this, Level E will be D/E or in some cases E/Company.  
Monday 
Thursday
Friday Pointe only
Saturday
5:45-7:15pm 
6:45-7:15pm
4:30-5:30pm
11:00am-12:30pm 
 
 
 
Company 
All Company classes are by invitation only
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Tuesday 
Saturday 
5:45-7;15pm
6:00-7:30pm
11:00am-12:30pm  
     
Modern III    
Thursday 
4:30-5:30pm  
     
 
   
Supplimental classes:    
  
 
     
Stretch & Strength   online only Thursday  11:00-11:45am  
     
Ballet Mat  online only
Saturday  
10:00-10:45am   
 
    
      
     
BRT reserves the right to cancel any class that does not have five or more paying 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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