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Junior Division
Ages 10 + years

Junior Division ballet classes are appropriate for students ages 9+. 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 8, 2016 and conclude with our annual Academy Performance on May 20 & 21, 2017. Students in this division also have the opportunity to audition, August 27, 2016, to perform with BRT’s company in The Nutcracker.
 
Placement Class:

            Wednesday, July 27, 2016         4:30-6:00pm







Class Descriptions

Level CI Required two days/wk (ages 10+):  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.

Level CII Required three days/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.

Men’s Ballet II: This class teaches the fundamentals of ballet, proper alignment, and dance movement most frequently used in choreography for male dancers, including jumps, leaps, and turns.

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 (10yrs & older)
Monday & Wednesday
4:30-6:00pm
 
 
 
Level CII  & Beginning Pointe
Monday & Wednesday
6:00-7:30pm
 
Saturday
12:00-1:45pm
     
Men's Ballet II Monday 6:00-7:30pm
This class will be combined with Level C class on Mondays. During the last half hour, women and men will move to separate classrooms to work on specifics for each.
   
BRT reserves the right to cancel any class that does not have four or more students.
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