Classes at North Ballet
Students at North Ballet start their training at various ages and abilities. For some, they started when they were as young as 3 years old, others found ballet during their teen years. Thus our classes often have a mix of student ages! The guidelines for initial placement are listed below, but our principle here is that while placement usually depends on age, advancement is based on ability!
Class Placement Guidelines
*All ages listed are approximate
Young Dancer Division
Creative Movement: Age 3-4
Dance Foundations: Age 4-5
Pre-Ballet I: Age 5-6
Pre-Ballet II: Age 6-7
Beginning Ballet: Age 7-8
Complete Classical Ballet Program- Placement Only
Level 1: Age 8-10 (Students usually spend 2 years)
Level 2: Age 10-12 (Students usually spend 2 years)
Level 3: Age 12-13
Level 4 Age 13-14
Level 5: Age 14-15
Level 6: Age 15-16
Level 7: Age 16-17
Level 8: Age 17-18
See Below for more details!
Young Dancer Division
The Young Dancer Division (age 2-8) fosters development in movement, and instills a love for music and ballet in even the youngest of our students. The earliest preparation for the study of ballet at North Ballet Academy begins by introducing students to movement and dance in fun and developmentally appropriate ways.
Pre-Ballet I & II
Complete Classical Ballet Program
The Complete Classical Ballet Division (age 8 and up) provides the development of proper ballet technique and enables dancers to progress toward more complex aptitude in classes such as Technique, Pointe, Modern (Horton & Cunningham), Contemporary, Jazz, Character, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Pilates and more. Students studying the Vaganova method in collaboration with Pilates demonstrate clean lines, precision, proper alignment, flexibility and mastery of ballet technique.
Classical Division: Level IV
Classical Division: Level III
Classical Division: Level II
Classical Division: Level I
Professional Training Program
The Professional Training Program (audition only, Levels 5-8) provides students with the opportunity to take their training to the next level. Participants of this program aspire to dance professionally. Class offerings includeTechnique, Pointe, Modern (Horton & Cunningham), Contemporary, Jazz, Character, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Pilates and more. Students in this program attend daytime & evening classes & participate in competitions such as YAGP, WBC, & more!
Professional Division: Level V-VIII
Professional Division: Pas de Deux