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LEVELS & PLACEMENT

 

 

LEVELS

 

Our curriculum begins with 3, 4, and 5 year olds at the Preliminary levels,

progressing up through pre-professional work at the Intensive level.

 

Preliminary

Foundational

Elemental

Transitional

Conformational

Pivotal

Intensive

 

 We also offer Preteen and Teen level classes for older beginner/intermediate

students, or those returning to dance after substantial time off.

 

 

 

 

PROGRESSION

 

Unlike academic classes at school, students should not expect to advance to a

new level every year. Each level within the curriculum almost always requires

multiple years of study before skills are mastered with enough technical

proficiency to safely take on the challenges of the next level.

 

 

 

 

PLACEMENT GUIDELINES

 

                   

                    Preliminary  Ballet 1, Preliminary Hip Hop 1      At least 3 years old as of September 1, 2018

                                                                             

                    Preliminary Ballet 2                                          At least 4 years old as of September 1, 2018

 

                    Preliminary Hip Hop 2                                       At least 4.5 years old as of September 1, 2018

 

                    Preliminary Ballet 3                                           At least 5 years old as of September 1, 2018

                                 

                     Foundational Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop          At least 6 years old as of September 1, 2018

    

 

Note:  Eligibility for Contemporary and Pointe classes requires years of previous

and continued ballet training and requires Dance Theatre approval.               

 

 

 

1333 Delany Road, #400-600, Gurnee, Illinois 60031
847-672-7465  •  office@dancetheatre-ni.com