youth & Pre-professional ballet division 

 

Dance Arts Studio’s Youth & Pre-Professional Ballet Division Levels 1-3 classes are taught by ABT® Certified Teachers and follow American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum, which consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels; and is designed to strengthen technique, stamina and discipline through practical trainings and lessons in theory.

 

Dance Arts Studio’s Level 4/5 ballet classes are taught by DAS Director Emeritas Grace Luttrell Nanavati and ABT® Certified Teachers Julie Ratz and Gina DeCroix Russell. 

 

ABT’s NTC combines scientific principles with elements of classical French, Italian and Russian schools of ballet with a goal of training dancers to use their body correctly by educating them on anatomy, kinetics, coordination and alignment.

Classes in the Youth & Pre-Professional Division are offered in Levels 1 through 5 and require instructor placement, regardless of age. If you are a new student, please contact the studio to arrange a placement class. 

 

All dancers in our Youth & Pre-Professional Ballet Division are required to wear a DAS-branded uniform, which can be purchased directly through the studio via our online store HERE

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level 1

8+ / instructor placement required

Level 1 (turning 8 by 12/31/22 / Instructor placement required)

005A: Level 1 - BALLET - Tue - 4:00pm (60 min) - Julie Ratz

005B: Level 1 - BALLET - Wed - 6:30pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

005C: Level 1 - BALLET - Thur - 4:30pm (60 min) - TBD

DAS uniform required for all ballet classes, which consists of a DAS-branded tank leotard with princess seams; an opaque DAS-branded milliskin pull-on skirt; and skin-toned or pink tights with matching shoes for female-identifying dancers, and a DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt; any solid black tights, leggings, or joggers of their choosing; and black ballet shoes for male-identifying dancers.

Level 1 dancers wear LILAC PURPLE. DAS-branded uniform items may be 
purchased directly through our online store.

 

Dancers are encouraged to take TWO ballet classes per week and also add the jazz and tap class that immediately precedes or follows their Level 1 ballet classe(es) from our Open Division at the BASIC TECHNIQUE level.

Tuition fee: $60/month

(Our family rate affects this fee. Tuition is then calculated based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.)

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level 4/5

13+ / instructor placement required

Level 5 (15+ / Instructor placement required)

008A: Level 4/5 - BALLET/POINTE - Mon - 5:30pm (120 min) - Julie Ratz

008B: Level 4/5 - BALLET/POINTE/VARIATIONS - Wed - 4:00pm (120 min) - Grace Luttrell Nanavati

DAS uniform required for all ballet classes, which consists of a DAS-branded tank leotard with princess seams; an opaque DAS-branded milliskin pull-on skirt; and skin-toned or pink tights with matching shoes for female-identifying dancers, and a DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt; any solid black tights, leggings, or joggers of their choosing; and black ballet shoes for male-identifying dancers.

 

Level 4/5 dancers wear MERLOT. DAS-branded uniform items may be purchased directly through our online store.

 

Level 4/5 dancers are required to take a minimum of TWO ballet classes per week (and are highly encouraged to take THREE ballet classes per week) and may also add jazz, tap/musical theatre, hip hop, contemporary theatre & dance composition, and/or modern classes from our Open Division at the ADVANCED TECHNIQUE level.

 

Level 4/5 dancers may take additional ballet classes at Level 3 or in the Open Division.

Tuition fees vary based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.

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level 2

9+ / instructor placement required

Level 2 (9+ / Instructor placement required)

006A: Level 2 - BALLET - Tue - 5:00pm (60 min) - Julie Ratz

006B: Level 2 - BALLET - Wed - 5:30pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

006C: Level 2 - BALLET - Thur - 5:00pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

DAS uniform required for all ballet classes, which consists of a DAS-branded tank leotard with princess seams; an opaque DAS-branded milliskin pull-on skirt; and skin-toned or pink tights with matching shoes for female-identifying dancers, and a DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt; any solid black tights, leggings, or joggers of their choosing; and black ballet shoes for male-identifying dancers.

 

Level 2 dancers wear ROYAL BLUE. DAS-branded uniform items may be purchased directly through our online store.

 

Level 2 dancers are encouraged to take a minimum of TWO ballet classes per week and to also add jazz, tap / musical theatre, hip hop and/or modern classes from our Open Division at the BEGINNING TECHNIQUE level. Level 2 dancers may take additional ballet classes at Level 1.

Tuition fee: $60/month

(Our family rate affects this fee. Tuition is then calculated based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.)

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level 3

11+ / instructor placement required

Level 3 (11+ / Instructor placement required)

007A: Level 3 - BALLET/POINTE - Tue - 6:00pm (120 min) - Julie Ratz

007B: Level 3 - BALLET/POINTE - Thur - 6:00pm (90 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

DAS uniform required for all ballet classes, which consists of a DAS-branded tank leotard with princess seams; an opaque DAS-branded milliskin pull-on skirt; and skin-toned or pink tights with matching shoes for female-identifying dancers, and a DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt; any solid black tights, leggings, or joggers of their choosing; and black ballet shoes for male-identifying dancers.

 

Level 3 dancers wear DARK NAVY. DAS-branded uniform items may be purchased directly through our online store.

 

Level 3 dancers are required to take a minimum of TWO ballet classes per week and may also add jazz, tap / musical theatre, hip hop and/or modern classes from our Open Division at the INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUE level.

 

Level 3 dancers may take additional ballet classes at Level 2.

Tuition fees vary based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.