Elementary level. Age 8-9
The program includes classical ballet technique, body conditioning, stretching, variation. For students who expect to make strong progress, we recommend taking the full program of the Elementary Pre-Pro level.
Elementary level program is the years when the strongest students who attend full program start to prepare for more intense stage experiences. Individual meetings with a teacher allow students to prepare for solo variations, competitions, performances.
The elementary program covers the basic elements of correct postural alignment, weight transfer, small, medium, and large poses, first rules of barre work: spacing, transitioning, hand position on the barre. Basic elements in a parallel position, end of the year first elements in turn out positions.
This is a very important level as it establishes vital foundations upon which future classical ballet training will be built.
Body conditioning and stretching classes in this level are extremely important for student’s future success and progress.
Turquoise capsleave leotard and turquoise tulle skirt, available from BISD
Pink Tights Pink canvas ballet slippers
White short-sleeved t-shirt. Black bike shorts or ballet tights. White ankle socks – students may wear any plain thin white socks. White ballet slippers