Ballet Levels Descriptions
Unlike academic subjects Dancing it is both physical and mental learning. We have to take development of the human body under consideration. No matter how smart your child is we cannot change nature’s way. Trying to learn something too soon before the body and brain are ready, will result in learning it incorrectly compensating and developing bad habits. This will result in stress, loss of confidence, not to mention possible injuries to the body. Bad habits die hard and are very difficult to correct.
Recommended minimum hours of Ballet training per week to progress to the next level. Stretch class doesn’t count as ballet class but always recommended to be added to your class list.
Pre-primary ages 4 or older: 45 min per week for one year
Primary A ages 5 or older: 45 min per week for one year
Primary B ages 6 or older: 60 min per week for one year
Beginner Intensive training begin:
Primary C ages 7 or older: 2 hours per week for one year
Level 1 ages 8 or older: 2 hours per week for one year
Level 2 ages 9 or older: 3 hours per week plus 1 hour pre-Pointe for one year
Level 3A ages 10 or older : 3 hours per week plus 1 hour Pointe for one year
We recommend our students to take exams once they get to levels 3B and higher, to get feedback of their technique. Not having sufficient technique makes it not safe to dance in advanced levels.
Advanced intermediate level:
Level 3B ages 11 or older: 4.5 hour a week plus 1 hour Pointe for a year
Level 4A ages 12 or older: 4.5 hours a week plus 1.5 hour Pointe for a year
Level 4B ages 13 or older: 4.5 hours a week plus 1.5 hour Pointe for a year
Level 5A ages 14 or older: 4.5 hours a week plus 1.5 hour Pointe for a year
Level 5B ages 15 or older: 4.5 hours a week plus 1.5 hour Pointe for a year
Level 6 ages 16 or older: 4.5 hours per week plus 1.5 hour Pointe for 2 years
Level 7 ages 17 or olde: 6 hours per week plus 2 hours Pointe per week for 2 years