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.

Recreational levels:

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

 

Intermediate levels:

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

 

Pre-professional level:

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

 

Professional level:

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