V & T Dance offers a ballet curriculum for all levels of students and interest. Ballet is offered for students range from age 3 to adult. Instructors place students in their respective ballet levels based on a variety of factors. Advancement is contingent upon the technical ability, strength, and attendance of the student.
Pre Ballet/Little Me
Introductory ballet for our youngest dancers – ages 3 to 5. Students are introduced to the technique and language of ballet in a fun and loving environment.
Ballet Levels 1 through Company
Ballet is offered for all levels of commitment and ability. Proper technique in a supportive environment is emphasized at all levels. Hours per week (all dance styles) are recommended as follows for those students with a strong commitment and desire to achieve the next level:
- Level 1 – 6 hours a week
- Level 2 & 3 – 12.5 hours a week
- Level 4 & Company – 15 and up
Our ballet training is complemented with stretch/conditioning, specific pre-pointe, pointe, variations, Pas de deux (Levels 4 & Company), as well as classes in Character and Contemporary. Private coaching and preparation for competitions such as Spotlight, YAGP and Prix de Lausanne is also available.
Adult & Alumni students are welcome to attend the Company level courses or our adult classes offered on Tuesday & Thursday mornings, and open class on Saturday.
Pas de Deux & Variations
Pas de Deux and Variations are offered for Levels 4 and Company. Students must be enrolled full time to participate in PDD and Variations courses.
Contemporary & Contemporary Team
Contemporary dance allows the students to learn additional contemporary style moves to build their dance experience. Students are also welcome to audition for the Contemporary Team classes (Levels 3 and up) for additional opportunities and competition experience throughout the year. Enrollment and attendance in Contemporary level class is required for team.
Students at all levels are encouraged to participate in the stretch/conditioning classes at their level. Stretch encourages students to learn how to warm up, cool down while stretching and strengthening their bodies.
Character dance is a subdivision of classical dance stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, mostly from European countries, and uses movements and music, which have been adapted for the theater.
Boys & Men’s Ballet
V & T Dance offers a class specifically for boys and men, giving specific instruction for our male students.