Pre Professional Division - Ballet 

 

Level 2 | Teacher Recommendation

Meets two times per week. Enrollment in both Level 2 technique classes is mandatory. 

Level 3 | Teacher Recommendation

Meets two times per week. Enrollment in both Level 3 technique classes is mandatory. 

Level 4A | Teacher Recommendation

Meets three times per week. Enrollment in all Level 4A technique classes is mandatory.

Level 4B | Teacher Recommendation

Meets three times per week. Enrollment in all Level 4B technique classes is mandatory.

Level 5 | Teacher Recommendation

Meets 4 times per week. Enrollment in a minimum of three Level 5 technique classes and one pointe class is mandatory. Enrollment in all Level 5 ballet & recommended specialty classes is strongly recommended.

Level 6 | Teacher Recommendation

Meets 6 days a week. Enrollment in a minimum of five Level 6 technique classes and three pointe classes is mandatory. Enrollment in all Level 6 ballet & recommended specialty classes is strongly recommended.

Pre Pointe and Conditioning | Teacher Recommendation

Teacher may advise student to take Pre-Pointe, as a strength training preparation for pointe work. Additional flexibility and strengthening work given. This is a non-performing class.

Beginner Pointe | Teacher Recommendation

Students placed en pointe begin in the Beginner Pointe level, which meets one time per week. Pointe students must be demonstrating excellent attendance in a minimum of three ballet technique classes per week. This is a non-performing class.

Intermediate Pointe | Teacher Recommendation

Intermediate pointe meets two times per week. Pointe students must be demonstrating excellent attendance in a minimum of three ballet technique classes per week. 

Advanced Pointe | Teacher Recommendation

Advanced Pointe meets three times per week. Pointe students must be demonstrating excellent attendance in a minimum of five ballet technique classes per week. 

Pre Professional Division - Specialty Classes

 

Intermediate Variations & Repertoire | Teacher Recommendation

Students placed in Intermediate Variations & Repertoire are coached on selections from classical ballets. This class is key to developing artistry, performance skills, and continues to strengthen a dancer's abilities. Students may be asked to take this class on demi pointe until their level of pointe strength is sufficiently developed.

Advanced Variations & Repertoire | Teacher Recommendation

Students placed in Advanced Variations & Repertoire are coached on selections from classical ballets. This class is key to developing artistry, performance skills, and continues to strengthen a dancer's abilities. 

Beginning Character | Teacher Recommendation

Character dance is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dances which have been adapted for ballet and theater. This class introduces the popular character dance adaptations for ballet including the national dances of Russia, Hungary, Italy and Poland. Character dance is vital to a classical ballet education, enhances understanding of épaulement, coordination and musicality.

*This class is mandatory for Bay Area Youth Company dancers in Levels 5/Intermediate Pointe. Exception may be made at the discretion of Artistic Director*

Intermediate / Advanced Character | Teacher Recommendation

Character dance is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dances which have been adapted for ballet and theater. This intermediate to advanced class teaches the popular character dance adaptations for ballet including the national dances of Russia, Hungary, Italy, and Poland. Character dance is vital to a classical ballet education, enhances understanding of épaulement, coordination, and musicality.

*This class is mandatory for Bay Area Youth Company dancers in Level 6. Exception may be made at the discretion of Artistic Director.*