Pre Professional Division - Ballet & Pointe

 

Level 2 | Teacher Recommendation

Meets two times per week. Enrollment in both Level 2 classes is required. Students typically spend 1 – 2 years in Level 2.

Level 3 | Teacher Recommendation

Meets two times per week. Enrollment in both Level 3 technique classes is required. Students typically spend 1-3 years in Level 3. 

Level 4A | Teacher Recommendation

Meets three times per week. Enrollment in all Level 4A technique classes is required. Students typically spend 1-3 years in Level 4A.

Level 4B | Teacher Recommendation

Meets four times per week. Enrollment in a minimum of three Level 4B classes is required, though enrollment in all Level 4B classes is strongly encouraged. Students typically spend 1 – 3 years in Level 4B.

Level 5 | Teacher Recommendation

Meets five times per week. Enrollment in a minimum of three Level 5 technique classes is required, though enrollment in all Level 5 classes is strongly encouraged. Students typically spend 2 - 4 years in Level 5.

Level 6 | Teacher Recommendation

Meets six days per week. Enrollment in a minimum of four Level 6 technique classes is required, though enrollment in all Level 6 classes is strongly recommended.

Beginner Pointe I & II | Teacher Recommendation

Beginning Pointe I & II meets one time per week. Beginner Pointe I & II students must be enrolled in a minimum of three Pre Professional Division ballet classes per week. Consistent attendance of both ballet and pointe classes is expected. Students typically spend 1 – 3 years in Beginning Pointe I & II.

Intermediate Pointe | Teacher Recommendation

Intermediate pointe meets three times per week. Enrollment in a minimum of two Intermediate Pointe and three Pre Professional Division ballet classes per week is required. Consistent attendance of both ballet and pointe classes is expected. Students typically spend 2 – 4 years in Intermediate Pointe.

Advanced Pointe | Teacher Recommendation

Advanced Pointe meets 3x per week. Enrollment in a minimum of three Advanced Pointe and three Pre Professional Division ballet classes per week is required. Consistent attendance of both ballet and pointe classes is expected. Advanced pointe students may also take Friday or Saturday Level 6 ballet classes en pointe, as recommended by faculty.

Bay Area Ballet Youth Company (BABYC)

BABYC is a performing youth company open by audition for students in Levels 4A - 6. BABYC is divided in to three groups; Apprenctice, Junior and Senior. Audition for new company dancers will be held Saturday, September 7. BABYC dancers must adhere to the following enrollment requirements:

  • Enrollment in at least the minimum required Pre Professional Division ballet classes

  • Enrollment in at least the minimum required Pointe classes, if applicable. It is not required that BABYC dancers are training en pointe.

  • Junior & Senior Company dancers must enroll in their assigned group’s Company Variations & Repertoire class.

  • Senior Company dancers must enroll in Senior Company class.

  • Level 4B, Level 5 & Senior Company dancers must enroll in Character class and are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Modern/Contemporary and Jazz classes recommended to them.