Parents and dancers often ask
“What do your levels mean?” or “When will my dancer be ready for the next level?”
Parents and students should not anticipate annual level advancements. Dance classes do not progress at the same pace as your child's school grades. It is common for students to stay in the same level of dance for more than one year. Because the range of the criteria for advancement is so diverse, it may be two or more years before a dancer is ready for advancement to the next level of dance.
Students are placed in classes according to what they have accomplished (the skills that they have learned) during the years they have previously studied. Dedication and natural ability are also considered. When a new student joins our studio, it may be advisable for the student to attend several different types of classes in order to determine which dance style class is the best fit.
Ballare offers five levels of dance from Beginner (Level 1) to Competition (Level 5).
Beginner Levels (1 & 2):
Intermediate Levels (2 & 3):
· Stage Direction
· Timing (All Tempos)
· Strength in upper and
· lower body
· 1-2 Full Rotations on both right and left legs
· Solid progress on stretch in the knees for
· Work on right, left & middle splits
· Memorization skills
· Learning combinations across the floor
· Direction changes
· Applying simple corrections and retaining them
· Learning improv.
Advanced Levels (4 through 5):