BALLET CLASSES

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Ballet Department

Ages 6 - Adult

Classical Ballet, the Foundation for All Dance Genres

At LSB, we pride ourselves on offering the foremost ballet technique instruction in Northern Virginia for dancers of all ages. Our instructors will help you reach your personal goals, be it dancing with a professional ballet company, joining a school dance team, participating in musical theatre, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, or simply enjoying the art of ballet. We offer graded level, mixed level, adult, and pre-professional ballet classes. Join the Movement!

Graded Level Classes

  • Ballet II, Ages 6-8
    • two-times-per-week graded ballet technique
  • Ballet III, Ages 7-9

    • ​two-times-per-week graded ballet technique

  • Ballet IV, Ages 8-10

    • ​two-times-per-week graded ballet technique

  • Ballet V, Ages 9-11

    • two-times-per-week graded ballet technique 

    • Pre-Pointe is recommended at this level, but not required.

  • Ballet VI, Ages 10+

    • two-times-per-week graded ballet technique

    • ​Pre-Pointe class required at this level for one year prior to dancer being considered for pointe.

  • Ballet VII, Ages 11+

    • two-times-per-week graded ballet technique

    • Enrollment in Mixed Ballet and Beginning Pointe technique classes required.

    • Additional elective options include Contemporary Ballet, Modern, and Pointe Variations.

  • Ballet VIII, Ages 12+

    • three-times-per-week graded ballet technique

    • Enrollment in Mixed Ballet and Beginning Pointe technique classes required at this level.  

    • Early Release may be taken in lieu of Mixed Ballet. 

    • Additional elective options include Contemporary Ballet, Modern, and Pointe Variations.

  • Ballet IX, Ages 13+

    • three-times-per-week graded ballet technique

    • Enrollment in Mixed Ballet and Intermediate Pointe technique classes required at this level. 

    • Early Release may be taken in lieu of Mixed Ballet. 

    • Additional elective options include Contemporary Ballet, Modern, and Pointe Variations.

  • Ballet X, Ages 15+

    • three-times-per-week graded ballet technique

    • Enrollment in Mixed Ballet and Advanced Pointe technique classes required at this level. 

    • Early Release may be taken in lieu of Mixed Ballet. 

    • Additional elective options include Contemporary Ballet, Modern, and Pointe Variations.

Mixed Level & Elective Classes

  • Fundamentals of Ballet, Ages 9+

    • once-a-week class for the older, beginning student

  • Beginning /Int. Ballet, Ages 6-9

    • once-a-week class based on ballet levels II/III curriculum

  •  Intermediate Ballet I, Ages 8-11

    • once-a-week class based on the ballet levels III/IV curriculum

  • Intermediate Ballet II, Ages 11+   

    • once-a-week class based on ballet levels V/VI curriculum

  • Ballet Stories, Ages 8-11             

    • an introduction to the basic repertoire and history of classical ballet 

    • an elective class for dancers enrolled in Ballet II-VI, Beg/Int Ballet, and Int Ballet I & II

  • Mixed Ballet, Ages 11+                  

    • technique class for ballet levels VII-X

  • Early Release, Ages 12+                 

    • ​technique class for ballet levels VIII-X

    • may be taken in place of or in addition to Mixed Ballet

  • Pre-Pointe 

    • required for dancers in ballet VI.

    • elective for dancers in graded level ballet IV-V.

  • Pointe, Ages 11+                                

    • pointe technique class for ballet levels VII-X (Beg: level VII; Int: levels VIII/IX; Adv: level X)

  • Contemporary Ballet, Ages 11+

    • ​center work and contemporary ballet choreography en pointe for dancers also enrolled in ballet levels VII-X 

  • Pointe Variations, Ages 11+      

    • ​classical variations en pointe for dancers in ballet levels VII-X 

  • Core/Feet/Strength, Ages 9+

    • ​an elective class for intermediate and advanced dancers 

    • Students bring their own yoga mats and stretch bands.

  • Flexibility, Ages 10+                           

    • an elective to increase overall flexibility for all dance disciplines for dancers in levels VI+

    • Students bring their own yoga mats and stretch bands.

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