Pre-Ballet * Ballet * Stretch/Conditioning
The Academy’s Children’s Division offers a wonderful introduction and early training program for young dancers with a focus on developing the proper ballet foundation, musicality, placement, coordination, flexibility and performance opportunities in a friendly, yet disciplined environment.
Pre-Ballet: ARCB ballet pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Children’s I: Wear Moi “Mabel” in light purple, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Children’s II: Wear Moi “Mabel” in light blue, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Hair: In a neat bun
Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, black ballet shoes
*All leotards are available for purchase at the front desk.
Students should contact the front desk to make arrangements to attend a placement class. Following the class the instructor will notify each student of the best level to join. After the placement class students may register at the front desk. Pre-Ballet is open to students ages 3.5 and up. Students typically spend an average of 2-3 years in a level before moving to the next level. The director will inform a student when they are ready to move up, and instructors continue to evaluate students throughout the year.
Students in the Children’s Division are eligible to participate in the Nutcracker and our full-length spring performance. To participate students should attend the audition. Weekly rehearsals are held on Fridays. Students in Children’s Division II are allowed to participate in our Summer Intensive as well.