Pre-Professional Division

Grand Pas ending pose
Don Quixote Grand Pas, Spring Performance 2015

About

Ballet * Character * Contemporary * Jazz * Pre-Pointe * Stretch/Conditioning * Variations

The Pre-Professional Division is designed for students who are looking for serious and high quality classical ballet instruction, in a supportive and encouraging environment. All Pre-Professional classes are conducted by the Academy’s senior staff, who offer professional guidance, experience, and bring a wealth of knowledge to their classes. As part of the Pre-Professional Division, students may attend a full schedule of daily classes, participate in the Academy’s performances, Summer Intensive and YAGP. Students looking to take their training to the next level with the goal of pursuing a professional ballet career may have the opportunity to audition for the Academy’s Professional Trainee Program

Attire

Ballet: Wear Moi “Mabel” in black, pink tights, pink ballet slippers with ribbons

Character: same as above, plus black character skirt and black character shoes

Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, black ballet shoes or white ballet shoes with white socks

Hair: In a neat bun

*All leotards are available for purchase at the front desk.

Placement

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. 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.

11038105_10153153504205409_1943183310216946729_nPerformance Opportunities

Students in the Pre-Professional 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 and Saturdays. Pre-Professional Division students are also able to participate in our Summer Intensive and performance and YAGP.