Youth Program Summer 2021
Our youth classes start at 3 years old and continue up to the teen years (placement is always dependent on the individual student, their abilities, maturity and understanding). Once students reach the highest youth levels they have the option to move to the pre-professional program or, if they prefer a less intense schedule they can join the Adult/Open program.
Performance opportunities includeand roles in company productions. At Thrive Ballet rehearsals for Level 3 and up are separate from technique class in order to maintain learning and growth in class while focusing on performance in rehearsals. Performances are optional and, with rehearsals separate from classes students who prefer not performing do not lose valuable class time.
Level 2 Ballet: For ages 6-9 - Level 2 builds on the foundation of Level 1, incorporating barre work, more ballet steps and enchainments. Students begin to work on waltzes, balancing on releve, jumps from 3rd and 5th position and grand allegro. Port de bras are incorporated into more complex coordination. Students continue to work on alignment, placement, turn out, and learning to move without tension. Level 2 dancers participate in one class per week.
Fridays 4:00-4:45pm with Quinn
Level 4 Ballet: For ages 11+ - Building on what was mastered in Level 3, Level 4 dancers are learning to bring components together to create technically strong and artistic ballet movement. More pirouettes are added in addition to battus in petit allegro. In addition to new steps, dancers master more complex combinations and continue to add to their understanding of anatomy in ballet, energy patterns, weight placement and body usage. Level 4 students have the opportunity to be evaluated for pre-pointe and pointe work.
Mondays 3:45-5:15pm with Jill
Pointe 5:30-6:00pm with Jill
Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm with Jill
Fridays 5:30-7:00pm with Jill
Beginning Tap Level 2
Fridays 4:45-5:30pm with Quinn