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Class Levels
Class Schedule

Classes

Curriculum ...

Elite Program                                

The San Gorgonio Ballet Elite Program is a highly motivated professional dance program for the serious dancer with aspirations to pursue a professional career in classical ballet.

Elite students are admitted into the program by audition or invitation once a certain level of accomplishment has been achieved.

Students in the Elite Program are assigned a class schedule by the Artistic Director and are required to take all assigned classes in order to remain in the program. Illness or emergency is the only acceptable absence. Because the Elite Program is a serious program for dancers desiring a professional career in dance, Elite students are expected to keep up their homework on their own time. School homework is not an acceptable excuse for absence. Sports and other outside activities that can cause injury or conflict with classical training are highly discouraged. Eight absences are allowed per year. Excessive absence will result in dismissal from the Elite Program.

The Elite Program is only available for students at Level III and above.

 

Technique      

Technique classes consist of a Barre, Centre, and Across the Floor. Providing proper warming of muscles, understanding the proper body placement and posture, and the skills of executing the very basic to highly advanced movements.



Tech I

This class is designed for beginning youth with a minimum of six to twelve months of previous training. They learn the very basics of a technique class. Body Placement, positions, connecting steps, jumps, terminology and musicality.

 

Tech I-II

This class is designed for students transitioning from Level I to Level II. This is not a combination of levels class. Students work on familiar movements while preparing for new steps they will find in Level II.

 

 

Tech II

Requirements to enter this level are that students have a basic understanding of body placement and execute this during the very basic of movements. Students must take two technique classes a week. Students may be considered to begin the Pre Pointe class and begin the Stretch and Strength class.

 

Tech III

To enter this level students must have retained and executed consistent placement and have the understanding of technique and execution during most movements. Students are required to take three - four Technique classes, one – two Pointe classes as well as the Stretch and Strength class and Pirouette class per week.

 

Tech IV

Students will be required to take Technique class five to six times per week, Pointe class four times per week, and Stretch and Strength one to two times per week. With the addition of Pirouette, Variations and Partnering classes. Students must have abilities to retain short to long combinations and execute each movement with muscle strength and strong technique.

 

Tech V

Level V is the highest in our curriculum. This requires students to have accomplished the proper memory, strength, and technique necessary in Classical Ballet. Throughout this study, students are working at a pre-professional level preparing to transfer into the professional world of ballet. Students will be required to take Technique and Pointe class six times per week and the Stretch and Strength one to two times per week. With the addition of Pirouette, Variations and Partnering classes.



Pre Pointe

This class prepares a young female student to work en pointe. They will work on specially designed exercises at the Barre, Centre, and Across the Floor in soft shoes (Ballet Shoes)  developing the proper strength and control that is required to dance en pointe. This class requires the students to have at least two years of classical training, have arrived at Level II, and have a basic understanding of body placement and execute this during the very basics of movements. Male students may take this class to improve their feet' strength and flexibility.  Students will need evaluation and approval by the Artistic Director.



Pointe

Pointe class is a specially designed class of Barre, Centre and Across the Floor to progress from Intermediate levels to Advanced levels. Retaining the strength and control to execute all dance movements en pointe. This class also requires evaluation and approval by the Artistic Director.



Stretch and Strength

This class is structured towards providing additional training and the development of strength and flexibility that a Classical Dancer needs. It begins with floor and standing exercises focusing on all individual areas of the body. Then moves on to stretches focusing on all the same areas of the body.  This class is also open to those with no previous training, 8 years of age or older.

 

Adult Program

We offer a beginning class for adults just starting and those who have had some experience in ballet. This class provides what any technique class would provide, barre for proper warming of muscles, the study of positions, movements, strengthening exercises, and musicality. Then we take what was worked on at the barre into the center floor and work for balance, development of control, and stamina. Students are also offered our stretch and strength class to take weekly which works on floor and standing exercises and stretches focusing on muscle strength and flexibility for all areas of the body.

Class Schedule
Monday​

 

Class: Stretch & Strength

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Class: Tech III**

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Class: Pointe**

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Class: Tech IV/V

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday

Class: Tech I

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Class: Tech II

5:00-6:00 pm

Wednesday

Class: Private Lesson**

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Class: Tech I-II

4:00-5:00 pm

Class: Tech III**

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Class: Pointe**

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Class: Tech IV/V**

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Thursday

 

3:30-4:30 pm Rehearsals**

Class: Tech II

4:00-5:00 pm

Class: Beginning Adult Ballet

4:30-5:30 pm

 

Class: Tech III**

5:00-6:30 pm

 

Class: Pointe**

6:30-7:30 pm

Friday

 

 

​Class: Tech I - II

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Class: Tech III**

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Class: Pointe**

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Class: Tech IV/V**

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Saturday

 

Class: Stretch and Strength

9:00 - 10:00 am

 

Class: Pirouette**

10:00 - 11:00 am

11:00 am Rehearsals **

 

Sunday

 

No Classes

**Audition/Invitation Only

Student Requirements:

Students at Level I-II: 1-2 Tech, 1 Stretch & Strength

Students at Level II: 2 Tech, 1 Pre Pointe, 1 Stretch & Strength

Elite Student Requirements: 

Students at Level III: 4 Tech, 4 Pointe, 2 Stretch /Strength, 1 Pirouette

Students at Level IV & V: All Adv. Tech and Pointe, 2 Stretch/Strength, 1 Pirouette

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