Primary Division

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The Primary Program places strong emphasis on developing basic ballet technique. Students are expected to gain muscular strength, develop stamina and control as they learn the ballet technique that is appropriate for their level. 

As standard procedure, students of all ages learn the basic ballet positions, the progression of a standard ballet barre and French vocabulary that defines all of the steps in classical ballet. 

Advancement is based on ability, not age. This allows students to develop the layers of knowledge that form the foundation of ballet technique.

Registered applicants aged seven or older with little or no formal dance training documented on the registration form are generally placed in the Primary Division in Level 1A. New students with extensive ballet training are invited to take a placement class to assess their skill level.

Basic Ballet Classes in Dripping Springs, TX

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BEGINNING BALLET LEVEL 1

Level 1 classes at Central Texas Youth Ballet place strong emphasis on developing basic ballet technique.

Students are expected to gain muscular strength, develop stamina and control as they learn the ballet technique that is appropriate for their ability. Students learn the basic ballet positions, the progression of a standard ballet barre and the French vocabulary that defines all of the steps in classical ballet. These students also move into beginning centre work, away from the support of the ballet barre. Students are placed in an environment to help improve concentration and listening skills while teaching discipline and classroom etiquette. 

For students 7+ years of age by September 1.

DETAILS

Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Times: 5:30pm-6:45pm (2.5 hrs each week)
Gender: Both
Ages: 7+

PRIMARY LEVEL 2

For young dancers with intermediate skills

Once they reach level 2, students build on their knowledge and vocabulary while piecing together increasingly complex moves. 

At this level, students have the foundation they require to take the next steps as they progress their dance training. 

Concentration and listening are still encouraged and there is a focus on working well together as a group. 

Students are placed in this class according to ability, not age. Students with previous experience are invited to be assessed in a placement class so we can confirm their level of training.

Level 3

For young dancers with more advanced skills

Once they reach level 3, students are working towards the skill-level of a highly experienced ballet dancer.

The focus on core technique is maintained while increasingly impressive turns and leaps are mastered.  

Students are placed in this class according to ability, not age. Students with previous experience are invited to be assessed in a placement class so we can confirm their level of training. 

DETAILS
Registration: Teacher Placement

Character Dance

Add excitement and flair

Character dance draws from more traditional folk dance and is a fun addition to regular ballet classes. 

Students build their expressive abilities while learning to adapt their bodies to different styles of dance. Character is also important to teach students about the history of dance around the world. 

Students are placed in this class according to ability, not age. Students with previous experience are invited to be assessed in a placement class so we can confirm their level of training. 

DETAILS
Registration: Teacher Placement

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING/PILATES

Essential foundation building for dancers

Every successful dancer is strong as well as flexible. Through conditioning, young dancers are able to build the physique they need in order to master increasingly complex dance moves. 

The emphasis of each class is on safely improving flexibility and core strength, through a series of movements and exercises. Students who take conditioning are able to progress their dance skills faster. 

Students are placed in this class according to ability, not age. Students with previous experience are invited to be assessed in a placement class so we can confirm their level of training. 

DETAILS
Registration: Teacher Placement

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Whether your child’s goal is to reach the world stage or simply build new skills, we have a class that is suitable. Get started with a FREE trial week.

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400 W HWY 290, Ste. B-104, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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