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Divisions and Level Descriptions

Level Placement is very important to a dancer's  development and confidence.  We base our level placement on a variety of factors - The dancer's age, ability, and experience being the most important.  Each year, some dancers are ready to progress to the next level, while other dancers benefit more from staying in a level to further develop the skills and ability before an increased challenge.   

At the Conservatory of Ballet Aviv we take great care to make sure that each student feels confident, challenged, and happy in his or her level.

PRE-PRIMARY 

(Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten)


This fun and exciting ballet/tap combination class concentrates on listening skills, motor skills, strength, expression, musicality, and the development of coordination (skipping, marching, and stretching), while promoting creative thinking and group interaction skills that will be beneficial for life.  Students will also be gently introduced to classroom etiquette. 

PRIMARY

(Kindergarten and 1st grade)


Continuing on the foundation built in the Pre-Primary level, this level focuses on age appropriate exercises that further develop listening skills, motor skills, strength, expression, and the development of coordination (skipping, marching, and stretching, while promoting creative thinking and group interaction. Students will also be gently introduced to classroom etiquette. Lyrical and Jazz classes will be introduced at this level.

LEVEL 1 A/B/C/D

(2nd-5th grade)


In Ballet Class, Barre, floor, and centre work will be introduced. Students will learn the basics of proper body placement and alignment to prepare them for level 2. Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Jazz classes are offered at this level where fun choreography and combinations are introduced. 
 

This level has four year developmental sub-levels created to give the student the best foundation for success in their dance career (learning (A), understanding (B), developing (C), and mastery (D).

HOMESCHOOL CLASSES

(AGES 5-7 & AGES 8+)


This level is a serious introductory level designed to continue the development of the students technique, while introducing the fundamental movements, positions, and steps for classical ballet in preparation for pointe class. Upon Approval from the directors- Pointe class in this level are at the beginner level and focus on building strength . Pointe students are require to take 2 ballet classes. In Lyrical/Contemporary classes, students will continue to explore the different styles of dance through fun and exciting choreographed combinations.

Upper School                   LEVEL 2 A/B/C/D

(Grades 5th - 12th) 
 

This level is a serious introductory level designed to continue the development of the students technique, while introducing the fundamental movements, positions, and steps for classical ballet in preparation for pointe class. Upon Approval from the directors- Pointe class in level 2 are at the beginner level and focus on building strength . Ballet students are required to take at minimum 2 ballet classes. In Jazz/Tap, Hip Hop, and Lyrical/Contemporary classes, students will continue to explore the different styles of dance through fun and exciting choreographed combinations.
This level has four year developmental sub-levels created to give the student the best foundation for success in their dance career (learning (A), understanding (B), developing (C), and mastery (D).

Upper School          LEVEL 3 A/B/C/D                    

Acceptance by Directors approval ONLY
 

This level is for students who have mastered the material taught in level 2 A/B/C/D. All students in this level are en pointe. Students in this level work on perfecting technique, flexibility, and strength to help them accelerate to the best of their potential. All students in this level are required to take 2 ballet classes in addition to Pointe class and Conditioning.
This level has four year developmental sub-levels created to give the student the best foundation for success in their dance career (learning (A), understanding (B), developing (C), and mastery (D).

Upper School          LEVEL 4 A/B/C/D                    

Acceptance by Directors approval ONLY

This level is for students who have mastered the material and artistry taught in level 3 A/B/C/D. All students in this level are en pointe. Students at this level are introduced to more advanced steps at a faster pace. All which is built on the foundation from the lower levels. All students in this level are required to take 2 Ballet classes, Conditioning, Contemporary and Pointe class. Students in this level are working towards fine tuning their technique to prepare for college auditions. Students are encouraged to enroll in all provided dance genres to equip them for college auditions giving the student a better chance be chosen for a scholarship.

Upper School                  LEVEL 5/6/7           

Acceptance by Directors approval ONLY

This level is for serious advanced students who have mastered the material taught in level 4 A/B/C/D. All students in this level are members of the company. Students in this level are working towards perfecting technique, flexibility, and strength, advanced steps, highest leg height to help them accelerate to the best of their potential as they begin auditing for college scholarships. All students in this level are required to take all classes prescribed for this level.

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