HIS Graded Technique Division is for students 8+ years old with Ballet experience, who are committed to a minimum of 3 hours of Ballet per week (2 or more classes.) Students progress through the levels at their own pace, sometimes remaining in a level for 2-3 years. Pointe begins at Level JR 2 at teacher discretion. Parents are notified first so that a family decision may be made due to the increased class requirement.
New 2021 Students will have a required 3/4 sleeve leotard available through HIS Dance Academy. Additional black leotards in tank, cami, and mock neck style may also be worn. (No low backs or mesh leotards.) Email with leotard styles will be sent to registered students. Pink or skin tone leotards must be worn under leotard and inside pink ballet shoes. Black skirt optional.
Apprentice (AP 1 & 2) Minimum requirement: (2) AP Ballet classes per week
Junior (JR 1 & 2) Minimum requirement: (3) JR Ballet classes per week
Senior (SR 1 & 2) Minimum requirement: (4) SR Ballet classes per week
Modern students must meet the Ballet Level requirements.
Pointe students must be enrolled in a minimum of (3) JR Ballet classes per week for JR and (4) SR Ballet classes per week for SR.
JR 2 pointe meets (1) time per week
SR 1 & 2 minimum pointe requirement: (2) times per week. Variations Class does not meet requirement.
JR 2 students who are taking a minimum of (4) JR technique classes per week may participate in this class. Thursday 6:15 Ballet Technique class plus (3) Ballet classes.
SR 1 & 2 students who are taking a minimum of (5) SR technique classes per week may participate in this class.
Friday Ballet Technique class plus (4) Ballet and (2) pointe classes
Optional Outreach Opportunities
HIS Dance Ensemble: Members perform an original Ballet from the HIS repertoire each March.
2022-2023 Requirements by level
Apprentice 1 & 2
Saturday AP 1 Ballet Technique Class with Rehearsal following
Saturday AP 2 Ballet Technique Class with Rehearsal following
(1) Additional Ballet Technique Class
Junior 1 & 2
Saturday 9:00 -12:30 pm Ballet Technique Class with Rehearsal
(2) Additional JR Ballet Technique Classes
(1) Modern Class
Senior 1 & 2
Saturday 9:00 -12:30 pm Ballet Technique Class
Minimum of (3) Additional SR Ballet Technique Classes
(1) Modern Class
Printable weekly schedule here
(subject to change)