HIS Graded Technique Division is for students 9+ 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.

Class Requirement:

Apprentice (AP 1 &2)  Minimum requirement: 2 Ballet classes per week

Junior (JR 1 & 2)  Minimum requirement: 3 Ballet classes per week

Senior (SR 1 & 2)  Minimum requirement: 3 Ballet classes per week

Modern Students must meet the Ballet Level requirements.


Pointe students must be enrolled in a minimum of (3) Ballet classes per week. 

Jr 2 pointe meets 1 time per week.

SR 1 & 2 pointe meets 2 times per week.


SR 1 & 2 students. Minimum (4) Technique classes. Friday Ballet Technique class plus (3) Ballet and (2) pointe classes 

Optional Outreach Opportunities:

Showcase:  Due to COVID 19 all plans for the annual Showcase will be put on hold.  There will not be a costume fee until plans have been finalized.  Thank you for your understanding.

HIS Dance Ensemble 2020-21:  – Reimagined!

Throughout the year, the HIS Ensemble will showcase vignettes from the five HIS Dance Ensemble original ballets.  These vignettes will be performed throughout the year as allowed by state and local government guidelines. Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays and participation requirements are as follows:

Apprentice 1 & 2

·         Saturday AP 1 9:00- 11:00 Ballet Technique Class with Rehearsal

·         Saturday AP 2 11:15-1:15 Ballet Technique Class with Rehearsal

·         (1) Additional Ballet Technique Class


Junior 1 & 2

·         Saturday 9:30-12:30 pm Ballet Technique Class with Rehearsal

·         (2) Additional Ballet Technique Classes

·         (1) Modern Class


Senior 1 & 2

·         Saturday 9:00-12:30 pm Ballet Technique Class

·         Minimum of (2) Additional Ballet Technique Classes

·         (1) Modern Class

Printable weekly schedule here

(subject to change)