Ballet Dancers

GRADED TECHNIQUE
PRE-PROFESSIONAL CLASSES

HIS Graded Technique, pre-professional 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 the teacher's discretion. Parents are notified first so that a family decision may be made due to the increased class requirement.

 

Class Attire

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, mesh leotards, or criss-cross/multiple straps)  Email with leotard styles will be sent to registered students. Pink or skin tone tights must be worn under leotard and inside pink ballet shoes. Black skirt optional.

Class Requirement

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*

     *At a minimum, students will be charged based on the number of classes above.

Modern students must meet the Ballet Level requirements and will be an additional fee.

Pointe

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.

Variations

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

Annual May All-School Showcase: Held in May at DeVos Center for Arts and Worship. 

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 (January-March)

          Saturday AP 2 Ballet Technique Class with Rehearsal following (January-March)

          (1) Additional Ballet Technique Class

 

     Junior 1 & 2

          Saturday 9:00 -12:30 pm Pilates, Ballet Technique Class with Rehearsal following

          (2) Additional JR Ballet Technique Classes

          (1) Modern Class

 

     Senior 1 & 2

          Saturday 9:00 -12:30 pm Pilates, Ballet Technique Class with Rehearsal following

          Minimum of (3) Additional SR Ballet Technique Classes

          (1) Modern Class