Our classes for this age group introduce the basic exercises and body positions necessary to feel comfortable in a Ballet class. The students move into the traditional format of barre followed by center exercises. The process is gradual to ensure that students develop their muscles correctly and do not force turnout.


Moving in time with the music becomes more important, as well as memorization of Ballet terminology. More complex combinations are given as students’ progress. Part of the curriculum are: traditional barre work with more independent movement, age appropriate stretches, basic positions of the feet and arms (concept of parallel vs. turned out legs and feet) and Ballet class etiquette.