Dance Revelation seeks to place each student in the level that is best for him or her. There is no set path at Dance Revelation, and we encourage each student to be proud of what he or she has accomplished throughout the year and his or her dance career.
At Dance Revelation we offer an entry level program with classes for students from 3-12 years old. Students move through our fundamental program, Level 1 Ballet/Tap (ages 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8) then to Level 2 Ballet/Tap (ages 9-12) and Pre Ballet, and finally into our Ballet Conservatory typically around ages 8-10 years old. Throughout the dance season should we see a student that may be ready for BCDR at a younger age (6 or 7) we will invite them into the BCDR program before 8 years old.
Our Ballet Conservatory of Dance Revelation (BCDR) excels students in an environment that demands excellence and commitment. We believe that the more ballet classes a student takes, the faster he or she will excel. We also believe that taking more classes creates responsibility, dedication, and hard work. Our BCDR program allows staff to work with students to focus on the areas they are excelling in, partnering with them to see the maximum growth possible.
Students who are ages 13-adult that are not able to commit to our BCDR program may join our teen/adult program. This program is considered more of an ìopenî program, which means weíve created a place for students to learn the basics of dance, with less of an overall time commitment. The teen/adult program allows students to be involved in other activities that they love while still pursuing dance at least once a week.
Some BCDR students may be selected to be in our Company Program. This program offers four levels: Understudy, Prep, Pre-Professional, and Professional. All students selected are considered to be part of the Company Program, however, students are not considered Company dancers until they become performers in the June performance. Understudies do not perform, but they learn technique/movement and attend all prep classes. Prep students take 2 classes a week and perform 2 pieces at 2 competitions. Prep students will perform the same piece or segment for competitions. Pre-Professional students take 3 classes a week and perform 3 pieces at 3 competitions. Professional students take 4 classes a week and perform 4 pieces at 3 competitions. Pre-Professional and Professional students may perform a new piece or segment for each competition. Select students will perform with the Company at the Annual Performance.
Please note that it is rare for a student to move up a level every year or even every two or three years. It is possible for a student to progress more quickly, but each student is assessed and placed into the appropriate level each year. To progress more quickly, your child may look into summer camps, both at DR and outside of our school.
As students get older, they may be invited to be in our Student Leadership Program, assisting with younger classes and leading by serving DR as a whole. Students are selected as needed based on their shown dedication, commitment, and responsibility.
Dance Revelation supports all local arts in the area. We truly want each family to be on board with our philosophy and continue dancing, no matter where, as their journey takes them. We hope you have found your home in Dance Revelation.
For more information, please download the 2017-18 DR Handbook.