The Ballet Conservatory students begin by being placed in the level best suited for their skill level, and not according to age. The instruction of basic, intermediate, or advanced ballet positions, proper alignment, and progression of exercises at the ballet barre take place in the appropriate level ballet class. Students are expected to become familiar with the French terminology and vocabulary that defines the ballet technique they are studying. The students also continue to work in the center and across the floor to access a clearer understanding of how to support their alignment away from the ballet barre. Pointe work begins in the intermediate level and continues through the advanced levels.
After a student learns and performs the appropriate expectation of ballet technique in their present level and is strong enough to accomplish the movements taught, then at the discretion of the Ballet Mistress, the student moves forward to the next level where they will be challenged to accomplish more detailed and articulate expectations in their technique.
The Ballet Conservatory students partake in performing a classical ballet for the Annual Performance. All BCDR Ballet levels may or may not perform in the same ballet piece but will gain performance experience in the chosen classical ballet for their appropriate level for each different year. Pairing with the importance of a developing a well rounded dancer, The Ballet Conservatory students take classes in multiple genres. They develope a firm foundation in their ballet technique which offers them the foundation to advance in other genres/styles of dance. Students are placed in the appropriate jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, conditioning, jumps/turns, hip hop class based on level and it does not always pair with their ballet level. We place students into each class/level based on skill for that specific genre. Placements take place prior to the season beginning and we look forward to partnering with each student as they develop as an individual and dancer.
Students in BCDR are allowed to be absent for 8 days per semester. Absences are not erased with make-up classes, but attending a make-up class is always recommended and encouraged. Make-up classes are in the form of a comparable class so students get their set number of classes/hours per week. Should a student continue to miss the same day of dance (example Tuesday nights) we will reach out to address this issue. Certain genres are provided on a rotation schedule and missing these types of classes 2-3 times a semester could hold a student back from progressing. Missing Annual Performance rehearsals may result in being removed from the Spring Performance. If your child is going to be absent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you be interested in joining the Dance Revelation family and would like to know more about our Ballet Conservatory, please contact us at DR@dancerevelation.com or call 717-796-6010. We would be happy to further educate you with The Ballet Conservatory of Dance Revelation’s curriculum.