Class Description

Pre-School Ages 3-4:  These classes encourage the joy of movement, creativity, and self-expression. Children will develop body and spatial awareness, musicality, and the dynamics of moving together as a group. Terminology and basic steps are introduced and an appreciation of French as the language of dance is developed.

Pre-Ballet & Tap:   Establishes basic ballet vocabulary, barre and center work, and spatial awareness while still encouraging joy of movement. Tap will be introduced in this level as well.  This class will perform a ballet piece in the Spring Concert.  Ages/Grades: Kindergarten through 1st grade.

**Ballet 1-7   Continues training of ballet vocabulary by establishing more complex material, port de bras, and musicality.  Ballet 1B – Ballet 6 students are placed by the Adonai staff based on ability and previous experience.

**Pre-Pointe:   This class is a prerequisite to pointe. This class will focus on strengthening the foot and ankle, proper alignment and increasing endurance. This is an additional class and teacher placement is required. Pre-Pointe shoes are required for this class.

**Pointe:   Students who take pointe are required to take 2 weekly technique classes in addition to their pointe class.

**Worship Ballet:

Worship Class Description: This class is based on the principles of ballet technique, while encouraging creativity and worshipful movements. Worship dance classes incorporate bible study, sign language, and improvisation.
Prerequisites for registering for Worship Dance:
Worship 1/2: Students must have completed at least one year of Ballet 1 (or equivalent), and currently taking Ballet 1B or Ballet 2.
Teen/Adult Worship: Students must have completed and/or currently taking Ballet 2 or equivalent. Ages 12 and up.
Worship 3 – 7: Placement is determined by current ballet level and teacher recommendation.

Pre-Teen/Teen and Adult Ballet/Tap:  This class is designed for older beginners or for students who haven’t had class in a few years and need to catch up.  Open for ages 10 and older.

Modern/Tap:   These classes will be based on the techniques of classical ballet but will allow for more freedom of movement, improvisation, expressing of oneself.  These classes are available to students enrolled in Ballet 1-7.  Teacher will place based on experience.

Stretch & Strengthen:  Body strengthening and conditioning program.    Students enrolled in Ballet 4-7 are eligible for this class.   Specific equipment will be required for this class!

**Denotes teacher placement is required. Placement may not necessarily be done by age.