Classical Ballet Levels I - VI

For students who desire intensive training in Classical Ballet

Pointe

Classical Ballet Levels I – VI

for Ages 8-18


Turning Pointe’s Training Division is designed for the dancer interested in learning Classical Ballet in a pre-professional setting. Training emphasizes technique, proper placement and alignment, strength, discipline, healthy body image, and encourages the dancer to reach his or her highest potential.  Whether a dancer plans to pursue post high school ballet training or not, our goal is to create a positive and healthy training experience for all students at all stages of study, while encouraging each student in their faith walk.


Priority Registration for current Turning Pointe Families opens May 1

Registration for new Turning Pointe Families opens June 1

 All classes run for the 34 week school year

Training Division Level IA and IA Teen for Ages 8-18 with no recent experience

Students ages 8-12 with no recent ballet experience register for TD Level IA.  TD Level IA meets on Monday 4:15-5:45/Wednesday 4:30-6:00/Thursday 4:15-5:45. Dancers must attend two classes per week and may choose different classes weekly. Dancers may attend all three classes per week for no additional charge.

Dancers ages 13+ with no recent ballet experience register for TD Level IA Teen.  TD Level IA Teen meets on Monday 4:15-5:45/Wednesday 6:45-8:15/Thursday 4:15-5:45. Dancers must attend two classes per week and may choose different classes weekly. Dancers may attend all three classes per week for no additional charge.  *Note: Level IA Teen dancers may attend the Wednesday 4:30-6:00 class if they are unable to attend the teen class later on Wednesday evening.

Level IA/IB Dance Workshop   This optional class is a fun way for IA, IB, and IA/IB Teen students to start using the basic dance skills learned in technique class in actual dances! Parents are invited into class approximately every six weeks to see the newest dance! Because of Turning Pointe’s Multiple Class Pricing, this class is 40% off.  This class meets on Wednesdays from 6:00-6:45, immediately after IA and IB and prior to IA/IB Teen. This class registration is listed under the “Level IB” heading.

Performance Opportunities for 1A
Training Division Level IB and IB Teen

By Placement of the Director. Transfer students ages 9 to 18 with recent twice-a-week ballet experience please call the office to arrange a placement.

TD Level IB meets on Monday 4:15-5:45/Wednesday 4:30-6:00/Saturday 9:30-11:00am. Dancers must attend two classes per week and may choose different classes weekly.

TD Level IB Teen meets on Monday 4:15-5:45/Wednesday 6:45-8:15/Saturday 9:30-11:00am. Dancers must attend two classes per week and may choose different classes weekly. *Note: TD Level IB Teen dancers may attend the Wednesday 4:30-6:00 class if they are unable to attend the teen class later on Wednesday evening.

Level IA/IB Dance Workshop   This optional class is a fun way for IA, IB, Teen IA, and Teen IB students to start using the basic dance skills learned in technique class in actual dances! Parents are invited into class approximately every six weeks to see the newest dance! Because of Turning Pointe’s Multiple Class Pricing, this class is 40% off. This class meets  on Wednesdays from 6:00-6:45, immediately after IA and IB and immediately prior to IA/IB Teen.

Performance Opportunities
Training Division Level II

By placement of the Director. Transfer students please contact the office to arrange for a placement.

TD Level II students are required to take technique class twice a week and may change the days weekly. TD Level II classes meet on Monday 4:30-6:00/Tuesday 4:15-5:45/Saturday 9:30-11:00am. Dancers may attend all three classes weekly for no additional charge.

Level II Jazz  This optional class is a great way to learn another dance form! Jazz is highly recommended for Level II dancers because it prepares dancers for the movement quality that will be required for Contemporary which is introduced in Level III. Because of Turning Pointe’s Multiple Class Pricing, this class is 40% off. Class size is limited.

Performance Opportunities
Training Division Ensemble Levels III-VI

By placement of the Director. Transfer students please contact the office to line up a placement class.

Technique Classes

TD Level III meets Monday 6:45-8:15/Thursday 5:45-7:15/Friday 4:15-5:45/Saturday 11:00-12:30. Dancers must attend three classes per week and may take additional classes in their level at no additional charge.

TD Level IV meets Monday 6:45-8:15/Thursday 4:15-5:45/Friday 4:15-5:45/Saturday 11:00-12:30. Dancers must attend three classes per week and may take additional classes in their level at no additional charge.

TD Level V/VI meets Monday 6:45-8:15/Tuesday 5:15-6:45/Thursday 4:15-5:45/Friday 4:15-5:45/Saturday 11:00-12:30. Dancers must attend three classes per week (four per week for Level VI) and may take additional classes in their level at no additional charge.

Pre-Pointe, Pointe, and Pointe Variation Classes

Pre-Pointe/Pointe A meets Thursday 7:15-8:00  Pre-Pointe/Pointe A dancers take one Pre-Pointe or Pointe class per week.

Pointe B meets Monday 8:15-9:00/Saturday 12:30-1:15   Pointe Variation B meets Thursday 6:30-7:15

Pointe C meets Monday 8:15-9:00/Saturday 12:30-1:15   Pointe Variation C meets Thursday 5:45-6:30

Pointe D meets Monday 8:15-9:00/Saturday 12:30-1:15   Pointe Variation D meets Thursday 5:45-6:30

Pointe B – Pointe D dancers are required to take one Pointe and one Pointe Variation class per week.

Contemporary Classes

Contemporary-3 for Level III dancers meets Monday 8:15-9:0

Contemporary-4 for Level IV dancers meets Monday 6:00-6:45

Contemporary-5/6 for Level V/VI dancers meets Tuesday 6:45-7:30

Ensemble dancers are required to take one Contemporary class per week.

Dancers at this level are invited to participate in the Turning Pointe Performance Ensemble and perform in The Promise and the Spring Show. The Performance commitment is made in May for the following school year. Ensemble Ensemble members are required to take three technique classes (four for Level VI), one pointe (or pre-pointe “PP”) class, one Pointe Variation class, and one Contemporary class weekly. Boys are”NP” and do not take pointe. Ensemble fees and Costume fees apply.

Performance Opportunities

*Please note: Training Division dancers may attend classes as many times/week beyond the minimum requirements as they wish for the stated price. Due to the nature of Ballet training, the more times/week that a dancer takes class, the faster s/he will improve.

*Transfer students and dancers with recent twice-a-week ballet experience please call the Turning Pointe School of Dance office at (616) 394-7109 to schedule a placement class for Levels IB-VI.