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Class Descriptions

Beginner Level

BEGINNER 1
Classes for ages 6 and 7 that engage with the foundations of ballet.
Required classes: One (1) one-hour ballet technique class per week.
Optional classes: One (1) hip-hop class to further students’ understanding of movement.

BEGINNER 2
Classes for children ages 8 and 9 building upon the foundations of ballet.
Required Classes: Two (2) one-hour ballet technique class per week.
Optional Classes: One (1) hip-hop class and/or one (1) additional technique class in another level per week (teacher recommendations required for additional technique class).

Intermediate Level

INTERMEDIATE 1
Classes geared towards children ages 10 to 11 and aimed at crafting the young dancer’s ability to focus and then execute the ballet vocabulary.
Required Classes: Three (3) 1.5 hour ballet technique classes per week.
Optional Classes: One (1) beginning pointe (teacher recommendation required) and/or (1) one hip-hop class and/or one (1) contemporary class per week.

INTERMEDIATE 2
Classes for ages 12 and 13 that provide the knowledge necessary to further expand student’s ballet technique with pointe work or men’s classes.
Required Classes: Four (4) 1.5 hour ballet technique classes, one (1) pointe class (females)/men’s class (males) per week.
Optional Classes: One (1) hip-hop class and/or one (1) contemporary class.

Advanced/Pre-Professional Levels

ADVANCED 1 / ADVANCED 2
Classes for ages 14 and 15 that demonstrate proficiency in the fundamentals and finer points of technique.
Required Classes per week:
– Five (5) 1.5 hour ballet technique classes
– Two (2) pointe classes (female)/ one (1) men’s class (males)
– (1) pas de deux class (accompanied by dancers of Carolina Ballet)
– One (1) contemporary class
– One (1) hip hop class and/or conditioning class
– One (1) variations class (females) (taught in conjunction with ballets currently being performed by the company)
*This level includes opportunities to rehearse and, if deemed ready, potentially perform with Carolina Ballet dancers in certain productions.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL
Classes for ages 16-18 aimed at preparing students for life in a professional ballet company.
Required Classes per week:
– Six (6) 1.5 hour ballet technique classes
– Two (2) pointe classes (females)/one (1) men’s class (males)
– One (1) pas de deux class (accompanied by dancers of Carolina Ballet)
– One (1) contemporary class
– One (1) hip hop class and/or conditioning class
– One (1) variations class (females) (taught in conjunction with ballets currently being performed by the company)
*This level includes opportunities to rehearse and, if deemed ready, potentially perform with Carolina Ballet dancers in certain productions.

Adult Program

  • Monday 7:00-8:30 Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
  • Wednesday 7:00-8:00 Beginner Ballet
  • Saturday 12:00-1:30 Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

*Adult Classes are on a drop-in basis and are open to ages 12+. Punch cards can be purchased on our web site or at our studios for 1, 10 or 20 classes.

Questions?

Contact Shelley Jacobsson, Director of School Operations at (919) 747-8459 or EMAIL SHELLEY

“I have loved ballet all my life but never took any classes. Eventually, I thought that I was definitely too old (I am of a certain – ahem – age). However, when the School of Carolina Ballet started offering adult ballet beginner classes, I decided to give it a try. AND I LOVE IT FOR MANY REASONS! Most important: it’s fun, and it definitely does not require any prior ballet experience. No need to be super flexible, and a V will do just fine as a substitute for ‘first position’.

– Karen Singleton