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Class Placement

Classes at PAL are divided into Young Child (3-7 yrs.), Junior (8-12 yrs.), Teen (13-18 yrs.), Age Infusion, and Adult Levels.  Class placement is determined by the age and skill of the student.  The final determination for placement is skill performance.  We do this to assure that all students receive the best program for their ability and enjoyment.  If you are unsure as to what level you should choose for your student, please call the studio for a free consultation.

Toddle Tots (Creative Movement)

Ages 3-5 - The first dance class.  This class introduces the first steps in ballet and tap. Through our specialized curriculum of music and movement, this class develops the following; coordination, musicality, balance, social, and major motor skills.  One class recommended per week.

Tap/Jazz, Pre-ballet, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Tap/Ballet

Ages 5-7 - The second through fifth years of dance.  These classes are divided into the following levels:

  • Primary is the first level for this division.  This level is appropriate for students completing Toddle Tots (Creative Movement), or beginners in this age group.
  • Beginner/Intermediate is the second level for this division.  This level is appropriate for students completing the Primary level.
  • Intermediate is the third level for this division.  This level is appropriate for students completing the Beg/Int level.

Students enrolled in these levels of dance will have an increased awareness in dance techniques as well as improved coordination and major motor skills.  One or more classes recommended per week.

JUNIOR LEVELS (Ages 8-12)

We recommend that all dancers take at least one ballet class with their chosen elective.

  • Primary is the first level for this division.  This level is appropriate for students completing the Young Child program or beginners in this age group.
  • Intermediate is the second level for this division.  This level is appropriate for students completing the Primary level.
  • Intermediate/Advanced  is the third and fourth level for this division.  This level is appropriate for students completing the Intermediate level.
  • Advanced  is the fourth level for this division.  This level is appropriate for students completing the Intermediate/Advanced level.  This level requires instructor approval.

In these classes, there will be a continued focus on alignment, ballet technique and vocabulary.  In addition to the enjoyment of dance, the continuation of study improves physical alignment, balance, coordination, and muscular structure.  Ballet students are recommended a minimum of two classes per week.

TEEN LEVELS (Ages 13-17)*

We recommend that all dancers take at least one ballet class with their chosen elective.

  • Beginning is the first level for this division.  This level is appropriate for beginning students in this age group.
  • Beginning/Intermediate is the second level for this division.  This level is appropriate for students completing the Beginning level and/or students completing the Junior level.
  • Intermediate is the third level for this division.  This level is appropriate for students completing the Beginning/Intermediate level.
  • Intermediate/Advanced requires instructor approval/placement.  This level is designed for the advanced student.

Advanced level requires instructor approval.  This level is designed for the pre-professional student.
*Ballet exclusive students are recommended a minimum of three classes per week.

ADULT LEVELS (Ages 18+)

  • Beginning/Intermediate is for students who would like to improve their technique, and beginning students in their first few years of dance.
  • Intermediate is for students who have studied for three or more years.
  • Intermediate/Advanced is for students who have studied five or more years.

MIXED LEVELS / AGE INFUSION

Pilates Mat Class - Ages 12+
No experience required.  This class strengthens the core muscular system.  A great way to find your center and tone up “problem” areas.

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