Children's Dance Classes
Schramel Conservatory of Dances offers children dance classes in ballet, tap, and contemporary/modern dance.
PRE-BALLET: 3-4 YEARS OLD
This class is 45 minutes and meets once per week. The class consists of basic ballet exercises. Movement, coordination, marching, skipping, galloping, stretching, and identifying right from left are also taught.
PRIMARY: 5-7 YEARS OLD AND / OR BEGINNER
This class is 60 minutes and meets once per week. Slightly more intensive ballet technique and terminology are taught as the students are developmentally ready.
LEVEL I: 7-8 YEARS OLD
Students are expected to take one 60 minute class per week and can take more than one class per week if desired. More intensive training is introduced as well as more complex vocabulary and technique.
LEVEL II: 8-10 YEARS
All vocabulary and technique of previous levels will be incorporated with the addition of arm positions, first arabesque, directions of the body, and uses of the head. Students are expected to take at least 1 class per week, though 2 classes is highly encouraged.
LevEL II-III: 9 years and older
This class is designed for students who have completed 1-2 years of ballet II, and will prepare students for the intermediate levels of Ballet III-IV. Students are expected to take at least 2 classes per week.
LEVEL III: 10 YEARS AND OLDER
All vocabulary from the previous levels is incorporated and pointe is introduced. Students are encouraged to take 3 technique classes per week plus 1 pointe technique class.
Pointe students will be evaluated and informed of advancement into pointe by the conservatory directors only! This may mean the student will perhaps not go on pointe even if another school has determined they are ready. The health of the student is the foremost concern. Students in level III who are serious and interested in progressing to pointe work may be encouraged by the director to enroll in a pointe class (though continuing to dance in flat ballet shoes) to help build strength and prepare for when they are promoted.
LEVEL IV: 10 Years and Older
All vocabulary of the previous levels is incorporated. Students begin working in a more serious capacity. Students are expected to take to take three classes per week and can take up to six.
Level V/VI, ALSO Called Int./Adv.: 12 Years and Older
All vocabulary of the previous levels is incorporated. These highest levels are for advanced and pre-professional students looking to push their technique. Students are expected to take to take three classes per week and can take up to six.
This boys-only class focuses on the development of male dancers and is offered in conjunction with our regular offerings.
Tap I ages 5-6
This class is for younger students with one year or less of tap experience.
Tap II Ages 7-8
This is for younger students with one year of tap experience, or older students with little to no tap experience.
tap II-III ages 9+
This is for students have had multiple years of tap instruction.