Ages 11 and up (1 ½ — 2 hours each class, three times weekly)
Monday 5:15-7:00, Wednesday 4:00-6:00, Thursday 5:00-7:00
Ballet Four meets three times weekly initially, and in the second year moves to four times weekly. Barre work becomes complete at this level. More coordination of arms, head, and legs is developed, as well as muscular strength for adage, petit and grand allegro, and turns. Pirouettes and more complex allegro combinations are studied, along with more grand allegro steps done en diagonal. This is the level at which preparatory pointe work and beginning pointe work may be introduced, if the students are technically ready. Students at these levels may qualify to audition for membership in the Apprentice Company.