Age 8-12 (Twice weekly, 1 ¼ – 1 ½ hours each class)
Ballet: Monday 4:00-5:15, Thursday 5:00-6:00
PBT: Thursday 4:00-5:00
Contemporary: Friday 5:45-6:45
A more extensive barre is developed, including ronds de jambe, grands battements derriere, and developpé. Full port de bras of the body are introduced. Use of the arm in different positions, head movement, and change of arm and head while using the legs are studied. In the centre, more port de bras, the first two of eleven basic positions of the body, and more petit allegro steps are learned. Students begin learning rudimentary grand allegro for traveling en diagonal across the floor. This level usually takes two years to complete. Second year Ballet Threes will begin the study of Pre-Pointe, a preparatory class for pointe work later on.