Age 8-12 (Twice weekly, 1 ¼ – 1 ½ hours each class)
Ballet Three* - Wednesday and Thursday limit 4 per class. Monday limit is 11.
Group A: Monday 4:15-5:30, Thursday 6:30-7:45 No PBT first semester
Group B: Monday 4:15-5:30, Wednesday 4:00-6:15
*This schedule for Ballet Three is for first semester. Group A will attend Mondays and Thursdays, and Group B will attend Mondays and Wednesdays. Second semester the groups will switch, so that Group A will attend Mondays and Wednesdays, and Group B will attend Mondays and Thursdays, so that Group A can have PBT on Wednesdays.
A more extensive barre is developed, including ronds de jamb, 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 travelling 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.