Age 8, 9 recommended, or older new beginners (Twice weekly, one hour each class)
Thursday: limit 4 per class. May have to alternate in-person and zoom on that day.
Tuesday 4:00-5:00 and Thursday 5:15-6:15
If needed, 1/2 group attends one day and the other 1/2 the other. Zoom on other days.
Students at this level begin attending two classes weekly, which greatly enhances their learning opportunities at this very important level. More barre exercises are introduced, and their jump vocabulary is increased. In the centre, more positions of the arms and different port de bras are learned, as well as croisé alignment. Beginning petit allegro steps are introduced, such as temps levé and emboité. Basic movements are refined which will later become ballet steps (step and hop becomes temps levé in arabesque, for example).