Class Descriptions

 

Storytime Ballet (Ages 2-4)

A storybook adventure inspiring the imagination while bringing stories to life through music and dance. All ages are welcome, with a recommended age of 2-4. We ask that a caregiver attend with students under the age of 3.

Adaptive Ballet (Ages 3-5)

A fun, nurturing exploration of movement and dance that adapts to the needs of students by offering a small class size (4 student max) and accommodations for sensory needs. Accommodations are guided by the specific needs of the students.

Pre-Primary Ballet (Ages 3-4)

A fun, nurturing exploration of movement that emphasizes musicality, coordination and the joy of dancing, while providing a foundation for a ballet education

Primary Ballet (Ages 5-7)

A fun, nurturing introduction to ballet foundations that emphasizes musicality, coordination, and the joy of dancing

 

Ballet 1-3 (Ages 8+)

Students progress through the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum to develop posture, flexibility, musicality and strength while learning ballet as an art of expression and grace.

Ballet 4-7 (Ages 11+ by placement)

Students progress through an increasingly complex curriculum while developing strength, flexibility, artistic expression and grace. Students have the opportunity to begin dancing sur les Pointes upon assessment of readiness by the teacher, as well as learning and performing classical and contemporary repertoire.

Open Teen/Adult Ballet

Offered at Beginning/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced levels.

Ballet Fitness

A dynamic stretching, strength and conditioning class that combines concepts from Pilates, yoga, barre and ballet for total body fitness. (Currently inactive, inquire if interested).

Expectations

 
  • Students are expected to be in class on time and ready to dance. Arrive a few minutes early to warm up with neat hair and attire.
  • Be respectful to those around you. Listen quietly while the teacher is demonstrating or giving feedback.
  • Be kind and supportive to yourself and those around you
  • Work hard and try your best

Dress Code

 
We've partnered with Damien's Dancewear and Eurotard to bring you a simple and affordable dress code. Everything you need is laid out by class. Click HERE to shop our dress code now! Attire can be purchased in person at any of our Open House events, before or after class or by appointment. We strongly recommend a ballet shoe fitting before purchase.

Pre-Primary Ballet: Leotard, tights or leggings, ballet shoes, skirt optional. Hair in a bun or otherwise secured away from the neck and face.

Primary Ballet: Pink leotard, pink or skin colored tights, pink or skin colored ballet shoes, skirt optional. Hair in a bun or otherwise secured away from the neck and face.

Ballet 1 & 2: Lilac leotard, pink or skin colored tights, pink or skin colored ballet shoes. Hair in a bun or otherwise neatly secured away from the neck and face

Ballet 3 & 4: Light blue leotard, pink or skin colored tights, pink or skin colored split soled ballet shoes. Hair in a bun or otherwise neatly secured away from the neck and face.

Ballet 5 & 6: Black leotard, pink or skin colored tights, pink or skin colored split soled ballet shoes. Skirt for repertoire. Hair in a bun or otherwise neatly secured away from the neck and face.

Ballet 7: Any color leotard, pink or skin colored tights, pink or skin colored split soled ballet shoes. Skirt for repertoire. Hair in a bun or otherwise neatly secured away from the neck and face.

Open Teen/Adult & Ballet Fitness: Attire that allows full range of movement and enables the teacher to observe posture and alignment, ballet shoes. Hair secured away from the neck and face.

Boys All Levels: White fitted t-shirt or leotard, dance belt, black leggings, white socks and black or white ballet shoes. Hair neatly secure away from the neck and face.

Suggested retailers:
Damien's Dancewear | Chelmsford, MA
The Dancer's Closet | Nashua, NH
Discount Dance | Online
 
*A Note About attire
 
The "classic pink" tights and shoes that traditionally accompany a ballet dancer's wardrobe were designed to compliment a light skin tone. Ballet is for everyone. That's why Dream Ballet School has embraced a dress code that encourages dancers to celebrate their complexion. Leotard colors are set by level, but tights and shoes may either be pink or skin colored. FleshTone  is a great resource for dancers to find dance attire including shoes, pointe shoes, tights and undergarments that compliment their complexion.