Class Level Guidelines


Girls dance class
 

OPEN ENROLLMENT:

Ballet I-II (8-10) :Early learning fundamentals in basic ballet vocabulary and skills. Minimum 1-2 yr placement. Highly recommended to be taken in addition to class - Tap/Jazz Combo I-II (8-10), Tap/Jazz Combo II (8/9), Tap/Jazz Combo II (9-10).

 

Tap or Jazz Level I-II (8-10): Beginning to progressive Beginning; for new to Spectrum Dance students with minimal dance experience who are in 2017-18 Academic Grade 3-5. Minimum 1-2 yr placement.

 

RETURNING STUDENTS:

Please see Director for questions regarding placement in these classes:


Tap/Jazz Combo II (8-9), Tap/Jazz Combo II (9-10) : Tap/Jazz Combo II (ages 8 or 9) and Jazz II or Tap II (ages 9-10) are for returning students who were enrolled and completed DS Combination I-II by June 2017 and who are in 2017-18 Academic Grade 2-4; or Single discipline study in Tap, and/or Jazz (ages 9-10) for returning students who were enrolled and completed DS Level I-II, or Combo II by June 2017 and who are in 2017-18 Academic Grade 4-6. Minimum 2yr placement. Students new to Spectrum Dance (ages 8-10) will be placed in Level I or I-II for a minimum of 1 year before progressing to Level II classes.

Level II-III (10-12): Single discipline study in Ballet, Tap, and/or Jazz for returning students who were enrolled and completed 2017 DS Level II or II-II by age 10 and who are in 2017-18 Academic Grade 5-7. Minimum 1-2yr placement.

Level III-IV (12-14): Highly progressed level; 2-3 yr placement/level. Prerequisites: 6-7 years consistent, same discipline training for students who were enrolled and completed up to 2017 DS Level III by age 12 in June 2017 and are in 2017-18 Academic Grade 7 or higher.

Preteen (PT 11-13)/Teen (13+) Beg through Open: Basic Beginning through highly progressed levels. Beginning classes for students with no dance experience to advanced beginning-intermediate (“OPEN”) levels. Must have consistent, single discipline study for at least 1-2 years. Minimum 3-4 yr placement in this level; Open classes are for returning students who have consistently studied at DS at least 4+ years. Students should be, at minimum, in 2017-18 Academic Grades 6 or higher.

Teen Open - Intermediate (13+): Highly progressed level; minimum 2-3yr placement. Prerequisites: Resuming study for students ages 13+ who
are returning to Spectrum Dance after a short period (less than 2 years) absence or who were enrolled and completed up to 2017 DS Level IV as of June 2017 by age 12 and with a minimum of 5 yrs consistent and same discipline dance study. Select students may be placed in classes found on the Teen/Adult schedule at the Director’s discretion.

Teen|Adult Intermediate- Advanced classes: Ages 18 or under. High challenge and skill level; Minimum 2 yr+ placement. Prerequisites: 7 yrs or more consistent, same discipline training.


 

** NEW STUDENTS: Please contact the school for placement options or questions regarding which classes in which to enroll. We will be happy to direct you to the most appropriate class on our schedule!