These classes are the perfect introduction to the magic of dance!
Small class sizes and personalized instruction will keep your child wanting to come back every week. Through fun and engaging instruction, students will develop their balance, coordination, locomotor skills and kinesthetic awareness. These classes have the perfect balance of structure and fun.
Ages 3-4 Combination of ballet & tap.
Primary A Class
Ages 4-5 Combination of ballet & tap.
Primary B Class
Ages 5-6 Combination of ballet & tap.
Primary C Class
Ages 6-7 Combination of ballet & tap.
Academy Ballet Division
Our teachers at Pacific Dance Center love teaching and nurturing the potential talent in every student. Through careful development and attention to the American Ballet Theater curriculum, our teachers implement instruction that is designed to produce dancers with both expressiveness and clear classical lines. Our curriculum is founded on the highest standards of classical ballet technique. Each level is created to be age-appropriate according to this defined curriculum, building upon prior learning and preparing them for the next advancement. Proper technique, strength, stamina, and natural facility are required to start on pointe, with the Director's approval.
Students are placed into a specific level by their ability & technique.
Placement auditions are held in June and September.
New students will take a trial placement class arranged through the front office, to determine their level.
All Academy students are required to take the minimum number of ballet classes per week in their level.
In today's world, dancers should be well rounded in all disciplines of dance. The required classes for each level are listed below.
If your child's passion is dance, then it is recommended adding extra classes to give them an advantage in the dance world.
Academy Ballet 1A one Ballet class per week required
Academy Ballet 1B two Ballet classes per week required
Academy Ballet 2A & 2B two Ballet classes per week required
Academy Ballet 3A & 3B three Ballet classes + Pointe classes per week required
Academy Ballet 4A & 4B three Ballet classes + Pointe classes per week required (4 recommended)
Academy Ballet 5 three Ballet classes + Pointe classes per week required (4 recommended)
Academy Ballet 6 three Ballet classes + Pointe classes per week required (4 recommended)
Contemporary Jazz, Hip-Hop and Modern
Contemporary Jazz 1 one class per week required (if a member of Performance Co.)
Contemporary Jazz 2, 3 & 4 two classes per week required (if a member of Performance Co.)
Hip-Hop one class per week required (if a member of Performance Co.)
Tap one class per week required (if a member of Performance Co.)
Modern 1, 2, 3 & 4 one class per week required
Open Community Classes
The Community Division is designed for tweens and teens, who love to dance but cannot commit to the attendance requirements of our Academy Ballet Division. Students can register for an entire session or drop into one class and pay. All of the Contemporary-Jazz, Modern classes may be taken as open community classes.