Children’s Division
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.

Preschool Class  

    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

 

First Pair of Pointe Shoes