Advanced Program
 Generally Ages 13 & Up

About the Program:

A variety of styles are offered to our advanced students giving them the training to further develop as strong, versatile artists. Students have the option to take any number of classes and are encouraged to take ballet in addition to their style(s) of choice to develop technique, proper posture, body placement and musicality. Advanced classes are taught at a quick pace with time and energy devoted to beneficial corrections and require motivation and focus from students. Advanced dancers are getting the training they need to further their career in dance or just enjoy the art form with thoughtful, high quality training! 


Sanitizing Schedule:

Please see the full “Studio Schedule” for sanitizing times. Certain class times were shifted by 5-10 minutes after class/level changes to ensure a safe and clean environment. The length of each class is still the same but be sure to check if your class begins/ends 5-10 minutes later while cleaning procedures are still of the utmost importance. The list of classes below and the registration schedule lists the class times as they will be when things go back to normal. Until further notice, please follow the “studio Schedule!”

20/21 Classes Offered:


5:30-7:00 – Advanced Ballet 

7:00-8:00 – Adv Pointe & Partnering (Partnering TBA due to COVID)



3:30-4:30 – New! “Progressing Ballet Technique”

4:30-6:00 – Int/Adv Ballet

*Dinner & homework break* 

7:00-7:30 – Int/Adv Improvisation

7:30-9:00 – Advanced Contemporary



3:30-4:00 – Int/Adv Floor Barre & Stretch

4:00-6:00 – Advanced Ballet / Pointe

6:00-7:00 – Advanced Tap



3:30-4:30 – Advanced Jazz

4:45-5:30 – Company Conditioning, stretch or barre work (Open to all Advanced students)

5:30-7:30 – ALINEA Company Rehearsals



3:30-4:30 – Int/Adv Ballet/Pointe & Stretch

4:30-6:00 – Potential Nutcracker or Spring Performance Rehearsals

6:00-7:00 – Int/Adv Hip Hop


Coming in January 2021 on Fridays!

3:30-6:00 – Int/Adv Pre-Pro Experience – Master classes in, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Variations & Repertoire with various guest artists!

Dress Code - Please click on the following links for suggested brands:

A black leotard must be worn in every class. Hair should always be neatly tied away from the face in a bun. A full ponytail is permitted in classes other than ballet. Students will be asked to remove any jewelry aside from small stud earrings. 


Ballet Shoes & Pink Tights: (Pointe shoe fitting locations will be recommended by your teacher)

Jazz Shoes: (Black tights may be worn over the leotard in both Contemporary & Jazz)


Tap Shoes: (Black tights may be worn over the leotard in tap class)


Hip Hop Sneakers: (Athletic clothing may be worn - Be sure to order shoes in black! These will be worn in the spring performance and can be purchased later in the year. Please be sure to order by February at the latest!)

Performing Opportunities with NESD:

Our advanced students have several opportunities to perform including, auditioning for our annual Nutcracker and or performing with their ballet classes, our spring performance & NESD’s Performing Company called ALINEA.

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