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! 

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.