Preparatory Level 1

5 to 6-year old boys and girls move from imaginative explorations of Preballet to the world of a regular ballet class. Students begin to work at the ballet barre, gaining strength and proper placement allowing for greater freedom of movement in both the center of the room and on diagonal jumps across the floor. Ballet Academy Ventura curriculum and the use of french terminology is continued at a higher level than preballet. This class serves as a transition between the free spirit and creativity of preballet to the formally structured ballet class. Ballet barre is introduced and practiced with each class as well as center floor work and diagonal jumps. (1 hour class)