Heads up, our levels are changing!
To keep our levels aligned with standards for dance training programs across the country, we are updating our program for the 2024/2025 season. We have indicated these updated levels in parenthesis next to their present names. These changes will take effect starting August, 2024.
Intermediate Dance Classes – Approximate ages 6-12
Students will be assessed and placed in the appropriate level by one of our Lead Faculty. Class placements are based on skill level and attainment of curriculum goals, rather than age. If you are a new student, please submit our Class Assessment Form for a trial class. You may also call 303.466.5685. If you are a returning student, please log on to your Student/Parent Portal to register for classes. Upon registration, each student will pay a $35 Registration Fee, siblings will pay $10. Ask about a sibling discount upon registration!
Intermediate 1 (Elementary 3)
Students in Intermediate 1 will build their skills and knowledge of dance and classical ballet by learning awareness of their arms, heads and body placement along with more complex movements of the feet and legs.
Intermediate 2 (Intermediate 1)
Students in Intermediate 2 begin adding basic turns and jumps to their movement vocabulary while they build strength, control and awareness for the carriage of their bodies.
Intermediate 3 (Intermediate 2)
In Intermediate 3, emphasis is placed on strength, flexibility and rhythm, as well as mastery of the basic skills, body placement and classical positions.
Emphasis is on the enjoyment of dance within the framework and regimen of classical ballet training. In Intermediate 3, students are encouraged to study Intro to Modern dance, providing an introduction to contemporary dance and knowledge as they grow into strong diverse dancers. Students at this level should expect to stay in each level for 1-2 years.
Recommended Classes for Levels 1 & 2
2-3 ballet classes per week; in addition, one or more of the following: Variations, Intermediate Boys, Jazz, Strength, Improvisation & Somatics, and Tap.
Recommended Classes for Level 3
3-4 ballet classes per week; plus one or more of the following: Variations, Strength, Intermediate Boys, Jazz, Intro to Modern, and Tap.
Being in Nutcracker last year and stepping onto the stage was a big goal for me and is my favorite dance moment so far. I loved sharing that with my dance friends and we made so many memories.
Piper, Intermediate 3 Dancer
Intermediate 1 Ballet
Students in Intermediate 1 will build their skills and knowledge of dance and classical ballet by learning awareness of their arms, head, and body placement along with more complex movements of the feet and legs.
Intermediate 2 Ballet
Students in Intermediate 2 begin adding basic turns and jumps to their movement vocabulary while they build strength, control, and awareness of the carriage of their bodies.
Students in Intermediate begin learning small sections of classical ballets. Studying the authentic choreography deepens their understanding of ballet’s history and traditions.
A joyful, funky opportunity to explore musicality, personal expression, and performance.
Focuses on rhythm creation, dynamics, coordination, and history.
Intermediate Improvisation & Somatics
The follow-up to Children’s/Primary Brain Body Boogie, Intermediate Improvisation & Somatics focuses on developing creative skillset that will become necessary in the Advanced division classes Contemporary and Modern. Students will focus on what dance feels like (as opposed to looks like), so they can continue to dance from the inside out. The class will learn to create movement scores, inhabit negative space, and perform improvised movement.
NEW! Intermediate Strength
Intermediate Strength focuses on developing the muscular strength and coordination required for this new level of dance training, and should be taken as a supplement to other dance classes
NEW! Intermediate Classical Indian
Intermediate students will now have the opportunity to learn Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance form, including technique, history, and performance. This class will perform in Gala..