The Intermediate Division is comprised of Ballet I, Ballet II, Ballet III and Boy Strength & Conditioning. Instructors focus on strengthening the fundamental principles of classical ballet technique, which is the foundation for the more complex movements that will be executed in the advanced division.
Students will advance from one level to the next through faculty evaluation, and at the discretion of the Artistic Director. The progress of each student is based on the individual’s technical ability, physical aptitude, strength, classroom effort and attendance. Advancement is based on ability, not age and it is common for a student to repeat a level.
Performance experience is an integral part of a dancer’s training at Ballet Conservatory. All intermediate division students have the opportunity to participate in the end of year performance in May. Additional performance opportunities may be offered to students as part of the Ballet Conservatory performing company.
The minimum number of classes required for each level is listed below. Intermediate division students may take additional classes in lower levels at no charge.
Class meets twice a week for 1 hour 15 minutes plus a 30 minute stretch class once per week for a total of 3 hours per week.
Class TimesMonday and Thursday 4:45 – 6:00 p.m.Thursday (Stretch Class) 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.— Or —Tuesday and Thursday 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Stretch Class) 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
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Class meets twice a week for 1 hour 30 minutes plus a 30 minute stretch class once per week for a total of 3 hours 30 minutes per week.
Class TimesMonday and Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.Monday (Stretch Class) 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
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Class meets three times per week for a total of 5 hours 15 minutes and includes a stretch class and pre-pointe class.
Class TimesTueday (Stretch Class) 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.Tuesday (Technique) 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.Thursday (Technique) 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.Saturday (Technique) 10:30 – 12:00 p.m.Saturday (Pre-Pointe) 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
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Boys Strength & Conditioning
Class meets once a week for a total of 1 hour for strength and conditioning class.
The boys class is tailored more specifically to men’s steps. This class emphasizes the muscularity and strength necessary for classical ballet male training. Placement in this level is determined by faculty evaluation and by the Artistic Director.
Saturday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
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