Indianapolis School of Ballet | Indianapolis School of Ballet
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Pre-Professional

Pre-Professional

For motivated and career-minded students

Classes for ladies and gentlemen, ages 8 to 19

The Pre-Professional Program is an intensive, tiered course of study in ballet and other forms of dance designed to help motivated and career-minded students meet the highest standards of the dance profession. The path to attaining that goal is centered on the Artistic Director’s and the Faculty’s collective belief in the proven results of sound, concentrated training: the more classes diligently applied, the faster the student’s growth and progress. Therefore, students with special potential and commitment are urged to take as many classes as they can. Artistic and financial incentives are in place to enable that possibility. Placement must be approved by the Artistic Director. New students should contact the Director of Student Services to schedule a trial class to be evaluated for placement. Fall classes begin the week of August 14.

Classes Offered

Description

Primary includes the beginner/elementary levels in which students acquire the initial layers of knowledge that form the foundation of ballet technique. Ladies begin pointe at level 4. These primary levels are considered the most important of all because the students’ development from this point forward depends greatly on the strength of their early base.

Schedule – 2016/2017

Level 1

Level 1  |  Girls & Boys  |   Age 8-10

Thursday

Ballet 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Saturday

Ballet 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Tap 1:00 – 1:30 PM

Level 1X  |  Girls & Boys |   Age 8-10

Wednesday

Ballet 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Saturday

Ballet 11:30 – 12:30 PM

Tap 1X 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Level 2

Level 2A  |  Girls & Boys  |   Age 9-12

Tuesday

Ballet 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Thursday

Ballet 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Level 2  |  Girls & Boys  |   Age 9-11

Tuesday

Ballet 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Tap 6:30 – 7:00 PM

Thursday

Ballet 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Saturday

Ballet 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Level 3

Level 3A  |  Girls & Boys  |   Age 11-13

Wednesday

Ballet 6:45 – 8:15 PM

Friday

Ballet 6:45 – 8:15 PM

Level 3  |  Girls & Boys |   Age 10-12

Tuesday

Ballet + pre-pointe 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Tap 7:00 – 7:30 PM

Thursday

Ballet + pre-pointe 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday

Ballet 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Level 4

Level 4  |  Girls  |   Age 11+

Monday

Ballet/Pointe 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Wednesday

Ballet/Pointe 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Saturday

Ballet/Pointe 11:00 – 1:00 PM

Level 4  |  Boys  |   Age 11+

Monday

Ballet 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Pilates 6:30 – 7:00 PM

Wednesday

Ballet 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Saturday

Ballet 11:00 – 1:00 PM

Class Attire

Level 1: Red leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and black patent tap shoes

Level 2A: Royal blue leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers

Level 2: Light blue leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and black patent tap shoes

Level 3A: Royal blue leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers

Level 3: Lavender leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and black patent tap shoes

Level 4: Burgundy leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes, black oxford tap shoes, and beige jazz shoes as needed

Boys All Levels: Black biker shorts or tights, white T- shirt, white socks, white ballet shoes, black tap shoes

Registration and Payments

Registration and payments can be completed online here.

Description

Intermediate Levels 5 and 6 are where students hone their skills by building on their basic foundation. Class schedules intensify with addition of more pointe work for the female dancer, classes addressing the special technical requirements of the male dancer, as well as increased participation in rehearsals, performances and special events.  Performance rehearsals are scheduled on Saturday afternoons.

Schedule – 2015/2016

Level 5  |  Ladies  |   Age 12+

Monday

Ballet 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Pointe 6:45 – 7:15 PM

Wednesday

Ballet/Pointe 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Friday

Ballet 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Pointe 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Saturday

Ballet/Pointe 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Level 6  |  Ladies  |   Age 13+

Monday

Ballet & Variations 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Wednesday

Ballet/Pointe 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Pilates 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Friday

Ballet 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Pointe 6:45-7:45 PM

Saturday

Ballet/Pointe 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Level 5/6  |  Men  |   Age 13+

Monday

Ballet 5:00-6:30 PM

Ballet 6:30 – 7:00 PM

Wednesday

Ballet 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Pilates 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Friday

Ballet 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Saturday

Ballet 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Class Attire

Level 5: Navy leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes, black oxford tap shoes, and beige jazz shoes as needed

Level 6: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes, black ballet skirt to be worn in variation classes, black oxford tap shoes, beige jazz shoes as needed

Boys All Levels: Black biker shorts or tights, white T- shirt, white socks, white ballet shoes, black tap shoes

Registration and Payments

Registration and payments can be completed online here.

Description

Advanced includes the upper levels 7 and 8, where students expand their technical and artistic skills by intensifying their class schedules with separate Pointe classes for the ladies, Variations and/or Partnering for both the male and female dancers, as well as even greater participation in rehearsals, performances and special events.

Schedule – 2016/2017

Level 7   |  Ladies   |  Age 14+

Monday

Ballet/Pointe 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Tuesday

Ballet 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Variations 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Wednesday

Ballet/Pointe 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Pilates 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Thursday

Ballet/Pointe 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Friday

Ballet/Pointe 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Saturday

Ballet 11:00 – 12:30 PM

Pointe 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Level 8   |   Ladies   |   Age 15+

Monday

Ballet/Pointe 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Tuesday

Ballet 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Variations 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Wednesday

Ballet/Pointe 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Pilates 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Thursday

Ballet/Pointe 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Friday

Ballet/Pointe 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Saturday

Ballet 11:00 – 12:30 PM

Pointe 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Level 7/8 Men   |   Age 15+

Monday

Ballet 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Tuesday

Ballet 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Variations 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Wednesday

Ballet 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Pilates 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Thursday

Ballet 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Friday

Ballet 4:45 – 6:45 PM

Saturday

Ballet 11:00 – 12:30 PM

Class Attire

Level 7: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes, black ballet skirt, white leotard and white skirt for pointe and variation classes, black oxford tap shoes, and beige jazz shoes as needed

Level 8: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes, black ballet skirt, white leotard and white skirt for pointe and variation classes, black oxford tap shoes, and beige jazz shoes as needed

Boys All Levels: Black biker shorts or tights, white T- shirt, white socks, white ballet shoes, black tap shoes

Registration and Payments

Registration and payments can be completed online here.

Description

Electives include tap, modern, and pilates classes as supplementary electives to the programs offered. Dancers who are not in the Pre-Professional program and have previous dance experience may enroll in these classes with permission of the instructor.

Schedule – 2015/2016

Tap

Wednesday

Level 4/5:   6:45 – 7:45 PM

Level 6/7/8:   7:45 – 8:45 PM

Modern

Monday

Level 6/7/8:   6:45 – 7:45 PM

Saturday

Level 4/5:   3:00 – 4:00 PM

Pilates

Wednesday

Level 5/6/7/8:   6:45 – 7:45 PM

Registration and Payments

Registration and payments can be completed online here.

Description

Summer classes are offered for level 1 and 2 students only. Classes run from June 13th through July 20th.

Schedule – Summer 2017

Level 1/2

Level 1/2  |  Girls & Boys  |   Ages 7-9

Tuesday

Ballet 5:00-6:30 PM

Thursday

Ballet 5:00-6:30 PM

Class Attire

Level 1: Red leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers

Level 2: Light blue leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers

Registration and Payments

Registration will begin February 13th. Registration and payments can be completed online here.