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Pre-professional Pointe dancers

BALLET/POINTE 

 

TTB School Pre-Professional Division is by audition or invitation only.  Extremely dedicated advanced students are invited into this program according to individual progress. These classes are designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career in dance and have aspirations to be a part of (or are already members of) the TTB Company. An instructor’s recommendation is required for student advancement. Students partake in a rigorous dance schedule of at least five classes per week, extensive outside work, and conditioning – preparing them for the intense demands that professional dancing requires.

LEVEL 4/5

Designed for students wanting to strengthen their ballet skills with aspirations of auditioning for TTB’s Company. Ballet vocabulary and technique are taught through barre and center floor work, including combinations across the floor. This class prepares young dancers for auditions and performances. Students remain at this level for a minimum of 2 years

  • Monday: 6:45pm-8:15pm — $62.00

  • Thursday: 5:30pm-7:00pm — $62.00

LEVEL 4/5 POINTE
The class focuses on the fundamentals of pointe work while building the strength necessary to progress en pointe and eventually execute classical variations. The class includes barre work, center, and across-the-floor exercises.  

  • Thursday: 7:00pm-8:15pm — $60.00
     

LEVEL 6
This advanced-level ballet class is very physical and designed to expand the body’s movement capabilities through challenging and complex combinations for TTB’s Company dancers. Pointe work is practiced at the barre and center.

  • Monday: 4:00pm-5:30pm — $62.00

Dress Code (strictly enforced):
GIRLS: Black TTBS uniform leotard, pink tights, pink split-sole ballet shoes or pointe shoes. Flesh-toned tights and shoes for dark skin tones are welcome. Color of tights should match the shoes. Hair neatly pulled back in a bun for class.
BOYS: Black tights, black ballet shoes, and a white t-shirt.

POINTE/VARIATIONS

  • Level 5: This class focuses on pointe technique, building strength and fluidity in the shoes, and artistry as a classical ballet dancer. The class includes barre and center floor combinations. The second portion of class includes learning and performing a classical variation.
    No class available at this time.

  • Level 6: This class expands on the foundation nurtured in previous levels. Movements and combinations are more intricate and physically demanding.
    Thursday: 3:45pm-5:30pm — $64.00

Dress Code: Same as Ballet (strictly enforced)

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OTHER DANCE STYLES 


JAZZ

LEVEL 4/5: This class builds strength, technique, movement quality, rhythm, balance, and jumping by advancing the student’s jazz vocabulary. It includes a warm-up, conditioning, and across-the-floor exercises. Classes culminate at the end of each year with a fun choreographed combination using the classes’ content.

  • Wednesday: 6:00pm-7:15pm — $60.00

Dress Code: 

GIRLS: Any color leotard, tights or jazz pants, and black jazz shoes.
BOYS: Black jazz pants/tights, black jazz shoes, any solid-color t-shirt.


CONTEMPORARY

  • LEVEL 3/4: This class is designed to further the concepts of moving through space. Dancers discover movement capabilities that lie outside classical ballet and learn the concept of “being grounded.” Drawing from the many various styles of dance and conditioning, this class challenges student’s technical awareness and promotes expression through movement where the body is the instrument.  
    Wednesday: 7:15pm-8:30pm — $60.00

  • LEVEL 5/6: These classes expand on the foundation nurtured in previous levels. Movements and combinations are more intricate and physically demanding.
    Monday: 5:30pm-6:45pm — $60.00

Dress Code:     

GIRLS: Any color leotard, tights or jazz pants, and bare feet.

BOYS: Black jazz pants/tights, any solid-color t-shirt, and bare feet.