The structured classical ballet classes focus on proper posture, discipline, vocabulary, and technique to ensure the student’s understanding of the fundamental movement methods. Students advance according to individual progress in obtaining technique, strength, and flexibility. These classes include barre and center floor work, including movements and/or combinations across the floor. As students progress in the Student Division, they are presented with more challenging ballet vocabulary and a quicker pace. Level 2 and 3 classes are designed to elevate the dance student’s knowledge of ballet for those aspiring to audition for The Tallahassee Ballet’s Youth Company. An instructor’s recommendation is required for student advancement in Level 2 and higher. Outside students must take a placement class. Experience is not required, but will be taken into consideration.
Additional dance styles at The Tallahassee Ballet School include Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and combination classes. This classes build strength, technique, rhythm, balance, and jumping while introducing students to a wide array of dance vocabulary and conditioning beyond ballet.