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BALLET PROGRAMS

what we offer

ACADEMY

At Launch Dance Center our teachers implement instruction that is designed to produce dancers with both expressiveness and clear classical technique. Each level is created to be age-appropriate,
building upon prior learning and preparing them for the next advancement. Proper technique, strength, stamina, and natural facility are required to start on pointe, with approval from the faculty.

 

Students are placed into a specific level by their ability & technique. Placement auditions are held in June and September. New students can take a trial placement class arranged through the front office, to determine their level. All Academy students are required to take the minimum number of ballet classes per week in their level. In today's world, dancers should be well rounded in all disciplines of dance. We highly recommend all dancers to explore other styles of dance.

COMPANY

This division was created to enhance the development and training of our dedicated dancers. All company members are selected by our director and will be invited to join the appropriate level. Within this division, the teachers will focus on refining technique, strengthening dancers, and creating well rounded artists. We hold company dancers to a higher standard of professionalism and will teach them the right etiquette, work ethic and expected responsibilities.

 

This division is perfect for dancers who have a passion for dance beyond the studio. With the guidance of their teachers, dancers will get the proper training to transition into the professional world of dance. Company dancers have the opportunity to partake in our two annual performances a year: The Nutcracker and Spring Production.

Three levels comprise the Company Division:

  • Junior Company

  • Apprentice Company

  • Senior Company

Additional fees and rehearsals are applicable.

academy division

The required classes for each level are listed below:

  • Academy Ballet 1A one Ballet class per week required

  • Academy Ballet 1B two Ballet classes per week required

  • Academy Ballet 2A & 2B two Ballet classes per week required

  • Academy Ballet 3A & 3B three Ballet classes + Pointe classes per week required

  • Academy Ballet 4A & 4B three Ballet classes + Pointe classes per week required (4 recommended)

  • Academy Ballet 5 three Ballet classes + Pointe classes per week required (4 recommended)

  • Academy Ballet 6 three Ballet classes + Pointe classes per week required (4 recommended)

 

All Academy dancers have the option to be a part of our annual Nutcracker and Spring Production.

company division

This division was created to enhance the development and training of our dedicated dancers. All
company members are selected by our director and will be invited to join the appropriate level.
Within this division, the teachers will focus on refining technique, strengthening dancers, and
creating well rounded artists. We hold company dancers to a higher standard of professionalism
and will teach them the right etiquette, work ethic and expected responsibilities.
This division is perfect for dancers who have a passion for dance beyond the studio. With the
guidance of their teachers, dancers will get the proper training to transition into the professional
world of dance. Company dancers have the opportunity to partake in our two annual performances a year: The Nutcracker and Spring Production.

 

Three levels comprise the Company Division:

  • Junior Company

  • Apprentice Company

  • Senior Company

 

Additional fees and rehearsals are applicable.

royal academy of dance program (RAD)

The ballet program at Launch Dance Center will be taught using the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus.  The (RAD) program is an internationally recognized program where students are trained in classical ballet, and examined to reward their efforts.  The idea of an exam based class is to teach students of all ages the importance of working hard to achieve something.  With the end goal in mind, students work all year to prepare themselves for the exam, and each student is graded individually.

schedule

dress code

Academy and Company Dress Code:
All levels: Ballet pink tights, Canvas ballet pink slippers (So Dance SD16)

  • Academy Ballet 1A/1B -Marine Blue leotard

  • Academy Ballet 2A/2B – Violet leotard

  • Academy Ballet 3A/3B – Plum leotard + Sugar pink ballet skirt from bulletpointe.com

  • Academy Ballet 4A – Peacock leotard + Pool blue ballet skirt from bulletpointe.com

  • Academy Ballet 4B - Navy leotard + Cloud ballet skirt from bulletpointe.com

  • Academy Ballet 5A/5B – Black leotard of any style + Haze color ballet skirt from bulletpointe.com

  • Academy Ballet 6 – Black leotard of any style + Slate blue ballet skirt from bulletpointe.com

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