At Madison Ballet Academy all students are suggested to take a ballet class in addition to the other classes they may also atttend. We encourage correct placement in classroom
We are glad to give students recommendations on their level placements. Our style includes the following: The Royal Ballet and ABT Guidelines to placement of all dancers elementary- level IV
Class Descriptions &
Ballet: Classical Ballet is the foundation of all other styles of dance. This class will help students develop poise, grace, and balance. All Ballet students
are expected to adhere to a dress code. Levels are pre selected for students based on their abilities and prior ballet studies. Students will progress to pointe with the teacher's
guidance and approval. Leotards must be worn according to level: pink, lavendar, black, and purple. Ballet tights with seams are required for ages 10 and up. All other students may wear pink tights
without seams. Boys may wear all black or white and black. Pink split sole leather ballet shoes for girls and black ballet shoes for boys. All ballet students must pull hair back into ballet
Pre-Ballet(ages 3-5): Pre-Ballet classes are 45 minutes long. The class consists of basic ballet technique. Students will also be exposed to creative movement exercises and introduced
Pink shoes for girls and black ballet shoes for boys.
5/6 Year Combo Class: This class is designed for 5, 6 and 7 year old students. The student will be given ballet instruction for the first half of class and will alternate between jazz and
tap for the second half. This class helps expose the young dancer to various styles of dance. Students will need lavander leotards, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes and black Mary
Jane tap shoes.
Pre-Pointe: Pre- Pointe is designed to strengthen ballet students who wish to advance to pointe. Students age is a variable for requirement of this class. This class is required in
order to progress to pointe. Students who attend this class go through strict class instruction and are required to take a ballet technique in addition to this class. Not all students are
eligible for PrePointe. Pre Pointe students will need seamed tights, black leotard, and pre pointe shoes as well as their pink leather ballet flats.
Lyrical: Lyrical is a style of dance that mixes ballet, modern and jazz to create fluid, yet technical movements. We will work on strengthing the performance quality of each
student while focusing on technique. This class volume fills quickly, students must be on time and ready to work hard. We use a style of modern dance and contemporary ballet to instruct our
classes. Students must wear dance attire: tan or pink tights, without feet, black leotard, and no shoes or tan half backs.
Contemporary Ballet: a fast paced class that works on body, strength, and mind development. With the major fast paced movement of dance sweaping the nation, this class offers a nice
combination of both ballet and new ideas of distraction and body control while still using ballet technicality and steps. Students need pink ballet flats, footless tights, and any style black
colored leotard. Skirts are permitted.
Jazz: Jazz is a fun and energetic type of dance. We will work to upbeat, popular music and emphasize technique. We will work on strengthening and conditioning as well as learning the
latest dance moves. We are very strict with our attire in Jazz class. Dancers may not wear clothes that don't cover the body properly. Dance clothes are required for Jazz class. Tan Jazz
shoes are also required. Boys need black jazz shoes.
Stretch and Floor: The stretch class is designed to elongate and strengthen muscle groups and improve overall fitness and movement quality. This class is often associated with the trained
dancer, but can be taken without having a technical dance background. Core strength works both the body and mind. Dancers learn to use their muscle groups and breathing techniques through
this class. Attire for this class may be loose fitting clothes such as atheletic wear or dance attire, ballet shoes, or jazz shoes may be worn. Dancers may also go without shoes.
Hair must be pulled up and out of dancer's eyes. No hair may be worn down.
Barre: These classes are designed for the adult participant
who wants to learn dance technique or continue their dance training. Previous dance training is not required.
Body, Agility, Strength, and Endurance Class For Dancers, Parents, coaches and Athletes. This class was created by Coach MOE and Ms. Catherine who were looking for training and endurance
work that his athletes and our dancers could attend during Winter and Fall off seasons. This class helps to keep participants not only in top shape, but to focus on any injuries and body strengthing
that may be in critical need for an athlete to get back to his or her best self. Students should wear sports uniform directed by coach or teacher. Socks and tennis shoes are required.