Main Division (8+)

Main Division

The Main Division at Lebanon Ballet School is for boys and girls, ages 8 and up. Instruction is based on three levels of classical training with each level building upon the previous. Placement is determined by age, physical strength, development, and experience.

Students in this Division are required to take two or more classes per week (see specific requirements below).

Versatility is encouraged by incorporating other dance genres through elective and/or open classes including modern, jazz/musical theater  and conditioning.

The Lebanon Ballet School year consists of 36 weeks of instruction, beginning the week of September 3, 2019 and concluding on June 13, 2020.

The year includes two in-studio Showcases!

Ballet III & Character

Ages: 8+ by 9/1

Dancers with prior experience. Students at this level focus on building their ballet vocabulary and combination of steps and correct body placement. Character Dancing is included. Students are encouraged to enroll in a weekly conditioning class and one of the elective or open classes.

Required: Two classes weekly plus Conditioning.

Tuesday: 4:45–6:15 ~ 6 pts

Friday: 4:30–6:00 ~ 6 pts

Saturday: 11:15–12:45 ~ 6 pts

Dress Code

GIRLS
Leotard: Royal Blue Mirella style #207
Tights: Theatrical pink - convertible
Slippers: Bloch pink leather ballet slippers
Character: Caramel character shoes and Black character skirt

BOYS
Shirt: White t-shirt
Shorts: Black fitted shorts or black tights
Slippers: Black leather ballet slippers
Character: Black jazz shoes

Ballet IV

Ages: 10+

Attention to correct body placement, alignment and building more strength and control of the limbs and torso. Thursday's class includes Character. In addition to the ballet classes, students must attend a Conditioning class and are encouraged to enroll in one of the elective or open classes.

Required: Three Ballet classes weekly plus Conditioning.

Monday: 5:00–6:30 ~ 6 pts

Thursday: 4:30–6:15 ~ 7 pts

Friday: 4:30–6:00 ~ 6 pts

Saturday: 11:15–12:45 ~ 6 pts

Dress Code

GIRLS
Leotard: Black Mirella style #207
Tights: Theatrical pink - convertible
Slippers: Bloch pink leather ballet slippers, Caramel character shoes and Black skirt.

BOYS
Shirt: White t-shirt
Shorts: Black fitted shorts or black tights
Slippers: Black leather ballet slippers.Character shoes

Ballet V

Ages: 13+

This level consolidates all of the basic elements of classical ballet training, with a continued emphasis on technique, coordination, stability and artistic expression. Includes pointe and variations twice weekly. In addition to the ballet classes, students must attend Conditioning II class and one elective or open class weekly.

Required: Three Ballet classes weekly plus 2 conditioning classes and one elective or open class.

Monday: 5:00–6:30 ~ 6 pts

Tuesday: 4:30–6:00 ~ 6 pts

Friday: 4:30–6:00 ~ 6 pts

Saturday: 11:15–12:45 ~ 6 pts

Dress Code

GIRLS
Leotard: Black camisole
Tights: Theatrical pink - convertible
Slippers: Pink leather ballet slippers

BOYS
Shirts: White t-shirts
Tights: Black
Slippers: Black

Electives

Beg/Int Pointe

For ballet dancers at the beginning and intermedate levels.

By permission of staff. Attendance in three ballet classes and one conditioning class is required.

Monday: 6:30–7:15 ~ 3 pts

Friday: 6:00–6:45 ~ 3 pts

Advanced Pointe

For advanced level ballet dancers. Classical Variations are taught throughout the year.

By permission of staff. Attendance in three ballet classes and one conditioning class is required.

Pointe and Variations
Monday: 6:30–7:15 ~ 3 pts

Pointe and Variations
Tuesday: 6:00–6:45 ~ 3 pts

Pointe and Variations
Friday: 6:00–6:45 ~ 3 pts

Conditioning

Improve technique and performance by strengthening the body's core, balance, and alignment and flexibility. The result is greater movement without tension, better plies, higher jumps with less effort, tighter turns, and improved extension and turnout.

Conditioning is required for ages 8+

Conditioning - Ballet III
Tuesday: 4:00–4:40 ~ 3 pts

Monday: 4:15–4:55 ~ 3 pts

Wednesday: 5:30–6:10 ~ 3 pts

Conditioning - Ballet IV-V
Saturday: 10:30–11:10 ~ 3 pts

Dress Code

GIRLS
A theraband, towel and floor mat are required.
Leotard
Comfortable Pants
Socks

BOYS
A theraband, towel and floor mat are required.
White t-shirt
Black shorts
Socks