Student Division (8+)

Student Division

The Student 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 classes including modern, jazz/musical theater, pas de deux and conditioning.

The LBS School year consists of 38 weeks of instruction beginning the week of September 4, 2018 and concluding June 12, 2019.

This year culminates with a performance in the biennial Spring Production.

Ballet III & Character

Ages: 8+ by 9/1

Children 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 one of the electives.

Required: Two Ballet classes weekly.

Tuesday: 4:30–6:00 ~ 6 pts

Saturday: 11:00–12:30 ~ 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. Includes an introduction to pointe work for those taking three times a week. In addition to the ballet classes, students must attend Conditioning II class and are encouraged to enroll in one of the electives.

Required: Two Ballet classes weekly plus Conditioning II. Three Ballet classes weekly for pointe.

Monday: 5:45–7:15 ~ 6 pts

Thursday: 4:30–6:00 ~ 6 pts

Friday: 5:15–7:15 ~ 8 pts

Dress Code

GIRLS
Leotard: Perwinkle Mirella style #207
Tights: Theatrical pink - convertible
Slippers: Bloch pink leather ballet slippers, Pointe slippers

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

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 weekly.

Required: Three Ballet classes weekly plus Conditioning II and one elective.

Monday: 4:45–6:45 ~ 8 pts

Tuesday: 4:45–6:15 ~ 6 pts

Friday: 5:15–7:15 ~ 8 pts

Saturday: 9:30–11:00 ~ 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

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 I is recommended for ages 7-9
Conditioning II is required for Ballet IV & V

Conditioning I (Recommended for Ages 7-9)
Thursday: 4:15–4:45 ~ 2 pts

Conditioning II (Required for Ballet IV & V)
Friday: 4:30–5:15 ~ 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

Jazz/Musical Theater Dance

Jazz/Musical Theater Dance explores traditional and contemporary styles of jazz and musical dance in a fun, energetic atmosphere. Classes include technique, flexibility, coordination and strength. Followed by progressions, center work and combinations.
Ages 7+ learn fundamental jazz steps and basic vocabulary through floor exercises and simple combinations.
Ages 10+ focus on body placement, technique, skills and styles.

Weekly class for 38 weeks- $700.00 or use points if combined with other classes.

Jazz/Musical Theater Dance I (Ages 7+)
Thursday: 4:45–5:45 ~ 4 pts

Jazz/Musical Theater Dance II (Ages 10+)
Thursday: 6:00–7:30 ~ 6 pts

Dress Code

GIRLS
Leotard: Solid colored leotard
Pants: Capri pants
Shoes: Jazz shoes

BOYS
Shirt: White t-shirt
Shorts: Black shorts
Shoes: Jazz shoes

Modern Dance

Ages: 11+

Designed to introduce the fundamentals of Horton Modern Technique. Learn basic positions, formations on-balance, off-balance utilizing multi-level and directional shapes, movement combinations, accents, breath, and strengthening exercises. Students improve Ballet technique by new understanding of rotation and parallel positions relating to plumb line alignment of the center of the body.

Attend one class weekly

Wednesday: 6:15–7:45 ~ 6 pts

Dress Code

GIRLS
Leotard: Solid colored leotard
Pants: Capri pants or leggings
Footware: socks

BOYS
Shirt: White t-shirt
Shorts: Black shorts
Footware: socks

Advanced Pointe

Ages: 13+

For ballet dancers at the an advanced level. Variations will be included.

By invitation only.

Tuesday: 6:15–7:00 ~ 3 pts