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2021-2022 School Year

We are currently offering small classes, as well as private and family lessons with in-person instruction. Fall Classes start September 13th. Returning families can register August 17th, and new families can register August 24th. 

Below you'll find our pre-pandemic class offerings; please use this page to gain an understanding of what our fall 2021 program will look like. 

Dallas Ballet & Academy of Dance

We offer a variety of dance techniques for students ranging from three years old to adult, and we work with students and their parents to identify the best fit for each student. Please see a brief description of each course below, followed by our current course schedule.  We look forward to welcoming your student into the classes that will best serve their personal goals for dance.

 
Class Descriptions
Creative Movement
Ballet & Pointe
Tap

This class is for 3-5 year old children, who typically have not entered Kindergarten. It runs 45 minutes and comprises a "follow-along" warm up, singing and Ballet steps in the center, and dance games that teach rhythm, musicality and shapes. 

This genre is for students of Kindergarten age and older. Our Vagonova curriculum comprises exercises done at the barre, in the centre and across the floor. Pointe instruction begins when the student is at least a level IV, and the instructor deems he or she is ready.  Ballet Class levels are generally: 

Ballet I- ages 5 to 7/ K-2nd

Ballet II- ages 7 to 9/ 2nd-4th

Ballet III- ages 9 to 12/ 4th-6th

Ballet IV- ages 12 to 14/ 6th-8th

Ballet V- age 15 to 16/ 9th-10th

Ballet VI- age 16 to 17/ 11th

Ballet VII- age 17 to 18/ 12th

Ballet VIII- Mastery Level

*Age and grade requirements are only a guideline. If you're not sure where your student should go, email us at dbadgeneral@gmail.com. We will help! 

This genre is for students who are Pre-K aged and older. Tap is performed to a variety of music genres, and incorporates techniques from Ballet, Jazz, and other dance styles. Tap Class levels are generally:

PreK Tap- ages 3-5, not in Kinder

Tap I- ages 5 to 7/ K-2nd

Tap II- ages 8 to 10/ 3rd-5th

Tap III ages 11-13/6th-8th

Tap IV- ages 13-16/ 8th-11th

Tap V or "Elite Tap"- Mastery Level, Invitation Only 

*Age and grade requirements are only a guideline. If you're not sure where your student should go, email us at dbadgeneral@gmail.com. We will help! 

Jazz

This genre is for students of Kindergarten age and older. Jazz dancing originates from the Broadway tradition, and stylistically is characterized by strong, sassy, Ballet-like movements performed to popular music.

Jazz Class Levels generally are:

Jazz I ages 5-8 Kinder-1st and 2nd. 

 

Jazz II ages 8-11, grades 2nd, 3rd and 4th. 

 

Jazz III ages 11-14 grades 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th. 

 

Jazz IV/Elite Jazz ages 15-18 for established students aged 14-18, or by faculty permission. 

*Age and grade requirements are only a guideline. If you're not sure where your student should go, email us at dbadgeneral@gmail.com. We will help! 

Hip-Hop

This class is offered for ages 6 and above.  This genre of dance is rather new when compared to others, and finds its roots in African American culture. Hip Hop is a combination of African, vaudeville, Jazz and other influences that is best expressed in today’s urban Rap culture.

Hip Hop Class Levels are generally:

Hip Hop I- ages 5 to 7

Hip Hop II- ages 8 to 10

Hip Hop III- ages 11-13

Hip Hop IV- ages 14-16

Advanced Hip Hop- ages 16+

(1 year of HH4 required for admittance to Advanced Hip Hop). 

*Age and grade requirements are only a guideline. If you're not sure where your student should go, email us at dbadgeneral@gmail.com. We will help! 

 

 

Dance Camps

During breaks between terms, we offer Summer dance camps. Camps typically last one week and center around a theme. Along with dance instruction, camps include thematic crafts, videos, and games. They can be an entertaining addition to dance training and a great introduction for students who are considering dance classes during the school year. Dance Camp students can wear close-fitting soft clothing and bare feet to participate- no special dance wear need be purchased. 

Adult Dance Classes

We offer dance classes for adults like Dance Fitness, Body Positivity and Barre. Check our current schedule of classes for times, and join us! 

 
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Fall Term 2021 Class Schedule