Pre-Ballet (ages 5-7)
Pre-Ballet classes are for children ages 5-7. The Pre-Ballet curriculum was developed by Toni Bravo. This program is a prelude to formal ballet instruction and introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that stresses creativity and group interaction.
An excellent and fun introduction to classical ballet and fine arts, the Pre-Ballet syllabus is introduced at a time when fine and gross motor skills are becoming more refined. By introducing students to the basic shapes, positions, postures and traditions of classical ballet, the Pre-Ballet curriculum enhances both cognitive and physical development at this important time.
- Pre-Ballet Level 1 (age 5) meets one time per week for 45 minutes.
- Pre-Ballet Level 2 (age 6) meets one time per week for 45 minutes.
- Pre-Ballet Level 3 (age 7) meets one time per week for 1 hour.
- Children in this level begin more formal ballet technique with barre work becoming part of their class syllabus.
At the end of the year, Pre-Ballet 1 students participate in In-studio Spring Presentations during regular class time. Pre-Ballet 2 & 3 students participate in the Academy Spring Presentation, an informal performance held in our AustinVentures StudioTheater.
Girls: Ballet Blue Bloch, Capezio Light Blue or Pale Blue Harmonie leotard, short or cap sleeve style only, clean pink tights, canvas or leather pink ballet shoes that fit snuggly. No skirts, please. Hair must be up or pulled back neatly away from the face.
Boys: White short sleeve leotard or fitted T-shirt, black tights with no socks or black shorts with white socks, black ballet shoes.
(The 2013/14 school year begins August 26, 2013)
For class and registration information, please contact:
Eve Anderson, Academy Registrar
Phone - 512-501-8703
Photography this page by Anne Marie Bloodgood