Advanced 2

To Complete Advanced 2 Class, the dancer must accomplish the following skills in addition to required skills for previous levels:

A. Ballet – (Student must be able to execute each movement successfully without coaching as well as know proper terminology.)

  1. Fouettes
  2. Triple pirouettes en dehors & en dedans
  3. Jete battu
  4. Double pique turns
  5. Double lame ducks
  6. Proper arms & head with all movement
  7. Attitude turns
  8. Arabesque turns

B. Jazz

  1. Illusions
  2. Turning leaps
  3. Fouettes

C. Tap – (all steps must be done correctly with proper timing & clear sounds)

  1. Over-The-Tops
  2. Single pick-ups
  3. Single toe-stands
  4. Double drawbacks
  5. Perfect timing & speed on all combinations

**This is the last step before reaching the top level we offer. Although some may accomplish this level & move into Adv. 3 at an earlier age than others, some may not be able to reach the Adv. 3 level at all. The Adv. 3 level is designated for the very serious dancers who have the ability to continue in a college dance program or pursue a professional career in dance. Although it is the desire of this studio to encourage every student it is not our desire to give a student false hope. At this level teachers must adequately prepare a student to leave high school with a realistic view of his or her ability. Many students wish to pursue dance careers only to have dreams shattered. It is the teachers responsibility to help the student make the correct choices by properly evaluating the dancer & by offering counseling on dance careers and related areas that may be obtainable to him or her. Please do not hesitate to talk to your teacher when this time comes.

Remaining at this level or reaching the Adv. 3 level early & remaining in that level for consecutive years does not mean that you are “stuck” at one level. In both of these levels students will continue to grow & learn. They will become stronger as well as much better technically. They will continue to do new combinations & learn more & more. They will have more performance opportunities offered to them at these levels also.