Level 1

To Complete Level 1 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. Degages en croix
  2. Petite Battement
  3. Echappe Releve
  4. Retire
  5. Maintain proper balance in alignment in 1st position releve
  6. Port de bras
  7. Correct placement in 1st arabesque
  8. Beginning glissade
  9. Beginning Jete
  10. Beginning Assemble
  11. Beginning Pique
  12. Chaine turns (must be able to spot)

B. Jazz

  1. Proper kicks
  2. Improved flexibility
  3. Co-ordination of arm movements with basic kick, walks, etc.
  4. Tuck jumps in parallel passe

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

  1. Buffalo
  2. Irish
  3. Maxie Ford
  4. 3-step turn with toe-heels

**Students should remain at this level until these movements are accomplished properly. Time spent at this level is expected to be 2 seasons but it is not uncommon to take longer.