Ballet I - Ages 3-5 

Miss Charlotte, Wednesday 5-6pm, Studio B

Student Goals: 

  1. Recognize the ballet terms plie, tendu, and degage and know how to execute these steps. 

  2. Learn basic ballet etiquette: don’t hang on barres, don’t talk when teacher is talking, don’t sit during class, follow dress code, hair is in ballet bun, thank teacher after class. 

  3. Developing gross motor skills: galloping, skipping, balancing on one leg, spinning. 

 

 

Ballet I/Tap I - Ages 3-5 

Miss Karissa, Friday 4-5pm, Studio B

Ballet Student Goals: 

  1. Recognize the ballet terms plie, tendu, and degage and know how to execute these steps. 

  2. Learn basic ballet etiquette: don’t hang on barres, don’t talk when teacher is talking, don’t sit during class, follow dress code, hair is in ballet bun, thank teacher after class. 

  3. Developing gross motor skills: galloping, skipping, balancing on one leg, spinning. 

Tap Student Goals: 

  1. Recognize the tap terms and know how to execute these steps: chase front and side, step together clap, shuffle, toe ball heel, stomp. 

  2. Developing gross motor skills: galloping, skipping, balancing on one leg, spinning. 

 

 

 

 

Ballet II - Ages 6-8 

Miss Charlotte, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Studio B

Student Goals: 

  1. Know the meaning of the ballet terms plie, tendu, and degage and know how to perform the steps. 

  2. Recognize the ballet terms ronde de jambe, releve, grand battement, saute, echappe, and passe and know how to execute these steps. 

  3. Students have a basic understanding of spotting. 

  4. Students know the corners of the room. 

  5. Follow basic ballet etiquette: don’t hang on barres, don’t talk when teacher
    is talking, don’t sit during class, follow dress code, hair is in ballet bun, thank teacher after class. 

6. Students are continuing to develop gross motor skills: galloping, skipping, balancing on one leg, spinning. 

New steps learned in Ballet II: 

  1. Ronde de jambe 

  2. Releve 

  3. Grand battement 

  4. Saute 

  5. Echappe 

  6. Passe 

  7. Chasse 

 

 

Ballet II/Tap II - Ages 6-8

Miss Karissa, Friday, 5-6 PM, Studio B

Ballet Student Goals: 

  1. Know the meaning of the ballet terms plie, tendu, and degage and know how to perform the steps. 

  2. Recognize the ballet terms ronde de jambe, releve, grand battement, saute, echappe, and passe and know how to execute these steps. 

  3. Students have a basic understanding of spotting. 

  4. Students know the corners of the room. 

  5. Follow basic ballet etiquette: don’t hang on barres, don’t talk when teacher
    is talking, don’t sit during class, follow dress code, hair is in ballet bun, thank teacher after class. 

6. Students are continuing to develop gross motor skills: galloping, skipping, balancing on one leg, spinning. 

New steps learned in Ballet II: 

  1. Ronde de jambe 

  2. Releve 

  3. Grand battement 

  4. Saute 

  5. Echappe 

  6. Passe 

  7. Chasse 

Tap Student Goals: 

  1. Recognize the tap terms and know how to execute these steps: chase front and side, step together clap, shuffle, toe ball heel, heel dig, toe toe heel heel, stomp, shuffle ball change, slide, scuff. 

  2. Developing gross motor skills: galloping, skipping, balancing on one leg, spinning. 

 

 

 

Ballet III - Ages 9-11 

Miss Gabbie, Wednesday 4-5 PM, Studio A

Student Goals: 

  1. Beginning to understand how to apply corrections. 

  2. Able to fix alignment if corrected. 

  3. Keeps heels down in plies, including during jumps. 

  4. Begins to use straight legs and pointed toes in tendus. 

  5. Uses correct port de bra pathways. 

  6. Able to understand and complete combinations given by the teacher. 

  7. Able to execute all steps given in class that are appropriate for Ballet III. 

  8. Beginning to apply hands-on corrections. 

  9. Understands how to spot. 

  10. Able to complete single pirouettes en dehor from fifth. 

  11. Able to do tendus with correct body positions. 

New steps learned in Ballet III: 

  1. Coupe 

  2. Sur le cou-de-pied 

  3. Flat back forward (table top position), port de bras forward, cambre back,
    port de bras to the side 

  4. Frappes 

  5. Body facings for tendus in center 

  6. Developpe 

  7. Simple pas de bourrée 

  8. Balancé 

  9. Waltz (no turning) 

  10. Tombe pas de bourrée 

  11. Pirouettes from fourth and fifth 

  12. Chaine turns 

  13. Changements 

  14. Echappes from fifth 

  15. Soubresauts 

  16. Glissade jete 

  17. Glissade assemblé 

  18. Grand jete 

  19. Saut de chat 

  20. Pas de chat 

 

 

 

Ballet IV - Ages 12+ 

Miss Clara, Tuesday 5:00-6:00 PM, Studio B

Student Goals: 

  1. Able to understand and complete combinations given by the teacher.

  2. Be able to execute all steps given in class that are appropriate for Ballet IV.

  3. Begins to give self corrections. 

  4. Beginning to apply verbal corrections. 

  5. Able to maintain correct alignment throughout class. 

  6. Consistently uses correct port de bras pathways. 

  7. Developing artistry and musicality. 

  8. Completes tendus with straight legs and pointed toes. 

  9. Lands jumps with heels on the ground. 

New steps learned in Ballet IV: 

  1. Cloche

  2. Circular port de bra

  3. Attitude balance 

  4. Fondu

  5. Frappe on releve

  6. Petit battement

  7. Ronde de jambe a l’air

  8. Pirouettes at the barre

  9. Fouette prep and fouette turn at barre (en dehor and en dedan)

  10. Pas de basque

  11. Promenades in passe, attitude, and arabesque.

  12. Waltz turns

  13. Pirouettes en dedan

  14. 4 consecutive pirouettes from fifth

  15. Soutenu turns

  16. Pique turns

  17. Attitude turns en dedan 

18.     Royale 

19.     Entrechat quatre
20.     Entrechat trois
21.     Beated jetes and assemblés 22. Petit sissones
23.     Traveling soubresaut
24.     All types of sissones
25.     Chasse tours
26.     Tour jetés
27.     Fouette jumps 

 

 

 

Advanced Ballet 

Miss Clara, Tuesday 4-5 PM, Studio A

Student Goals: 

  1. Able to understand and complete combinations given by the teacher.

  2. Be able to execute all steps given in class that are appropriate for
    Advanced Ballet.

  3. Gives self corrections.

  4. Able to apply hands-on and verbal corrections given by teachers.

  5. Able to maintain correct alignment throughout class.

  6. Has correct arm and back placement for port de bras.

  7. Developing artistry and musicality. Beginning to make the dancing
    individual.

New steps learned in Advanced Ballet: 

  1. Penche

  2. Double fondu

  3. Pas de bourrée en tournant

  4. Grand plie into pirouette 

  5. Step-over turn 

  6. Entrechat cinq 

  7. Entrechat seis 

  8. Beated echappe 

  9. Brise 

  10. Emboite 

  11. Saut de basque 

  12. Italian pas de chat 

  13. Italian fouettes 

  14. Consecutive fouette turns

 

 

 

Beginning Pointe 

Miss Jessica, Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 PM, Studio A

Student Goals: 

  1. Able to understand and complete combinations given by the teacher. 

  2. Be able to execute all steps given in class that are appropriate for
    Beginning Pointe. 

  3. Stretches leg and points toe throughout combinations. 

  4. Begins to articulate through pointe shoe. 

Intermediate Pointe/Advanced Pointe 

Miss Jessica, 5-6 PM, Tuesday, Studio A

Intermediate Student Goals: 

  1. Able to understand and complete combinations given by the teacher. 

  2. Be able to execute all steps given in class that are appropriate for
    Intermediate Pointe. 

  3. Stretches leg and points toe throughout combinations. 

  4. Articulate through pointe shoe. 

  5. Beginning to have correct alignment during pointe class. 

  6. Able to apply corrections given by teacher. 

Advanced Student Goals: 

  1. Able to understand and complete combinations given by the teacher. 

  2. Be able to execute all steps given in class that are appropriate for
    Advanced Pointe. 

  3. Uses artistry throughout pointe class. 

  4. Developing musicality. 

  5. Beginning to have correct alignment during pointe class. 

  6. Able to self correct during pointe class. 

Jazz Ages 6-11, Miss Charlotte,  Wednesday 4-5 PM, Studio B

 

 

Performance

Miss Jessica, 6-7:30 PM, Friday, Studio A

Students interested in the opportunity to perform in a ballet, THE NUTCRACKER in December and TO BE ANNOUNCED in May, will want to register for this Friday 1.5 hour class. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this supplemental class along with a dance class but may also take it on its own.

Reverence Dance Academy “Performance Class” is intended for more serious dancers who wish to participate in dance productions. Students in these classes will need to be able to wait quietly for their turns at rehearsal, wait backstage until their turn to dance, change costumes, focus on learning choreography quickly, have an enthusiastic and mature approach to dance, and understand the seriousness of practicing choreography outside of class. Since all age groups perform together, it is crucial every student is prepared for these responsibilities.