ADVANCED CLASSES 2023-2024
ADVANCED PROGRAM SCHEDULE
ADVANCED STUDENTS MAY ALSO TAKE CLASSES FROM THE REGULAR SCHEDULE
This program was developed to meet the needs of the serious student who may possibly choose a career in the field of dance or pursue a college dance degree. Students must be recommended or audition for this program. Students who desire only 2 or 3 classes a week should take classes in our excellent open program. Students in any Advanced Class must abide by an additional set of policies. A parent and dancer are to schedule a meeting with the director if this will be your first year in any Advanced class (with the exception of Advanced Tap) to review these policies. Advanced Pointe students who wish to perform with the Advanced Ballet program must take a minimum of 4 Advanced Ballet classes. The required classes are listed below. Email Mrs. Lannin to work out conflicts in your schedule, or if you would like to add additional classes. New students to the Advanced Level should email Mrs. Lannin to schedule a conference to review the Advanced Level Policy. Advanced adults may enroll in Advanced Level classes with permission of an instructor.
LBT II Rehearsal Schedule:
(Saturdays when needed)
LBT Rehearsal Schedule:
(Possibly until 6 pm during Nutcracker)
IDC Rehearsal Schedule:
Advanced and Company Requirements:
1. Required days for Advanced BALLET are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Wednesday and Friday classes are optional but highly recommended.
2. Advanced Modern and Jazz students are required to take at least one ballet class.
3. Attendance must be limited to 3 absences a semester in order to remain in an Advanced class or recital dance, or in one of our dance companies.
4. All Advanced Ballet and Jazz students, LBT, and LBT2 are required to take a minimum of three weeks of our five week Summer Workshop or an approved out of town intensive.
Note: Keep in mind that in order to be successful in an Advanced Ballet Program, 5 to 6 days a week of training is the universal standard. It is also important to study other styles of dance in order to achieve the versatility necessary for a career in dance these days. Those who are more interested in jazz, modern or other dance forms should realize that training in classical ballet is vital to your success. All dancers are encouraged to stretch, condition, and cross train to avoid injury.
LBT and LBT 2 minimum requirements:
Four ballet classes each week and modern and Jazz.
Tap is optional but highly recommended for musicality and coordination.
IDC minimum requirements:
Juniors and Intermediates are required to take ballet, jazz, and tap. Senior members are required to take ballet, jazz, tap, and modern. All company dancers are encouraged to take other dance forms such as hip hop and musical theater.
ADDITIONAL COMPANY FEES:
IDC Junior - $70 per month
IDC Intermediate - $105 per month
IDC Senior - $105 per month
LBT and LBT 2 pay an annual fee to LBT.