Dancer Placement Guidelines
Mini Level (Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Hip Hop only) – Ages 5-7. First year beginning level. Dancers who have matriculated through the combo class system. Too advanced to be in a Tazz or Tumbling Princess, but too young to be in a full hour class with 10 or 12 year olds. Younger beginning level dancers. Recreational Company dancers are perfect for this level. Can repeat this class 2 times.
Level 1 (formerly Beginning Classes) – Ages 8 and older. First or second year dancers who are new to dance or need to repeat the beginning class. Level 1 is better for the older beginner (i.e. a dancer who is 11 and wants to try ballet for the first time). Second year company dancers (second year of recreational or first year of primary). Can repeat this class 2 times.
Level 2 (formerly Advanced/Beginning Classes) – Ages 6-9. Dancers with at least a year of dance experience. This class is specific for the younger Advanced/Beginning dancers. Second and third year experienced Primary Company dancers. Can repeat this class 2-4 years.
Level 2.5 (formerly Advanced/Beginning Classes) – Ages 9 and over. Dancers with at least a year of dance experience. This class is specific for the older or more mature Advanced/Beginning dancers. First and second year, pre-junior/pre-teen Company dancers. Same curriculum as the level 2 but just older dancers. Can repeat this class 2-4 years.
Level 3 (formerly Intermediate Classes) – Ages 8 and over. Dancers with at least 3 years of dance experience. Junior, and Pre-Teen Company level. This class can be repeated 2-4 years.
Level 4 (formerly Intermediate/Advanced) – Ages 11 and over. Dancers with at least 5 years dance experience. Pre-teen, Teen, and Senior Company dancers. This class can be repeated as many times as needed.
Level 5 (formerly Advanced) – Ages 14 and over. All dancers must be in high school to be in the level 5 class.