• Pre-Ballet
    This series of classes is designed for the young child as an introduction to the exciting elements of ballet.  Time will be spent exploring the fundamentals of dance technique, including locomotor skills, flexibility, balance and use of simple ballet movements.  As the dancers progress through the series, use of partners, more complex movement patterns and simple ballet barre work are included.  These classes are designed to be a preparation for our classical ballet program.

  • Classical Ballet Program
    Students are placed in class levels by FADC instructors based on age, number of years of past dance training, ability as well as mental and physical readiness.

  • Elementary Levels - Ballet I and Ballet II
    The elementary levels of the classical ballet program meet twice a week and have a strong focus on proper ballet technique.  Physical discipline, body awareness, flexibility, dancer alignment and expanded ballet terminology will be addressed.  Time will be spent on the use of the ballet barre, center work and floor progressions.  A focus will be placed on the use of arms, foot positions, use of turnout and the performance aspects of classical ballet.  Understanding the relationship between music, rhythm and controlled movement will be introduced.

    Teen Ballet
    This class is designed for dancers to begin or continue their classical ballet training.  Physical discipline, body awareness, flexibility, dancer alignment and ballet terminology will be addressed.  Time will be spent on the use of the ballet barre, center work and floor progressions.  A focus will be placed on the use of arms, foot positions, use of turnout and the performance aspects of classical ballet.  Understanding the relationship between music, rhythm and controlled movement will be included.

  • Middle Levels - Ballet III through Ballet IV
    The middle levels of the classical ballet program are designed for the serious dance student and meet varied times per week based on level.  More complex elements of proper ballet technique are explored and refined.  Longer movement sequences of more complex ballet vocabulary are added at each level.  Movement sequences may include the use of traveling, jumps and turns.  A focus on proper classroom etiquette and self-discipline is stressed in these classes.  Ballet IV dancers have pre-pointe or pointe added to their classes.

  • Advanced Levels - Ballet V through VI
    The advanced levels of the classical ballet program are the highest levels of ballet offered at FADC.  There is a focus on the refinement and clarity of the dancer’s proper ballet technique, as well as the development of the dancers as artists.  Time will be spent on barre, center, and traveling sequences, as well as an additional class for pointe work.