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© 2018 LASLEY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

pre-professional

LCPA offers a complete Pre-Professional program for students level 3 and up, which is open to all students. Students participating in this program will have regular classes in Ballet, Pointe, Partnering, Character, Modern, and Jazz. Students will also receive instruction in cross training, music theory, dance history, pantomime, theater makeup, and more. Many of the students in this program will spend their summers studying at major company programs.

Students will also have access to daytime classes, private training/coaching, etc.

YAGP and Prix de Lusanne are available to select students at this level.

ballet iii

Tuesday & Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Saturday 12:00 – 1:30 PM (5.5 hours/week)

Recommended Classes: Character & Modern classes

There is a placement prerequisite or equivalent. To take Ballet III, students must have taken Ballet II.

Level 3 for students aged 10+. All of the vocabulary from the previous levels are included with the addition of Level 3 appropriate exercises. With the addition of pointe work for students with a minimum age of 11 and who have achieved the strength, and placement necessary for pointe

work. Character, Modern and Jazz are strongly recommended at this level. YAGP is available to qualifying students.

ballet iv

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30 – 8:30 PM, & Saturday 12:00 – 1:30 PM (7.5 hours/week)

 

Recommended Classes: Character, Modern, Partnering, Point, and Variations classes

There is a placement prerequisite or equivalent. To take Ballet IV, students must have taken Ballet III.

Level 4 for students aged 11+. All of the vocabulary from the previous levels are included with the addition of Level 4 appropriate exercises. Partnering and Variations/Repetoire are added at this level. YAGP is available to qualifying students.

ballet v

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4:30 – 6:30 PM, & Saturday 9:00 – 10:45 AM (9.5 hours/week)

Recommended Classes: Character, Modern, Partnering, Pointe, and Variations classes

There is a placement prerequisite or equivalent. To take Ballet V, students must have taken Ballet IV.

Level 5 for students aged 12+. All of the vocabulary from the previous levels are included with the addition of Level 5 appropriate exercises. YAGP is available to qualifying students.

beginning pointe

Built into the last half hour of Ballet III on Tuesday and Thursday

Beginning pointe students learn how to work correctly and safely in pointe shoes, with a focus on proper alignment of the foot and ankle. Students will develop the foot and ankle strength necessary for more advanced pointe work. Students are also taught how to properly sew and care for their pointe shoes.

variations

Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Students must be enrolled in Ballet V.

Variations is an advanced class. Advanced pointe students will learn repertoire from major ballets.

ballet for men & boys

There is a waitlist for this class. Please call the office for more information.

Focuses on ballet technique that is unique to male dancers, with an emphasis on jumps and turns.

character ii

Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Character dance is rooted in traditional folk dances, with a vocabulary different from that of classical ballet. Students will be introduced to this dance vocabulary and will learn correct technique and style for character dance, which makes up much of classical ballet’s repertoire.

character iii

Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Character dance is rooted in traditional folk dances, with a vocabulary different from that of classical ballet. Students will be introduced to this dance vocabulary and will learn correct technique and style for character dance, which makes up much of classical ballet’s repertoire.

character iv

Saturday 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Character dance is rooted in traditional folk dances, with a vocabulary different from that of classical ballet. Students will be introduced to this dance vocabulary and will learn correct technique and style for character dance, which makes up much of classical ballet’s repertoire.