Find Your Level

We know it can be difficult navigating which class & level is best suitable for your dancer, especially if you're new to our studio! Use the Level Guide below to help get a better idea of where your dancer belongs!

A few things to know ...

1.) The below level descriptions are just a base guide. Your dancer will be learning & working on

significantly more in class!

2.) Level changes must be approved by your dancer's instructor. Evaluation & Instructor approval is required for dancer's who would like to be placed in anything above a Level I.

3.) Not all studio levels are created equal : -) If you were a Level III at another studio, this does not necessarily mean you will be a Level III at our studio! We recommend trying out a lower level class to be evaluated by an instructor and placed in your appropriate level.

Choose your dancer's (presumed) level!

NO EXPERIENCE - BEGINNER

BEGINNER - INTERMEDIATE

INTERMEDIATE

INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED

 
LEVEL I  

DANCERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXECUTE & PERFORM ALL SKILLS BEYOND THEIR LEVEL BEFORE ADVANCING

JAZZ

LEARNING & IMPROVING: Jazz terminology, Counting music, Proper technique, Flexibility & Strength, Basic Jazz Steps/Footwork, Chasse’s, Chaine Turns, Pirouettes, Leaps, Battements, Jazz Choreography

ACRO

LEARNING & IMPROVING: Basic flexibility, Strength, Proper technique, Cartwheels, Backbend, Forward roll, Handstand, Valdez, Limber up

HIP HOP

LEARNING & IMPROVING: Basic movements, understanding musicality & rhythm, freestyling, choreography

LYRICAL

LEARNING & IMPROVING: Terminology, Ballet/Jazz based Steps, technique, counting music, flexibility & strength, performance, expressing emotions through movement, basic choreography

 

MUSICAL THEATRE

LEARNING & IMPROVING: Terminology, Basic Jazz Steps & Technique, Footwork (weight changes, direction changes, combining steps, pivot turns, etc), Performance

TAP 

LEARNING & IMPROVING: Counting music, Tap terminology, Flap variations, Shuffle variations, Stomps, Stamps, Dig variations, Heel Variations, Ball Changes, Shuffle Hop Cross, Cramp roll variations, Buffalos, turning steps & MORE

BALLET

LEARNING & IMPROVING: Basic Ballet Terminology & Movements, Proper Technique

 
LEVEL II 

DANCERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXECUTE & PERFORM ALL SKILLS AND TECHNIQUE BEYOND THEIR LEVEL BEFORE ADVANCING

If you are at an intermediate level and are interested in a more fast paced learning environment, please take a look at our Company Program

JAZZ

MUST HAVE: Basic jazz footwork & across the floor steps, know jazz terminology, nice technique base, a solid single Pirouette, proper leaps, proper battements & body placement

IMPROVING: Jazz terminology, flexibility & strength, basic Jazz steps & footwork, Chasse’s, Chaine Turns, Pirouettes, Leaps, Battements, Pattaboure’s

LEARNING: More advanced Jazz steps & footwork, double pirouettes, leap variations, combining steps, additional technique & body placement

ACRO

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HIP HOP

MUST HAVE: An understanding of musicality, basic movements, rhythm, confidence in movement & performance

IMPROVING: Rhythm, musicality, performance, precise movements, confidence, learning choreography

LEARNING: More intricate movements & choreography, incorporating different styles of hip hop

LYRICAL

MUST HAVE: Terminology, knowledge of basic Ballet & Jazz based Steps, proper technique

IMPROVING: Technique, Performance, Ballet & Jazz steps, expressing emotions

LEARNING: More advanced steps, combining steps together, harder choreography, floor work.

MUSICAL THEATRE

MUST HAVE: Execution of footwork (ex: Chasse's, Grapevines, Jazz Squares, Pivot turns, Kick variations, etc), Basic Jazz steps, proper technique & arm placement, performance

IMPROVING: Footwork, Jazz Steps, Technique, Choreography & Performance

LEARNING: More intricate steps & arms, Combining steps, Jazz skills & technique

TAP

MUST HAVE: All Level I Tap Skills & Terminology, Clear sounds, Be able to stay on count

IMPROVING: Tap I skills, Combining Level I steps together, understanding rhythm - view Level I skills

LEARNING: Tapping faster, longer combinations, learning steps such as; Flap shuffle hop, Buffalos with a flap, Brush heel step, Brush heel shuffle step, Maxi ford turning, Forward cramp rolls, Flap ball change turning, Riff walks, time steps & MORE

BALLET

MUST HAVE: Knowledge of basic Ballet Terminology & Movements, Proper Technique

 
LEVEL III 

DANCERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXECUTE & PERFORM ALL SKILLS AND TECHNIQUE BEYOND THEIR LEVEL BEFORE ADVANCING

JAZZ

MUST HAVE: All level II skills, down/almost down in Right, Left & Middle Splits, a solid double pirouette, Right & Left leaps, Proper technique in all steps, Correct Body Placement - view Level II skills

IMPROVING: All Level II basic jazz skills, Pirouettes, Leaps, Battements

LEARNING: More advanced Jazz steps & footwork, triple pirouettes, half stags, leg extensions, additional technique & body placement.

ACRO

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HIP HOP

MUST HAVE: A strong understanding of musicality, execution of intricate movements, rhythm, confidence in movement & performance

IMPROVING: Rhythm, musicality, performance, precise movements, confidence, learning choreography

LEARNING: More intricate movements & choreography, incorporating different styles of hip hop

LYRICAL

MUST HAVE: Terminology, knowledge of basic Ballet & Jazz based Steps, proper technique

IMPROVING: Technique, Performance, Ballet & Jazz steps, expressing emotions

LEARNING: More advanced steps, combining steps together, harder choreography, floor work.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE

MUST HAVE: Execution of combinations of footwork & arm placement, Intermediate Jazz steps, proper technique, strong performance qualities

IMPROVING: Footwork, Jazz Steps, Technique, Choreography & Performance

LEARNING: More intricate steps & arms, Combining steps with more jazz skills & technique, harder choreography

TAP

MUST HAVE: All Level I-II Tap Skills & Terminology, Clear sounds, Staying on count - view Level II skills

IMPROVING: Level II skills, Combining steps together, Rhythm

LEARNING: Faster movement, longer combinations, additional tap steps such as; Single & Double Pick Ups, Grab offs, Step scuff cramp roll turning, Step leap riff heel, Toe jumps, Toe rolls, Wings, Leap toe turning, Time steps & MORE

BALLET

MUST HAVE: Knowledge of intermediate Ballet Terminology & Movements, Proper Technique

*must be evaluated before official placement*

If you are at an intermediate level and are interested in a more fast paced learning environment, please take a look at our Company Program

 
LEVEL IV 

DANCERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXECUTE & PERFORM ALL SKILLS AND TECHNIQUE BEYOND THEIR LEVEL BEFORE ADVANCING

JAZZ

MUST HAVE: All level III skills, Right, Left & Middle Splits, Triple pirouette, Right, Left & Center leaps, Proper technique in all steps, Correct Body Placement - view Level III skills

IMPROVING: All basic skills, Pirouettes, Leaps, Battements, Half Stags, Leg Extensions

LEARNING: More advanced Jazz steps & footwork, 3+ pirouettes, Reverse Leaps, Jump variations, A La Seconde turns, additional technique & body placement.

ACRO

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HIP HOP

MUST HAVE: A strong understanding of musicality, execution of intricate movements, rhythm, confidence in movement & performance

IMPROVING: Rhythm, musicality, performance, precise movements, confidence, learning choreography

LEARNING: More intricate movements & choreography, incorporating different styles of hip hop

LYRICAL

MUST HAVE: Terminology, Knowledge of intermediate Ballet & Jazz Steps, Proper technique

IMPROVING: Technique, Performance, Ballet & Jazz steps, expressing emotions

LEARNING: More advanced steps, combining steps together, harder choreography, floor work, incorporating more technical steps

 

MUSICAL THEATRE

MUST HAVE: Execution of combinations of footwork & arm placement, Intermediate Jazz steps, proper technique, strong performance qualities

IMPROVING: Footwork, Jazz Steps, Technique, Choreography & Performance

LEARNING: More intricate steps & arms, Combining steps with more jazz skills & technique, harder choreography

TAP

MUST HAVE: All Level I-III Tap Skills & Terminology, Clear sounds, Strong understanding of rhythm - view Level III skills

IMPROVING: Level III skills, Combining steps together, Rhythm

LEARNING: Faster movement, More intricate steps/sounds, advanced variations of steps

BALLET

MUST HAVE: Knowledge of Intermediate-Advanced Ballet Terminology & Movements, Proper Technique

*must be evaluated before official placement*

If you are at an intermediate level and are interested in a more fast paced learning environment, please take a look at our Company Program

ACRO V

MUST HAVE:  Front and back switch walkovers, Limber up- touch and go w/ feet shoulder width secured

Continuous dive rolls, Aerials on flat mat, Back handspring on wedge or air track, Handstand walks- 6 steps with control, Stag Handstand

 

WORKING ON: Elbow front walkover, Valdez kick over on elbows, Intro to front aerials, Intro to handstand balancing, Intro to back tuck, Intro to round off back hand spring, Intro to Spider Rolls, Handstand pirouette, 1 arm front walkovers, Chest stand, Elbow stands, Backward Roll to Pike stand, Intro to straddle press handstand

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ACRO VI

SHOULD HAVE/WORKING ON:  Valdez kick over from elbows, Front aerials on floor with little/no spot, Handstand balancing, Back tuck on floor with little/no spot, Round off back hand spring, Spider rolls, Valdez kick over from elbows w/ straight legs, Acrobat/Contortion based movements & balances.

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Do you think you are beyond the Level IV level? We recommend checking out our Company Program! This program is geared towards the Intermediate - Advanced dancer looking for a more advanced training atmosphere!