Description of Ballet
Emphasis on creative dance with an introduction to
basic ballet technique and tap steps. Creative dance
nurtures the child to move freely, develop music and
listening skills, and express creativity through
Emphasis on ballet technique and beginning tap
including the continual development of musical and
Emphasis on ballet technique focusing on correct
placement, body alignment, and leg and arm
coordination while furthering student's ballet
vocabulary, music, and performance skills.
Continual emphasis on elements taught in Ballet II
while focusing on strengthening ankles and feet in
preparation for advanced foot-work and Beginning
Pointe. Girls must be at least 12 years old to begin
pointe. Students will be individually considered as
to readiness for pointe shoes. Students must attend
class twice a week.
Age 12 +
In addition to attending Ballet III classes,
students will stay an extra half hour a week to
study pointe. Students must obtain permission to
attend this class.
In addition to technique classes, students will stay
an extra hour per week to study pointe. Students
must obtain permission to attend this class.
This level is structured for
the serious dancer committed to pursuing a career in
dance or considering a college dance degree.
Students must obtain permission to take this level
and must attend a minimum of three classes per week.
Age 13 -18
This class is designed for the teen student who
wishes to begin ballet class or to continue ballet
training for the enjoyment and exercise without the
higher involvement demanded in Ballet III and IV.
Beginner Adult Ballet
Emphasis on learning ballet technique while enjoying
freedom of movement and relaxing tense muscles from
the day's work.
Students must be at least 14 years old and will be
required to take a minimum of one ballet class per
week to attend this class. Students will learn
contemporary, hip-hop, and theatre jazz styles.
Intermediate/ Advanced level class
Students will further training in contemporary,
hip-hop, and theatre jazz styles. Good knowledge of
ballet technique is strongly recommended as a
prerequisite to this class.
Students will learn beginning tap.
Senior High Tap
Students will further training in theatre and rhythm
Oxford Ballet School II
A pre-professional ballet
program will be offered to the serious ballet
student ages 11 through 25 by audition only. In
addition to a minimum of three weekly classes, OBS
II company classes and rehearsals will be on Fridays