Ballet 4 & Pointe Ages 12 yrs & up
Students are expected to remain in this level between 2-3 years. Prior experience in Ballet 3 is recommended; however, a student may enter this level without taking Ballet 3 based on their experience, body awareness, and artistry. At this level, students will begin to develop their artistry in classical. Combinations become more complex, with an emphasis placed on variations in musicality to strengthen the dancer’s quality of movement and speed. Full use of port de bras and allonge is in effect. Arm positions and positions of the body from the Vaganova Syllabus are introduced.