8+ years old
Once dancers have reached the age of 8 or 9 they are generally ready to choose the genres on which they wish to focus. This is an exciting time as classes get longer (45 minutes or an hour for each genre depending on the level). Dancers can customize a schedule to fit their needs and interests by combining classes in tap, ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical and hip hop. Ballet study is continually encouraged for all dancers as it provides reinforcement of correct alignment and technique required to become an accomplished dancer.