Ballet 

Ages 5-18

Your child will fall in love with the world of ballet at Encore.  Each class includes ballet barre, centre, and across the floor.  Encore’s comprehensive levels for each stage of ballet training, from pre-ballet through pointe work, ensure that there is a class for everyone.  Encore’s dance teachers are trained in a variety of ballet disciplines, and our specially-designed curriculum incorporates the best in technique and alignment to train safe, well-rounded dancers.  Our advanced ballet classes also include weekly Pilates mat work and covers contemporary as well as classical ballet. 

Beginning School-Age Ballet

Age 6-12 years

60-minute classes

 

Your child will fall in love with the world of ballet in this entry-level class. This class includes beginning

fundamentals of ballet barre, centre, and across the floor and covers both Ballet 1 and Ballet 2

criteria.  This class is scheduled at a time that is meant to be convenient for students enrolled in homeschool

programs, independent study, or on break for summer vacation, but is open to all.

Pre-Ballet

Age 5-6 years

45-minute classes

Special hybrid class for students who are beginning ballet for the first time or those transferring from a Combo Dance class. This class includes beginning fundamentals of ballet barre, centre, and across the floor.  Our Pre-Ballet class is special in that it combines Ballet class structure and technique with some of the developmental skills we include in our Combo Dance program that students this age have begun to master.  Classes are specially designed to accommodate younger dancers development, attention span, and energy levels. 

Ballet 5

Age 10+ years

*3 days per week enrollment required

 

This class is for students who have both mastered basic and intermediate technique and are now ready for an advanced level.  This class includes strength and flexibility conditioning to prepare dancers for beginning pointe work.  Placement based on skill level.  Approval of dance instructor required to enroll.  *It is recommended that students in this level also enroll in a Jazz class.

Beginning Pointe

Age 12+ years

*4 days per week enrollment required (Concurrent with ballet 5, with teacher permission)

This class is for students who have reached advanced placement, have the age/development required, and can

demonstrate the strength, foot articulation, and alignment needed to begin pointe work.  Approval of dance instructor required to enroll.  *It is recommended that students in this level also enroll in a Jazz class.

Ballet 1

Age 6-8 years

60-minute classes

 

Your child will fall in love with the world of ballet in this entry-level class. This class includes beginning fundamentals of ballet barre, centre, and across the floor.

Ballet 2

Age 7-10 years

60-minute classes

This class is for students who have begun to master the beginning fundamentals of

ballet and are ready to move on. In this class, instructors will be asking a little more of each dancer technically. 

Placement based on skill level.  Approval of dance instructor required to enroll.

Ballet 3

Age 8-12 years

75-minute classes

*2 days per week enrollment required

 

This class is for students who have mastered basic technique and are ready for a challenge.  This class includes intermediate ballet technique at barre, centre, petite allegro, grande allegro and across the floor. Placement based on skill level.  Approval of dance instructor required to enroll.

*It is recommended that students in this level also enroll in a Jazz class.

Ballet 4

Age 8-14 years

*2 days per week enrollment required

 

This class is for students who have mastered basic technique and progressed through the intermediate level. Placement based on skill level.  Approval of dance instructor required to enroll.

*It is recommended that students in this level also enroll in a Jazz class.

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Tel. 925-932-1033 I  Fax: 925-932-0610  I  office@encoregym.com

NEW gym opened May 28, 2019!

2636 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598

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