All students must take a placement audition class with Alexei to be accepted into the Pre-Professional Program. 

To set up a placement audition for the Pre-Professional Program in Naperville please call at 630-717-6622. There is a $25.00 placement audition fee.

 
 

Ballet III: Ages 10 – 11+ by placement

Continuing training in the fundamentals of classical ballet technique, vocabulary and studio etiquette. Development of technical skills, coordination, discipline and musicality. Classes in physical training with concentration on placement and correct body alignment. 

Class Length 

1 hour, 15 minutes

Required number of classes

3 + 1 pre-pointe/pointe class (Monday, Wednesday, Friday - downtown)

Additional classes

Various (can be added on an individual basis)

 

Ballet IV: Ages 11 – 13+ by placement

Exercises from previous levels are repeated with increased frequency. Development of the legs and feet are stressed, with work on half-toe and in later stages en pointe. The technical vocabulary of turning and batteries will be introduced and expanded. 

Class Length

1 hour, 30 minutes

Required number of classes

 3 + 3 pointe (Monday, Wednesday, Friday - downtown. For Naperville schedule, click HERE )

Additional classes

additional classes (character, basic partnering conception, contemporary, variations, body conditioning/strength training/floor barre, etc.) and rehearsals can be added on an individual basis

 

Ballet V: Ages 14+ by placement

Exercises from previous level are repeated with increased frequency with work on demi-pointe and en pointe. Classes will increase in complexity and there will be great emphasis on the development of line and smooth connection of movement quality. Development of the epaulements and port de bras. Strengthening the student's stability in various turns, beats, and large jumps. Repertoire is introduced to further development of virtuosity, artistry, musicality and personality. 

Class Length

1 hour, 30 minutes

Required number of classes: 

4 (center exercises may include pointe) + 3 pointe + variations (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - downtown. For Naperville schedule, click HERE )

Additional classes

additional classes (character, beginning and intermediate partnering conception, contemporary, body conditioning/strength training/floor barre, etc.) and rehearsals can be added on an individual basis

Required Attire

 Pre-professional Ballet III, IV, V, Conservatory Program, Youth Company
Girls: black camisole leotard, pink footed tights, pink canvas ballet and pointe shoes, short black wrap rehearsals skirt 

  • Leotard: Motionwear leotard style 2516  
  • Tights: Capezio Adult Ultra Soft Transition Tights  - Ballet Pink Style 1816, 1916
  • Theatricals Adult/Child Sheer Wrap skirt (No. TH5109/TH5109C), MS12 Mirella black
  • Freed Character shoe (low heel), So Danca RO02 (low heel)
  • Natalie Character Skirt style N8108 in black (length: below the knee). Bodywrappers 511 in black (length: below the knee)

Boys: black footed tights, white tight fitted t-shirt, white ballet socks and white shoes (Pre-professional), black ballet shoes (Youth Company and Conservatory), dance belt

  • Boys: Body Wrappers Short Sleeve "Snug Fit" Pullover Style Shirt No. M400
  • M. Stephens tights Style No. 1099
  • Capezio Quilted dance belt #N5930