Aria's To The Pointe
Aria's To The Pointe

Class Descriptions

Mommy & Me (age 1-3 w/ parent)
This 30-minute class is designed to stimulate coordination skills, listening skills, balance, music interpretation and much more for children ages 1 (who are walking) through 3 years old. The use of props, music, and games allow each mom to help her child develop motor and coordination skills in a fun and structured environment with the help of a dance instructor. *parent will participate in the class with their child. This class will not perform in the end-of season showcase*

Dress Code: Loose, comfortable clothing, ballet shoes or yoga socks, hair pulled back.


Creative Movement (age 3-5)
A fun introduction to ballet. This class teaches the basic ballet steps, positions and beginning terminology. Also includes fun learning and movement games, stretching and introduction to barre work. This class will learn choreography to be performed (with instructor) in winter/spring showcase.

Dress Code: pink ballet shoes, pink tights, hair in bun, pink, black or light blue leotard. Skirt is ok.


Pre-Ballet (age 5 and up)
A structured introductory ballet class. Students will learn ballet terminology, steps, and positions. They will practice barre work, center work, and across the floor exercises. Choreography will be taught for performance at winter/spring showcase.

Dress Code: pink leather (full sole) ballet shoes, pink tights, hair in bun, light blue leotard, light pink belt. No skirts please.


Ballet Level 1 (age 6 and up)
A structured beginning ballet class where students will continue to work on terminology, steps, positions and short combinations. Students will be expected to learn and study the vocabulary sheet provided by instructor. They will practice barre work, center work, and across the floor exercises. Choreography will be taught for performance in winter/spring showcase.

Dress Code: pink leather (full sole) ballet shoes, pink tights, hair in bun, forest green leotard, light pink belt. No skirts please.


Ballet Level 1A (age 7 and up w/ approval)
Ballet level 1A, advanced level 1, is a structured beginning-intermediate ballet class where students will continue to work on terminology, steps, positions and short combinations. Students will be expected to learn and study the vocabulary sheet provided by instructor. They will practice barre work, center work, and across the floor exercises. Choreography will be taught for performance in winter/spring showcase. Students in this class may have the opportunity to participate in additional performances and/or competitions if desired. At this level, it is recommended students come to class twice a week.

Dress Code: pink leather (full sole) ballet shoes, pink tights, hair in bun, forest green leotard, light pink belt. No skirts please.


Ballet level 2 (age 8 and up or instructor placement)
A structured ballet class where students will continue to work on terminology, steps, positions and short combinations. Students will be expected to learn and study level 2/3 vocabulary sheet provided by instructor. There will be periodic quizzes for accuracy and understanding of concepts. At this level it is recommended students come to class twice a week. Choreography will be taught for performance in winter/spring showcase. Students in this class may have the opportunity to participate in additional performances and/or competitions if desired.

Dress Code: Pink leather (full sole) ballet shoes, pink tights, hair in bun, navy blue leotard, light pink belt. No skirts please.


Ballet level 3 (age 10 and up or instructor placement)
A structured ballet class where students will continue to work on terminology, steps, positions and combinations. Students will be expected to learn and study level 2/3 vocabulary sheet provided by instructor. There will be periodic quizzes for accuracy and understanding of concepts. Choreography will be taught for performance in winter/spring showcase. Students in this class may have the opportunity to participate in additional performances and/or competitions if desired. At this level, it is recommended students come to ballet twice a week, and at least one additional class: stretch and strength, lyrical/choreography, jazz and/or Broadway.

Dress Code: Pink leather (full sole) ballet shoes, pink tights, hair in bun, black leotard, light pink belt. No skirts please.


Ballet level 4 (instructor placement or audition only)
A structured ballet class where students will have a solid understanding of terminology, steps, positions and combinations. Students will be expected to learn and memorize vocabulary sheet provided by instructor. There will be periodic quizzes for accuracy and understanding of concepts. Choreography will be taught for performance in winter/spring showcase. Students in this class may have the opportunity to participate in additional performances and/or competitions if desired. At this level, it is recommended students come to ballet two-three times a week, and at least two additional classes: stretch and strength, lyrical/choreography, intermediate jazz and/or Broadway. Students will be evaluated to begin pre-pointe class.

Dress Code: Pink leather (full sole) ballet shoes, pink tights, hair in bun, burgundy leotard, light pink belt. No skirts please.


Ballet level 5 (instructor placement or audition only)
A structured intermediate/advanced level ballet class where students will have a clear understanding of terminology, steps, positions and combinations. Students will be expected to memorize vocabulary sheet provided by instructor. There will be periodic quizzes for accuracy and understanding of concepts. Choreography will be taught for performance in winter/spring showcase. Students in this class may have the opportunity to participate in additional performances and/or competitions if desired. At this level, it is recommended students take a minimum of three ballet classes a week (not including pointe class), and at least two additional classes: stretch and strength, ballet lyrical, intermediate jazz and/or Broadway. Students will also work en pointe and take designated pointe class. Students will also be eligible to participate in periodic master classes and seminars.

Dress Code: Pink canvas ballet shoes (split sole SoDanca 16L), pointe shoes, pink tights, hair in a bun, solid dark color leotard. Skirts are to be worn at the discretion of the instructor.


Ballet level 6 (instructor placement or audition only)
A structured intermediate/advanced level ballet class where students will have a clear understanding of terminology, steps, positions and combinations. Students will be expected to memorize and demonstrate all terms on vocabulary sheet provided by instructor. There will be periodic quizzes for accuracy and understanding of concepts. Choreography will be taught for performance in winter/spring showcase. Students in this class may have the opportunity to perform solos and to participate in additional performances and/or competitions. At this level, it is recommended students take a minimum of four ballet classes a week (not including pointe class), and at least three additional classes: stretch and strength, ballet lyrical, intermediate jazz and/or Broadway. Students will also work en pointe and take designated pointe class. Students will also be eligible to participate in periodic master classes and seminars.

Dress Code: Pink canvas ballet shoes (split sole SoDanca 16L), pointe shoes, pink tights, hair in a bun, solid dark color leotard. Skirts are to be worn at the discretion of the instructor.


Beginning/Intermediate Lyrical (level 2 and up)
This introductory lyrical class is a fusion of ballet, modern and jazz techniques. The dancers will use their solid technical background to provide a base for this style. The movement and choreography learned in this class will be more contemporary, emotional or tell a story. Dancers will warm up, stretch, and go across the floor before learning a combination or working together in groups to create their own unique choreography. Improvisation and other exercises to increase creativity and spatial awareness will also be included. The class will often conclude with a cooldown or relaxation exercise. Choreography will be taught for performance in winter/spring showcase.

Dress Code: Foot undies or other lyrical/modern shoe, solid color leotard, hair pulled back, pink tights. Skirts ok.


Intermediate Lyrical (level 4 and up)
This intermediate lyrical class is a fusion of ballet, modern and jazz techniques. The dancers will use their solid technical background to provide a base for this style. The movement and choreography learned in this class will be more contemporary, emotional or tell a story. Dancers will warm up, stretch, and go across the floor before learning a combination or working together in groups to create their own unique choreography. Improvisation and other exercises to increase creativity and spatial awareness will also be included. The class will often conclude with a cooldown or relaxation exercise. Choreography will be taught for performance in winter/spring showcase. Students in this class may have the opportunity to participate in additional performances and/or competitions if desired.

Dress Code: Foot undies or other lyrical/modern shoe, solid color leotard, hair pulled back, solid color tights. Skirts ok.


Intermediate Jazz (level 3 and up)
Jazz is composed of sharp and fluid movements, which creates a visually technical dance style. With a focus on jazz technique and varying styles choreography, this class will allow dancers to build on their ballet technique to become a more well-rounded dancer. Each week, students will begin class with a proper warm up, stretches and strength conditioning exercises to improve endurance, flexibility and control. Center and across-the-floor exercises are tailored to many different levels and ages of dancers throughout the class as we explore familiar, as well as new movements and technique. Different styles of choreography and music are introduced each week to provide an exciting and challenging learning environment. Choreography will be taught for performance in winter/spring showcase. Students are encouraged to try new things, get outside of their comfort zone and have fun!

Dress Code: Black jazz shoes, solid color leotard or form fitting shirt, solid color tights or jazz pants, hair pulled back.


Stretch & Strength for Dancers (level 3+)
Our stretch and strength class is important for all serious students who wish to increase flexibility, strength and stamina. Exercises are a fusion of ballet, yoga and Pilates. This class will include stretching, core exercises, work with a resistance band and light strengthening exercises. These exercises are important to improve posture, technique and help prevent injuries. Please bring a theraband, and yoga mat to class.

Dress Code: Yoga socks or ballet shoes, solid color leotard or form fitting shirt, solid color tights or leggings, hair pulled back.


Stretch & Strength (teen/adult)
Our stretch and strength class is helpful for all students who wish to increase flexibility, strength and stamina. This class is designed for teens and adults, but may be taken by our level 3-6 students as well. Exercises are a fusion of ballet, yoga and Pilates. This class will include stretching, core exercises, work with a resistance band and light strengthening exercises. These exercises are important to improve posture, technique and help prevent injuries. Please bring a theraband, and yoga mat to class.

Dress Code: Yoga socks or ballet shoes, solid color leotard or form fitting shirt, solid color tights or leggings, hair pulled back.


Adult Ballet/Jazz
A beginning/intermediate ballet and jazz class for teens and adults. Level will be based on the level of students enrolled. Students will learn and practice basic ballet vocabulary, steps and positions. Class will consist of barre work, center exercises, across the floor and short choreography combinations. A great way for adults new to ballet or jazz or revisiting dance to get moving and have fun! Adult students are not required to participate in performances.

Dress Code: Ballet shoes, black or tan jazz shoes may be worn for jazz exercises (not mandatory), solid color leotard or shirt, solid color tights or leggings, hair pulled back.


Mini Jazz/Tap (age 4-8)
A fun, yet structured introductory jazz and tap class. Students will learn basic jazz and tap terminology, steps, and positions. They will practice warm ups, stretches, center work, and across the floor exercises. Class is set to current age appropriate music that both the students and parents are sure to enjoy! Choreography will be taught for performance in winter/spring showcase.

Dress Code: Black jazz or ballet shoes, black tap shoes, black leotard, black shorts, light suntan tights, hair pulled back.


Broadway (level 3+)
Broadway focuses on jazz technique and Broadway styling. The instructor will teach students to characterize movement and introduce them to a variety of Broadway music and choreography. The class will help dancers to perform in a variety of styles and emphasize the importance of stage presence. As the class progresses, students will get the opportunity to create their own unique choreography. Choreography will be taught for performance in winter/spring showcase.

Dress Code: Black jazz shoes, solid color leotard or form fitting shirt, solid shorts or jazz pants, hair pulled back. Black tap shoes may be used with advance notice from the instructor.


Male dancers (level 1-6)

Dress Code: white form fitting T-shirt, black tights, white "tights socks", dance belt, white or black ballet shoes, hair pulled back.

Please contact us for a free trial placement class to ensure your child is placed in the appropriate level. Thank you.


*If a student is between levels either color leotard is acceptable.

Aria's to the Pointe

5600 Pacific Street, Suite 120
Rocklin, CA 95677
Telephone 916-259-9556
Email info@ariastothepointe.com

Aria's To The Pointe

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