BDC CLASS Levels & PROGRAM structure
Students in Pre-Technique can take one or more classes a week. Classes use Creative Movement concepts and exercises to teach students fundamental dance technique, body awareness, spatial awareness, patterning, coordination, social skills, musicality, and the unique structure and culture of dance class.
Dance with Me Age 4 and Under (with Adult Companion)
Music & Dance I (3-4) Ages 3-4
Music & Dance II (4-5) Ages 4-5
Music & Dance III (5-6) Ages 5-6 (Kindergarten)
Introduction to Movement Ages 6-8 (First Grade)
Introduction to Ballet Ages 6-8 (First Grade)
Introduction to Tap Ages 6-8 (First Grade)
Introduction to Circus Ages 3-6
Intro to Aerial/Circus Ages 7-10
Level I/II is when dancers begin to seriously train in specific dance disciplines. Classes combine students at Level I and students at Level II. Beginning dancers are welcome.
Level I 1 or 2 classes/week - Ballet and/or Modern (2nd grade)
Level II 2 classes/week - 1 Ballet + 1 Modern
Tap I/II or Tap Fundamentals
Introduction to Aerial & Circus
These classes can be taken independently or in addition to required classes. Students wishing to progress with the traditional program structure at BDC should take the required classes in addition to elective classes.
LEVELS III, IV, V, VI, VII & VII
Level III, IV, V 2 Ballet, 1 Modern
Level VI 2 Ballet, 1 Modern, 2 Pointe (or Pre-Pointe), 2 Ballet Repertory
Level VII, VIII 2 Ballet, 2 Pointe, 2 Ballet Repertory, Modern, Modern Repertory, Pilates
Level III Tap, Aerial
Level IV Jazz, Composition, Tap, Aerial, (Invite Only: Pre-Pointe)
Level V Jazz/Contemporary, Composition, Tap, Aerial, Pointe/Pre-Pointe/Ballet Repertory
Level VI Jazz/Contemporary*, Composition,* Tap, Aerial
Level VII, VIII Jazz/Contemporary*, Jazz/Contemporary Repertory*, Composition*, Tap, Aerial
*no additional charge for Advanced Unlimited Students
tap & aerial/circus arts
Tap and Aerial/Circus Arts can be taken independently (you are not required to take ballet or modern). Students in Levels III, IV, V, VI, VII & VIII can add these classes as electives to their program bundles during registration. All students, including Advanced Unlimited students, pay additional tuition to take these classes.