BDC Class Levels & Program Structure


Move With My Babe            4-18 Months (with Adult Companion)

Dance with Me                     4 Years old and under (with Adult Companion)


Ages 3-8: Pre-Technique

Pre-Technique 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.

Music & Dance I                  Ages 3-4

Music & Dance II                 Ages 4-5

Music & Dance III               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)


2nd Grade and older:  Level 1 & 2

Levels 1 & 2 are when dancers begin to seriously train in specific dance disciplines. Beginning dancers are welcome.

Level 1       1 class/week - Ballet, Modern or Tap 

Level 2      2 classes/week - 1 Ballet + 1 Modern (Tap can be taken as an additional class)



Required classes

Level 3-5            2 Ballet, 1 Modern

Level 6                2 Ballet, 1 Modern, 2 Pointe/Pre-Pointe, 2 Ballet Repertory

Level 7 & 8         2 Ballet, 2 Pointe, 2 Ballet Repertory, 1 Modern, Modern Repertory, Pilates

elective classes

Level 3               Tap, Aerial

Level 4               Pre-Pointe, Jazz, Composition, Tap, Aerial

Level 5               Pointe/Pre-Pointe, Ballet Repertory, Jazz/Contemporary, Composition, Tap, Aerial 

Level 6               Jazz/Contemporary*, Composition,* Tap, Aerial

Level 7, 8           Jazz/Contemporary*, Jazz/Contemporary Repertory*, Composition*, Tap, Aerial

*no additional charge for Advanced Unlimited Students

Advanced Students training at other studios may take advanced level Ballet or Modern technique classes at BDC. They will not perform with these classes in the spring.


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 3-8 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.