SDA STUDIOS ENROLLMENT GUIDELINES & CLASS REQUIREMENTS LEVEL PLACEMENT INFO: Our level placement is determined in the following method: for Levels 3-4 we use age first, then ability. For Levels 5-7, placement is by ability first, then age. Our curriculum is designed for a student to be in a level for 2-3 years before advancing; however, students may advance at any time if they are really ready for the next level. *NOTE: these are guidelines only and exceptions may be made for beginner or extremely gifted students. Level 3: 6-8 years Level 5: 10-13 years Level 7: 13 & up Level 4: 8-10 years Level 6: 12-15 years
CLASS REQUIREMENTS: the following levels/classes have minimum requirements L3-7: 1 ballet class per week is required to enroll in any other classes. POINTE: all pointe students must have SDA Director approval to be on pointe. See website for all pointe info. Pre-pointe 5: 2 ballet classes Pointe-5-6: 2 ballet & 1 pointe Pointe 7: 2 ballet & 2 pointe
NUTCRACKER: 1 ballet class per week to audition and participate, attendance will be monitored.
YCD L4-5: 1 ballet class plus at least 1 other: jazz, lyrical, or modern AND Friday YCD class (starts in Jan 2019). ACE: See separate information for class requirements. ACRO: 1 ballet class per week
*NOTE: all NEW students in Levels 5-7 must take a placement class to determine correct level placement.