Technical Advice for Teen Dancers

Dancers in Teen A & Teen B Classes

The most important classes for dancers at this level: Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary.

  • The purpose of the Teen Program is to re-focus on the dancer’s technical foundation, body alignment and posture in classical ballet and jazz technique; this will providing a strong foundation for continued dance education in all other genres of dance.

  • Teen Ballet is a recital class held once per week. If a dancer is serious about their dance training and wants to advance to an intermediate level, we strongly recommend adding Teen Ballet Intensive to their weekly schedule, providing a second ballet class weekly (one recital and one technique class).

  • Teen Jazz is a recital class held once per week. If a dancer is serious abouttheir dance training and wants to advance to an intermediate level, we strongly recommend adding the Teen Jazz Intensive to their weekly schedule, providing a second jazz class weekly (one recital and one technique class)

  • Teen Modern/Contemporary is a genre that is important to add at this level if a dancer wants to be on High School Dance Company or a Competitive Dance Team.

  • Other dance classes that are available for the teen level dancers: Tap, Tumble Tricks, Hip-Hop, Leaps & Turns, Stretch and Ballroom.