Regardless of a child’s experience and ability, Ballet Center of Houston offers a broad curriculum, starting with beginner classes for those who want to try ballet to advanced training for pre-professionals.
At the end of the academic season, students at all levels have an optional opportunity to dance in BCH’s Spring Showcase, giving them an opportunity to perform before an audience and to show friends and family their progress and what they have learned during the year.
Level 2 is designed for students age eight and older, who have studied the basics and are ready to concentrate on developing a broader ballet vocabulary, doing more barre and center work, and focusing on correct placement. Classes meet twice a week for one hour each.
Level 3 for nine-year olds and up who have completed their Level 2 training. During class, build on their skills and strength, and refine their movement with attention to technique, execution and artistry. Classes meet twice a week for one hour each.
Level 4 is for students who have completed Level 3, and are ten years old and up. At this level, students begin pointe work and focus on technique through repetitive exercises and patterns at the barre and across the floor. Students attend two 1.5-hour technique classes and one 1-hour Pointe per week.