If you have confusion about your level, please email StarshipStudio@comcast.net for clarification. Dancers of different levels can attend the same classes – for instance, you may not be a Level IV simply because you take a Level IV class. If you are a Level IIIc student taking a Level IV class, you would wear your Level IIIc color. Appropriate leotard color is important for our Teachers.
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|Mommy & Me|
Creative Dance I & II
|Any Color||Bare Feet or Slippers|
|Pre Ballet I||Light Pink||Pink Ballet Slippers|
|Pre Ballet II||Light Blue||Pink Ballet Slippers|
|Ballet I||Fuchsia||Pink Ballet Slippers|
|Ballet II||Royal Blue||Pink Ballet Slippers|
|Ballet IIIa||Lilac||Pink Ballet Slippers|
|Ballet IIIc||Dark Purple||Pink Ballet Slippers|
|Ballet IV||Black||Pink Ballet Slippers|
|Ballet V||Red||Pink Ballet Slippers|
|Modern||Any Color||Bare Feet|
|Boy's Attire||Black Shorts or Tights, White T-Shirt||White Ballet Slippers|
As always, placement is made at the discretion of the Director and her teachers. No matter the level the classes you attend, you must wear YOUR level color (i.e. – a level IV student attending a level V class would wear their level IV color). This system is in place so teachers can easily identify the levels of their students with just one glance. If your dancer has been moved to a new level for next year, you will receive a personal email explaining this change.
Pre Ballet I – Light Pink (no change)
Pre Ballet II – Light Blue (CHANGED FROM 2014-2015 DANCE YEAR)
Ballet I – Fuchsia (CHANGED FROM 2014-2015 DANCE YEAR)
Ballet II – Royal Blue (CHANGED FROM 2014-2015 DANCE YEAR)
Ballet IIIa Lilac- Pointe Preparation/Pre Pointe (CHANGED FROM 2014-2015 DANCE YEAR)
This level is the first step up from Level 2 – the class structure is a little more complicated and can take some time for a dancer to adjust to. The combinations get longer and the steps are harder. It’s a good time to work on fundamentals and strengthening.
Students will be considered “Pre Pointe” when they are comfortable in the advanced class structure and are studying with a focus in being ready for pointe work. More complete dancing is expected of these students and they are eligible for the pointe evaluation, which happens 2x a year for a fee of $25. Being in this level/taking the evaluation does not guarantee that the dancer will be placed en pointe the following year.
Ballet III Dark Purple – Pre Pointe and Beginner/Intermediate Pointe Students
Dancers who are excelling at pre pointe work as well as dancers who are placed en pointe will be placed in IIIc to work on beginner pointe work. The focus is on strengthening the right muscles. Exercises will allow the dancers to develop a firm grasp of the core muscles and leg muscles in order to execute ballet technique en pointe. Whether the student has passed the pointe evaluation or not, the focus will be on strengthening important muscles for pre pointe and pointe work.
Ballet IV – Black
Once the Starship Staff is confident a dancer is strong enough en pointe, you and your dancer will be notified that they are a Level IV.
Ballet V – Red (with dancer’s choice leotard color on Saturdays)
If you are in the Open Division, please wear Hunter Green.