Class Placement Process
Age groups are used as a general starting point for class placement. The students experience, skill level, attendance record, maturity, behavior and work ethic will be taken into consideration for advancement. The program director will then determine the best fit for the student. We do our best to challenge all students without delaying the progress of other students. Our levels are a guideline and are by no means, a perfect solution for every student. We understand that from time to time, there will be students that fall somewhere between two levels. In such cases, the director will elect the best fit. We believe that it is preferred to have a student stand out because they are at the high end level of their class as opposed to being at the bottom and struggling to keep pace. All class level criteria may change at any time based on enrollment levels or changes in student population skill levels.
Please keep in mind that we do have many years of experience in dance education and we are familiar with the skills of our returning students and evaluation of new students. It may be disappointing when your child does not place into a higher level but forcing your child into testing because you choose to question our judgment may end in an embarrassing and awkward situation for your child. Please have faith in our experience and decisions.
Please see our STUDENT HANDBOOK for complete details on class placement.
DANCE SYLLABUS (Updated Version Coming Soon)
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