Directors may place students in more than one level – depending on age and ability.
These daily Advanced classes, with excellent ADVANCED TEACHERS, move the dancers to a new level. They mature a confidence and a freedom of body, so they can move and share their message! Our students train and perform, preparing them for college (Excelsior has had dancers obtain huge scholarships) and other dance vocations – for whatever future the Lord has planned for each of them.
Our goal is to nurture and help each student develop in dance and vision, as well as to learn to enjoy the self-discipline involved as their skills and artistry grow.
The exams, and the exercise of self-discipline provide individual goals and are highly successful and rewarding for our students.
We are truly blessed to enjoy the excellent Advanced teachers – who are very qualified, very experienced and have a passion for dance. They are leaders and role models, in addition, most of them are currently professional dancers having traveled the world many times with Ballet Excelsior of Houston. They bring a wealth of knowledge to each class and understand exams thoroughly; and with care and diligence, they know how to coach students.
BALLET LEVEL 7 WITH POINTE
Pre-requisite is a successful Level 6 exam OR placement by a director.
Meets a minimum of twice a week for 4-hours 45-minutes per week including a pointe class. Vocationally minded or exam students also take the Monday and Friday Advanced Level 9-8-7 in addition to maintaining strength over the summer break.
Exams: Level 7 exam students are required to take the Advanced classes four days a week, as well as Modern and Conditioning. In addition, they are required to maintain strength over the summer months by attending ballet classes and Intensives. Progress through this level takes two or more years. Exams usually take place at the end of April.
Performance: Students will perform in both:
- Dance With A Purpose: – Our annual fundraiser concert each October/November.
- Theatrical Production: End-of-year Theatrical Production usually at the beginning of June.
- Level 7 and Level 8 students are eligible to be a part of the BET (Ballet Excelsior Trainee Program) for more ministry/performance opportunities.
Level 7&Pte Schedule:
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No schedule classes are available for online enrollment.