Class Levels & Dress Code

Class Levels

Saratoga City Ballet Levels                                                            

The Studio’s teachers will match the dancer to the appropriate level for their age and ability. These decisions are made at the discretion of the School Director.

Children’s Division

Creative Movement      Age 3-4
Pre-Ballet                        Age 4-5
Ballet I                             Age 5-7

Main Division

Ballet II                           Age 7-9
Ballet III                          Age 9-10
Ballet IV                          Age 10-13
Ballet V                           Age 13 and UP

A RECREATIONAL DANCER is free to pick and choose the DAY(s) that suit their schedule, as well as the DANCE FORM(s) that interest them. This means the student may explore the school’s offerings without being required to take a minimum number of classes for their level.

However, if RECREATIONAL DANCERS would like to perform in our productions they will be required to audition.

A FULL TIME DANCER is on a path of serious training. This means the student is required to advance their study yearly by taking more classes. Saratoga City Ballet ascribes to a conventionally structured system that sees the young dancer starting with one ballet class per week, and working up to (over several years) a daily ballet and/or dance class.

FULL TIME DANCERS are automatically given the opportunity to perform in our Winter and Spring productions, provided that attendance throughout each term is regular and satisfactory but will still audition for placement.

The FULL TIME DANCER’s schedule:

Ballet I – 1 (one) Ballet class a week

Ballet II – 2 classes a week (2 Ballet classes OR 1 Ballet class + 1 Jazz class)

Ballet III – 3 classes a week (3 Ballet classes OR 2 Ballet classes + 1 Jazz, or 1 Modern)

Ballet IV – 4 classes a week (4 Ballet classes OR 3 Ballet classes + 1 Jazz, or 1 Modern)

Ballet V – 5 classes a week (5 Ballet classes with 1 Jazz or 1 Modern or 5-6 Ballet classes)                           

Dress Code

Saratoga City Ballet recommends Saratoga Dance for all your dress code requirements, shoe fittings and accessories.

DRESS CODE BALLET:

Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet: Short or long sleeve leotard with pink tights

Ballet I: White leotard and pink tights

Ballet II: White leotard and pink tights

Ballet III – Ballet V: Black leotard and pink tights**

All boys: Black tights and white leotard or white t-shirt, black ballet shoes

** During Saturday class for Ballet IV and V – Dancers may wear colored leotard and pink tights

All: Hair must be worn completely off the neck in a neat bun, neat bangs are allowed. Please no jewelry other than stud-type earrings.

ALL PINK TIGHTS – must be worn under leotard and over feet for all classes

PINK BALLET SLIPPERS – must be worn for all classes with elastics properly sewn.

 

DRESS CODE MODERN:

Solid colored leotard (color of choice)

Footless tights (pink or black) OR capri yoga pants.

NO SHORTS unless there are tights underneath.

Hair in a ponytail.

 

DRESS CODE JAZZ:

Solid colored leotard (color of choice)

Jazz pants or Leggings (solid colors only)

Jazz shoe (black) pull on style

Hair in a “messy” (not tight) bun or in a braid

 

PLEASE DO NOT leave any items in dressing rooms; bring your belongings with you to class. Saratoga City Ballet, Inc. is not responsible for lost items.