CURRICULUM

Early Dance Division-Must be 3 yrs. old By September 1 2017

The Early Dance division is open to students ages 3 through 6 at the beginning of the school year (and six year olds who have not entered first grade). Students are placed in classes based primarily on their age, while taking their experience into account.  Students that are 6 by September 1st are eligible for level 1, however “young” 6 yr. olds that wish to remain in the Early Dance Division may choose to register for Pre-Ballet 2.  

CREATIVE MOVEMENT
(Includes intro to Ballet & Tap)
Ages 3 through 4

PRE BALLET 1
(Includes Tap) 
Ages 4 through 5

PRE BALLET 2
(Includes Tap) 
Ages 5 (if completed Pre-Ballet 1) through 6

LEVEL 1
(Ballet, Jazz, & Tap) 
BASIC BEGINNER - Must be 6 to begin

DRESS CODE

Rock West dress codes are established for the dancers safety and aid in the instructors ability to correct and educate students.

Girls:

  • Any solid color Leotard
  • BlochPink Ballet Tights
  • Pink Ballet Slippers
  • Black Tap shoes
  • Hair neatly  secured away from face.  Ballet bun is strongly encouraged.
  • Skirts or leotards with attached skirts are allowed.
  • No leg warmers, t-shirts, tank tops, sweatpants or shorts will be allowed.
  • All accessories, including jewelry, must be removed before class.

Boys:

  • Fitted White T-Shirt
  • Black Tights or athletic shorts
  • Black Ballet Slippers
  • Black Tap Shoes

INSTRUCTOR - STUDENT CONTACT

The Rock School offers teaching that is individual and hands-on. It is normal and appropriate for a member of the faculty to manually and physically position a pupil to expound a point of instruction or to identify some needed technique correction. The School neither condones nor tolerates any touching of students by instructors that is harmful, professionally reckless, or that violates generally accepted tenets of propriety. Before enrolling a student, please consider that it is school policy to correct children with physical contact. If the student or parent/guardian is uncomfortable with this policy, you may wish to reconsider enrolling the student.