Please Note: Ages for all classes are taken as of the 1st of January 2024.
i.e. - Students are to enrol into classes with their age taken as at the 1st of January.
Students at the FINESSE level are now well and truly underway in our Senior School and are performing at an accomplished Advanced level. The door opens to continue more opportunities. Students in this program have access to the nationally renowned Dance Step Junior teacher program where they assist main teachers with the younger classes. To be eligible students must train at a high Ballet level and show enthusiasm. Students will have the same dance genres of the previous level consisting of: Classical Ballet, PrePointe/Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Acrobatics and Encore (musical theatre), Contemporary/Lyrical classes (must study a technique class of Ballet and/or Jazz class in order to meet the technical requirements of this genre).
Students in our FINESSE level will have increased opportunities available to them as the year progresses with access to in-house student’s own Choreography Competition, access to our Summer Intensive with industry renowned teachers in January, regular Master Classes, all school-related social events, along with extra-curricular activities such as prestigious awards days ran by Cecchetti Ballet Australia.
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Our more serious Ballet students will still be training full-steam ahead in our Elite stream at this level will still be undertaking two ballet classes per week - their general Ballet class and their Grade 6 or Intermediate (first of the major levels) Cecchetti exam class, as a prerequisite to reaching the correct level for their Ballet exam come August/September.
As an added bonus we encourage students to seek participation in the next Ballet Exam class above too (without sitting the exam, at NO EXTRA COST), in order to ensure they’re training at the highest level which will see fast-tracked results across all genres. Assuming a student has sat their Ballet exam in the ELEVATE level, are continuing with their Ballet exams in the FINESSE level, and have reached the required standard and maturity within their classes, they will be invited to join our ELITE COMPETITION TEAM in our 12 & under or 14 & under level.
Our Elite Competition Team students will train in an extra 60 min class per week as they learn 3 routines which will be performed at two main competitions for the year. Two of these routines will then be showcased at our end of year performance in December. Along with all students within our FINESSE level being celebrated at our presentation evening in December as they graduate into our next ACHIEVE level and are awarded their certificate and medal, our Elite Competition Team and Ballet Exam students will also be acknowledged with their commitment to these extra classes and associated accomplishments.
**Please note an entry-level beginner student who is age 12 or 13 may need to enter the previous ACCELERATE level before commencing the preceding levels to learn the fundamentals of basic technique first, depending on the class/es selected.