TADA’s Ballet Program aims to shape students of all ages into strong, confident, skilled ballet dancers as they advance through the levels over the years. The program follows a specific ballet curriculum that is monitored and maintained by our Ballet Director, Miss Amy Leonards. Every spring, our ballet students receive their next year's ballet level based on progress and improvement throughout the year, class attendance, and work ethic. Their level is determined by their ballet instructor, along with evaluation by the Ballet Director. Students typically advance a half level per year, occasionally a whole level, depending on the aforementioned factors. Our ballet program caters to all levels of interest: recreational through pre-professional. The ballet program holds the following levels:
PreBallet 1 - Ages 5-7
PreBallet 2 - Ages 6-8
Ballet Levels 1a/1b, 2a/2b, 3a/3b, 4a/4b, 5a/5b, 6a/6b, 7a/7b, and 8a and higher - Ages 7 and up
For level placement, evaluation, syllabus and curriculum questions, please contact Miss Amy Leonards, the Ballet Director at firstname.lastname@example.org Dancers interested in more rigorous ballet training and more performance opportunities may audition for our Youth Ballet Conservatory - scroll down for more information on YBC.
TADA’s Youth Ballet Conservatory is for serious, highly-motivated dancers who wish to train as pre-professionals in anticipation of a future in classical and contemporary ballet. Membership is by audition only for dancers in Ballet Level 1 and higher. If accepted, YBC dancers must fulfill greater weekly ballet training requirements, and commit to regular rehearsals and performances depending on level. YBC dancers benefit not only from personal evaluations, close monitoring, and mentorship by Hayden Stark, Director of YBC and former Houston Ballet Soloist, but they also enjoy priority consideration for featured roles in all of TADA's ballet productions according to level. For an information packet or audition information, please stop by the front desk or email the YBC Director at email@example.com
Auditions for the Youth Ballet Conservatory are TBA for last call before the Fall begins. Please be sure to email the YBC Director at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an Info Packet of requirements, dates, and more!