Why do you have a class dress code?
The dress code is in place for every class, and each level has a different color. It is a valuable part of the students' professional development, learning camaraderie, and being part of a team. It may also help motivate the student, giving them something to look forward to as well as work towards as they move to a new level.
What are the performance opportunities for the students of the Conservatory?
Is there a ticket quota, performance or costume fee?
Private Coaching: Spotlight Awards/YAGP
A student who wishes to participate/compete in Spotlight or YAGP would likely need private coaching. Coaching fees are set by the faculty member that the student chooses to work with. Fees are generally $75 - $100 per hour, plus a studio rental fee of $25.00.
How and when are students’ promoted? What are the qualifications for promotion?
Requirements differ based on age, body alignment and strength as well as regular and dedicated class attendance. Students are reviewed annually. Students develop at different rates and at different times based on the individual body type and genetic structure. While every student is looked at individually, faculty also look at the class the student will be moving into. It is important that the student is able to meet the expectations of the class as they move up. Faculty will assess the student in all areas to be sure that the appropriate technical and artistic skills are well defined.
When are girls put on pointe?
In general, anywhere from 11 to 13 years of age. However, it is also based on the individual, physical strength, proper alignment and specifically core and ankle strength. A student must be secure and able to balance on half pointe while standing in passé on one leg, in order to be ready to be assessed for pointe work. It never hurts a young dancer to wait a bit longer before going on pointe in order to have the proper amount of strength to support the body including completely stretched knees and the control to lift out of the legs, not “buckling” or “sitting” in pointe shoes. Once the body is ready, steady progress can be made.
What is your COVID-19 protocol?
I want to rent space. Can I come see the studio in person?
Yes! Our studio hours are listed on the contact page.
My student wants to audition for the Nutcracker, what should we expect in terms of rehearsal?
Rehearsals usually takes place on Saturdays and Sundays. They will not necessarily be called both days. The more involved a student is, the more commitment will be required. All dancers cast are required to attend all tech rehearsals and dress rehearsals. These dates are usually announced along with the audition.
Private lessons are set by the faculty member that the student chooses to work with. Fees are generally $75 - $100 per hour, plus a studio rental fee of $25.00.