PRE-BALLET

The Pre-Ballet (6-7 yo) level introduces the traditional ballet structure. The class places importance on alignment and posture though codified barre exercises. Emphasis is placed on strength, stretching and  jumping through a logical progression. With a live accompanist in class students begin to experience a musical awareness that is not limited to  rhythm, tempo  and timing but they are introduced to classical music.

SCHEDULE

Monday 4:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-11:00am

DRESS CODE

 

PDT's dress code is designed to assist teachers and students in observing proper alignment. Watches, bracelets, necklaces, dangling earrings or heavy jewelry of any kind are NOT to be worn in class at any time. Tights must be worn inside the ballet shoe and be clean, with no holes or runs. Students without ballet shoes will be required to watch the class rather than participate.

  • Girls 

    • Girls wear the leotard appropriate for their level – leotards can be found through Eurotard.com . Uniforms may also be purchased at The Red Shoes store. A portion of your Eurotard online purchase will benefit Pasadena Dance Theatre. Online orders may be picked up at: THE RED SHOES 1018 Mission St. #1 South Pasadena, CA 91030 626.799.8615 . 

    • Optional, but recommended white elastic band around the waist.

    • Dance tights and shoes should match your flesh tone or ballet pink. Shoes should match the color of your tights in order to elongate the dancer’s line from head to toe.

    • Hair should be pulled away from the face and worn in a bun or pinned back up and off the neck.

    • Pre-Ballet: Eurotard -- Child short sleeve leotard item # 1043 in Black

                                      

  • Boys:

    • Hair should be combed back from the face and secured if necessary.

    • Threshold Division: White T-shirt, black bike shorts, white stockings, white ballet slippers.

For more information about the studio policies please refer to Pasadena Dance Theatre handbook