The School of Dance Theatre of Harlem is committed to serious, quality ballet training. Students in the Lower / Upper School are placed according to proficiency and are given the opportunity to present their work before an audience at the end of each semester, with a Holiday Show in the winter, and an Annual Spring Performance in late Spring. Students who have reached the required proficiency level may be invited to participate in the monthly Sunday Matinee performances, annual Galas, and community events.
LEVELS 1 THROUGH 3
Classes in Levels 1 through 3 provide a course of study in beginning ballet through elementary ballet. These classes systematically introduce basic ballet vocabulary and concepts and instill correct habits and discipline. Students are challenged to strive for correct form and technique. As the student becomes more experienced and mature, Horton dance technique and Jazz dance technique may be introduced.
Focus is placed on fostering and maintaining a love for dance and music while systematically developing the ability to exercise concentration and discipline, a knowledge of the dance vocabulary, and increase coordination and expressive movement skills. Students who have reached the required proficiency level may be invited to participate in the monthly Sunday Matinee performances, and community events.