Conservatory Classes

The Conservatory Program offers diverse training with world-class faculty and a rigorous curriculum from beginner to pre-professional levels. It is catered to dancers who want focused academic training without the commitment of being part of a team or participating in events. The curriculum applies to all styles. Each dancer must complete a placement class conducted by our artistic director, Aretuza Garner, to be accepted in the program and must take all compulsory classes for their age group. Dancers who are looking to further their training may audition for the ODC Company, which includes many performances and ballet competitions.

It is recommended new students complete a Placement Request prior to Registering.
Submit the New Student Placement Request Form

Prep Ballet I & II

Program: These levels are for your young dancers from ages 2-5 years old. This class is a great introduction to ballet while still being a fun and enjoyable 45 minutes class.

Tues4:15pm – 5:00pm Pre Ballet II
Sat9:30am – 10:15am Prep Ballet I
Sat10:15am – 11:00am Prep Ballet II

Uniform

Prep I Leotard
(light pink)
Order from admin@orlandodanceconservatory.com
Prep II Leotard
(light pink)
Order from admin@orlandodanceconservatory.com
SocksWhite socks
ShoesBallet shoes
HairNeat bun

Ballet I

Program: This level introduces a formal ballet class that implements the vocabulary study of classical ballet. Instruction includes the growth of attention span, discipline, musicality, and requires a heavy emphasis on proper body alignment. Recommended ages : 5-7 years old

Mon4:00pm – 5:15pm Ballet I
Tues5:00pm – 6:15pm Ballet IB/IIB
Wed4:00pm – 5:15pm Ballet I
Fri 5:00pm – 6:15pm Ballet IB/IIB

Uniform

Pink LeotardOrder from admin@orlandodanceconservatory.com
TightsPink ballet tights (Order from N’Styl, directions)
ShoesBallet Shoes (Order from N’Styl, directions)
HairNeat bun

Ballet II

Program: Training in the basic principles of ballet technique, vocabulary and studio etiquette will be continued by students. This level builds on the growth of technique and coordination, and musical comprehension and graceful expression can begin to be gained by students. Theraband and strengthening exercises on the floor and at the barre will train students for pointe in this class. The muscles required to dance en pointe will be further developed by this class. To dance en pointe it is vital to have proper spine alignment, turn out from the hips, solid ankle strength, proper foot-pointing technique, and good balance. Recommended ages: 8-12  years old

Schedule:

Mon5:15pm – 6:30pm Ballet II
Tues5:00pm – 6:15pm Ballet IB/IIB
Wed5:15pm – 6:45pm Ballet II
Thur5:15pm – 6:30pm Ballet II
Thur6:30pm – 7:30pm Modern Tech Beg/Int elective
Fri 5:00pm – 6:15pm Ballet IB/IIB

Uniform:

Blue LeotardOrder from admin@orlandodanceconservatory.com
ShoesBallet Shoes (Order from N’Styl, directions)
TightsPink ballet tights (Order from N’Styl, directions)
HairNeat bun

Ballet III

Placement Required: Placement Request Form

Program: The terms presented in Ballet II are added with new terminology and an emphasis on improving pointe work. Classes will increase in complexity and emphasize line development, quality of movement, musicality, and artistry. Students will continue training in Ballet III to further improve the muscles of the calf, the ankles, and the arches of the feet. In order to improve strength and practice balance, Ballet III will include pointe work and variations from different Classical Ballet repertoire.

Mon6:30pm – 8:30pm Ballet / Pointe
Tues5:00pm – 6:00pm Contemporary Int/Adv elective
Tues6:00pm – 7:30pm Ballet/Pointe/Repertoire
Wed7:00pm – 9:00pm Ballet/Pointe/Repertoire
Thurs7:15pm – 9:00pm Ballet/Pointe/Repertoire

Uniform:

Burgundy LeotardOrder from admin@orlandodanceconservatory.com
ShoesCanvas ballet shoes
Pointe shoes
(Order from N’Styl, directions)
TightsPink ballet tights
(Order from N’Styl, directions)
HairNeat bun

Ballet IV

Placement Required: Placement Request Form

Program: This is the most rigorous training level, emphasized by advanced pointe work and ballet technique. In every element of training and performance, dancers are challenged. Dancers will learn variations from different Classical Ballet repertoire.

Mon6:30pm – 8:30pm Ballet / Pointe
Tues5:00pm – 6:00pm Contemporary Int/Adv elective
Tues6:00pm – 7:30pm Ballet/Pointe/Repertoire
Wed7:00pm – 9:00pm Ballet/Pointe/Repertoire
Thurs7:15pm – 9:00pm Ballet/Pointe/Repertoire

Uniform:

Black LeotardOrder from admin@orlandodanceconservatory.com
ShoesCanvas ballet shoes & Pointe shoes
(Order from N’Styl, directions)
TightsPink ballet tights
(Order from N’Styl, directions)
HairNeat bun

Electives

Looking to for additional styles, view our elective classes here.

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