Upper Division Classes


Ages 11 – 18, by placement/audition only

Children's Ballet Theatre’s upper division dancers gradually learn more complex steps including multiple turns, quick petite allegro, batterie, and grand allegro. The exercises are performed at a more rapid tempo and dance sequences are longer to build stamina and strength. Students also progress en pointe during this time. As the student progresses to advanced work, technical requirements become more exacting: pointe work, variations, and rehearsals for CBT productions are added to the curriculum. The technical skills learned during these years at CBT are designed to “finish” the elementary ballet students, preparing them to enter college and professional programs.