Professional Training Program 5/6


The Professional Training Program 5/6 (PTP) is designed for the serious ballet dancer ages 16-19 years old.

The program utilizes the Vaganova Method in which some of the greatest ballet dancers such as Nureyev, Makarova, Baryshnikov, Zakharova, Vasiliev, and Osipova were trained.

The perfection and polishing of the program for the preceding classes, including the mastery of all the basic movements of classical dance. More complex combinations, especially in adagio, allegro and pointe using more complicated musical material. Development of performing artistry and virtuosity. Special work on individual development of each student.

Classes are kept small so that dancers receive the finest quality ballet training in a “semi-private” training environment in which size does not exceed 8 students. This level trains 6 days per week 4 hours per day.

Each student is given an opportunity to learn classical ballet solo variations, contemporary variations, as well as contemporary group pieces and character dances to be performed at a professional venue on a full size stage. The performances take place each winter and spring.

All students will be given the opportunity to compete at regional competitions.

Selected students are also chosen for international ballet competitions.

Private instructions are available by appointment.

The comprehensive PTP 5/6 includes: Classical Technique, Pointe, Repertoire, Character, Contemporary, Pilates, Conditioning and Stretching. Performances on professional stages and Performances in community settings throughout the year.

Housing is available for an additional cost. 

Admission to the Professional Training Program 5/6 is by audition only.