Professional Training Program 1



The PTP LEVEL 1 Division is a program for talented students age 9-11 years old. It offers aspiring young students the opportunity to train in the Vaganova method with one of our wonderful Vaganova teachers. 

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

The PTP 1 program utilizes elementary exercises that develop the student’s mastery of the basic stance of the body and the positions of the feet, arms and head. These foundations of classical ballet will be developed through slow and meticulous classes that prepare the students for progress to higher levels of training. Students will learn the basic technique, posture, barre, proper stretching and strengthening, ballet discipline and etiquette, small dance compositions and contemporary dance. Through these classes the students will develop the skills necessary to prepare themselves for class and most importantly to cultivate a work ethic.

Classes are kept small so that dancers receive the finest quality ballet training in a “semi-private” training environment. This level has 2-hour technique classes three times per week, Pilates and Contemporary class once a week.

Students will perform at some of our shows during the year at discretion of the teacher and Artistic Director.

A minimum of 4 students is required to do this class.

Admission to the Preparatory Division is by audition only. Please contact ABA by email or call to set up an audition date.