2022/2023 Class SchedulE

BALLET DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS:

(Dancers in levels 2A and above who wish to audition for the Nutcracker and the Spring Ballet must meet the ballet department requirements for their level)

Baby Ballet, Creative Dance & Primary A & B

1 class per week

 

Ballet 1A and 1B

Minimum 1 technique 
class per week

 

Ballet 2A, 2B, 3A, Tweens, and Teen Ballet 4/5

Minimum 2 technique classes per week

 

Ballet 3B

Minimum 2 technique and 

1 pointe class per week

 

Ballet 4A, 4B, and 5A/5B

Minimum 2 technique, 

1 pointe, and 1 variations 

class per week

 

Ballet 5B/6

Minimum 3 technique, 

1 pointe, and 1 variations 

CLASS ELIGIBILITY:

Pointe Eligibility

Ballet 3B or higher, 11+, 

2 ballet technique classes weekly. 

Director recommendation required.

 

Lyrical Eligibility

Ballet 3A or higher, 10+, 2 ballet technique 

classes & 1 jazz or modern class weekly.

Contemporary Eligibility

Ballet 4B or higher, 13+, 2 ballet technique 

classes & 1 jazz or modern class weekly.

California Dance Theatre is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.  The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.  Primary through Level 6 & Partnering will be taught by ABT® Certified Teachers, Kim Maselli, Jonathan Sharp & Eliza Tollett and Katie Mcculla, who have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.  All of the CDT ballet faculty will be instructing students under the guidelines of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.