The White River Ballet Academy follows a specific curriculum, divided by age, which is outlined in ABT’s National Training Curriculum. Each level is designed to be sensitive to the developmental needs of the age group. Class size is limited. The curriculum combines scientific principles with elements from the classic French, Italian, and Russian schools of training. Students are required to attend all classes listed for their level.

The Pre-Ballet (ages 4 & 5) and Primary B/C class (ages 6 & 7) is open enrollment and no prior experience is necessary.
Level 1A & 1B must have at least 1-2 full years of ballet experience. Ages 8-10.
Level 2B must have at least 2-3 full years of ballet experience. Ages 10-12. Invited to take Modern.
Level 3B must have at least 3-4 full years of ballet experience. Ages 11+. Invited to take Modern.
Level 4B must have at least 4-5 full years of ballet experience. Ages 12+. Required to take Modern.
Level 5B must have at least 5-6 full years of ballet experience. Ages 12+. Required to take Modern.
Beginner Preteen/Teen Ballet no experience necessary. Ages 11-18.
Beginner Adult Ballet no experience necessary. Ages 18+.
Advanced Adult Ballet must have at least 6 full years of ballet experience. Ages 18+.
Beg/Int Modern no experience necessary. Ages 10-12.
Int/Adv Modern must have at least 5-6 full years of ballet experience. Ages 12+.

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