Programs & Age Divisions

We believe every student deserves the absolute best dance education. Our program is rooted in classical ballet, specifically through the system developed by Enrico Cecchetti. As a Cecchetti USA Certificated studio, our students move through levels with ballet exams each year. Exams are designed to give students a greater sense of purpose while ensuring that each  level has been successfully accomplished before progressing to the next. Our program includes five divisions, each adding a NEW genre of dance training that builds upon the previous division.

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PRIMARY DIVISION
Ages 5-6

Students develop musical awareness, rhythm and coordination using ballet basics, creative movement, improvisation and movement oriented games.

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FUNDAMENTALS
Ages 7-12

Students build their foundation of dance learning proper placement and building body awareness and coordination. Dancers study ballet & jazz. 

INTERMEDIATE
Ages 9-13

Students gain strength, control and flexibility and begin preparing their feet for pointe work. Contemporary & dance conditioning are added at this level.

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PROGRESSIVE
Ages 12+

Students increase their strength and control with speed and mental acuity. Introduction of more complex combinations, turns, batterie and balances. Focus is on maintaining alignment while dancing as well as building artistry and dynamics. Some students will begin pointe work in this division. Modern training begins at this level.

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ADVANCED
Ages 14+

Students acquire heighten levels of strength, control and agility. Artistry is continued to be developed, while adding advanced principals and nuances to movement. Students obtain a comprehensible knowledge of the Cecchetti Method, theory and terminology. Dancers at this level are eligible to enter into the Cecchetti Major Exams 8-10 at teachers reccommendation.

Dance Arts Gillette caters to the individual needs of our students and we take great care to place YOUR dancer in the level where they can achieve the most success!

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FROM OUR STUDENTS & FAMILIES . . .

"I cannot put into words how amazing Dance Arts Gillette is! The professionalism, knowledge and talent of the staff  surpasses all expectations. The teachers work hard to challenge their dancers while also making them feel confident & proud of their current skill. If you want your child to advance as a dancer and as a person of confidence and integrity, Dance Arts Gillette is a perfect fit." - Lacey & Doug Baker