Develop motor skills and rhythm in pre-ballet, tap, or tumbling classes. One or two of the above styles of dance per week are recommended.
Train in basic technique. Consider adding jazz or hip hop. Take ballet for a solid foundation.
If dancing for fun or fitness continue to study in your current classes. If you are serious about developing skill level and/or a career in dance, continue in ballet, prepare for and begin pointe work, participate in the competition group, and demonstrate for lower level classes.
If dancing for fun and fitness, continue to study in your current classes, and consider adding a new style. For serious dancers, study all forms of dance, work toward becoming an assistant teacher, participate in the competition group, attend summer intensives, master classes, and conventions.
In addition to Level 4 goals, become an assistant teacher and look into college dance programs that suit your needs. Most colleges and universities have dance teams for recreational dancer; many have dance majors and minors for the serious dancer. The serious dancer should consider auditioning and training with a professional company, or audition and pursue a career in commercial dance. Study in adult classes and enrich life with the art of dance.
Are you ready for your dance experience?