|Levels & Evaluations|
The levels are intended to help elevate each dancer to achieve his or here goals of transforming into a professional dancer. Each level concentrates on elevating the dancer to the next level and then finally to that of becoming a professional dancer. The school strives to maintain class sizes between 15 – 25 students.
Students placed in this most advanced level are at the height of their pre-professional training and will be proficient in major styles of ballet, modern, or jazz and contemporary dance. Students will be actively auditioning and seeking professional opportunities during each semester. They work closely with the artistic staff to determine which companies are best for their talents.
In this advanced level, dancers are expected to be proficient in major styles of ballet, modern, or jazz and contemporary dance. Students begin to focus on specific areas of dance interest as they advance into the final and highest level of the training program.
In this advanced-intermediate level, classes focus on solidifying foundational dance technique. These classes prepare dancers for further advancement in our pre-professional program. Students in this level are expected at the completion of the program to have correct placement and consistent technique. They are also expected to have a good balance between classical and contemporary movement ability and repertoire.
Students are provided with evaluations and the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with the Artistic Director each semester. Evaluations will include assessments of technical progress, focus, comprehension of concepts, application and retention of corrections, work ethic, performance quality, and attendance.
EVALUATION & ADVANCEMENT
Students are evaluated upon arrival at the Joffrey Ballet School and/or at the beginning of each semester, as well as at the end of each semester and placed in levels according to their score. After the first semester, students will receive a written evaluation from each core instructor and will have an opportunity to advance to the next level through the advancement evaluation process. the purpose of the evaluations is a discovery process. We reveal your strengths and weaknesses to determine changes that will maximize your training. We work with you to transform you into a professional dancer and advance you into your career. At the end of the second semester students will receive their final evaluations for the year. The Advancement & Evaluation Process
The artistic staff will monitor students closely and report their assessments. Students may also meet independently with instructors or the artistic director to better understand their personal needs for advancement. the goal of the Joffrey Ballet School is to have all students fully prepared to advance to the next level at the end of the year.
Students have the opportunity to receive private or semi-private instruction. The purpose of this instruction is to work carefully with your evaluations. In addition to their normal training any student who desires such instruction may request it from any of the Joffrey Ballet School staff. Please note private or semi-private instruction is only available at an additional fee.
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