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The Primary Ballet Program is where concentrated ballet training at Peabody Preparatory Dance begins. This program includes all Beginner and Elementary Ballet Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4, in which students ages seven to twelve acquire the initial layers of knowledge that form the foundation of ballet technique. (Beginner students above age twelve may enroll in Ballet for Teens and Adults in the Open Program.) These primary levels are considered the most important of all, because the student’s development from this point on depends greatly on the strength of his or her early base training.

Curriculum and Class Levels

· Level 1 — two 60-minute ballet classes

· Level 2 — two 75-minute ballet classes

· Level 3 — one 90-minute ballet class; two 75-minute ballet classes

· Level 4 — two 90-minute ballet classes; one 75-minute ballet class