RocklandSchool of Ballet 

143 Maverick Street, Rockland, Maine 04841   207-542-3556


Licensed Studio

Junior Program Classes



​​Designed to build upon the principles and concepts taught in the Leap 'n Learn dance program,

students will begin barre education and continue center floor practice and combinations suited for age and ability.

Creative movement concepts continue to be taught. In addition to this,

movement patterns and emphasis on correct steps and placement are taught.

Our goal is to develop a disciplined dancer while developing body strength, self assurance, poise and grace.​


Primary Ballet Age 7: A Leap 'n Learn Program

In the Primary Ballet level, dancers will transition from the Early Childhood Program into the study of Classical Ballet technique. In this level, students will begin working at the barre in turned out positions with more arm and head movements. The format is similar to a traditional ballet class while meeting the developmental needs of children in this age range with more formal technique and continuing creative movement exercises as well. This ballet class meets once a week; however, dancers are encouraged to attend twice a week if possible.  
REQUIREMENTS
Age 7 to 8, (6 by teacher placement only), attend at least one class per week, follow specific dress code

Attire for girls is the class assigned leotard in NAVY BLUE, with 
ballet pink ballet tights, and pink leather ballet slippers with no drawstring. 

Attire for boys is WHITE leotard,BLACK ballet shorts, white socks and white ballet slippers.

All attire is obtained through Rockland School of Ballet.


​CLASS LENGTH + FREQUENCY
75 minutes, once a week 

SCHEDULE
Friday 4:00 - 5:15, Tap until 5:30

Introduction to Jazz Dance until 5:50

Primary Tap Dance Ages 7:  

An introductory level class designed to teach the basics of tap dance. Students will learn important dance technique. Music will be appropriate to the style and genre. Students interested in this class will also take Primary Ballet. Follows the Ballet Class.

Primary Intro to Jazz Dance Ages 7 - 8:  

An introductory level class designed to teach the basics of jazz dance movement. Students will learn important dance technique as well as various dance styles. Music will be varied in style and genre with careful attention paid to the more modern music for lyric content. Students interested in this class must also take Primary Ballet.

Follows the Tap Class.

Junior Ballet Level 1 (Age 8): 

A beginner junior ballet class. Designed to build upon the principles and concepts taught in the Leap 'n Learn dance program, students will continue classical ballet technique and continue learning creative movement concepts. Emphasis is on correct posture, French terminology, and musicality in this dance class.  
REQUIREMENTS
Age 8 (7 by teacher placement only), attend at least one class per week, follow specific dress code

Attire for girls is the class assigned leotard in BURGUNDY, ballet pink convertible ballet tights, and pink leather ballet slippers 

with or without drawstring. 

Attire for boys is WHITE leotard, BLACK ballet shorts, white socks and white ballet slippers.

All attire is obtained through Rockland School of Ballet.

​CLASS LENGTH + FREQUENCY
75 minutes, once a week 

SCHEDULE
Saturday 12:15 - 1:30; Tap until 1:45; Jazz until 2:15


Tap Dance Age 8:  
An introductory level class designed to teach the basics of tap dance. Students will learn important dance technique. Music will be appropriate to the style and genre. Students interested in this class will also take Primary Ballet. Follows the Ballet Class.
Jazz Dance Age 8:  
An introductory level class designed to teach the basics of jazz dance movement. Students will learn important dance technique as well as various dance styles. Music will be varied in style and genre with careful attention paid to the more modern music for lyric content. Students interested in this class must also take Primary Ballet.
Follows the Tap Class.

Junior Ballet – Level 2 (Ages 8 - 10): 

A beginner/intermediate junior ballet class designed to challenge the dancer with intermediate barre work and across the floor combinations. A stronger emphasis will be put on technique and terminology, musicality and correct alignment. 

REQUIREMENTS
Age 8 - 10 (7 by teacher placement only), attend at least one class per week, follow specific dress code

Attire for girls is the class assigned leotard in BLACK, ballet pink convertible ballet tights, and pink leather ballet slippers with or without drawstring. 

Attire for boys is WHITE leotard, BLACK ballet shorts, white socks and white ballet slippers.

All attire is obtained through Rockland School of Ballet.

​CLASS LENGTH + FREQUENCY
75 minutes, once a week 

SCHEDULE
Thursday 3:50 - 5:05, Tap until 5:30​


Junior Contemporary/Lyrical/Jazz/Modern Dance Ages 8-12:  

An introductory level class designed to teach the basics of contemporary dance, jazz, dance, lyrical dance and modern dance with focus on movement and connection with mind, body, music, improvisation, and choreography. Students will concentrate on learning different methods of expression and focusing on developing technical skills. Music will be varied in style and genre with careful attention paid to the more modern music for lyric content. Students interested in this class must also take Junior Ballet Level 2 or 3. 

REQUIREMENTS
Age 10 - 12 (9 only by teacher placement only), attend at least one class per week, follow specific dress code

Black leotard, black leggings/jazz pants, black jazz shoes.

All attire is obtained through Rockland School of Ballet.

​CLASS LENGTH + FREQUENCY
60 minutes, once a week

SCHEDULE
Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00


Junior Ballet – Level 3 (Ages 10 - 12):

​An intermediate/advanced junior ballet class designed to challenge the dancer with more advanced barre work and across the floor combinations. A stronger emphasis will be put on correct alignment, technique, terminology and musicality. 

REQUIREMENTS
Age 10 - 12 (9 only by teacher placement only), attend at least one class per week, follow specific dress code

Attire for girls is the class assigned leotard in PURPLE, ballet pink convertible ballet tights, and pink leather ballet slippers with or without drawstring. 

Attire for boys is WHITE leotard, BLACK ballet shorts, white socks and white ballet slippers.

All attire is obtained through Rockland School of Ballet.

​CLASS LENGTH + FREQUENCY
90 minutes, once a week, 2 times per week encouraged

SCHEDULE
Monday 3:30 - 5:00, Tap until 5:30​