Ballet – Classical

For students who want to excel in other areas of performance, we regard this as by far the most important of all the classes – any professional teacher or choreographer would agree. Well trained classical dancers can easily adapt to any other dance style. We teach the highly regarded Cecchetti Syllabus which is taught all over the world.

In 2020 we will be offering a new way of attending our ballet classes!

We would love our students to have the option of doing ballet dancing without participating in exam work. We also want to offer an option for those that want to be at ballet as often as they can. With this in mind, we will be allowing students the option of only attending one class per week – known as the ‘open’ class on the timetable and fee document. For those students wishing to complete their exams or participate in solos they will still be required to attend both classes per week – known as the ‘fixed’ class on the timetable and fee document. Please note however, that even if you still wish to attend both classes per week you do not have to complete an exam. In a nutshell…

Option 1 means students attend one class of ballet a week. This class is called the ‘open’ class on the timetable. The class exercises are not exam work. These students perform in the concert and may also be selected for competition troupes but are not eligible for ballet exams or competition solos.

Option 2 means students attend two classes of ballet a week. These are both the ‘fixed’ class and the ‘open’ class on the timetable. These students perform in the concert and may also be selected for competition troupes. These students will be eligible for exams and competition solos.

Students who choose to take their optional exams achieve outstanding results.

Pre Primary Ballet: 5 turning 6

Primary Ballet: 6 years turning 7

Grade 1 Ballet: 7 years turning 8

Grade 2 Ballet: 8 years turning 9

Grade 3 Ballet: 9 years turning 10

Grade 4 Ballet: 10 years turning 11

Grade 5 Ballet: 11 years turning 12

Grade 6 Ballet: 12 yers turning 13

Intermediate Ballet:13 years – 15 years

Advanced 1 Ballet: 15 years plus

Advanced 2 Ballet: 16 years plus

Uniform: Pre Primary & Primary

HAIR MUST BE IN BUN

Girls:

Clothing:

  • Energetiks Ballet Pink leotard CL04
  • Energetiks Ballet Pink crossover CX01
  • Theatrical Pink seamless ballet tights
  • Nude coloured underwear CB03
  • Short socks CBS05  (may be worn instead of tights in the hot weather)
  • Ballet skirts are available for purchase from BDC*
  • Matching ribbon comb for hair*

Shoes:

  • Pink split- sole ballet shoes with 1 elastic.
  • Capezio ‘Hanami’ or Bloch ‘Performa’ canvas ballet shoes with elastic.

Boys:

LONG HAIR MUST BE TIED BACK

Clothing:

  • Black bike shorts
  • White fitted t-shirt (tucked in) ,
  • Calf-height white socks,

Shoes:

  • White ballet shoes with white elastic.

*BDC Beginner Ballet skirts and ribbon combs can be purchased from Ballarat Dance Centre

Uniform: Grades 1 & 2

HAIR MUST BE IN BUN

Girls:

Clothing:

  • Bloch Lilac leotard L3854/L3854G
  • Bloch Lilac crossover Z0658L/ZO658G  or 
  • Energetiks Lilac leotard CL11/AL11
  • Energetiks Lilac wrap skirt CS01/AS01
  • Energetiks Lilac crossover CX01/AX01
  • Theatrical Pink convertible seamless ballet tights
  • Matching ribbon comb for hair*

Shoes:

  • Capezio ‘Hanami’ or Bloch ‘Performa’ canvas ballet shoes with elastic for Grade 1, ribbons for Grade 2. 

Boys:

LONG HAIR MUST BE TIED BACK

Clothing:

  • Black bike shorts CT04
  • White fitted t-shirt (tucked in)
  • Calf-height white socks CBS05
  • Boys must wear a dance support 

Shoes:

  • White ballet shoes with white elastic

*BDC embroidered uniform can only be purchased from Ballarat Dance Centre

Uniform: Grades 3 & 4

HAIR MUST BE IN A BUN

Girls:

Clothing:

 

  • Bloch Boysenberry leotard L3854/L3854G or
  • Energetiks Cerise leotard CL11/AL11
  • Energetiks Cerise wrap skirt CS01/AS01
  • Energetiks Cerise crossover CX01/AX01
  • Theatrical Pink convertible seamless ballet tights
  • Older students may wear nude underwear & body stockings with nude elastic straps.
  • Matching ribbon comb for hair

Shoes:

  • Capezio ‘Hanami’ or Bloch ‘Performa’ canvas ballet shoes with ribbons

Boys:

LONG HAIR MUST BE TIED BACK

Clothing:

  • Navy blue leggings CT05T/AT05T
  • White leotard CL02/AL02
  • Calf-height white socks CBS05
  • Boys must wear a dance support 

Shoes:

  • White ballet shoes with white elastic

Grade 4 fixed ballet students will need a theraband

*BDC embroidered uniform can only be purchased from Ballarat Dance Centre

Uniform: Grades 5 & 6

HAIR MUST BE IN BUN


 

Girls:

Clothing:

  • Bloch Plum leotard L3854/L3854G or 
  • Energetiks Aubergine leotard CL11/AL11
  • Energetiks Aubergine wrap skirt CS01/AS01
  • Energetiks Aubergine crossover CX01/AX01
  • Theatrical Pink convertible seamless ballet tights
  • Older students may wear nude underwear & body stockings with nude elastic straps.
  • Matching ribbon comb for hair

Shoes:

  • Capezio ‘Hanami’ or Bloch ‘Performa’ canvas ballet shoes with ribbons.

Boys:

LONG HAIR MUST BE TIED BACK

Clothing:

  • Navy blue leggings CT05T/AT05T
  • White leotard CL02/AL02
  • Calf-height white socks CBS05
  • Boys must wear a dance support 

Shoes:

  • White ballet shoes with white elastic

All fixed ballet students will need a theraband

*BDC embroidered uniform can only be purchased from Ballarat Dance Centre

Uniform: Intermediate, Advanced 1 & 2, Cecchetti Diploma

HAIR MUST BE IN BUN


Girls:

Clothing:

 

  • Bloch Burgundy L3454/L3454G leotard and
  • Bloch Burgundy crossover Z0658L/ZO658G or
  • Energetiks Burgundy leotard CL11/AL11
  • Energetiks Burgundy wrap skirt CS01/AS01
  • Energetiks Burgundy crossover CX01/AX01
  • Theatrical Pink convertible seamless ballet tights
  • Navy half tutu for Advanced 2

  • Older students may wear nude underwear & body stockings with nude elastic straps.
  • Matching ribbon comb for hair

Shoes:

  • Capezio ‘Hanami’ or Bloch ‘Performa’ canvas ballet shoes with ribbons.

  • Satin pointe shoes with pointe Elastarib ribbons

Boys:

LONG HAIR MUST BE TIED BACK

Clothing:

  • Navy blue leggings CT05T/AT05T
  • White leotard CL02/AL02
  • Calf-height white socks CBS05
  • Boys must wear a dance support 

Shoes:

  • White ballet shoes with white elastic

For State Cecchetti events navy must be worn.

All students will need a theraband 

*BDC embroidered uniform can only be purchased from Ballarat Dance Centre