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For the Advancing Ballet Dancer

Our sequential ballet training focuses on the adagio and allegro movements in combination with elementary Pirouettes. Importance is placed on the development of strength in the legs and feet to prepare students for Pointe work. Dancers continue to stretch, develop stability in turns, and to perfect smooth connections of movements while students develop strength, flexibility, and placement. The Russian (Vaganova) Technique continues as students advance.

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Note: These classes are now being offered virtually. Online instruction with Hochstein is easy! To find out more about the technical requirements, click here.


Ballet II

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Ages 10+

Ballet II is the next level of formal ballet training. 


Ballet III

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 pm
Ages 13+

Ballet III/IV

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Mondays, 5:30-7:00 pm
Ages 13+

It is recommended that students take both Ballet III and Ballet III/IV classes each week in order to experience a higher level of achievement. 


Prep for Pointe, Pointe, and Variations

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 pm
Ages 13+


Students who are technically capable and physically developed have the option of participating in Pointe class as part of their Vaganova training.

The Preparation/Pointe/Variations class will focuses on developing the coordination, muscular strength, and placement for pointe work.Emphasis is placed on the proper foot, body alignment, and core strength needed to safely and successfully dance “en pointe.”

The class consists of beginning and intermediate pointe technique by incorporating exercises at barre and center. Center work includes intermediate combinations and repertoire from traditional and original ballets (variations). Once students have acquired strength and technical proficiency, they are allowed to take the class en pointe.

Note: Students must be attending both Ballet III and Ballet III/IV classes weekly to be invited to take this class. Students at ages 12+ may be considered based on technical ability.


Dance attire for these classes: 

  • Pink footed tights (usually recommended for females)
  • OR black footed tights (usually recommended for males)
  • Solid colored leotard (usually recommended for females)
  • OR solid light or white t-shirt (usually recommended for males)
  • Ballet slippers
  • NO street shoes on the marley floor
  • Hair pulled back (long hair in a bun)
  • No excessive jewelry
  • No footless tights or leotards with skirts
  • Pointe: sheer ballet skirts permitted, pointe shoes (when recommended by the instructor)
  • Adults: dance skirt permitted


Fees: $10 registration fee; $612* yearly tuition, payable in quarterly installments of $153. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $468 payable in quarterly installments of $117. (Fees are as of Fall 2020.)


* Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.