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Safety Protocols

NOTE: All classes will be conducted in-person - unless noted otherwise - and will be subject to Hochstein’s safety plan. Please review our current procedures before entering our building.

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.


Ballet III

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 pm
Ages 12+ or with teacher permission

Continued training in the Russian (Vaganova) technique. 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. If one class per week is chosen, the instructor will make recommendations as to which class is the most appropriate for the student’s age and ability.


Ballet III/IV

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Mondays, 5:30-7:00 pm
Ages 13+ or with teacher permission

Students entering Ballet II/III or Ballet III/IV are encouraged to take two classes each week to maximize their technical advancement. If one class per week is chosen, the instructor will make recommendations as to which class is the most appropriate for the student’s age and ability.


Prep for Pointe, Pointe, and Variations

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 pm
Ages 13+ or with teacher permission

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: convertable tights, sheer ballet skirts permitted, pointe shoes (when recommended by the instructor)
  • Adults: dance skirt permitted


Fees for the above classes: $10 registration fee; $648* yearly tuition, payable in quarterly installments of $162. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $504 payable in quarterly installments of $126. (Fees are as of Fall 2022.)


Please note that tuition will be prorated accordingly if enrolling after the start date.


* Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.


Register Now Online

Click here for Ballet III

Click here for Ballet III/IV

Click here for Prep for Pointe

or call 585.454.4596. 

Dance Savings!

Take one dance class at full tuition, get a second (or more) age appropriate class at 50% off! 50% discount applies to the lower tuition fee.