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Ballet II

Ballet III

Ballet III/IV

Pointe & Variations


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For more information, call 585.454.4596.

Summer Ballet for the Advancing Dancer

Ballet II

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm

Ages 8-12

Please note that this class is canceled for Summer 2023. To inquire about other dance classes, please contact the front office at 585.454.4596.

Continue to develop coordination, grace, musicality, flexibility, and balance in the next level of formal training in Hochstein’s sequential ballet program.

FEES for this class: $15 registration fee; $90* tuition; $48 for students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein during summer session. Discounts may apply for students enrolled in multiple dance classes. (Fees are as of Summer 2023.)

Ballet III

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

Ages 12+ (or by instructor permission)

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.

Ballet III/IV

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Mondays, 5:30-7:00 pm
Ages 13+ (or by instructor permission)

Continuing focus on the Russian (Vaganova) Technique at a more advanced level. It is recommended that students take both classes of Ballet III and III/IV each week in order to experience a higher level of achievement.

Pointe & Variations

Diane Lewis, Instructor
Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 pm

Ages 13+ (or by instructor 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 focus 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.

FEES for the Ballet III, Ballet III/IV, and Pointe & Variations classes: $15 registration fee; $108* tuition; $84 for students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein during summer session. Discounts may apply for students enrolled in multiple dance classes. (Fees are as of Summer 2023.)


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


SPECIAL DANCE SAVINGS: Take one Ballet or Dance Styles class at full tuition, get a second (or more) Ballet or Dance Styles class at 50% off! 50% discount applies to the lower tuition fee. For students already receiving a discount for individual lessons, the second additional class is 50% of full tuition (not the discounted amount).

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