As of January 2015, FootLoose Dance Studio will be holding Class Level Evaluations for ages 8 and up to determine Beginning Level I & II as well as Intermediate Level I & II in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Technique & Flexibility and Contemporary.


Evaluations will take place the first 2 weeks of every semester to determine placement of students. Please register your student or yourself for your desired class. During the first two weeks of class, Footloose Dance Studio staff will evaluate each registered student. After which, each student will be notified of their placement or placement adjustment.


All new students Ages 8 and above will be registered in the Beginning Level classes, until evaluations are completed. Upon evaluation the instructor can make the necessary recommendations.


Pre-Ballet and A Star is Born Levels do not require evaluations.


Below are following standards for each level placement.

3-4 & 5-7 Year Old Classes
These are entry level classes. 
No or little dance experience required.
For ages 7 and under.
Hip Hop- Beginning Level II, Intermediate Level I & II
A greater understanding of rhythm and musicality.
A increased ability in Freestyle. 
Capable of demonstrating multiple dynamics.
Jazz Funk Fundamentals
Jazz class incorporating Street, Funk, and Hip-Hop elements.
Little or no experience required. 
Beginning Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop & Jazz
These are entry level classes.
No or little experience required.
Must have teacher approval if under the age of 8.
Technique & Flexibility- Intermediate Level I & II
A greater understanding of body alignment.
An increased range of flexibility.
An ability to work on a wide range of jumps, turns, extensions & progressions.
Broadway Fundamentals
Incorporates Jazz, Character, and Theatre elements.
Little or no experience required. 

Intermediate Ballet Level I

In order to be considered for Intermediate Ballet Level I, the student must be capable of the following:

  1. Capable of retaining combinations at the barre and in center after 2 weeks of review. Week 4 is done from memorization in order to maximize technical cleaning throughout the semester.
  2. Knowledge and execution of the following Ballet terms:

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         Ballet Hand
Detourné
Relevé & Elevé
Passé
Sauté
         Port De Bras
Tendu
Sous-sus
Coupé
Changement
         Ballet Walks & Runs
Dégagé
Temps Lié
Piqué  
Pas De Chat
         Demi & Grand Plié
Grand Battement
Pas De Bourrée
Arabesque
Grand Jeté
         En Croix
Chassé
Bourrée
Chainé  
Spring Pointe  
         6 Positions (Arms & Feet)
Emboité
Balancé
 
Echappé

3. Knowledge of the following technique and anatomy terms:

 
 
 
 
        Turn Out

Alignment 

Point & Flex

Torso: Chest, Ribs, Spine, Back & Core  
Feet: Heel, Ball, Arch & Toes

        Pull Up

Core

Sickling

Leg: Ankle, Knee, Thigh & Hips

Arms: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Fingers

Intermediate Ballet Level II

In order to be considered for Intermediate Ballet Level II, the student must be capable of the following:
  1. Knowledge and execution of all Intermediate Ballet Level I standards.
  2. Knowledge and execution of the 8 Ballet Facings.
  3. Knowledge and execution of Arabesque positions (1st-3rd).
  4. Right and left splits.
  5. Within 3 inches of the floor in center splits.
  6. Capable of retaining combination at the barre and in center after 1 week of review. Week 3 is done from memorization in order to maximize technical cleaning throughout the semester.
  7. Knowledge and execution of the following Ballet terms:

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          Cambré
Pas De Cheval
Développé
Glissade
          Ronde De Jambe 
Attitude
Soutenu Turn
Assemblé 
          Ronde De Jambe en L'air
Fondu
Pirouette En Dehor
Petite Allegro  
          En Cloche  
Frappé
Adagio
Grand Allegro 
          Petite Battement
Sissonne 
Fouette 
Tour Jeté

8. Consistent awareness and execution of the following technique and knowledge of the following anatomy terms:

 
 
 
         Pointed Feet
Épaulement
Turn Out  
Scapula & Shoulder Blades  
         Strong Ankles
Alignment
Achilles Tendon  
Hamstring  
         Strong Arm & Shoulder Placement 
Posture  
Pelvis  
Quadriceps  

Pre-Pointe

The following requirements are needed before being considered for Pre-Pointe:
  1. At least 10 years of age with the appropriate amount of body growth.
  2. Consistent awareness and execution of proper body alignment.
  3. Consistent awareness and execution of proper turn out.
  4. Proper ankle alignment, flexibility, and strength.
  5. Right and left splits.
  6. Within 3 inches of the floor in center splits.

Intermediate Contemporary Level I

In order to be considered for Intermediate Contemporary Level I, you must be capable of the following:
  1. Capable of retaining combinations after 2 weeks of review. Week 4 is done from memorization in order to maximize technical cleaning throughout the semester.
  2. Knowledge and execution of the following Contemporary and Ballet terms:

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        Demi & Grand Plié
Pas De Bourrée 
Attitude  
Lunge
Prance
        Tendu
Passé 
Chainé 
Contraction  
Deer Leap/Stag Leap  
        Dégagé
Coupé
Chassé
Arch
Tilt Kick
        Relevé & Elevé
Piqué
Contemporary Walks  
Drags  
Rolls 
        Fondu  
Arabesque  
Foot Pedals & Flicks  
Windmill  
Grand Jeté/Leap
        6 Postions (Arms & Feet)
Pirouette  
 
 
 

3. Knowledge of the following technique and anatomy terms:

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        Parallel & Turned Out
Alignment
Point & Flex
Torso: Chest, Ribs, Spine, Back & Core
Feet: Heel, Ball, Arch & Toes  
        Pull Up

Core

Sickling

Leg: Ankle, Knee, Thigh & Hips

Arms: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Fingers

Intermediate Contemporary Level II

In order to be considered for Intermediate Contemporary Level II, the student must be capable of the following:
  1. Knowledge and execution of all Intermediate Contemporary Level I standards.
  2. Right and left splits.
  3. Within 3 inches of the floor in center splits.
  4. Capable of retaining warm-up, across the floor, and center floor choreography after 1 weeks of review. Week 3 is done from memorization in order to maximize technical cleaning throughout the semester.
  5. Knowledge and execution of the following Contemporary and Ballet terms:

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        Plank
Ronde De Jambe 
Front Attitude
Inversion 
        Downward & Upward Facing Dog
Triplets
Controlled  & Developpé Tilts
Backward Roll
        Needle/12 O'Clock
Leg Swings
Tour En L'air
Shoot Out Roll
        Ronde De Jambe Needle
Tilt Jump
Sissonne 
Fouette

6. Consistent awareness and execution of the following technique and knowledge of the following anatomy terms:

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        Pointed Feet
Alignment
Hamstring
Achilles Tendon
        Strong Ankles
Posture  
Torso/Core Strength  
Pelvis
        Strong Arms & Shoulder Placement
Turn Out & Parallel
Off Center Movement
Scapula/Shoulder Blades
 
 
Oppositional Pull
Quadriceps 

Intermediate Jazz Level I

In order to be considered for Intermediate Jazz Level I, you must be capable of the following:

  1. Capable of retaining combinations after 2 weeks of review. Week 4 is done from memorization in order to maximize technical cleaning throughout the semester.
  2. Knowledge and execution of the following Jazz and Ballet terms:

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        Demi & Grand Plié
Coupé
Chassé
Pivot Turn
Parallel Pirouette En Dehor  
        Tendu
Piqué
Jazz Hand  
Grapevine  
Front, Side & Tilt Kick
        Revelé & Evelé
Arabesque
Jazz Walks/Cat Walks
Kick Ball Change
Heel Stretch
        Pas De Bourrée
Attitude  
Lunge
Popped Foot  
Front Leap
        Passé
Chainé
Drag
Forced Arch
Surprise Leap 
        6 Positions (Arms & Feet)
 
 
 Pique Turn
 

3. Knowledge of the following technique and anatomy terms:

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        Sharp
Pull Up/Lift
Point & Flex 
Turn Out & Parallel 
        90 Degrees 
Alignment
Sickling
Core
        Torso: Chest, Ribs, Spine, Back &         Core 
Leg: Ankle, Knee, Thigh & Hips

Foot: Heel, Ball, Arch & Toes

Arms: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Fingers 

Intermediate Jazz Level II

In order to be considered for Intermediate Jazz Level II, the student must be capable of the following:
  1. Knowledge and execution of all Intermediate Jazz Level I standards.
  2. Right and left splits.
  3. Within 3 inches of the floor in center splits.
  4. Capable of retaining warm-up, across the floor, and center floor choreography after 1 weeks of review. Week 3 is done from memorization in order to maximize technical cleaning throughout the semester.
  5. Knowledge and execution of the following Jazz and Ballet terms:

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         Attitude Turn
Back, Fan & Froced Arch Kick
Side, Switch & Reverse Leaps  
Turning Single & Double Stag
Fouette  
        Down Chainé 
Leg Grab Holds 
Calypso
Axel  
Grand Jeté Turn
        Lay Out
Hitch Kick
 
 
Ronversé

6. Consistent awareness and execution of the following technique and knowledge of the following anatomy terms:

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        Pointed Feet
Alignment
Torso/Core Strength
Pelvis  
        Strong Ankles
Posture
Hamstring
Quadriceps
        Strong Arm & Shoulder Placement
Turn Out & Parallel
Achilles Tendon
Scapula/Shoulder Blades  
Advancement Policy
Class placement is at the sole discretion of FootLoose Directors and Instructors.
Advancement is based primarily on mastery of skills, behavior and attendance. All three factors are of equal importance.
Social relationships, logistics, carpools, age, study length at studio, etc. are NOT factors in advancement.
Dancers average one to two years at each level. These numbers are averages only. There are always exceptions based on the technical development of each individual dancer.