Classes are for the advanced ballet student. Only those who have a strong mastery of pointe work and a desire to pursue ballet seriously should attend. This class will pay attention to fine details, use of the upper body, breath of movement and expression as well as an increasingly advanced repertory of steps. Dancers at this level have been dancing at least three times a week for three or more years and have proven themselves through hard work and a dedication to ballet. They will further increase the repertoire of steps, combinations, and turns. Many combinations (grande allegro) will be 4 eight counts or more in length. The stamina required for this level takes a true love of ballet.