Ages 7-12 years

GBT's Preparatory Levels are focused on developing strong technique and healthy bodies in young dancers. Our Vagonova curriculum provides our students with the building blocks for ballet. In collaboration with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) our Pre-Apprentice level begins training for pointe work, while receiving strength and conditioning classes from Physical Therapists to build ankle strength.

Students also learn to perform, and have the opportunity to be onstage in The Nutcracker and at a end of the year concert. 

Placement in the Preparatory levels is by teacher evaluation. Auditions are not required.

Schedule and Dress Code

Pre Apprentice

Monday           5:00-6:30 pm       Modern

Monday           6:30-8:30 pm       Ballet

Tuesday**        6:00-8:00 pm      Ballet

Wednesday    5:00-6:00 pm       Jazz

Wednesday    6:00-8:00 pm       Ballet

Thursday*        5:00-6:30 pm       Ballet

Thursday         6:30-7:00 pm       Pointe

Saturday          9:00-10:30 am      Ballet

Saturday         10:30-11:00 pm      Pointe

(*Optional: Thursday 5:00-6:00 Hip Hop)

(**Optional: Tuesday 5:00-6:00 Tap)

Level IV

Monday           5:00-6:30 pm         Modern

Monday           6:30-8:00 pm         Ballet

Tuesday**        6:00-7:30 pm         Ballet

Tuesday          7:30-8:00 pm         Pre-Pointe/Conditioning

Wednesday    5:00-6:00 pm        Jazz

Wednesday    6:00-8:00 pm        Ballet

Thursday        6:00-8:00 pm        Ballet

(*Optional: Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm Hip Hop)

(**Optiona: Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm - Tap)

Level III

Monday           5:00-6:30 pm         Modern

Monday           6:30-8:00 pm         Ballet

Tuesday**        4:30-6:00 pm         Ballet

Wednesday    7:00-8:00 pm        Jazz

Thursday        6:00-7:30 pm        Ballet

(*Optional: Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm Hip Hop)

(**Optional: Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm - Tap)

Level II

Monday           5:00-6:30 pm        Ballet

Thursday         4:30-6:00 pm        Ballet

Thursday         6:00-7:00 pm       Jazz

(**Optional: Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm - Tap)

Level I

Tuesday          5:00-6:00 pm        Ballet

Thursday        5:00-6:00 pm        Ballet

Thursday        6:00-7:00 pm        Jazz

(**Optional: Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm - Tap)

All students must adhere to the GBT dress code. All girls are required to wear a leotard (*refer to the levels below for the appropriate color and style); Ballet Pink Body Wrappers tights (C45 or A45); and Pink ballet slippers with elastic strap. Hair for girls should be in a bun or similar style if possible; short hair secured with a band; all bangs neatly pinned or sprayed back.

Pre-Apprentice Girls

  • Leotard: Motionwear Style #2516 Color: Navy 

Level IV Girls

  • Leotard: Motionwear Style #2516 Color: Ultra Violet 

Level III Girls

  • Leotard: Motionwear Style #2516 Color: Royal Blue

Level II Girls

  • Leotard: Motionwear Style #2515 Color: Raspberry

Level I Girls

  • Leotard: Motionwear Style #2515 Color: Coral


  • White short sleeved t-shirt (no design or logos)

  • Black tights or shorts at mid-length

  • White ballet shoes with elastic strap

  • White socks (short)

  • Black or tan dance belt (Ages 10+)

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