These advanced levels are designed to meet the needs of students who desire more intense training. Advanced students may aspire to become professional dancers or to continue dance education at a university. The program offers a comprehensive course of study in which technique, musicality, and artistry are emphasized. Students at Level E are generally ready to begin training en pointe, although each student reaches this milestone when physically able to do so.
As students progress through these higher levels, they will be expected to increase their class time to four to five days per week, as well as participate in rehearsals for performances. Master classes and residencies by guest faculty are also part of the advanced curriculum, as well as jazz, modern dance, and Pilates mat class.
When students have reached this level of proficiency, they may audition for the MAB Company, Apprentices, or Trainees. Members of these groups perform in most MAB performances with professional guest artists and they receive priority in casting. They may be invited to learn the craft of choreography, function as faculty interns, and participate in MAB outreach programs.
Note: New students wishing to enroll in this division must first be evaluated by the artistic director. Please call 302-266-6362 for an appointment.
Dress Code for Levels E–I
Ladies – Any style black leotard, black wrap skirt, pink tights (convertible preferred), pink canvas or leather ballet shoes. Black jazz shoes are optional. Legwarmers may be worn in cold weather. No garbage bag pants or loose-fitting warm-ups in class. Hair must be off face and neck and secured into a neat bun. No jewelry please, except small earrings.
Gentlemen – White short-sleeve or sleeveless t-shirt, black tights with dance belt, and black canvas or leather ballet shoes. Long hair must be in a ponytail.
506 Interchange Boulevard
PO Box 161
Newark, DE 19715
During our regular season our dance studio is open during the following hours:
Monday - 4:00-9:00
Tuesday - 4:00-9:00
Wednesday - 4:00-9:00
Thursday - 4:00-9:00
Friday - 4:00-9:00
Saturday - 8:00-1:00
Sunday - CLOSED
Also available by appointment.
In times of inclement weather, cancellations will be posted by noon on weekdays or by 8 AM on Saturdays. Please check our web site or our phone message (302-266-6362) to learn of