American Ballet Theatre
National Training Curriculum
West Jersey Youth Ballet is proud to include the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum, a 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level 5 will be taught by ABT Certified and Affiliate Teacher, Joanna Andriopoulos, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT National Training Curriculum. Pre-Primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT Certified Teacher, Elena Andriopoulos, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.
West Jersey Youth Ballet students will be eligible for a yearly examinations by American Ballet Theatre Board of Examiners, and will receive a certificate and feedback from ABT. Fees for the examination are included in the annual tuition. Students are expected to participate in examinations, but not required, and in some cases, a student may not be ready for the next level examination for 2 years.