All classes are offered at either a pre-professional (PP) or recreational (RD) level starting in grade 3. This is determined by the desire of the student and the focus of the child's program once Primary School begins. Until that point, our students in the Early Childhood Program are exposed to dance through classes differentiated to meet their needs.
All CBA dance wear can be purchased at Your Dance Closet in Cornwall, NY (please click the top right image of the store logo to access their website); let them know that your child is a Canterbury Brook students, and you will receive 20% off all purchases. CBA FEMALE dancers in the pre-professional track must wear a hunter green or white leotard ONLY. This may be worn with either pink or tan convertible tights. For ballet classes, a short hunter green or white ballet skirt must be worn. For jazz and hip hop classes, navy blue or black dance shorts must be worn over their tights and leotards. CBA dancers must layer their dance apparel as follows: 1st tights, 2nd leotard, 3rd shorts or skirt if necessary for class. MALE pro professional dancers will wear their Rec uniforms but can also wear a CBA spirit T-shirt. The following shoes must be provided for each of the following classes:
Ballet: Ballet Slippers AND/OR Pointe Shoes (black ballet slippers for boys; pink for girls)
Modern: Foot Undeez, Turners, or No Shoes (preference of teacher)
Jazz: Black or Tan Jazz Shoes (preference of teacher)
Hip Hop: white sneakers (may not be worn outside of the studio)
Tap: Black or Tan Tap Shoes (style and color at preference of teacher)
Musical Theater: Character Shoes (girls only, starting in grade 7)