Level 1

[Beginner Level – Ages 5-8]

FLEXIBILITY:

75%     Right & Left Splits

75%     Center Splits

50%     Tilt/Penche (6 o’clock)

TURNS:

75%     Bourees

75%     Chaîné Turns

50%     Piqué Passé

75%     Single Pirouettes (turned out)

100%   Single Pirouettes (turned in)

50%     Double Pirouettes

LEAPS:

100%   Chasses

75%     Grand Jeté

50%     Russian/Side Leap

 

 

Level 2/3

[Beginner-Intermediate Level]

FLEXIBILITY:

90%     Right & Left Splits

50%     Center Splits

75%     Tilt/Penche

75%     Side Extensions

50%     Front Extensions

50%     Scorpion

TURNS:

100%   Chaîné Turns

100%   Piqué Passé Turns

100%   Single Pirouettes (turned out)

75%     Double Pirouettes (turned out)

100%   Single Pirouettes (turned in)

100%   Double Pirouettes (turned in)

50%     Triple Pirouettes

50%     Ala Secone Turns

LEAPS:

90%     Grand Jeté

75%     Russian/Side Leap

50%     Capezio

75%     Calypso

Level 4

[Intermediate-Advanced Level]

FLEXIBILITY:

100%   Right & Left Splits

75%     Center Splits

90%     Tilt/Penche

100%   Side Extensions

90%     Front Extensions

75%     Scorpion

TURNS:

100%   Chaîné Turns

100%   Piqué Passé Turns

75%     Double Piqué Passé Turns

75%     Illusion Turns

100%   Piqué Passé -Changing Spot

100%   Double Pirouettes (turned out)

75%     Triple Pirouettes (turned out)

100%   Double Pirouettes (turned in)

75%     Triple Pirouettes (turned in)

75%     Fouetté Pirouettes

75%     Ala Secone Turns

LEAPS:

100%   Grand Jeté

75%     Grand Jeté Back Attitude

75%     Switch Leap

90%     Russian/Side Leap

75%     Capezio

100%   Calypso

 

 

 

Level 5

[Advanced Level]

FLEXIBILITY:

100%   Right & Left Splits

90%     Center Splits

100%   Tilt/Penche

100%   Side Extensions

100%   Front Extensions

90%     Scorpion

TURNS:

100%   Chaîné Turns

100%   Piqué Passé Turns

100%   Double Piqué Passé Turns

100%   Illusion Turns

100%   Double Pirouettes (turned out)

100%   Triple Pirouettes (turned out)

75%     Quadruple Pirouettes (turned out)

100%   Double Pirouettes (turned in)

100%   Triple Pirouettes (turned in)

75%     Quadruple Pirouettes (turned in)

100%   Fouetté Pirouettes

100%   Ala Secone Turns

LEAPS:

100%   Grand Jeté

100%   Grand Jeté Back Attitude

90%     Switch Leap

75%     Specialty Switch Leaps

100%   Russian/Side Leap

100%   Capezio

100%   Calypso

 

How do levels work at Red River Dance?

Dancers age 2-6 years should expect to stay in their age-appropriate class. Once students have reached Level 2 and higher,

they should expect to stay in each level for 2-3 years depending on age and ability. 

Students usually do not move up a level in one year, and should not feel that they have not improved if they do not move up each year.

Students must perfect certain steps within a level before moving up. Moving up too quickly can create frustrating set-backs later for the student. 

Students should be proud of their accomplishments in dance! Everyone is different in her/his learning style and physique and they should not compare

her or himself to another dancer. Teachers place students in the level that she feels will help them learn at an appropriate pace to grow and succeed. 

 

The list of techniques and skills below are what we try to work on mastering in classes. The percentages should help give both dancers and non-dancers an understanding as to what they should strive for at each level. Please note that the recreational classes follow the same structure as the competitive team requirements. We try to create consistency in our dance instruction in order to help students achieve their personal best. 

 

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY - THURSDAY

3:30 - 8:00

FRIDAY

3:30-6:00

LOCATED AT

2921 Fiechtner Drive South

Fargo, ND 58103

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