Levels 2 - 7
Children ages 8-18 enter the Student Division by audition. If accepted, the student is placed in one of curriculum levels. Students learn progressive levels of ballet technique following the school syllabus for each age-appropriate level. Classical classes are taught using principles from French, American, and Russian technique and styles. Taught by classically trained instructors, students are instructed in classroom etiquette, attire, vocabulary, wellness, injury prevention, nutrition, ballet history, career paths, and ballet conditioning to fully round out the dancer.
Yearly advancement is based on faculty evaluations of the individual student’s technical ability, physical aptitude, strength, classroom effort and attendance.
Becca Hoback is a dance artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a founding member of New Dialect, and is featured in the company as a performer, outreach workshop team leader, community and company class teacher, and choreographic assistant to artistic director Banning Bouldin. She began her solo project in 2018 to create, commission, and perform solo dance work that is evocative, theatrical, innovative, and experiential for both the mover and the viewer. She is an adjunct dance instructor at Harpeth Hall and a guest instructor for the Metro Parks Dance Division. Becca trained at the UNC School of the Arts, the Milwaukee Ballet School, and Makaroff School of Ballet. She previously worked for Nashville Ballet 2 and Montgomery Ballet. She has acted as assistant to choreographer Banning Bouldin in creative processes at Springboard Danse Montreal, Perry Mansfield, New Dialect’s Summer Intensive, Middle Tennessee State University, and Gibney Dance Company. She has taught master classes at Belmont University, Perry Mansfield, University of the South, & SALT Contemporary Dance.
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