Class Levels

We acknowledge you are the best judge for you. With the exception of, Pre-Pointe and Pointe, 6th Position's class levels - drop-in and enrolment - are self-assessed. The below class level descriptions will help you gauge how much of a challenge you can expect at a certain level.

New to the studio and not sure where to start? We recommend starting at the beginning; Novice or Beginner is always a good place to begin with as little overwhelm as possible. Grab an Unlimited Trial Pass to give yourself two weeks of unlimited access to all drop-in classes while you work out which class level, and teachers, are the best fit for you.

Please note, that while teachers will do their best to be accommodating, we encourage our teachers to teach at the level the class is pitched to. This ensures dancers of all levels can find a class where they are learning and challenged.

Novice (dance foundations & tap foundations)

A level specifically for those with less than six weeks or no prior dance experience in a similar style. This level focuses on basic dance technique and movement, such as positions of the feet and basic positions. The intent is to provide you with a basic dance vocabulary that you can build upon when you are ready to move into your first Beginner class.

Beginner (All styles)

Beginner classes assume a basic understanding of terminology and movement, and focus on technique, coordination and strength to help students become more proficient in their movement.

At the beginner level, students will take time to learn and understand movements and sequences. Students are learning correct arm and foot placements and choreography will be simple and slow-paced.

Adv-Beginner (Ballet only)

Advanced Beginner classes aim to help you transition up to the elementary level.

Students will continue to execute the movements and expression / artistry learnt in Beginner Ballet, and begin working at a faster pace particularly for common sequences and basic movements. Students are confident with arm and foot placements at the barre and show correct turnout, pointed feet, and an understanding of ballet terminology.

Elementary (Ballet only)

Suitable for those with two to four years of recent ballet experience, or five to seven years training from earlier days, in a similar style. You will have a good grasp on your beginner technique and be able to demonstrate good body awareness.

Elementary classes focus on learning more complex, quicker and bigger movements, with longer exercises. Strength building remains an important component of class. You will also begin to explore your dance artistry.

Intermediate (Jazz & Contemporary)

Dancers at the Intermediate level will continue to execute the movements and choreography learnt in Beginner Jazz and contemporary.

You should be comfortable moving at a faster pace and be able to demonstrate good body awareness. Some advanced movements will begin to be explored, and we will start working on longer sequences and choreography.

Intermediate/Advanced (Ballet)

Classes will move at a fast pace and students should be able to pick up sequences and choreography quickly.

Dancers should be able to demonstrate excellent body awareness and knowledge of ballet terminology. This level requires you to have the technique, coordination and strength to execute longer and more movement combinations. You will begin to learn advanced technique, steps and combinations, and particular attention is given to dance artistry and polish.

Intermediate/Advanced (Tap & Hip Hop)

Suitable for dancers with two or more years of recent experience. These classes will move at a moderate pace and expect you to be able to pick up most sequences and choreography quickly.

You will begin exploring advanced movements and should have a good sense of body awareness.

Advanced (Jazz & Contemporary)

Advanced classes are fast-paced and suitable for dancers with four or more years' recent experience.

Dancers should be able to demonstrate excellent body awareness and knowledge of dance terminology. This level requires you to have the technique, coordination and strength to execute longer and more complex movement combinations. You will learn advanced technique, steps and combinations, and particular attention is given to dance artistry and polish.