Ballet Curriculum 

Primary levels 


The Pre-Primary Division is for young dancers and ballet performers ages 2 to 6 and includes Pre-Primary levels A, B and C. Classes are offered by age and are carefully developed in accordance with a child’s physical and cognitive abilities. Children dance and ballet are structured to place students in a safe and nurturing environment, and parents are invited to watch ballet class during scheduled parent watch weeks.

PLACEMENT | Auuditions or class placement is not required for these levels. You may sign up in the appropriate class through our ‘Register for Classes’ link. Placement is at the discretion of the Ballet instructor or studio director. All students will perform in the Summer Performance/ Dance recital at the end of the year. The following classes are included in our Pre-Primary Division:


Pre-Primary levels A, B & C

Ballet Primary levels 1, 2 & 3

Beginning Levels 


The Begining level  is for students ages 7 and above. Classes are offered by age and are carefully developed in accordance with a child’s physical and cognitive abilities. Placement is at the discretion of the Ballet teacher or studio director. Summer classes are available for all levels. Children at this level will participate in the Ballet Production. 

The focus during these formative years of training is on traditional classical ballet techniques. Students improve their understanding of proper ballet terminology and increase their awareness of anatomy, posture and correct alignment. We begin to emphasize musicality, and further develop strength, coordination and flexibility. Dancers should expect to spend about 2 years in each of the the Elementary levels. Students may be required to repeat these levels and summer classes are strongly encouraged to stay on track for fall placement.

Classes included under the Begining level curiculumn are:

Ballet level 1
Ballet  level 1A
Ballet level 1B
Ballet level 2
Ballet 2B

Intermediate levels 


Ballet Levels 3 through 4 are designed for students ages 10 and up. Students in this division can expect to spend more than one year in each level. Students in Levels 2 through 4 perform in both the Ballet Production as well as 3NM recital. The emphasis in this level is the development of the “whole child”. Along with continued progress in their physical development, students enjoy a more detailed curriculum. Students in this level begin to understand a commitment to excellence and the desire to achieve their “personal best”. It is at this stage in a child’s training that we begin to see them emerge as young artists. We continue to build on each student’s natural abilities while emphasizing strength, stamina and technical accomplishment. In addition to technique and conditioning classes, the students add contemporay, and Lyrical dance to their program. Boys focus on boy’s techniques while girls at this level are carefully evaluated and typically placed on pointe. With support and guidance students progress at a pace tailored to match their individual needs.

PLACEMENT | Students in this division are expected to participate in summer classes,  intensive dance camp or an or a ballet intensive. 

Classes included under the Student Division are:

Ballet 3 
Ballet 4 A
Ballet 4B

Advanced Levels


Our advanced level is desinged for ages 14 and up. Upon completing the essential requirements of training and successfully demonstrating appropriate skill level and maturity, students are ready for a more intense and challenging course of study in Levels 5-8. Female students at this level must show a structural capacity for pointe work and all students must possess ample strength and stamina.  All of the classes in our curriculum are designed to best provide the skills necessary to pursue a career in dance. We believe in a healthy and nurturing approach to the development of each student. As the level of difficulty increases, so does the passion for the pursuit for excellence. As a result, every student’s advancement through the program is based on their ability rather than their age. 

PLACEMENT | Promotions are considered on an individual basis and determined in part by an examination demonstrated at the end of the school year and an evaluation by our Ballet Instructor or Studio Director. Students in this division are expected to participate in summer classes,  intensive dance camp or an or a ballet intensive. Summer programs afford the student the opportunity to take multiple classes several days per week.

Classes including under our Advanced levels are:
Ballet level 5
Ballet level 6
Ballet level 7
Ballet level 8 

Once a student completes level 8 of training he or she is ready to persue a professional carrier in dance. 

Jazz Curriculum 

Jazz dance is a performance dance technique and style that first emerged in the United States in the early twentieth century. Jazz dance may refer to vernacular jazz or to Broadway or theatrical jazz. Both genres build on African American vernacular styles of dancing that emerged with jazz music.  At 3NM we require for all dancers who wish to take our Jazz classes to be enroll in a Ballet classes. 3NM offers the following Jazz classes: 

Pee-Wee Jazz aka Pre-Jazz Ages 5-8yrs
Begining Jazz Ages 8 -10
Jr. Jazz 1
Jr. Jazz 2
Jazz 1 
Jazz 2 
Jazz 3
​​​​​​​Jazz 4 (Advanced)

Tap Curriculum

Tap dance is a type of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. There are several styles of tap dance, including rhythm, classical, Broadway, and post-modern. The followimg tap classes are offered at 3NM:
Begining Tap
Tap 1
Tap 2
Tap 3 (Advanced)  

Other classes taught at 3NM

Lyrical: Ages 7 and up ( must take Ballet)  

Comtemporary: Intermediate and Advanced dancers only

Jr. Contemporary 7-12  (teacher placement required)

Jr. Hip-Hop: 6 to 11 

Teen Hip-Hop: Middle School students

​​​​​​​Senior Hip-Hop: High School students

Intro to Acrobatics: 6 and up 

Beginning Dance Acrobatic

Dance Acrobatics 1 and 2

"At 3'NMotion Dance Studio we use age as a guideline however we ultimately  place a dancer base on their ability and work ethic."​​​​​​​


Ballet Ensemble: By invitation only
Competition Team: by audition only 
Convention Team: by invitation only

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