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77 Turnpike Road Route 1
Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938
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North Shore Performing Arts Center

Programs By Age

NSPAC has carefully crafted its programs with child development in mind. Changes in biological and cognitive development of pre-school, school-age, and adolescent children help determine when subjects are introduced, class sizes, student-teacher ratio, etc.

Programming is organized into groups by age:
Ages 12–35 Months
(Infant)
Ages 3–4 Years
(Preschool)
Ages 5–7 Years
(Grades K-2)
Ages 8–10 Years
(Grades 3-5)
Ages 11–13
(Grades 6-8)
Ages 14–18
(Grades 9-12)
Ages 18+
Adult

While NSPAC programming is based on general child development, they are guidelines. NSPAC recognizes individual development. Class placement is determined by teacher evaluation. Students with little or no experience may be placed in a younger class for the first year of study. Also upper level Ballet, Tap, Acro, and Technique classes are progressive and require certain comprehensive to advance thru the programs.

» 2017-2018 CLASS SCHEDULE - PROGRAMS BY AGE (pdf download)

INFANT
Our Mommy & Me class is an opportunity to spend one-on-one time with your little one to bond and explore music and movement. 

PRESCHOOL
Our preschool students will benefit from smaller class size and a teacher and assistant to student ratio of 2 to 10/12. This is a great age to introduce the joy of movement. Building coordination, strength, and balance in combination with working with peer groups and dance class etiquette are some of the primary objectives of the class.

Grade in Sept

Age

Ratio

Classes

Pre-school

2.9+


1:4 (max 12/class)

Tumble Tots 1:3 (max 9/class)

Ballet
Tumble Tots

Pre-school

4+

1:6 (max 12/class)

Tumble Tots 1:3 (max 9/class)

 

Ballet
Tumble Tots
Tap

 

ELEMENTARY AGE
Our school age students are ready for increasing class size and longer classes. This is a great age to introduce different dance styles. Exploration is encouraged.

Grade in Sept

Age

Ratio

Classes

K - 2

5 - 7

1:8 (max 16/class)

Acro 1:5 (max 10/class)

Ballet
Tap
Jazz
Acro
Hip Hop

3 - 5

8 - 10

1:16 (max 16/class)

Acro 1:5 (max 10/class)

Ballet
Tap
Jazz
Lyrical
Acro
Hip Hop
Technique

 

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
Our teen age students continue the exploration of dance styles. Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes are introduced to those who are dedicated to the art of ballet. Enrollment into Pointe, like all advanced level classes, is at the discretion of the teacher.

Pointe is for students who have completed many years of ballet training. The class requires the enrollment in Pointe, Pre-Pointe, Classical Ballet 4*, Classical Ballet 5*, and Classical Ballet 6*. Pointe will total 6.5 hours of weekly ballet training. 

Pre-Pointe is for students who are ready to increase conditioning for Pointe. Students in pre-pointe will NOT go en pointe but work on strengthening thier feet, legs, and core in preparation for pointe work.

 

Grade in Sept

Age

Ratio

Classes

6 - 8

9 - 12

11-13

14+

1:18 (max 18/class)

Acro 1:5 (max 10/class)

Ballet
Pre-Pointe
Pointe
Tap
Jazz
Acro
Hip Hop
Lyrical
Contemporary

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North Shore Performing Arts Center   •   77 Turnpike Road, Route 1   •   Ipswich, MA 01938   •   (978) 356-6060   •  info@nspaconline.com
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