Requirements: Performing Arts Plus
Students enter Performing Arts Plus (PA Plus) upon recommendation from their teacher. This program is designed for students wishing to cross-train in multiple disciplines at a competitive level of dance.
Ballet is required to progress through the core subjects of the PA Plus Program, and is recommended, but not required for Performing Arts Plus Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. Students will be placed in the correct level according to their age and level of experience.
Most PA Plus classes participate in up to four Dance Festivals per year, plus our annual Dance Extravaganza and year-end Recitals. Some classes attend Festival/Competition in Nanaimo. Teachers reserve the right to make the decision as to which PA Plus classes will participate in Festival and Competition. A bill for Festival fees is issued in February. Festival fees are non-refundable and teachers reserve the right to cancel Festival entries if the dancers are unprepared.
Festivals will likely take place during school hours. Most school teachers are very supportive of our dancers around Festival time. PA Plus and Peninsula Young Performers (PYP) students agree to perform at Festivals and competitions exclusively with Allegro Performing Arts Centre.
Recommended Core Subjects
Ballet is required to progress through the Core Subject of the PA Plus Programme. All other classes listed in the Core Subjects are recommended, but optional.
Level Primary 3: Ballet, Tap, Jazz (grade 2)—teacher's discretion
Level 1: Ballet, Tap, Jazz (grade 3)—teacher's discretion
Level 2: Ballet, Tap, Jazz
Level 3–4: Ballet (2x per week), Tap, Jazz, Jazz Tech
Level 5-8: Ballet (2x per week), Tap, Jazz, Jazz Tech, Pointe
Senior: Ballet (2x per week), Tap, Jazz, Jazz Tech, Pointe
Additional Class Options
Ballet is recommended but not required for PA Plus Hip-Hop and Musical Theatre. However, participating students must be recommended by an Allegro teacher. All other PA Plus classes require Ballet (2x per week, Level 3+).
Level 1: may add Musical Theatre, Hip Hop (grade 3+), Acro
Level 2-3: may add Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Acro
Level 4-5: may add Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Lyrical (grade 6+), Modern (grade 6+), Acro
Level 5–7: may add Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Lyrical (grade 6+), Modern (grade 6+), Acro —third ballet technique class recommended
Level 8–9: may add Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, Acro —third ballet technique class recommended
Senior: may add Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, Acro —third ballet technique class recommended
Teacher's discretion and recommendation for Level placement
PYP, a youth dance company, is an additional exciting opportunity for serious dancers. Dancers are selected by audition. Learn more »