Ballet VII is a springboard to the professional dance career. The class is kept small which allows the selected students to receive personal coaching. The standard is raised in all aspects of dancing. Students at this highest level have achieved a high level of mastery of the execution of the ballet technique, placement and alignment. Students work to further advance their technical abilities, with a strong emphasis on artistic and performance achievement. This level continues to develop the refinement of the work of the feet, legs, arms and head at the barre. The finer points of technique are emphasized to highlight the quality of movement as a platform for artistic expression. Center work combinations are intricate in terms of sequence, musicality and execution of the steps. Students are challenged with more difficult choreography and dance to a wider range of music. As the students work to improve and polish their technique, they are encouraged to mentally prepare themselves to cope with the rigorous demands of a professional career.