Ages: 3-5 years old
Class Time: 1 Hour (30 min. dance & 30 min. tumbling)
This class is designed for our youngest dancers & tumblers who want to express their independence. Dancers will have fun learning pre-ballet, hip hop fundamentals and tumbling skills to popular children's music through singing and movement games. Props such as pom pons, hula hoops, parachutes and bean bags are used to enhance the learning experience. Class sizes are kept very small to assure plenty of individual attention for our youngest dancers.
Beginner Tumbling: (1 Hour) This class focuses on strengthening various basic tumbling skills. Walkovers, handstands, cartwheels and round-offs are introduced and broken down into PROgression. The athlete will also be working drills and exercises that PROvide a foundation for back handsprings and front handsprings.
Intermediate Tumbling: This class is for athletes who have mastered handstands, back and front walkover and are close to back handsprings. The athlete will be working towards performing back and front handsprings by themselves, working a round off back handspring and starting drills into tucks and layouts and aerials.
Advanced Tumbling: – This class focuses on correct technical execution of higher level skills. It is great for athletes who have mastered back handspring and are working towards series, tucks, layouts and twisting layouts in a safe environment. Athletes will be working on elite standing tumbling. This class would be ideal for members of cheer squads, high school or all star squads. Standing back handspring and round off back handspring are prerequisites for this class.
Ballet technique is the foundational principles of body movement and form used in ballet.
Ballet education includes information on the history of ballet, vocabulary, proper etiquette for both classroom and stage, as well as how to apply stage make-up.
Pre-pointe classes are offered to ballet students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. Pre-pointe classes stress correct alignment and correct classical ballet technique. Pre-pointe classes also allow teachers to assess readiness, offering an atmosphere for proper evaluation of important skills.
Pointe class is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes. A dancer should never work in pointe shoes until their teacher has told them they are ready to do so; pre-pointe class is taken in ballet slippers until the dancer has developed the strength and muscles necessary to go en pointe.
PRO’s team mission is to create well-rounded dancers with a solid foundation in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Character. PRO’s Mini, Junior and Senior companies are made up of 3 teams, varying in age and skill level. The company provides opportunities for these young dancers to showcase their talents in regional and national competitions. Their coaches will set goals to develop their talent, commitment, discipline, and team spirit. PRO Status is adamant in encouraging students to pursue their dreams in dance as well as in life.
Why should my child join the PRO Company Team?
We provide a rewarding environment where hard work and determination are encouraged. Not only will your student learn much in their time here, but they will enjoy their time with us. The student will be rewarded with a sense of accomplishment which will help them build confidence and carry that sense of self into all aspects of their life. The students will become a close group who support and encourage each other.
Each year PRO will compete in two to four regional competitions. Attendance at all competitions is mandatory with possible participation fees. If the dancers make it to National Competitions, the coach will decide together with the parents to attend or not. Nationals are not mandatory.
Performance opportunities will take place in the Houston and surrounding suburb areas. We have many opportunities for the students to perform, from street fairs to full stage productions and we encourage all dancers to participate.
The PRO Company is a year-long commitment for all members which begins in August of each year. As members of the PRO team they must AUDITION and participate for the year. All dancers must attend all of their required dance classes on a regular basis in order to be in good standing within Company. (Dance Combo & Tumbling)
You are part of a team, others depend on you to be there and know your parts. Fees and tuition costs must be kept up to date and paid per payment schedule.
Understudies may be selected for as many groups as possible. This is not only helpful to the choreographer, but also a very important role for the selected dancer. If your dancer is selected as an understudy, please encourage them to take part in this excellent learning experience with the possible opportunity to perform.
Understudies will learn the choreography just as the dancers selected for the group. An understudy would go in for a dancer due to illness, injury or dismissal from the Company Team. Understudies will be required to be at all rehearsals. Choreographers will expect the same commitment and work ethic from understudies as dancers in the piece. There is no cost to the understudy for the team class and they will use the team member’s costume for whom they are filling in. Competition fees will also be paid by the missing team member.
All required classes must be taken at PRO Status Houston. All required classes and disciplines will be strictly enforced. Any PRO Company Member not meeting their obligations to the team is grounds for immediate dismissal. Class schedule will be based on your child's ballet level.
All decisions on solos, duos, trios and ensemble are made at the discretion of the Coaches. Therefore, it is understood that just because a dancer has performed a specialty piece in the past, such as a solo, it doesn't necessarily mean they will be approved again.
Entry Fees. $100 approx.
Solo Entry Fee $105 approx.
(Per Dance/Per Competition)
Entry Fee $25 - $65 approx.
(Per Dance/Per Dancer/
PRO does not make a profit on costumes and we charge you only what we are charged. We try to recycle as much as we can and the cost can be relatively inexpensive – like a leotard/lyrical/contemporary costume (approx. $30-$60) to expensive like a Solo costume with beading and rhinestones (approx. $250+)
Soloist will have the option to purchase the costume or rent it per the rental agreement and pay the $50 rental fee.
Please email us for more information regarding the requirements for our Majorette Division.
Our new location is 8717 Humble Westfield Rd. Building F. Humble, TX 77338