Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara, California 93105
(805) 563-DANC (3262) ext. 1

Class Placement Guidelines

Class placement is entirely at the discretion of the Director, Allison Gustafson, and Assistant Director, Nicole Comella.

For Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet class placement is based on age

Class Age
Creative Dance 2 years old by May 31, 2015
Pre-Ballet 1 3 years old by September, 2015
Pre-Ballet 2A 4 years old by September, 2015
Pre-Ballet 2B 5 years old by September, 2015 or Kindergarten

Above the Pre-Ballet Level

Class placement is based on several factors, including, but not limited to age, grade in school, ability, years of study, class attendance, maturity, experience, and attitude. The Director and/or Assistant Director can guide you for placement in these levels.

Below, please find the general age range and number of days per week required for each level

Class Age Classes Per Week
Primary 1 6 years old by Sept. 2015, or 1st Grade 1
Primary 2 7 years old by Sept. 2015, or 2nd Grade 1
Level 1 8-10 years old by Sept. 2015 2
Level 2A 9-11 years old by Sept. 2015 2
Level 2B 9-12 years old by Sept. 2015 2
Level 3A 10-12 years old by Sept. 2015 3
Level 3B 11-13 years old by Sept. 2015 3
Level 3C 12-14 years old by Sept. 2015 4 (3 ballet and 1 jazz)
Level 4A 11-13 years old by Sept. 2015 5 (4 ballet and 1 jazz)
Level 4B 12-15 years old by Sept. 2015 5 (4 ballet and 1 jazz)
Level 4C 13-15 years old by Sept. 2015 5 (4 ballet and 1 jazz)
Level 5 14-18 years old by Sept. 2015 Minimum of 4 plus Jazz or Modern
Level 6 15-19 years old by Sept. 2015 Minimum of 4 plus Jazz/Modern
Jazz Primary
1 & 2
6-7 years old by Sept. 2015 or 1st or 2nd grade 1
Jazz 1-6 Matches the Ballet level of the student. For those students wishing to register solely in Jazz, call the office for placement 1

For Ballet Basics class and Children’s Combo Classes

Class placement is based on age, as noted in the schedule.