Classical Ballet classes offered from age 7 to adult follow the Vaganova-Tarasov method, as developed from Russian, French and Italian classical ballet and used in the Kirov and Bolshoi Ballet Theaters. This method is scientifically based to develop healthy bodies and good muscle coordination. It has been approved by doctors and health specialists as a safe and developmentally sound system. For a well rounded program in classical ballet, the school also offers instruction of historic dance. (gavotte, minuet, etc.) and character dance (European folk-dance modified for classical ballet). The class work culminates in on-stage performances.