All class level placements are made to take into consideration the best interests of each student. Class placement is based on skill level, coordination, strength, understanding of technique, musicality, attitude, desire, concentration, attendance and maturity. Dance is a cumulative learning process and everyone progresses at a different rate. Technique comes easier to some than others. Improvement in dance technique varies with each individual, as does physical growth. No student will be placed by the number of years he or she has studied, but only by what he or she has accomplished in that period of time. Also, at DDH, we make sure that every dancer is treated equally. So students will not be evaluated by the amount of classes registered, for example, or by any means of favoritism.