The Preparatory Division is a specialized three-year program developed to prepare children entering Grades Two to Four for further study in dance at an elite level. The focus of these years is to lay down the foundation, through specific conditioning and alignment work, for the body to enter the rigour of professional training. Children are not only prepared physically but also given the tools for self-discipline and mental focus. The weekly schedule is designed to increase in hours each level as to gradually prepare the dancers for full-time study. Children at the Preparatory III level begin their full-time schedule with training increasing to five days per week.