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Ballet: 2011-2012

Your child's training is so important to us that we offer a variety of ballet classes to address the particular needs of your child. Children are often encouraged to take additional classes in different levels when required or appropriate. Admittance to all classes level II and above will be with teacher recommendation or by audition only. Students must fulfill certain physical, emotional and attendance requirements to remain eligible for a particular level class. Multiple ballet classes per week are necessary, as well as attention to proper nutrition, hydration and obtaining adequate rest, in order to reach optimum progress.

The following classes are invited to participate in our special end of year performance. A costume purchase and regular attendance are requirements to participate in this performance.

Dance attire & shoes are available for purchase at the dance studio.

Girls Ballet Dress Code:

All Leotards, tights & shoes should be purchased at the dance studio or a reputable dance supply store. It is important that dance attire fit properly so that the instructors can see the body clearly. Pink tights, pink shoes, hair in bun. Leotards must be VERY PLAIN. All leotards are to be of a non-shiny material and have no attached skirts or adornments, (no crisscross straps, cut outs, or extra bows allowed.) They may be long or short sleeves, tank or camisole style so long as undergarments (bra straps) are not visible. See individual class for leotard color. All classes are to wear pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be in properly pinned ballet bun with all loose hair secured in a hair net and fly-aways pinned down. You may "cheat" the bun by using a hair clip that has an attached hair sack. No jewelry, watches or gum.

Boys Ballet Dress Code:

Black tights, bike shorts or tight fitting leggings, form fitting white T-shirt and black ballet slippers. Older boys should wear a leotard or unitard.

For younger children's classes (ages 3 - 5 yrs) click here.

Beginner Ballet
(Kindergarten)

A full year program designed to initiate the young dancer into the complex and beautiful world of classical ballet. Classes are an hour in length and include an introduction to barre exercises, across the floor locomotion skills and beginning center work. Strength, proper body alignment, ballet vocabulary (terminology) and classroom etiquette are emphasized. As this is a transitional year for kindergartners, the program includes many of the fun & creative "let's imagine" activities from previous lessons.

Although this is a year long program, late registration may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, please call for information. Classes end the third week in May. The year-end performance is held at the studio in May, date to be announced.

Dress Code: See above
Leotard color: Pink

Tuition: $650.00

Beginner Ballet - Monday 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Beginner Ballet/Ballet I - Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Beginner Ballet - Saturday
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Ballet I
(6 - 8 years, Beginner)

Beginner students as well as those with previous ballet experience will enjoy this level I class. This class is designed to promote the continued process of developing strength, alignment, muscle control and musicality. Barre exercises are expanded as well as center work and across the floor movements. Correct placement of positions and awareness of the body as a whole are emphasized. Kindergarten students attending this level class will be expected to remain focused and follow directions willingly.

Dress Code: See above
Leotard: Pink.

Tuition: $650.00

Ballet I - Monday 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Beginner Ballet/Ballet I - Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Ballet I - Saturday
12:00 - 1:00 am
Ballet II & IIIa
(Elementary) - Teacher recommendation

Musicality is emphasized in addition to strength, alignment and control. Center combinations and turns are introduced.

Dress Code: See above
Leotard:
Ballet II Lavender - Ballet IIIa Burgundy

Tuition: $650.00

Ballet II - Monday
(7 - 10 year olds)
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Ballet II/IIIa - Tuesday
2nd - 5th Grade
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Ballet II/IIIa - Saturday
2nd - 5th Grade
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ballet IIIb, IV, V & VI
These are multiple class per week programs. Dancers are required to attend all classes listed, unless prior arrangements are made with the Director. All dancers at these levels are strongly encouraged to take additional lower level classes. They may take as many of these classes as they would like at no additional tuition cost.
Ballet IIIb
(Low Intermediate)

Dress Code: See above
Leotard: Burgundy

Tuition: $1,475.00 - 2 classes (2.5 hours/week)

Ballet IIIb - Monday 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Ballet IIIb - Friday 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Ballet IVa & IVb
(Intermediate/Pre-Pointe)

Dress Code: See above
Leotard: Navy Blue

Tuition: IVa $1,750.00 - 2 classes (3.0 hours/week)
Tuition: IVb $2,500.00 - 3 classes (5.0 hours/week)

Ballet IVa & b - Monday 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Ballet IVb - Thursday 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Ballet IVa & b - Friday 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Ballet Va & Vb
(Intermediate/Pre-Pointe & Beginner Pointe)

Students will invited to go "en pointe" when strength, alignment and technique are at a level necessary to support the rigors of pointe work.

Dress Code: See above
Leotard: Black

Tuition:Ballet Va: $2,500.00 - 3 classes (5.0 hours/week)
Tuition:Ballet Vb: $2,950.00 - 4 classes (6.0 hours/week)

Ballet Va & Vb - Monday 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Ballet Vb - Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Ballet Vb Pointe - Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Ballet Va Inc. Beginner Pointe - Thursday 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Ballet Va - Friday 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Ballet Vb - Saturday 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Ballet VI
Advanced

Pointe work will be included during several of the weekly classes.

Dress Code: See above
Leotard:
Black (no crisscross straps - reminder to choose a style that conceals undergarments)

Tuition: $3,250.00 - 5 classes (7.5 hours/week)

Ballet VI - Monday 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Ballet VI - Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Ballet VI Pointe A - Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Ballet VI - Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Ballet VI Pointe B - Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Ballet VI - Saturday 1:00 - 3:00 pm
 

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