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Ballet: 2015-2016 Season

What makes our Ballet program so successful? Mrs. Froehlich has assembled a unified teaching staff that puts your child’s experience at the forefront. The teachers of the Ballet program (level I & above) create a cohesive, level appropriate, creative & rewarding full length ballet each year, all the while maintaining a class structure that continues to challenge and improve upon the dancers technique. Quite a feat!

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. Older dancers should arrive early enough to give themselves a thorough warm-up prior to the beginning of each class thus ensuring the student achieves the most from each lesson.

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. Open House – September 3rd – 5th, call for hours 203-544-9007.

General Ballet Dress Code, see specific level for variations:

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 and shoes fit properly so that the instructors can see the body clearly. Pink tights, pink shoes, hair in bun. In general, leotards should be VERY PLAIN. Skirts/dance dresses are allowed in levels I & II. Otherwise all leotards are to be modest in nature. They may be long or short sleeves, tank or camisole style so long as undergarments (bra straps) are not visible. See individual class description for specific leotard color. All classes are to wear pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be in properly pinned ballet bun, all loose hair secured in a hair net with fly-aways pinned down. Hair snoods are also permitted. No jewelry, watches, gum chewing or baggy cover-ups.  Tight fitting dance sweaters are allowed in cooler weather.

Boys Ballet Dress Code: Black tights, bike shorts or tight fitting leggings, form fitting white T-shirt and black ballet slippers, older boys use a dance belt when appropriate.

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.

Although this is a yearlong program, late registration may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, please call for information.

Dance attire & shoes are available for purchase at the dance studio. Open House – September 3rd – 5th, call for hours 203-544-9007.

Beginner Ballet Dress Code:
Girls: Pink ballet tights & pink (properly fitting) ballet shoes.  Pink leotard or dance dress.  Simple dance skirts are allowed. Hair must be worn in a ballet bun pinned with all loose ends made neat and tidy or secured in ballet snood. No jewelry, watches or gum, or baggy cover-ups. In cooler weather a dance sweater may be worn.
Boys: T-shirt, black sweat pants, white socks, black ballet shoes.

Tuition: $775.00/year

Beginner Ballet — Tuesday
(Kind. – 1st grade)
4:45 - 5:45 pm
Beginner Ballet - Saturday
(Kind. & 1st gr)
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 while still maintaining a light and upbeat class atmosphere.

Dress Code:
See above

Leotard/Dance Dress:
Pink

Tuition: $775.00/year
Ballet I - Monday 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Ballet I/II - Saturday
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Ballet II
(Elementary) - Teacher recommendation

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

Dress Code:
See above

Leotard/Dance Dress:
Lavender, Ballet II (Black for Ballet & Tap/Jazz Combo class)

Tuition: $775.00/year for 1 hour class, $995.00/year for 1.5 hour Ballet & Tap/Jazz Combo class
Ballet II / IIIa - Monday
2nd - 5th Grade
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Ballet &Tap/Jazz Combo - Wednesday
(7 – 10 yrs)
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Ballet I/II - Saturday 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Ballet III/ IVa, 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 / IVa
(Low Intermediate)

Dress Code: See above
Leotard: Ballet III Burgundy, Ballet IVa Navy Blue

Tuition: $1,500.00/year - 2 classes (Monday & Friday 2 hours/week)
Please choose either early or late program, but do not mix & match. Thank you for your understanding.

Early Program
Ballet III / IVa - Monday

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Ballet III / IVa - Friday 3:00 - 4:00 pm
   
Late Program
Ballet III / IVa - Monday
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Ballet III / IVa - Friday 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Ballet IVb
(Intermediate/Pre-Pointe)

Dress Code: See above
Leotard:Teal Blue (Please purchase from studio.)

Tuition: IV $2,100.00 - 2 classes (Monday or Tuesday & Thursday 3 hours/week)

Early:  Ballet IVb - Monday
Ballet IVb - Thursday

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Late:   Ballet IVb - Monday
Ballet IVb - Thursday

6:30 - 8:00 pm
4:30 – 6:00 pm

Ballet V
(Intermediate/Pre-Pointe & Beginner Pointe)

Students will be invited to go "en pointe" when strength, alignment and technique are at a level necessary to support the rigors of pointe work.  If you child is not en pointe yet, they will take the pointe class in demi-pointe shoes.

Dress Code: See above

Leotard:
Black (reminder to choose a modest style that conceals undergarments)

Tuition: $3,500.00/year - 4 classes (Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5.5 hours/week)
Ballet V - Monday 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Ballet V Inc. Pointe - Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Ballet V - Friday 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Ballet V Pointe - Friday 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Ballet VI
Advanced

Pointe work will be included during several of the weekly classes in addition to the Thursday pointe class.

Dress Code: See above

Leotard:
Black, and other colors (Reminder to choose a modest style that conceals undergarments and be respectful if a teacher requests that a particular leotard style not be worn in his or her class.)

Tuition: $3,950.00/year - 5 classes (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 8.0 hours/week)
Ballet VI - Monday (Inc Pointe) 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Ballet VI - Tuesday 6:45 - 8:15 pm
Ballet VI - Thursday 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Ballet VI - Saturday (Inc Pointe) 1:00 - 3:00 pm
 

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