Ballet Classes

The art of ballet teaches expressivity, focus and self-discipline, awareness of body mechanics, alignment, and musicality. The richness and depth that comes from using a conceptual and brain-compatible approach is what makes our ballet program unique in the region. Our ballet classes nurture and support technical and creative growth in dancers of all ages!

Pre-Ballet

Grade K

A fun and creative introduction to ballet class. Exploring ballet technique through the dance concepts nurtures the whole dancer. Musicality, improvisation, and skill development are all a part of this developmentally appropriate ballet class. Ballet shoes required.

Clothing
Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, tights, dance skirts or shorts worn over leotard and tights, ballet shoes, hair should be pulled back from the face.
Boys: sweat pants, shorts, tights, or leggings, t-shirts, ballet shoes.

Winter/Spring 2014: Pre-BalIet Class Schedule

Thursday: Grade K 5:00 – 6:00 Anna Mansbridge  Lower Studio FULL
  • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: February 10-June 9, 2014
  • Vacation Dates: no classes April 14-20; May 26, 2014
  • Visiting Weeks: March 31-April 5, June 3-9
  • Cost: $216

 


The only reason for mastering technique is to make sure the body does not prevent the soul from expressing itself.
~La Meri


Ballet I

Grades 1-2

Classical ballet emphasizes strength, flexibility, alignment, & musicality. Exploring ballet technique through the dance concepts nurtures the whole dancer. Barre work begins in Ballet I. Dancers should enjoy the focus and attention that barre work requires. Whole body/mind movement will be used as recuperation during and after barre. Classes are offered in a relaxed and supportive learning environment. Ballet shoes required.

Clothing
Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, tights, dance skirts or shorts worn over leotard and tights, ballet shoes, hair should be pulled back from the face.
Boys: sweat pants, shorts, tights, or leggings, t-shirts, ballet shoes.

Winter/Spring 2014: BalIet I Class Schedule

Monday 4:00-5:00 Anna Mansbridge  Lower Studio FULL
  • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: February 10-June 9, 2014
  • Vacation Dates: no classes April 14-20; May 26, 2014
  • Visiting Weeks: March 31-April 5, June 3-9
  • Cost: $216

 


Ballet II

Grades 3-5

Classical ballet emphasizes strength, flexibility, alignment, & musicality. Exploring ballet technique through the dance concepts nurtures the whole dancer. Barre and center work becomes more challenging in Ballet II. Dancers should enjoy the focus and attention that barre work requires. Whole body/mind movement will be used as recuperation during and after barre. Classes are offered in a relaxed and supportive learning environment. Ballet shoes required.

Clothing
Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, tights, dance skirts or shorts worn over leotard and tights, ballet shoes, hair should be pulled back from the face.
Boys: sweat pants, shorts, tights, or leggings, t-shirts, ballet shoes.

Winter/Spring 2014: BalIet II Class Schedule

Monday 5:00-6:15 Terry Goetz  Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: February 10-June 9, 2014
  • Vacation Dates: no classes April 14-20; May 26, 2014
  • Visiting Weeks: March 31-April 5, June 3-9
  • Cost: $216

 


 

Ballet III

Grades 6 and up

Classical ballet emphasizes strength, flexibility, alignment, & musicality. Exploring ballet technique through the dance concepts nurtures the whole dancer. Barre and center work becomes more complex in Ballet III. Classes are offered in a relaxed and supportive learning environment. Ballet shoes required.

Clothing
Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, tights, dance skirts or shorts worn over leotard and tights, ballet shoes, hair should be pulled back from the face.
Boys: sweat pants, shorts, tights, or leggings, t-shirts, ballet shoes.

Winter/Spring 2014: Ballet III Class Schedule

Monday 6:20-7:50 Terry Goetz  Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Winter/Spring Session: February 10-June 9, 2014
  • Vacation Dates: no classes April 14-20; May 26, 2014
  • Visiting Weeks: March 31-April 5, June 3-9
  • Cost: $232