Primary | 2nd Graders
In Primary, formal ballet training begins and students develop their creativity through their discipline in dance. The focus is on proper body placement/alignment and the use of legs and feet in order to prepare for the formal structure of ballet technique class. For the first time students begin learning and using proper ballet terminology. Students can participate in The Nutcracker and June Concert.
|Thursdays||5:15pm – 6:15pm|
|Saturdays||9:00am – 10:00am|
|Class meets once per week, Thursdays or Saturdays for 60 minutes.
|Tuition: $320 Semester/$640 Year
Ballet 1 | 3rd graders
By age 8, students are strong enough to move on to more formalized ballet training. They build on what they have learned and coordinate movements to produce combinations of steps. They continue to work with proper use of body alignment, turn-out of legs and hands and arms placement (port de bras). Students may participate in the The Nutcracker as well as in the June Concert.
|Tuesdays and Saturdays||Tuesdays at 4:15pm – 5:15pm and Saturdays at 10:00am – 11:00am or|
|Tuesdays and Saturdays||Tuesdays at 5:15pm – 6:15pm and Saturdays at 11:00am – 12:00pm|
|Class meets twice per week, Tuesdays and Saturdays for 60 minutes.
|Tuition: $660 per semester, $1,320 Full Year|
Ballet 2 | 4th graders
By 4th grade students are strong enough to move on to more formalized ballet training. Classes are twice a week and longer in length. More focus is put of strengthening core, legs and ankles. Students begin learning body directions and epaulment as they continue to work on artistry. By continuing to build student’s stamina, core strength and flexibility over time, students are capable of working at the barre while maintaining proper alignment. Students continue to participate in the The Nutcracker and the June Concert.
|Tuesday||4:00pm – 5:15pm|
|Saturdays||9:00am – 10:15am|
|Class meets twice per week for 75 minutes.
|Tuition: $680 per semester, $1,360 Full Year|
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