Summer 2017 Ballet Programs
Weekly Thursday Classes
6/8–6/22, 7/6–7/20 (Skip 6/29)
Fee: $18 per class
Ages 3–5* • 4–5 p.m.
Pre-Ballet will introduce students to the art of classical ballet while twirling, jumping, and having a blast. The class will play fun dance games that teach technique, musicality, etiquette, and following directions, and learn about the great ballet tales!
Ages 5*–8 • 5–6 p.m.
Ballet I will cover ballet technique and the five basics of a traditional ballet class, as well as musicality, etiquette, and terminology, all while studying some of the great ballets.
Ages 9–12 • 6:15–7:30 p.m.
This class is for pre-teens looking for a place to hang out, workout, and learn a new skill, or the aspiring ballet dancer who’s never before gotten their chance! Tween Ballet will cover ballet technique and the five basics of a traditional ballet class, as well as musicality, etiquette, and terminology, all while studying some of the great ballets! Open to tweens of all skill levels.
*A Note Regarding Five Year Olds: Five is a transitional age between early childhood and mid-childhood, and each 5 year old is ready for different challenges. 5 year olds in Ballet I must be in kindergarten (rising kindergarten for Summer classes). 5 year olds in both pre-school and kindergarten may sign-up for Pre-Ballet without instructor approval. If kindergarteners are interested in signing up for Ballet I, they must try the class first. After the trial class, the instructor will determine whether the child is ready for technique-heavy Ballet I or if s/he would have more fun in Pre-Ballet for a year before joining us in Ballet I the following Summer / Fall at age 6! The Summer Session is a great time for 5 year olds to drop in and discover which class is best for them. However, they may take their trial class at the beginning of any session.
Classical Variations Dance Camp
7/17–7/21, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
In this special summer dance camp, students will learn classical ballet technique as well as choreography from some of the most famous ballet solos and duets in history. They will watch videos of famous performances, make props, and learn this classic choreography to culminate in a showing for family and friends on the last day of class.