Spring 2019 Ballet Classes
Thursdays, January 10–May 23
The Tales of Beatrix Potter
Performance and Cast Party: Thursday, 5/23, 7 pm
1/10–5/23 (Skip 3/21)
Rehearsal: Thursday 5/23 2:30–3:30pm & 5–5:45pm
Fee: $300 for the session; $18 drop-in
Your pre-schoolers will learn to twirl, leap, and express themselves in this fun introduction to ballet! We will play fun dance games that introduce technique, musicality, etiquette, and following directions. We will even perform in the Destination Art Ballet School Spring 2019 production of The Tales of Beatrix Potter!
1/10–4/25 (Skip 3/21)
Thursday 5/2 4:15–5:15 pm; Thursday 5/9 & 5/16 4:15–6:30 pm
Wednesday 5/22 4:15–5:15 pm; Thursday 5/23 4:15–6:30 pm
Fee: $225 for the session; $18 drop-in
—add $150 for The Tales of Beatrix Potter rehearsals
Ballet I introduces children to the art of classical ballet in a fun, positive environment. We will learn the five parts of a traditional ballet class and foundational technique, as well as musicality and terminology. This class will also teach and emphasize the importance of proper ballet etiquette. Students with previous ballet experience will take this class as Ballet II, reinforcing positions and building new technique onto previously mastered skills. Ballet I / II students who wish to perform in The Tales of Beatrix Potter must sign-up separately for our extra rehearsals, and must commit to being present at all extra rehearsals. Ballet I / II students will carry the production with principle roles!
2:30–3:30pm: Pre-Ballet Rehearsal
3:45–4:45pm: Ballet I / II Rehearsal
5–5:45pm: Entire Group Rehearsal
5:45–6:15pm: Dinner Break
6:15–6:55pm: Get into costumes, hair, and make-up
7:45pm: Cast Party!
Please note unless accompanied by an adult care giver children under the age of 5 years old may only attend one class per week up to 4 hours a session.
PerformancesThe Tales of Beatrix Potter
Thursday, 5/23, 7 pm
Clothes the child can easily move in and bare feet or ballet slippers purchased from a dancewear store or website. Hair pulled back. No jewelry, props, or toys in class. Dancewear encouraged!
Ballet I / II Girls: Leotard, “ballet pink” tights, and pink ballet slippers purchased from a dancewear store or website. Skirts / shorts optional. All hair pulled back; long hair in a bun. No jewelry, glitter ballet slippers, or props. All skirts / small tutus must be above the knee. Ballet I / II Boys: Leggings or tights, T-shirt, and black or white ballet slippers purchased from a dancewear store or website. Shorts optional. Long hair pulled back. No jewelry or props.
*REGARDING FIVE YEAR OLDSFive year olds who have started kindergarten or training kindergarten during the fall 2018 semester may take Ballet I with instructor approval. Some five year olds are still developmentally better placed in Pre-Ballet. The instructor will determine the best place for your five year old after a trial class.