Fall 2017 Ballet Classes

Thursdays 9/14–12/8 (No class 9/21 & 11/23)


Pre-Ballet

Ages 3–5*
2:50–3:50 p.m.
Fee: $220 for the session; $18 drop-in

Your pre-schoolers will learn to twirl, jump, and express themselves in this fun introduction to ballet! We will play fun dance games that teach technique, musicality, etiquette, and following directions. We will even have two performances, including The Nutcracker!


Ballet I/II

Ages 5*–8
4–5 p.m.
Fee: $120 for the session; $18 drop-in

Ballet I will introduce 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, etiquette, and terminology. Students with previous ballet experience will take this class as Ballet II, reinforcing positions and building new technique onto previously mastered skills. All students will get to perform in The Nutcracker, but those who wish to receive principle, dance-heavy roles and to experience the ballet rehearsal process must concurrently enroll in Performance Ensemble.


Tween Ballet

Ages 9–12
6:30–7:45 p.m.
Fee: $145 for the session

Are you and your friends looking for a place to hang out, workout, and learn a new skill? You've come to the right place! We will learn the five parts of a traditional ballet class and ballet technique as well as musicality, etiquette, and terminology. This class may be repeated multiple times, allowing students to build new technique onto previously mastered skills. This class is open to tweens of all skill levels. All students will get to perform in The Nutcracker, but those who wish to receive principle, dance-heavy roles and to experience the ballet rehearsal process must concurrently enroll in Performance Ensemble.


Performance Ensemble

Enrolled Ballet I/II & Tween Ballet Students
5:15–6:15 p.m.
Fee: $240 for the session

Only students concurrently enrolled in Ballet I/II or Tween Ballet may participate in this rehearsal-based performance ensemble. Performance Ensemble is an exciting new class at the Destination Art Ballet School that allows serious dancers the experience of getting to focus on repertory while still learning proper technique in their ballet class. We will have auditions for the principle roles in The Nutcracker on 9/14, and will practice together in a positive, fun, and collaborative environment to prepare for our performance on 12/8. Every ensemble member is guaranteed camaraderie with fellow dancers, fantastic parts, and the unique experience of a professional-style rehearsal process! Each student is required to sign a contract promising to be present for all rehearsals.


Adult Ballet

Ages 16+
8–9:15 p.m.
Fee: $180 for the session

Are you looking for a new way to keep limber and stay in shape? Maybe you are a dancer who would like to get back to the barre after some time off. In this class, everyone will get a great workout and have fun while becoming more flexible and learning to move with grace! This ballet class is open to adults of all ages and skill levels, as the technique will be tailored to the needs of each individual class. We will work through stretches, barre work, and more, as well as toning and strengthening in this unique workout / dance combo. You’re also welcome, though not required, to be a part of school-wide performances, includingThe Nutcracker!

Performances

Back To School Showcase
Thu, 10/26, 6 p.m.

Nutcracker
Fri, 12/1, 6:30 p.m.

Dress Code

Pre-Ballet
Clothes the child can easily move in and bare feet or ballet slippers purchased from a dancewear store or website. No jewelry.

All Other Ballet Classes
Girls: Leotard, tights, and ballet slippers purchased from a dancewear store or website. Skirts / shorts optional. Long hair in a bun. No jewelry.

Boys: Leggings, T-shirt, and ballet slippers purchased from a dancewear store or website. Long hair pulled back. No jewelry.

*REGARDING FIVE YEAR OLDS

Five-year-olds who have started Kindergarten in Fall of 2017 and wish to move up to Ballet I/II may do so with instructor approval.