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2018-2019 Dance Classes

Ballet & Pointe Classes

We offer a leveled classical ballet program (beginners through pre-professional) under the direction of Ms. Mary Anne Schaeper (BA and MA in Dance, UC College- Conservatory of Music) with a strong focus on correct technique while experiencing “la joie de danse” (the joy of dance).

Ballet is the technical foundation of most other dance genres, and we like to encourage our students to study ballet in addition to their other dance classes. Our ballet classes stress proper technique at the barre and center floor, with an emphasis on correct body placement, strength, and flexibility. Students learn not only correct technique, but also correct terminology. We teach classical ballet, based on the Cecchetti method with some Vaganova influence.

Dress code is black leotard and pink tights (for girls) and black tights/leggings and close-fitting white t-shirt (for boys.) Pink split-sole ballet shoes for girls and black split- sole ballet shoes for boys. Hair in a bun and no jewelry. All students are welcomed in our ballet program, but for upper levels, an informal audition is usually required (such as participating in a class to determine correct level placement.) Please contact us with any questions.

Please note that many of our upper-level ballet students take multiple ballet classes (and/or other classes we offer) per week, and are therefore eligible for our multiple class discounts, which are as follows: 2nd class 10% discount, 3rd class 20% discount, 4th class 30% discount, 5th class 40% discount, 6th class or more 50% discount. (calculated starting with longest class first, and going down to shortest class) Tuition listed is full price, not including multi-class discounts.

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Class Days Times Ages Class Starts Brief Description Learn More
Pre-School Ballet Thursday 5:15pm-5:45pm 4-6 09/20/2018 Introduction to ballet for 4- to 6-year-olds More Information
Debut Ballet Tuesday 5:00pm-5:30pm 6-8 09/18/2018 Fundamentals of classical ballet for 6- to 8-year-olds More Information
Encore Ballet Tuesday 5:30pm-6:15pm 9 & up 09/18/2018 Classical ballet, with a strong technique focus, for students age 9 and up More Information
Ovation Ballet (Intermediate level) Tuesday 6:15pm-7:15pm 10 & up 09/18/2018 Intermediate level classical ballet class with a strong focus on technique More Information
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Barre & Technique Thursday 5:45pm-6:45pm 10 & up 09/20/2018 Intermediate/advanced classical ballet barre and technique class More Information
Advanced Ballet Barre & Technique Tuesday 7:15pm-8:15pm Teens-adults 09/18/2018 Advanced classical ballet barre and technique class More Information
Ballet Ensemble Tuesday 8:15pm-8:45pm Teens- adults 09/18/2018 Choreography class for members of our Ballet Ensemble More Information
Pointe Class Thursday 6:45pm-7:15pm Teacher’s discretion 09/20/2018 Pointe class for advanced ballet students More Information
Classical Ballet Drop-In Class Thursday 7:15pm-8:30pm Teens-adults 09/20/2018 Classical ballet drop-in class for intermediate/advanced students More Information
Pre-School Ballet
Debut Ballet
Encore Ballet
Ovation Ballet (Intermediate level)
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Barre & Technique
Advanced Ballet Barre & Technique
Ballet Ensemble
Pointe Class
Classical Ballet Drop-In Class