Ballet Arts’ classes for all ages and all experience levels.

THE CHILDREN’S DANCE PROGRAM runs from September until June, with breaks for school closings and holidays.  Students are placed in levels by various factors – age, ability, physical and social development.

Les Enfants Ballet (beginning age 5) – 1 hour class, 1 class per week, Tuesdays 4-5 pm
Students learn poise, spatial awareness and dance movements to set musical phrases and rhythms. Here they learn the beginnings of ballet, concentrating on basic positions and movements, imagination and having fun.
 
Junior Ballet1 hour class, 2 classes per week, Mondays & Thursdays 4-5 pm
Students at this level are now familiar with ballet class structure and etiquette. Training increases to 2 classes a week. With more formal barre work, students build upon their knowledge of positions and vocabulary. Emphasis is on posture and laying the foundation for good technique.
 

Little girls at a Ballet class

Intermediate 1 Ballet1 hour class, 2 classes per week (3 classes if taking pointe)
Mondays & Thursdays 5-6:30 pm (Beginning Pointe Tuesdays 4-5 pm)
Students should have a working knowledge of the basic vocabulary and theory of the previous levels. They strengthen and develop their skills. Different types of movement and body directions are introduced.
 
Intermediate 2 Ballet1.5 hours, 3 classes per week (1 class on pointe)
Wednesdays & Fridays 5-6:30 pm (Beg. (4-5) or Int. Pointe Tuesdays 5-6 pm)

Students should have a working knowledge of ballet terminology. Training increases to 90 minute classes, extending the stamina of the dancer. Combinations for the floor exercises increase in level of difficulty, training the dancer’s comprehension of choreography. Students at this level now learn to execute more difficult movements.
 
Senior Ballet1.5 hours, 4 classes per week (1 class on pointe)
Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays 6:30-8 pm (Adv. Pointe Tuesdays 6-7:15 pm)

Students should have a proficient knowledge of terminology and movements. Here they refine technique, while challenging their choreographic comprehension with different styles and variations.

Advance ballet students a a ballet class
Performances
Students gain valuable stage experience from an early age and create wonderful memories in Ballet Arts’ two productions each year – The Nutcracker in December and another performance in May. Participation is optional.

Beginning Tap1 hour, Fridays 4-5 pm
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Focus is on the fundamental technique, vocabulary and rhythm. Students start with a warm up, exercises across the floor, and center combinations suited to each level.
 
ContemporaryBeg. Wednesdays 4-5 pm;
Int/Adv Thursdays 7:30-8:45

Students ages 10 and up learn different contemporary styles of dance that are age appropriate. Starting with a thorough center warm up including stretches, isolations and core strengthening, followed by movements across the floor and then a center combination, students are challenged to move through various dance styles.
 
ModernTuesdays 7:17-8:30 pm
Modern Dance allows for immense creative and artistic expression through its value of individuality and creativity.  This class will introduce students to elements and principles of modern dance technique, including the fundamentals of contraction/release, spirals, weight shifts, and floor work.  Students will focus on generating movement from their internal sensations moving outward, encouraging the use of breath and focus.  Class will begin with traditional modern floor work exercises, and will progress into standing exercises which build core strength, moving into traveling sequences and combinations.  This class is influenced by Cunningham technique and also draws from elements and principles of release technique and contemporary forms.

young dance students at a contemporary dance class

THE MOVEMENT PROGRAM FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN & TEENS runs in 6-8 week sessions throughout the year.

Creative Movement (ages 3-4) – 45 min. class, Tuesdays  4-4:45 pm
8 week sessions – starting March 28, 2017
Children discover movement qualities and dynamics through imagination and music. Students learn basic class etiquette, learning to take turns and group participation.
 
Tree Top Toddlers (ages 2-4) – 45 min. class, Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:15 am
6 week sessions starting – Spring 2017

This playful yoga class encourages self-expression through movement. Little Yogis will move and play yoga through a series of fun animated poses and adventure. Meow like a cat, moo like a cow, and fly like a butterfly. A great way to improve coordination, build body awareness, focus, and share. Moms, Dads and Caregivers are welcome! 

young girls at a creative movement class

Kids Yoga (ages 4-7) - 1 hour class, Thursdays 4-5 pm
6 week sessions 

A fun, playful way to introduce your child to the wonderful world of yoga. Little yogis will learn how to hold yoga poses through storytelling, animated poses, songs, breathing, and games. A great way to exercise your body and mind.
 
Teen Yoga  - 1 hour class, Thursdays 6:15-7:15 pm
8 week sessions 

This yoga program is an opportunity for teens to connect, encourage, accept, strengthen, and celebrate themselves and each other. Through traditional yoga poses and relaxation techniques, teens are given time to appreciate their bodies, listen to their own thoughts and calm the turbulent waters of their energized spirit. Through breathing practices and movement, they take skills with them off the mat and into their real life.

young teenage girls at a yoga class

THE ADULT PROGRAM runs year-round, with a break around the New Year and in August.
Classes are interchangeable for schedule flexibility.

young adult women at a ballet class

BalletMondays 9:30-11 am and Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm
When it comes to building strength, grace, flexibility and tone, ballet is one of the best physical and mental workouts. For all levels.
 
Barre – Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm 
This class is designed to teach adult students the fundamentals of ballet technique, while maintaining a fun, fitness twist.   Exercises help students develop balance and strength throughout the legs and entire body, and focus on core strength, flexibility, and stamina. Class begin with simple barre exercises, and progress to center exercises encouraging posture and length. Appropriate for all levels, and no prior ballet experience is needed.
 

Tap - Wednesdays 7-8:15 pm
Ballet barre warm-up, stretch and then tapping all sorts of rhythms across the floor and fun combinations. A great workout for the heart and mind!
 
PilatesTuesdays & Thursdays 9:15-10:15 am
Developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the 1920’s, Pilates is a system of exercise that targets the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine to strengthen your body from the inside out! Pilates strengthens the “postural muscles” – the internal, stabilizing muscles of your body – so that your posture, balance and core strength all improve.
 
YogaThursdays 7:30-8:45, Fridays 9-10:15 am
Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi, we welcome you to any of the yoga classes. Based on classical yoga teachings in the Jivamukti Method as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, the class includes breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, chanting, relaxation and meditation.

tap class instructor standing in front of students

BALLET ARTS TUITION INFORMATION 2017/2018 SEASON

Tuition Per Student

Tuition for Adult Classes

The dance program runs from September until June, with breaks for school closings and holidays. Tuition may be paid in 3 ways:
  • Pay in full by September and receive a discount.
*If paying by credit card a 4% fee will be added.*
  • Pay in 3 installments – due Sept. 1, Jan. 1 and April 1.
*If paying by credit card a 4% fee will be added.*
  • Pay in 9 monthly installments (by credit card only – no fee added).

10 classes - $150
20 classes - $280
May be used in any adult class on the schedule – ballet, tap, barre, pilates, or yoga. Class series expire 3 months from time of first class. Unused classes may not be used after expiration date. Special case drop-in rate $20 per class.
  • *A 3.5% fee will be added to credit card payments.*

1 class per week
Paid in full $675
3 payments of $245
$85 monthly for 9 months (by cc only)
 
2 classes per week
Paid in full $1210
3 payments of $427
$152 monthly for 9 months (by cc only)
 
3 classes per week
Paid in full $1695
3 payments of $597
$212 monthly for 9 months (by cc only)
 
4 classes per week
Paid in full $2095
3 payments of $737
$262 monthly for 9 months(by cc only)
 
Unlimited classes
Paid in full $2450
3 payments of $875
$300 monthly for 9 months (by cc only)

Ballet Art Students at a Ballet class

Creative Movement - 8 week series - $130 per session
Teen Yoga - 8 week series - $130 per session
Kids Yoga - 6 week series - $100 per session
  • *If paying by credit card a 3.5% fee will be added.*