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Ballet for Children and Teens

Ballet classes for kindergartners through teens.  All levels available.  Limited class size. Expert instructors.

Boys and girls are educated in the art and discipline of ballet through a safe and methodical curriculum based on a well-established syllabus.  All classes are taught by professionals in the field of ballet.
Levels 2-5  require a minimum of two years each to complete.
Live piano accompaniment adds an important element of musicality and passion to many of our ballet classes.

2021-2022

We offer online registration for all classes. Please be aware that ALL NEW students for Levels I and above require an evaluation by our Dance Director, Kristen McGrew. Please click here to request an evaluation so that we can ensure your child is placed at an appropriate level.  We will not be able to guarantee a place without an evaluation, and please note that refunds will be subject to our administrative fees (see our policies information page).

Beginner Ballet Teens

beginner ballet for teens

12 years and up. It’s never too late to begin classical ballet training. For the teen/young adult interested in learning ballet basics, this class includes barre work, vocabulary, stretching, and center floor. This is a great class for teens involved in musical theatre productions or just wanting to begin ballet lessons. Dress Code: (Girls): Black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers. Simple skirts are permitted. Hair must be pinned up off neck. (Boys): White shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, black or white ballet shoes.

Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15pm
October 5, 2021 –  May 10, 2022
No classes:12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 4/12

Ballet for K

Kindergarten. This class is for kindergartners to learn basic ballet steps, positions, vocabulary and movement. Successful completion of this class will prepare students for Ballet Fundamentals. Dress Code: (Girls): White leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Simple white skirts permitted (no tutus). Hair must be pulled back off the neck. (Boys): White shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, black or white ballet shoes.

Wednesdays,  4:30pm – 5:15pm
Fall:  October 6 – January 19
Spring: January 26 – May 18
No classes: 12/22, 12/29, 2/23, 3/23, 4/13

Fridays,  4:00pm – 4:45pm
Fall:  September 24 – January 14
Spring: January 21 – May 20
No classes:  11/26, 12/24, 12/31, 2/25, 3/25, 4/15, 4/22

Introduction to Classical Ballet

6-10 years (1st grade and up). Girls and boys begin formal ballet training, while increasing their basic ballet vocabulary, strong focus on barre work and correct body placement. Students are taught strength and flexibility exercises needed for beginning levels of ballet. Class consists of barre, center work and large jumps. Dress Code: (Girls): Light blue leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers. No tutus or skirts permitted.Hair must be pulled back off the neck.(Boys): White shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, black or white ballet shoes.

Thursdays,  4:15pm – 5:00pm
September 23 –  May 12
No classes: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 2/24, 3/24, 4/14,

Fridays,  4:45pm – 5:30pm
Fall:  September 24 – May 20
No classes:  11/26, 12/24, 12/31, 2/25, 3/25, 4/15, 4/22

Ballet: Level 1

ballet level 1 barre
ballet level 1 class

7 years and up. Placement audition required for new Dance School at the JCCMW ballet students. Must have completed Introduction to Classical Ballet, or at least one year prior ballet experience. Children are moved to next level at the discretion of the instructor. Dress Code: (Girls): Light pink leotard, pink footed-tights, pink ballet slippers. No skirts. Hair must be pulled back off the neck.(Boys): White shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, black or white ballet shoes.

Wednesdays,  4:00pm – 5:00pm
Fall:  October 6 –  May 18
No classes: 12/22, 12/29, 2/23, 3/23, 4/13

Ballet: Level 2

ballet level 2 2018
Level-2 ballet

9 years and up. Must have at least two years’ prior ballet experience.  Dancers are strongly encouraged to enroll in two weekly classes. Dress Code: (Girls): Navy leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers. No skirts. Hair must be pulled back off the neck.(Boys): White shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, black or white ballet shoes. 

Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15pm
October 5, 2021 –  May 10, 2022
No classes: 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 4/12

Thursdays,  4:30pm – 5:45pm
September 23 –  May 12
No classes: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 2/24, 3/24, 4/14

Ballet: Level 3

Level 3 ballet

10 years and up. Aspiring Level 4 dancers must come twice weekly and are strongly urged to attend at least three weeks of Summer Dance Intensive at the JCC. Dress Code: (Girls): Hunter green leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers. No skirts. Hair must be pulled back off the neck.(Boys): White shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, black or white ballet shoes.

Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
October 5, 2021 –  May 10, 2022
No classes: 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 4/12

Wednesdays,  4:00pm – 5:30pm
Fall:  October 6 –  May 18
No classes: 12/22, 12/29, 2/23, 3/23, 4/13

Thursdays,  4:00pm – 5:30pm
September 23 –  May 12
No classes: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 2/24, 3/24, 4/14

Ballet: Level 4

11 years and up. Students MUST take all three technique classes for Level 4 Pointe (see below). Dress Code: (Girls): Black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers. No skirts. (Boys): White shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, black or white ballet shoes.

 

Mondays,   4:15pm – 5:45pm
October 4 – May 16
No classes: 10/11, 12/27, 1/17, 2/21, 4/11

Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
October 5, 2021 –  May 10, 2022
No classes: 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 4/12

Thursdays,  6:00pm – 7:30pm
September 23 –  May 12
No classes: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 2/24, 3/24, 4/14

Pointe: Level 4

Pointe class is the ultimate goal for many young dancers. Our training is slow, methodical and syllabus based. Pointe classes are offered for Level 4 and above after careful evaluation by the student’s  teachers.Variations class is a dancer’s chance to learn the classical repertoire from many of the great story ballets.  Level 5 takes the class en pointe. Level 4 is invited to take this Level 5 class off pointe on Saturdays.
11 years and up. All three Level 4 technique classes are required, as well as both Tuesday and Thursday pointe classes.  Placement is at the discretion of the instructor. Dress Code: Black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers. No skirts

Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 7:30pm
October 5, 2021 –  May 10, 2022
No classes: 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 4/12

Thursdays,  7:30pm – 8:00pm
September 23 –  May 12
No classes: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 2/24, 3/24, 4/14

Ballet: Level 5

14 years and up. For advanced dancers, with permission of instructor. Students must take all three Level 5 technique classes and two pointe classes. Dress Code: (Girls): Black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers. Simple skirts are permitted. (Boys): White shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, black or white ballet shoes.

Mondays,  5:45pm – 7:15pm
Oct 4 – May 16
No classes: 10/11, 12/27, 1/17, 2/21, 4/15

Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Oct 5, 2021 –  May 10
No classes: 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 4/12

Weds,  5:45pm – 7:15pm
Fall:  Oct 6 –  May 18
No classes: 12/22, 12/29, 2/23, 3/23, 4/13

Thurs,  6:00pm-7:30pm
Sept 23 –  May 12
No classes: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 2/24, 3/24, 4/14

Pointe: Level 5

14 years and up

Mondays,  7:15-8:15pm
Oct 4 – May 16
No classes: 10/11, 12/27, 1/17, 2/21, 4/15

Weds,  7:15-8:15pm
Fall:  Oct 6 –  May 18
No classes: 12/22, 12/29, 2/23, 3/23, 4/13

Thurs,  7:30pm-8:30pm
Sept 23 –  May 12
No classes: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 2/24, 3/24, 4/14