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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.

2020-2021

**We offer online open registration for our entry level classes. Registration in all other classes for all new students requires 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.

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, 5:45 – 6:45pm
Begins Tuesday, September 8
In Person:  $960
No classes: 12/23 – 1/1,
1/18, 2/15-2/19, 3/29-4/2 

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.

No classes: 12/23 – 1/1, 1/18, 2/15-2/19, 3/29-4/2

Tuesdays, 4:20-5:05pm
Begins Tuesday, December 22
Instructor: Anna Wroclawski
In Person:  $455

Fridays, 4:00-4:45pm
Begins Friday, January 29
Instructor: Anna Wroclawski
In Person:  $455

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.

No classes: 12/23 – 1/1, 1/18, 2/15-2/19, 3/29-4/2

Wednesdays, 5:05-5:50pm
Begins September 9
Instructor: Gina Bergamini
In Person:  $905

**Registration in the following classes for all new students requires 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

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.

Thursdays, 4:45-5:45pm
Begins Thursday, September 10
Instructor: Melissa Bartucci
In Person: $905

No classes: 12/23 – 1/1, 1/18, 2/15-2/19, 3/29-4/2

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. 

Mondays, 4:15-5:30pm
Begins Monday, September 14
Instructor: Camille Rodriguez
In Person: $1010
Virtual Class: $405 (for first semester)

No classes: 12/23 – 1/1, 1/18, 2/15-2/19, 3/29-4/2

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.

No classes: 12/23 – 1/1, 1/18, 2/15-2/19, 3/29-4/2

Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Begins Tuesday, September 8
In Person:  $1155
Virtual (2nd semester) $480

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Begins Wednesday, September 9
In Person:  $1155
Virtual (2nd semester) $480

Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:45pm
Begins Thursday, September 10
In Person:  $1155
Virtual (2nd semester) $480

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.

No classes: 12/23 – 1/1, 1/18, 2/15-2/19, 3/29-4/2

Mondays, 4:15 – 5:45pm
Begins Monday, Sept 14
In Person:  $1070

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Begins Tuesday, Sept 9
In Person:  $1155

Thursdays, 5:50 – 7:20pm
Begins Thursday, Sept 10
In Person:  $1155

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

No classes: 12/23 – 1/1, 1/18, 2/15-2/19, 3/29-4/2

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 7:30pm 
Begins Tuesday, September 8  
Instructor: Kristen McGrew
In Person:   $56

Thursdays,  7:20-8:10pm 
Begins Thursday, September 10 
Instructor: Melissa Bartucci
In Person:  $560

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.

No classes: 12/23 – 1/1, 1/18, 2/15-2/19, 3/29-4/2

Mondays, 5:50-7:20pm
Begins Monday, Sept 14
In Person:  $1070
Virtual (1st semester) $435

Tuesdays, 6:50 – 8:20pm
Begins Tuesday, Sept 8
In Person:  $1155
Virtual (1st semester) $480

Weds, 6:00-7:30pm
Begins Wed, Sept 9
In Person:  $1155
Virtual (1st semester) $480

Thurs, 5:50-7:20pm
Begins Thurs, Sept 10
In Person:  $1155
Virtual (1st semester) $480

Pointe: Level 5

14 years and up

No classes: 12/23 – 1/1, 1/18, 2/15-2/19, 3/29-4/2

Mondays, 7:20-8:20pm
Begins Monday, Sept 14
In Person:  $755
Virtual (1st semester) $280

Wed, 7:30-8:30pm
Begins Wed, Sept 9
In Person:  $810
Virtual (1st semester) $305

Thursdays, 7:20- 8:20pm
Begins Thurs, Sept 10
In Person:  $810
Virtual (1st semester) $305

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