Ballet for Children and Teens

For kindergartners through teens

Session Information

We offer ballet classes for kindergartners through teens. All levels are available, with limited class sizes and expert instructors. Boys and girls are educated in the art and discipline of ballet through a safe and methodical curriculum.

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 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 and Information).

Levels 2–5 require a minimum of two years each to complete.

 

All classes are taught by instructors who are professionals in their field and have years of teaching and performing experience.

2022–2023

Session Dates

Mondays September 12–January 23 January 30–May 15 September 12–May 15 September 26, October 10 and 17, December 26, January 2 and 16, February 20, April 3
Tuesdays September 13–January 17 January 24–May 9 September 13–May 9 September 27, October 4, 11, and 18, December 27, February 21, April 4
Wednesdays September 14–January 4 January 11–May 10 September 14–May 10 October 5, December 21 and 28, February 22, March 22, April 5 and 12
Thursdays September 15–January 5 January 12–May 11 September 15–May 11 November 24, December 22 and 29, February 23, March 23, April 6 and 13
Fridays September 16–January 6 January 13–May 12 September 16–May 12 November 25, December 23 and 30, February 24, March 24, April 7 and 14
Saturdays January 7–May 6 January 14, February 25, March 25, April 8

Beginner Ballet for Teens

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It’s never too late to begin classical ballet training. For teens and young adults 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 theater productions or just wanting to begin ballet lessons.

Dress Code

Girls: black leotard, pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers. Simple skirts are permitted. Hair must be pinned up off neck.
Boys: white shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, and black or white ballet shoes.

Session Schedule

Tuesdays 5:30–6:30 PM
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Ballet for K

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In this class, kindergartners learn basic ballet steps, positions, vocabulary, and movement.

Dress Code

Girls: white leotard, pink tights, and 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, and black or white ballet shoes.

Session Schedule

Saturdays 11:15 AM–12:00 PM
Wednesdays 4:15–5:00 PM
Fridays 4:15–5:00 PM

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Introduction to Classical Ballet

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Ages six to ten years (first grade and up). Girls and boys begin formal ballet training at this level, increasing their basic ballet vocabulary, with a 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: lilac leotard with attached skirt (Ardecia by Wear Moi), pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back off the neck.

Boys: white shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, and black or white ballet shoes.

Session Schedule

Tuesdays 4:15–5:00 PM Violeta Katz
Thursdays 4:30–5:15 PM Violeta Katz
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ages seven and older

Level 1

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Placement audition required for new ballet students. Must have completed Introduction to Classical Ballet or have at least one year prior ballet experience. Children are moved to next level at the discretion of the instructor.

Session Schedule

Wednesdays 4:00–5:00 PM Camille Rodriguez
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ages eight and older

Level 2

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Must have at least two years’ prior ballet experience. Dancers are strongly encouraged to enroll in two weekly classes.

Session Schedule

Tuesdays 4:15–5:30 PM Camille Rodriguez
Thursdays 4:30–5:45 PM Melissa Bartucci
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ages 10 and older

Level 3

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Aspiring Level 4 dancers must come twice weekly and are strongly urged to attend at least three weeks of Summer Dance Intensive at the JCCMW.

Dress Code:

Girls: French blue leotard with attached skirt (Nicea by Wear Moi), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back off the neck.

Boys: white shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, and black or white ballet shoes.

Session Schedule

Wednesdays 4:15–5:45 PM Kristen McGrew
Thursdays 4:15–5:45 PM Kristen McGrew
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ages 11 and older

Level 4

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Students MUST take three technique classes for Level 4 Pointe (see below).

Dress Code:

Girls: black leotard with attached skirt (Nicea by Wear Moi), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers.

Boys: white shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, and black or white ballet shoes.

Session Schedule

Mondays 4:30–6:00 PM Kristen McGrew
Tuesdays 5:30–7:00 PM Melissa Bartucci
Thursdays 6:00–7:30 PM Melissa Bartucci
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ages 11 and older

Pointe Level 4

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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.

Eleven 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:

Girls: Black leotard with attached skirt (Nicea by Wear Moi), pink footed tights, and pointe shoes.

Session Schedule

Tuesdays 7:00–7:30 PM Kristen McGrew
Thursdays 7:30–8:00 PM Melissa Bartucci
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ages 14 and older

Level 5

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For advanced dancers, with permission of instructor. Students must take all three Level 5 technique classes and two pointe classes.

Dress Code:

Girls: Any color leotard, pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers. Simple skirts are permitted.

Boys: white shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, and black or white ballet shoes.

Session Schedule

Mondays 6:00–7:30 PM Kristen McGrew
Tuesdays 7:00–8:30 PM Melissa Bartucci
Wednesdays 5:45–7:15 PM Kristen McGrew
Thursdays 6:00–7:30 PM Justin Sherwood
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ages 14 and older

Pointe Level 5

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A continuation of the pointe technique learned in level 4. Dancers also learn classical variations from the great ballets to develop artistry and strength.

Session Schedule

Mondays 7:30–8:30 PM Kristen McGrew
Wednesdays 7:15–8:15 PM Kristen McGrew
Thursdays 7:30–8:30 PM Justin Sherwood
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Ballet for Skaters

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Ballet training specifically designed for skaters can enhance a performer’s expressiveness, musicality, smoothness, and elegance. Essential for your artistic sport!

Session Focus:

Tuesdays: Stretching, arm positions, and strength

Sundays: Technique

Session Schedule

Tuesdays 5:00–6:00 PM Kristen McGrew
Sundays 9:00–10:00 AM Jessica Whitehorne
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JCCMW Disclaimer

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We reserve the right to change or cancel classes, instructors, schedules, policies, and/or prices at any time.