Spring Semester Registration Open 

COST FOR ALL CLASSES IS APPROXIMATELY $10/HR

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES: Spring Semester ENDS May 5 with performances TBA

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Age 2-5: Mommy and Me Movement and Story Time (Thursdays, 10-10:30)

For the smallest dancers, this story-based, 30 min dance class will teach elements common to ALL dance forms, integrating imagination and movement to build physical skills, AND show parents how to use movement to help children with hyperactivity, coordination, focus, expressing emotions or feelings, building confidence, and MORE! There is no dress code required for this class. Parents ARE required to attend and participate with their child(ren). No non-participating siblings or children under 2yo allowed in the class. This class can be taken for a full semester for a discount OR just 4 weeks at a time. (This class does not participate in performances.)

Age 3-6: Mini Session Classes (Wed 3:45-4:30, Thur 10:30-11:15)

For new dancers ages 3-6, this 45 minute class builds on dancers' natural abilities, gently introducing them to ballet class structure, themes, and technique by engaging their movement and imagination, all to the music and themes of famous classical ballets. There is no dress code. Parents are invited to watch for the last 10 min of every 4-week session. This class can be taken for a full semester for a discount OR just 4 weeks at a time. (Performance registration will be available after the start of the semester.)

Age 5-7: Ballet Beginnings (Wed 4-4:45)

For new and progressing students, this 45 min class moves a curious and energetic dancer down a path to better “dancing,” introducing concepts like musicality and movement dynamics while building body coordination and utilizing the dancer's imagination! The curriculum is based in creative movement (which is the foundational concepts of all dance forms), with some ballet steps and terminology. This class runs for a full semester with two parent watch days. (Performance registration will be available after the start of the semester.)

Age 6-8: Ballet Basics (Wed 4:30-5:30)

For the new and progressing ballet dancers, this class 60 min class begins to establish positions, name the names of the movements, and instruct more comprehensively on correct execution of ballet technique. There is still space for the flow of imagination, using lots of creative imagery and encouraging the dancers in their free expression. There is a dress code requirement for all students. The class runs for a full semester with two parent watch days. (Performance registration will be available after the start of the semester.)

Age 7-10: Ballet Basics II (Tue and/or Thur 4:30-5:30)

For new and progressing young ballet dancers, this 60 min class is similar to Basics I in content, with with accelerated pacing, as Basics II can be taken once OR twice a week for faster progression both through ballet terminology and in body strength, flexibility, and coordination. There is a dress code requirement for all students. The class runs for a full semester with two parent watch days. (Performance registration will be available after the start of the semester.)

Age 8-11: Foundations Prep (Tue 5:30-6:45 and Thur 5:30-7)

This one-hour and 15 minute class is taken twice a week to help dancers establish a sense of personal responsibility for their progression in ballet technique, and it begins to develop strength and placement through the dancer's core and ankles in preparation for the Foundations classes and work en pointe. There is a dress code requirement for all students. The class runs for a full semester with two parent watch days. (Performance registration will be available after the start of the semester.)

Age 10-14: Foundations I w/ Pointe Prep/Beginning Pointe (Tue 5:30-7 and Thur 5:30-7:30)

For new and progressing dancers, this class utilizes an approach to training developed by Steffanie Casperson in her professional career and refined over a decade teaching. It is designed to lay a solid foundation of focus, alignment and core placement that will strengthen and clarify classical technique, as well as introduce dancers to work en pointe. There is a dress code requirement for all students. The class runs for a full semester with two parent watch days. (Performance registration will be available after the start of the semester.)

Age 11-15: Foundations II w/ Pointe (Mon 5:30-7:30 and Wed 5:30-7)

For progressing dancers, this class builds on the dancer's focus, alignment and core placement and prepares them for advanced dancing. There is a dress code requirement for all students with specific colors required for those who will perform. The class runs for a full semester with two parent watch days. (Performance registration will be available after the start of the semester.)

Foundations Supplemental - Must be Registered in Foundations Classes to attend

Working with Director, Steffanie Casperson, dancers will focus on key aspects of their technique for optimized progression. There  is a dress code requirement for all students. The class runs for a full semester with two parent watch days. (This is not a performance class.)

Performance Class - By Placement Only - Class times TBA

This class (2x/wk minimum for a total of 4 hours/wk of class and rehearsals) is for intermediate to advanced students with 2 years of experience on pointe. In addition to strengthening technique, dancers are expected to perform in Ballet Aligned productions and Education and Outreach opportunities. They are also prepared for Summer Intensive auditions and encouraged to attend these and the annual YAGP competition (though both are optional). This class runs for a full semester with parents and other invited audiences to watch class on a regular basis. Dress code is leotard and tights. Costumes will be discussed as needed.

Teen/Adult Ballet Class - Tue 7-8:30

This 1.5hr, once a week class is for dancers ages 12+. Come try ballet or add the class to your Ballet Aligned training to refine your skills! There is no dress code, and this class is not part of the Ballet Aligned productions.