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Boys Ballet (Ages 5-14)

DESCRIPTION

A fun and energetic ballet class for boys only! Boys will improve their strength and coordination through careful and detailed beginning ballet techniques.

ENROLLMENT

Open to males ages 5-14 years old. Students must be willing to participate independently without a parent. Enrollment will be limited to twelve students. The class is appropriate for beginners as well as dancers with previous experience. (Note: Intermediate and Advanced level boys with significant previous classical ballet experience should reach out to the Artistic Director for level placement and scheduling options: mcleish@projectballet.org.)

Beginning males ages 5-11 are also encouraged to enroll concurrently in our Preparatory Ballet classes. 

SCHEDULE

Boys classes meet on Saturday mornings. There will be a school year session beginning in September and another beginning in January.  Please check back. Typically enrollment for the September session will begin in July. For now, enroll in our Summer Mini Camps.

DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP

Parents should bring their child into the Project Ballet lobby and wait for class to begin. Please plan to arrive about five minutes early to change into ballet shoes and take off your coat, etc. A minute or two before class is scheduled to start, our staff will gather up the students in class and head with them into the classroom. Once the students have left with their teacher to begin class, parents are free to leave or you may wait in our lobby for the duration of the class. Please make sure to return promptly at the end of class.

PARENT OBSERVATION

The last class of the session will be open for parent observation. Due to Covid precautions, we will strictly limit observation to just TWO attendees per family. (The observation attendees will be able to video record and take photographs during class, to later share with other family and friends who were not able to attend.)

DRESS CODE

Students are required to wear a plain white undershirt style short-sleeve or long-sleeve t-shirt, black basketball shorts, white socks, and black or white ballet slippers. Please select a t-shirt size that is not too baggy or oversized, so that the teacher can easily see your child's movements. Long hair should be pulled back off the face in a bun, pony tail, or similar style. Please see our Covid Policies listed below, for policies regarding masks.

Ballet slippers can be purchased at Standing Ovation Performance Apparel, at stores such as WalMart or Target, or online. 

Note: Students who are also enrolled in our Training Program should follow the stricter Training Program uniform for Boys Class.

TUITION

Boys class is tuition free, however there is a $20 non-refundable enrollment fee per session.

COVID POLICIES

- Students may not attend if they are ill or if they have been placed under quarantine. In the case of quarantine or illness, there will not be a virtual option and your child will not receive a make-up lesson or a refund.

- If government Covid restrictions were to prevent us from gathering in-person, a virtual option will be offered at the same date and time as your normal in-person class.

- Project Ballet does not require masks. However, if the government were to issue a mask mandate, we would comply. In the case of a government mask mandate, age-mandated children would be required to wear a mask or forfeit their spot in the class without a refund.