Careful and detailed instruction teaches students the fundamentals of beginning ballet technique and gives them the tools they need to succeed in higher levels of dance training. The Preparatory Ballet classroom is extremely focused and children will be taught proper ballet etiquette and terminology.
ELIGIBILITY - PREPARATORY BALLET
Open to elementary school aged male and female children ages 5 to 11 years old. Children must be willing to participate independently without a parent. This is an entry level class for beginners. It is also the correct course for children moving up from our preschool ballet classes, or who have previous experience in either our summer camps or at another dance studio.
Classes meet for ten weeks from January through March. Children attend one lesson per week. We offer three lesson times:
Wednesdays 5:45-6:30pm - FULL
Thursdays 5:30-6:15pm - FULL
Saturdays 10:00-10:45am - FULL
**All classes are now full. We will announce our summer classes in February. Please check back!**
The 10 week session is $100. Tuition is non-refundable.
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 take attendance and have the children line-up in the lobby to head into the classroom. Once the children 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. Your child's teacher will bring them back out to the lobby when class is over.
The last (tenth) class of the session will be a mini performance and recognition ceremony, open for observation by family and friends. Observation attendees will be able to video record and take photographs during class.
Female dancers are required to wear pink ballet slippers, pink ballet tights and a leotard of their choice. Pink tights must have feet. Leotards may be any color and style, however leotards may NOT have attached skirts, shorts, or tutus. Just a plain bathing-suit style leotard, please. Simple rhinestones or bows, etc. are permitted, and any style sleeves are permitted. Ballet slippers can be purchased at Standing Ovation Performance Apparel, at stores such as WalMart or Target, or online. Long hair should be pulled back off the face in a ballet bun, pony tail, or similar style.
Male dancers 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. Ballet slippers can be purchased at Standing Ovation Performance Apparel, at stores such as WalMart or Target, or online. Long hair should be pulled back off the face in a ballet bun, pony tail, or similar style.
We request that, if possible, parents report their child absent through our online ABSENTEE FORM. There is no specific attendance requirement for Preparatory Ballet, however please understand that we do not offer make-up classes if your child is absent.