Ballet


Ballet Pointe ShoesIn all ballet classes, proper etiquette will be taught and required. Even in beginning level classes, students can show respect for the teacher by arriving on time and following dress expectations. After reverence (the ending of each class), all students will politely applaud. In addition, students will thank the teacher and pianist as they exit class.

Parents are welcome to periodically watch their child’s class. However, siblings that are not enrolled in the class should be left at home or must wait in the waiting room with a supervising parent. Parents who wish to speak with the ballet mistress can make an appointment through the front office or may contact her through email.

Costume requirements and costs will be detailed at the beginning of each year. Dance classes have a $20 yearly registration fee.

Pre-Ballet
Ages: 3-6, $25 per month
Thursday, 3:30-4:00

Pre-ballet is a 30 minute class once per week for young children who are just beginning ballet instruction. Students are exposed to storytelling in ballet through fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

Ballet I
Ages: 5-8, $35 per month
Ballet IA Thursday, 4:00-4:45
Ballet IB Thursday, 4:45-5:30

Ballet IA classes meet for 45 minutes each week. Ballet IA is for beginners and young continuing students.

Ballet IB classes meet for 45 minutes each week. Ballet IB is for students with previous ballet experience.

Ballet II
Ages: 7-14, $60 per month
Waiting List

Ballet IIA classes meet twice per week for 45 minutes each session. Ballet IIA is for older (but committed) beginners and continuing students.

Ballet IIB classes meet twice per week for 45 minutes each session.

Ballet III
Ages: 10-18, Audition only

Ballet IIIA classes meet three hours per week. Please call the front office for additional information regarding auditions: 801.319.1152.

Ballet IIIB classes meet four and a half hours per week, including pointe work for female dancers. Female students will only be promoted to Ballet IIIB upon readiness for pointe work. Please call the front office for additional information regarding auditions: 801.319.1152.

Ballet IV
Ages: 14-18, Audition only

Ballet IV classes meet six hours per week, including pointe work for female dancers. Acceptance is by audition only. Please call the front office for additional information regarding auditions: 801.319.1152.

Ballet V
Ages: 14-18, Audition only

Ballet V classes meet seven and a half hours per week, including pointe work for female dancers. Acceptance is by audition only. Please call the front office for additional information regarding auditions: 801.319.1152.

Dress Code
Girls

Level

Leotard

Skirt

Tights/Socks

Shoes

Pre-ballet

Pink, short sleeve

None

White ankle socks

Full sole, pink leather ballet shoes with elastics

IA

Pink, short sleeve

None

Ballet pink tights

Full sole, pink leather ballet shoes with elastics

IB
IIA
IIB

Black, cap sleeve

Black crepe, pull-on

Ballet pink tights

Full sole, pink leather ballet shoes with elastics

IIIA
IIIB

Black, tank

Black crepe, pull-on

Ballet pink tights

Split-sole, pink canvas ballet shoes with elastics;
Pointe shoes with elastics and ribbons (IIIB only)

IV

Maroon, tank

Maroon crepe, wrap

Ballet pink tights

Split-sole, pink canvas ballet shoes with elastics; Pointe shoes with elastics and ribbons

V

Maroon, camisole

Maroon crepe, wrap

Ballet pink tights

Split-sole, pink canvas ballet shoes with elastics; Pointe shoes with elastics and ribbons


All female ballet students must wear their hair in a tidy bun positioned at the crown of the head. Bangs must be pulled back and secured. No noticeable hair accessories are allowed.

Tights should be full-footed. Panties are not to be worn under leotards. A dance bra is not recommended but may be worn if desired and should match the dancer’s skin tone with no part of the bra (including straps) showing.

No jewelry is allowed during dance class except for a tiny pair of stud earrings. This includes bracelets, watches and rings.

Boys

Level

Leotard

Tights/Socks

Shoes

Pre-ballet

White T-shirt

Black bike shorts with white ankle socks

Full sole, white leather ballet shoes with elastics

IA
IB

White T-shirt

Black bike shorts with white ankle socks

Full sole, black leather ballet shoes with elastics

IIA
IIB

Black, short sleeve

Black bike shorts with white ankle socks

Full sole, black leather ballet shoes with elastics

III

Black, short sleeve

Black tights, full-footed, with a black belt

Split-sole, black canvas ballet shoes with elastics

IV

Black, tank

Black tights, full-footed, with a black belt

Split-sole, black canvas ballet shoes with elastics

V

White, tank

Black tights, full-footed, with a black belt

Split-sole, black canvas ballet shoes with elastics


Male dancers older than eleven years of age or in levels III and above must wear a skin tone (nude, tan or chocolate) dance belt. For information on appropriate fit and proper wearing, we recommend visiting the Dr. Dancebelt website.

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