Ballet

For children and adults

Ages 3-5

Pre-K Barefoot Ballet

Tue
3:30-4:15
MST Studio A
Angela Patmon

Fri
3:30-4:15
MST Studio A
Ansley Van Epps

NEW: Ballet and Tap combination
Sat
10:30-11:15
MST Studio A
Megan Campbell

A creative movement class designed to introduce children to early ballet vocabulary while exploring their unique movement potential. Ballet basics are paired with experiments in musicality and improvisation games to offer budding dancers classical form within a fun and expressive environment!


Ages 6-9

Beginning Ballet

Thu
3:30-4:30
MST Studio A
Angela Patmon

Beginning 2

Thu
4:30-5:30
All Saints
Michelle Vargo

A foundational study of the core principles of ballet. Class begins with barre exercises focused on building and reinforcing dynamic core strength, flexibility, and proper alignment. Class continues into the center with adagio, introduction to pirouettes and other turns, small jumps, and large locomotive dance sequences. Students will learn the French terminology used in ballet study, will improve balance and coordination, and will be able to move with greater efficiency, grace and joyful expressiveness.


Ages 8-12

Advanced Beginning Ballet

Wed
3:30-4:30
MST Studio A
Ansley Van Epps

Sat
12:15-1:15
All Saints
Instructor TBD

A mixed-level class designed to challenge more mature beginning dancers and re-center more advanced dancers on the central principles of ballet. Special emphasis is placed on alignment, stretching, and strengthening; and the class culminates in dynamic choreographic phrases.


Ages 10-16

Intermediate Ballet

Wed
4:30-5:45
All Saints
Sarah Weber Gallo

A more advanced study of ballet. Class follows the same template as Ballet 1 with increasingly complex ballet steps and patterns of movement. Musicality is emphasized as dancers begin to move with greater sophistication and skill. Ballet 2 students will build upon the skills gained from their foundational ballet studies.


Ages 10-16

Intermediate Ballet plus Point/Pre-pointe

Fri
4:30-6:15
All Saints
Sarah Weber Gallo

4:30-5:45
A more advanced study of ballet. Class follows the same template as Ballet 1 with increasingly complex ballet steps and patterns of movement. Musicality is emphasized as dancers begin to move with greater sophistication and skill. Ballet 2 students will build upon the skills gained from their foundational ballet studies.

5:45-6:15
Students are carefully guided through the beginnings of dancing en pointe. This class is designed to build the strength and articulation necessary for proper pointe technique. Students remain at the barre during this training.


Invitation only

Pointe/Variations

Thu
5:30-6:30
All Saints
Michelle Vargo

Students will begin to learn the art of classical ballet variations as appropriate to each individual’s level of development. The long tradition of great ballet roles will be passed on to our students with compassionate coaching and technical integrity. The study of classical variations is a rich and challenging history lesson!