Youth Ballet Classes

All Ballet programs run on a 32-week session that begins September 11, 2017.  For Ballet II and up, all new students must schedule a placement audition.

We also offer ballet and dance workshops in Fairy Tale Ballet, Beginner Teen Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, and more!

2017/2018 Ballet Programs (session begins Sept 11, 2017)

Creative Dance I (Ages 3-4)
Instructors: Clara Mills
Class Times:
2017/2018 schedule: Saturdays 9:00-9:45am. 

Class Description: Designed for the youngest students, this class stimulates coordination, large motor skill development, musical awareness, spatial awareness and listening skills.  Two sessions of Creative Dance I will run 16 weeks.  Session A:  September – Jan, and Session B: Jan – June.

Creative Dance II (Ages 4-5)
Instructors: Clara Mills
Class Times:  2017/2018 schedule: Saturdays 10:00-10:45am
Class Description: Designed for the youngest students, this class stimulates coordination, large motor skill development, musical awareness, spatial awareness and listening skills.

Pre-Ballet I (Ages 5-6)
Instructor: Clara Mills
Class Times:
2017/2018 schedule: Thursdays 4:15-5:00pm or Saturdays 11:00 – 11:45 am
Pre-Ballet I Description: An early introduction to classical ballet. Includes learning basic ballet hand and foot positions in conjunction with short improvisation and set dances.

Pre-Ballet II (Ages 6-7)
Instructor: Clara Mills
Class Times:
2017/2018 schedule: Thursday 5:00 – 5:45pm (Clara Mills)
Pre-Ballet II Description: An early introduction to classical ballet. Includes learning basic ballet hand and foot positions in conjunction with short improvisation and set dances.

Ballet I (Ages 7+, 3 years experience)
Instructor: Clara Mills
Class Times:
2017/2018 schedule: Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00pm (Clara)

Class Description: This class develops the beginning ballet movement skills with the addition of the basic ballet positions, primary steps and movement combinations. Students will later move to the barre, working with two hands on the barre, facing the barre.

Ballet I/II (Ages 7+, 3 years experience)
Instructor: Jennifer Lester-Rubin
Class Times: 2017/2018 schedule: Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 am (Jennifer)
Class Description: This class develops the beginning ballet movement skills with the addition of the basic ballet positions, primary steps and movement combinations. Students will later move to the barre, working with two hands on the barre, facing the barre.

 

For Ballet II and up, all new students must schedule a placement audition. 

Ballet II
Instructor: Lori Nowak and Jennifer Lester-Rubin
Class Times: 2017/2018 schedule: Mondays 4:00 – 5:30 pm (Lori), Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm (Lori), and/or Saturday  10:00 – 11:00am (Jennifer Lester-Rubin)
Class Description: Students accelerate in their vocabulary and move on to one hand on the barre during second part of the year. Close attention to the arms and feet positions. Two or more classes recommended. 

Ballet III
Instructor: Cosmin Marculetiu, Kseniya Melyukhina, and Lori Nowak
Class Times: 2017/2018 schedule: Mondays 4:00 – 5:30 pm (Cosmin Marculetiu), Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00pm (Kseniya Melyukhina), Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm (Cosmin Marculetiu), and/or Saturday (includes Pointe)  11:45 am – 1:45 pm (Lori Nowak)
Ballet III Description:
Students will emphasize the practice and understanding of etiquette necessary of a productive dance student. Students will try to achieve 90 degree leg extension with proper body placement and alignment at the barre and in the center. Various pirouettes, small and big jumps will be introduced. Three or more classes recommended.

Ballet IV/V
Instructor: Cosmin Marculetiu and Kseniya Melyukhina
Class Times: 2017/2018 schedule: Mondays 5:30 – 7:30pm (Cosmin Marculetiu), Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm (Kseniya Melyukhina), Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00pm (Cosmin Marculetiu), Thursdays 5:30 – 7:00pm (Kseniya Melyukhina), and/or Saturdays 1:30 – 3:00pm (Cosmin Marculetiu)
Class Description: Class includes longer, more complicate combinations of ballet movements at the barre and in the center with an emphasis on clear understanding of musicality. Students will become familiar with different time signatures and learn how to count music accordingly. Students will be encouraged to improve leg extension (above 90 degree) and turn out, placement, and alignment. Various multiple pirouettes will be taught and practiced in combination form. Four or more classes are recommended.

Boys Ballet
Instructor: Cosmin Marculetiu
Class Times: Fridays 3:30-4:30 pm
Class Description: An early introduction to classical ballet, especially designed for boys. This class focuses on exercises to strengthen and improve coordination, flexibility, musical rhythm and counting, direction and space use. Very basic ballet hand and foot positions are learned in conjunction with short improvisation and set dances. Dance training offers children a unique combination of demanding physical challenges and creative expression. It also promotes self-discipline and spatial awareness, which promotes total mind-body athleticism.

Youth Contemporary
Instructor: Doug Kolakowski
Class Times: 2017/2018 schedule:
Level I: Saturdays 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Level II: Saturdays 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Class Description: Explore movement through leaps, turns, contemporary choices and lyrical movement.  Students will start with the most basic contemporary movements and core techniques then work their way into creating their own motions with the use of independent creativity and musicality. Dancers will combine techniques from other styles of dance such as modern, ballet, and jazz paired with more natural and free motions. (Dancers must be 11+ with previous dance experience.)

Stretching
Instructor: Kseniya Melyukhina
Class Times: 2017/2018 schedule: Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm