Classical Ballet Program

 

Classical Ballet Program students continue to develop coordination, musicality, and kinetic awareness while building upon skills learned in the Children’s Program. In a more structured class environment, the instructors nurture the students’ love for dance and the arts through the disciplined study of classical ballet technique. Students are placed into the Classical Ballet Program based on their age at the start of the school year and level of dance experience. Placement is for the entire school year, including the summer session. Classes are held at the St. Matthews Studios.

All Classical Ballet Program students are invited to participate in the Spring Dance Festival: The Last Unicorn. Register by September 14, 2019. (Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 18 for CBVI and Saturday, September 21 for all other CB levels.) Click here to learn more about Spring Dance Festival!


Classical Ballet I (Ages 6 & 7)

One Class $450 per semester or $117.50 per month with 4 Installment Plan
Two Classes $520 per semester or $135 per month with 4 Installment Plan

Students in Classical Ballet I build the physical maturity needed to learn ballet technique. Exercises facing the barre are introduced to develop core strength, alignment, control, and balance. Center work exercises promote flexibility, stability, and coordination. Students at the Classical Ballet I level generally attend one ballet technique class, but have the option to enroll in two technique classes at a discounted rate. Additionally, Jazz/Tap 1 is recommended for CB I – III level students wishing to build upon their rhythmical skills introduced in Pre-Ballet. Students will receive a 50% discount on Jazz/Tap 1.

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday (M) 4:30 – 5:30 pm Elizabeth Matthews   St. Matthews
Wednesday (W)**   4:30 – 5:30 pm Amanda Rollins St. Matthews
Thursday (R) 4:45 – 5:45 pm Haley Mueksch St. Matthews
Saturday (S) 9:00 – 10:00 am Haley Mueksch St. Matthews

**This is an inclusive class offering open to dancers with a variety of needs and abilities.  Varied instructional methods will be utilized to accommodate students based on individual need.


Classical Ballet II (Ages 7 – 9)

Two Classes $540 per semester or $140 per month with 4 Installment Plan

Students in Classical Ballet II continue to develop the physical maturity needed to learn ballet technique. Exercises facing the barre and in the center continue to develop flexibility, core strength, alignment, control, balance, and coordination. Students’ developing maturity facilitates a greater demand in terms of vocabulary, technical execution and artistry. Classical Ballet II students are invited to register for one elective class per semester from the Complementary Program. Students will receive a 50% discount on their elective class.

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday (M) 5:30 – 6:45 pm Elizabeth Matthews   St. Matthews
Tuesday (T) 4:45 – 6:00 pm Haley Mueksch St. Matthews
Wednesday (W)** 6:00 – 7:00 pm Amanda Rollins St. Matthews
Thursday (R) 4:30 – 5:45 pm Donna Richards St. Matthews
Saturday (S) 11:30 am – 12:45 pm    Haley Mueksch St. Matthews

**This is an inclusive class offering open to dancers with a variety of needs and abilities ages 8-10.  Varied instructional methods will be utilized to accommodate students based on individual need. $450 per semester or $117.50 per month with 4 Installment Plan.


Classical Ballet III (Placement Class Required)

Two Classes $620 per semester or $160 per month with 4 Installment Plan

Students in Classical Ballet III build on the technique learned in Classical Ballet II. Exercises with one hand at the barre are introduced as students continue to develop core strength, alignment, control, and balance. Simple enchaȋnement are introduced and the repetition of barre work in the center promotes coordination, flexibility, and concentration. Classical Ballet III students are invited to register for one elective class per semester from the Complementary Program. Students will receive a 50% discount on their elective class.

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday (M) 6:00 – 7:30 pm Amanda Rollins   St. Matthews  
Tuesday (T) 4:45 – 6:15 pm Donna Richards St. Matthews
Wednesday (W)**   6:00 – 7:00 pm Amanda Rollins St. Matthews
Thursday(R) 4:30 – 6:00 pm Amanda Rollins St. Matthews
Saturday (S) 9:00 – 10:30 am   Donna Richards St. Matthews

**This is an inclusive class offering open to dancers with a variety of needs and abilities ages 8-10.  Varied instructional methods will be utilized to accommodate students based on individual need. $450 per semester or $117.50 per month with 4 Installment Plan.


Classical Ballet IV (Placement Class Required)

Two Classes $620 per semester or $160 per month with 4 Installment Plan
Three Classes $710 per semester or $182.50 per month with 4 Installment Plan

Through continued repetition and development of the knowledge learned in previous levels, Classical Ballet IV students’ maturing body awareness and concentration facilitates improved core strength, alignment, control, and balance during barre and center work. Enchaȋnement become more complex to nurture students’ artistic development. Classical Ballet IV students are invited to register for one or multiple elective classes from the Complementary Program per semester. Students will receive a 50% discount on their first elective class and a 75% discount on any additional elective classes.

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday (M) 4:30 – 6:00 pm Sheila Zeng    St. Matthews   
Tuesday (T) 4:45 – 6:15 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews
Friday (F) 5:00 – 6:30 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews
Saturday (S1) 10:30 am – 12:00 pm      Jenni Haddy St. Matthews
Saturday (S2)   12:00 – 1:30 pm Jenni Haddy    St. Matthews   

 


Classical Ballet V (Placement Class Required)

Two Classes $620 per semester or $160 per month with 4 Installment Plan
Three Technique Classes with Pre-Pointe $740 per semester or $190 per month with 4 Installment Plan

In a more rigorous class environment, the instructors nurture the students’ love for dance and the arts through a more disciplined study of classical ballet technique. Pre-pointe work is introduced at this level in preparation for transition into the upper Classical Ballet levels or the Pre-Professional Program. Classical Ballet V students are also encouraged to register for at least one Complementary Program class per semester. Students will receive a 50% discount on their first elective class and a 75% discount on any additional elective classes.

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday (M) 4:45 – 6:15 pm Amy Delaney St. Matthews
  6:15 – 6:45 pm (Pre-Pointe)*  Amy Delaney St. Matthews
Tuesday (T) 4:30 – 6:00 pm Amy Delaney St. Matthews
  6:30 – 7:15 pm (Boys’ Class) Sanjay Saverimuttu St. Matthews
Wednesday (W) 4:30 – 6:00 pm  Amy Delaney St. Matthews
Thursday (R) 6:00 – 7:30 pm Amy Delaney St. Matthews
  7:30 – 8:00 pm (Pre-Pointe)*     Amy Delaney St. Matthews
Saturday (S) 10:30 – 12:00 pm Amy Delaney St. Matthews

*Classical Ballet V students are expected to enroll in at least three 90 minute ballet technique classes if they wish to register for Pre-Pointe class.


Upper Classical Ballet Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classical Ballet VI (Placement Class Required)

Three Technique Classes with Pre-Pointe and Repertoire $790 per semester or $202.50 per month with 4 Installment Plan
Flexible Options Available, please contact the Registration & Enrollment Manager for more information

Continuing in a structured curriculum, students in these levels work to increase skill, endurance, and discipline, as well as technical and artistic progress. Pointe work may be introduced for students meeting the requirements of age, physical development, and satisfactory skill and knowledge of classical ballet technique. Classical Ballet VI students are encouraged to register for at least one elective class per semester from the Complementary Program. Students will receive a 50% discount on their first elective class and a 75% discount on any additional elective classes.

Day Time Instructor Location
Monday 4:30 – 6:00 pm Tawnee Thompson St. Matthews
  6:00 – 6:45 pm (Pre-Pointe)**    Tawnee Thompson St. Matthews
Tuesday 6:15 – 7:45 pm Amy Delaney St. Matthews
  7:45 – 8:45 pm (Repertoire)     Amy Delaney St. Matthews
Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00 pm Tawnee Thompson St. Matthews

**Classical Ballet VI students are expected to attend the 90 minute ballet technique classes a total of three times per week if they wish to participate in Pre-Pointe classes.


Classical Ballet VII – IX (Placement Class Required)

Continuing in a structured curriculum, students in these levels work to increase skill, endurance, and discipline, as well as technical and artistic progress. Continuing pointe work for these students add knowledge, skill and prowess so the dancers start to feel comfortable in their shoes and dancing on pointe. Classical Ballet VII – IX students are strongly encouraged to register for at least one elective class per semester from the Complementary Program. Students will receive a 50% discount on their first elective class and a 75% discount on any additional elective classes.

Level VII

Three Technique Classes with Pointe** and Repertoire $790 per semester or $202.50 per month with 4 Installment Plan
Flexible Options Available, please contact the Registration & Enrollment Manager for more information

Level VIII and IX

Three Technique Classes with Pointe** and Repertoire $810 per semester or $207.50 per month with 4 Installment Plan
Flexible Options Available, please contact the Registration & Enrollment Manager for more information

Day Time Instructor Location
Tuesday 6:15 – 7:45 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews
  7:45 – 8:45 pm (Repertoire)    Amy Delaney St. Matthews
Thursday 5:45 – 7:15 pm Jenni Haddy St. Matthews
  7:15 – 7:45 (Pointe 1)^    Jenni Haddy St. Matthews
Friday 4:30 – 6:00 pm Sheila Zeng St. Matthews
  6:00 – 6:45 pm (Pointe 2)^^    Sheila Zeng St. Matthews

**Classical Ballet VII – IX students are expected to attend ballet technique class a total of three times to participate in Pointe classes. CB VII level students may only attend the Thursday Pointe class. CB VIII and IX level students are invited to attend both the Thursday and Friday Pointe classes.

^Pointe 1 CB VII – IX
^^Pointe 2 CB VIII – IX


Boys’ Class (Classical Ballet V – IX)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Availability, schedule, and pricing contingent upon enrollment.

Day Time Instructor Location
Tuesday 6:30 – 7:15 pm    Sanjay Saverimuttu St. Matthews

Dress Code

The student dress code maintains the tradition and aesthetic of classical ballet and allows instructors to see the full lines of the students’ bodies. As such, all students must wear the required uniform colors and styles. View the 19-20 Family Handbook for more detailed uniform requirements for each level and complete descriptions for boys and young men.

Boys Dress Code

Classical Ballet I & II Dress Code

Classical Ballet III & IV Dress Code

Classical Ballet V & VI Dress Code

Classical Ballet VII, VIII, IX Dress Code

Required styles and colors are reasonably priced and are currently only available for purchase at eurotard.com or Dancetastic Dancewear

Click Here to view the Class Catalog and begin the Registration & Enrollment process!