Classes at Conservatory Ballet
We offer two separate programs: Curriculum Ballet Program and Community Outreach Program. Please look below for a list of our Community Outreach Classes or Click on "Information about our Nationally Recognized Ballet Curriculum" to view the Curriculum Schedule and Information.
Fall Curriculum Ballet Classes (September 6, 2011 - June 16, 2012)
Conservatory Ballet offers world-class facilities, trained and caring faculty, diverse and talented students and real-world performance opportunities and over 50 classes in Ballet see Community Outreach class descriptions below.
Community Outreach Classes are divided into four semesters.
(Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer)
Community Outreach Program classes for the following age ranges:
For Children Ages 18 To 30 Months
Pixie Ballet I
The elements in this class are designed to help socialize the toddler through through enjoyable exercises and interactions. Circles, lines, and diagonals are introduced by particular sets of exercises. Barre (size appropriate), center, and corner/diagonal would include plies, tendus, horizontal and vertical jumping, turning, sharing and taking turns in the security of the parent and/or caregiver being an equal participant in the class.
For Children Ages 30 To 42 Months
Pixie Ballet II
A "real" ballet class for the more experienced toddler with a sophisticated taste. Ballet, as a visual art, we begin to train the young lady or gentlemen's eyes by showing small sections of performances of the great ballets. A favorite is the Tales of Beatrix Potter danced by the Royal Ballet. A true delight, however, the ballet demonstrates virtuoso dancing. Other ballets introduced will include Sleeping Beauty and the Nutcracker.
For Children Ages 3 To 4 Years
Ballet Stories I
Ballet Stories of the Greats for Young Children. Focus is on the Princesses of Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere and The Pharaoh's Daughter.
For Children Ages 4 To 6 Years
Ballet Stories II
If your ballerina is interested in fairy tales and loves to dance, then this is the class for you! This class lets little dancers explore the world of Fairies through The Kirov Ballet's Sleeping Beauty. The children learn choreography from the different variations within this video by mimicking the world class Kirov Ballet dancers. Learning fundamentals include: stretching, warm-up and technique. At the end of the 10 week session, we invite the parents and grandparents to enjoy a demonstration of the fairies. (Friends are welcome)
For Children Ages 5 To 7
Elementary Ballet with Character Dance * Level 1
At this age students are expected to begin to develop a joy of learning and a physical and verbal ballet vocabulary. We'll cover first and second positions of the feet and the three positions of the arms based on the Vaganova syllabus. Plies, tendus, and frappes is the corp for barre exercises. The center exercises will focus on the coordination of arms, and head and feet. This class is fundamental in developing the muscle memory necessary for further study.
For Children Ages 7 To 9 Years
Elementary Ballet with Character Dance * Level 2
At this age students are expected to begin to develop a joy of learning and a physical and verbal ballet vocabulary. We'll cover first, second and fifth positions of the feet and the three positions of the arms based on the Vaganova syllabus. Plies, tendus, and frappes is the corp for barre exercises. The center exercises will focus on the coordination of arms, and head and feet. This class is fundamental in developing the muscle memory necessary for further study.
13 Years - Adult
A "reintroduction" for those students who have taken a break from dancing or for those who have decided to start late. This class is beginning Ballet class for older teens and older students. Participants also join to strengthen their other disciplines, such as Figure skating, gymnastics, soccer, swimming and horseback riding.