Advanced Division

Through the Ballet Conservatory’s structured and comprehensive syllabus, students develop the technical strength, artistic expression and self-confidence required for a career in the world of ballet. The curriculum includes technique class, pointe, variations, partnering, stretch, modern, and character.

Students in the Advanced Division earn their placement in each level through hard work, determination, and discipline. Those who have achieved proper technique may qualify to participate in pointe, pas de deux, and variations, in addition to the regular technique classes. The amount of time spent in a level depends solely on the student’s individual improvement and is determined by the Artistic Director.

Performance experience is integral to preparing a student for life in a professional company. All students participate in the end of year performance. Students in levels Ballet IV through Ballet VI have the opportunity to perform in two additional productions as part of the Company.

Admission into the Advanced Division is through an evaluation process and is based on talent, potential and previous training. The minimum number of classes required for each level is listed below. Advanced division students may take additional classes in lower levels at no charge.

Ballet IV

Class meets five times per week for a total of 10 hours 15 minutes and includes a stretch class and pointe classes.

Class Times
Monday (Technique & Pointe) 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday (Stretch Class) 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday (Technique) 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday (Technique & Pointe) 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday (Technique) 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday (Conditioning) 6:35 – 7:05 p.m.
Saturday (Technique) 10:15 – 12:00 p.m.

Uniform
Leotard – Motionwear #2518 in Black with pink waistband
Tights – Body Wrappers A 45
Shoes – Pink Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes

Tuition $323/month

Ballet V

Class meets five times per week for a total of 11 hours 15 minutes and includes a stretch class and pointe classes.

Class Times
Monday (Technique & Pointe) 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Stretch Class) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Technique) 7:00- 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday (Technique & Pointe) 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday (Technique & Pointe) 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday (Technique) 10:15 – 12:00 p.m.

Uniform
Leotard – Motionwear #2518 in Black
Tights – Body Wrappers A 45
Shoes – Pink Split Sole Ballet Canvas or Leather Shoes and Pointe Shoes

Tuition $333/month

Ballet VI

Class meets six times per week for a total of 14 hours and includes a stretch class and pointe classes.

Class Times
Monday (Technique & Pointe) 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday (Stretch Class) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Technique & Pointe) 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday (Technique & Pointe) 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday (Technique & Pointe) 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday (Technique) 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday (Conditioning) 6:35 – 7:05 p.m.
Saturday (Technique & Pointe) 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday (Company Rehearsal)

Uniform
Leotard – Motionwear #2518 in Black
Tights – Body Wrappers A 45
Shoes – Pink Split Sole Ballet Canvas or Leather Shoes and Pointe Shoes

Tuition $350/month

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The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas is a serious and well respected school with a friendly, family atmosphere.