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 four times per week for a total of 9 hours 45 minutes and includes Modern, Pointe and Stretch & Conditioning classes. Students will have the option to add 30 minutes of Progressive Ballet Technique to their weekly schedule.

Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) is a strengthening and conditioning program designed to enhance students’ technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in all forms of dance. Participants are required to bring their own yoga ball, mat, and resistance bands.

Class Times 
August 16, 2021 – May 28, 2022
Monday
Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Monday 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday Pointe 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Pointe 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Friday Modern 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Uniform (Girls)
Leotard – Energetiks #CL09/AL09 in Black
Tights – Capezio seamed tights #18/18C in Ballet Pink
Shoes – Canvas or leather split-sole ballet shoes in Pink

Uniform (Boys)
Top – White short-sleeved t-shirt
Tights – Black tights or leggings
Shoes – Black ballet shoes in leather or canvas

Tuition
Option A:
9.75 hours/week (includes Modern)
$340/month

Option B:
10.25 hours/week (includes Modern)
Plus Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT)
$365/month

Ballet V

Class meets five times per week for a total of 10 hours and includes Modern, and Pointe classes. Ballet V and VI Students will have the option to add 60 minutes of Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) and 60 minutes of Pilates to their weekly schedule.

Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) is a strengthening and conditioning program designed to enhance students’ technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in all forms of dance. Participants are required to bring their own yoga ball, mat, and resistance bands.

Class Times
August 16, 2021 – May 28, 2022
Monday Pilates 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Monday 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday Pointe 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday Pointe 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday Modern 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday Pointe 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Uniform (Girls)
Leotard – Energetiks #CL09/AL09 in Black
Tights – Capezio seamed tights #18/18C in Ballet Pink
Shoes – Canvas or leather split-sole ballet shoes in Pink

Uniform (Boys)
Top – White short-sleeved t-shirt
Tights – Black tights or leggings
Shoes – Black ballet shoes in leather or canvas

Tuition
Option A:
10 hours/week (includes Modern)
$354/month

Option B:
12 hours/week (includes Modern)
Plus Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT)
Plus Pilates
$404/month

Ballet VI

Class meets five times per week for a total of 13 hours 30 minutes and includes Modern, and Pointe. Ballet V and VI Students will have the option to add 60 minutes of Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) and 60 minutes of Pilates to their weekly schedule.

Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) is a strengthening and conditioning program designed to enhance students’ technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in all forms of dance. Participants are required to bring their own yoga ball, mat, and resistance bands.

Class Times
August 16, 2021 – May 28, 2022
Monday Pilates 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Monday 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday Modern 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Uniform (Girls)
Leotard – Any leotard in Black
Tights – Capezio seamed tights #18/18C in Ballet Pink
Shoes – Canvas or leather split-sole ballet shoes in Pink

Uniform (Boys)
Top – White short-sleeved t-shirt
Tights – Black tights or leggings
Shoes – Black ballet shoes in leather or canvas

Tuition
Option A:
13.5 hours/week (includes Modern)
$405/month

Option B:
15.5 hours/week (includes Modern)
Plus Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT)
Plus Pilates
$455/month

Intermediate/Advanced Technique Class

The Intermediate/Advanced Technique Class meets twice per week for a total of 3 hours per week. This class is in addition to the regular class schedule and cannot be used as a make-up class for missed core classes.

This class provides additional ballet training for students enrolled in Ballet III, IV, V and VI. This 1.5 hour class is curriculum based and will build upon the dancers’ technique and fine tune their barre and center work.

Class Times
August 16, 2021 – May 28, 2022
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuition
$100/month

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