Intermediate Division

The Intermediate Division is comprised of Ballet I, Ballet IB, Ballet II, Ballet III and Boys Strength & Conditioning. Instructors focus on strengthening the fundamental principles of classical ballet technique, which is the foundation for the more complex movements that will be executed in the advanced division.

Students will advance from one level to the next through faculty evaluation, and at the discretion of the Artistic Director. The progress of each student is based on the individual’s technical ability, physical aptitude, strength, classroom effort and attendance. Advancement is based on ability, not age, and it is common for a student to repeat a level.

Performance experience is an integral part of a dancer’s training at Ballet Conservatory. All intermediate division students have the opportunity to participate in the end of year performance in May. Additional performance opportunities may be offered to students as part of the Ballet Conservatory performing company.

The minimum number of classes required for each level is listed below.

Ballet I

Class meets twice a week for a total of 3 hours per week.

Class Times
August 16, 2021 – May 28, 2022
Monday 4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday Stretch 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Uniform (Girls)
Leotard – Energetiks #CL04/AL04 in Deep Purple
Tights – Capezio Convertible #1916C in Ballet Pink
Shoes – Bloch leather ballet shoes #S0205 in Pink

Uniform (Boys)
Top – White short-sleeved t-shirt
Tights – Black tights or leggings
Shoes – Bloch leather ballet shoes #S0205 in Black

Tuition
$175/month

Ballet IB

Class meets twice a week for a total of 3 hours per week.

Class Times
August 16, 2021 – May 28, 2022 
Tuesday 4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday Stretch 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Uniform (Girls)
Leotard – Energetiks #CL04/AL04
Tights – Capezio Convertible #1916C in Ballet Pink
Shoes – Bloch leather ballet shoes #S0205 in Pink

Uniform (Boys)
Top – White short-sleeved t-shirt
Tights – Black tights or leggings
Shoes – Bloch leather ballet shoes #S0205 in Black

Tuition
$175/month

Ballet II

Class meets twice a week for a total of 3 hours 30 minutes per week (with the option to add 30 minutes of Contemporary each week).

In addition to the Ballet II core schedule, Contemporary dance is an important foundation in the growth of a ballet dancer. It implements versatility which can be used to improve ballet technique by helping a dancer better understand use of space and control of their body. Contemporary combines several elements of other dance genres such as ballet, modern, and jazz, all of which are necessary to build a successful dancer.

Class Times
August 16, 2021 – May 28, 2022
Monday 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday Stretch 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Contemporary Wednesday 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Uniform (Girls)
Leotard – Energetiks #CL09/AL04 in Deep Purple
Tights – Capezio Convertible #1916C in Ballet Pink
Shoes – Bloch leather ballet shoes #S0205 in Pink

Uniform (Boys)
Top – White short-sleeved t-shirt
Tights – Black tights or leggings
Shoes – Bloch leather ballet shoes #S0205 in Black

Tuition
Option A:
3.5 hours/week (includes stretch & conditioning)
$190/month

Option B:
4 hours/week (includes stretch & conditioning)
Plus Contemporary Class
$215/month

Ballet III

Class meets three times per week for a total of 5 hours 30 minutes per week (with the option to add 30 minutes of Contemporary each week).

In addition to the Ballet III core schedule, Contemporary dance is an important foundation in the growth of a ballet dancer. It implements versatility which can be used to improve ballet technique by helping a dancer better understand use of space and control of their body. Contemporary combines several elements of other dance genres such as ballet, modern, and jazz, all of which are necessary to build a successful dancer.

Class Times
August 16, 2021 – May 28, 2022
Tuesday Contemporary 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Stretch 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Saturday Pre-Pointe 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Uniform (Girls)
Leotard – Energetiks #CL09/AL09 in Deep Purple
Tights – Capezio Convertible #1916C in Ballet Pink
Shoes – Leather split-sole ballet shoes in Pink with ribbons sewn on

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

Tuition
Option A:
5.5 hours/week (includes stretch & conditioning)
$245/month

Option B:
6 hours/week (includes stretch & conditioning)
Plus Contemporary Class
$270/month

Boys Strength & Conditioning

This Strength and Conditioning class meets once per week for a total of 60 minutes.

The boys class is tailored more specifically to men’s steps. This class emphasizes the muscularity and strength necessary for classical ballet male training. Placement in this level is limited to boys enrolled in Ballet I and up.

Class Times
August 16, 2021 – May 28, 2022
Friday 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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

Tuition
$50/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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