Ballet Program

PRE BALLET – (Ages 3 ½ – 4 ½) Combines elements of dance with music, sound, imagery, and props to teach basic Ballet motor skills, movement patterns, rhythm, balance and dynamics. By exploring rhythms and styles, this class prepares children for all Level I classes, including Ballet, Jazz and Tap.

BALLET I, II and III – (Ages 5 – 10) Placement is made according to age and experience.

BASIC BALLET TECHNIQUE  – (Ages 10+)  Introductory to Basic Ballet skills. No previous experience required.

ADVANCED TEEN BALLET – (Ages 13+) Advanced Beginner level. Focus on classical technique. Previous Ballet experience required.

TEEN POINTE – (Ages 13+) An introductory class for learning Basic Pointe Skills. Must be enrolled in Advanced Basic Ballet.

**BALLET IV – (Ages 10 – 12) At least 2 years of ballet training in preparation for going up on Pointe. Placement will be made at Instructor’s discretion.

**INTERMEDIATE I BALLET – (Ages 10 – 13) a technique class for dancers with at least 3 “consecutive” years of ballet training.

**BEGINNING POINTE – (Ages 10 – 13) At least 2 “consecutive” years of ballet training. Beginning Pointe will start upon teacher’s approval.  First year Pointe students cannot buy Pointe shoes until they receive a signed recommendation letter (Pointe class will not begin with the Pointe shoes.)

**INTERMEDIATE II BALLET & POINTE – (Ages 11 – 14) A technique class for dancers with at least 2 “consecutive” years of ballet training. Pointe students will continue their work from the previous years, pointe shoes should be checked regularly to ensure they fit properly.

**INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED BALLET – (Ages 12+) Technique only. More than one ballet class per week is highly recommended. Placement will be made at Instructor’s discretion. Dancers begin to develop a vast understanding for classical ballet technique and vocabulary.

**INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED POINTE  (Ages 12+) Pointe only. You must take the appropriate ballet class in order to take the Pointe class. Placement will be made at Instructor’s discretion.

**ADVANCED BALLET /POINTE – (Ages 14+) Pre-Professional level. Most advanced level of Tech. & Pointe. Placement will be made at Instructor’s discretion.

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2017 Open House

By Kate Semp | July 15, 2017

Ensemble Showcase, May 20th, 7 pm showtime

By admin | May 5, 2017

Summer Registration is Open

By admin | February 28, 2017

Senior Spotlight

By admin | February 22, 2017

2017 Open House

By Kate Semp | July 15, 2017

August 12, 2017 10:00am – 2:00pm Join us to meet our instructors and take a tour of our studio space. Drop in for a  free class or classes and register for our 2017/2018 season. Browse our “yard sale” items. Free Popcorn!

Ensemble Showcase, May 20th, 7 pm showtime

By admin | May 5, 2017

Ensemble Showcase, 7 pm, May 20th from West End Academy of Dance on Vimeo. This year we celebrate five years of Ensemble at West End Academy of Dance. The Ensemble program was designed for the dancer that wanted more opportunity to perform.  Ensemble classes are held weekly at WEADance, and give dancers the chance to […]

Summer Registration is Open

By admin | February 28, 2017

WEADance Summer Schedule is now available and you may register online or in the office. Please call or email the office to discuss any placement questions.

Senior Spotlight

By admin | February 22, 2017

Meet Logan, one of our fabulous seniors! Logan from West End Academy of Dance on Vimeo.

Teacher Spotlight, Miss Rachel

By admin | February 22, 2017

We would like for you to know a little more about our teachers. Rachel from West End Academy of Dance on Vimeo.

Senior Spotlight – Claire

By admin | January 28, 2017

Meet Claire.  We want to highlight our fabulous seniors this year!  We will miss you and we wish you the best of luck!  Keep dancing! Senior Spotlight – Claire from West End Academy of Dance on Vimeo.

Teacher Spotlight- Miss Madison

By admin | January 18, 2017

We would like for you to know a little more about our awesome teachers.  This video highlights Miss Madison, who teaches hip hop here at WEAD. Teacher Spotlight- Madison from West End Academy of Dance on Vimeo.

Snow Makeup Days

By admin | January 11, 2017

Saturday, January 7th classes will be made up on Saturday March, 11th Monday, January 8th classes will be made up on Monday, March 6th Tuesday, January 9th classes will be made up on Tuesday, March 7th.

CLOSED Tuesday, January 10th

By admin | January 6, 2017

WEADance will be closed, Tuesday, January 10th Parents are invited to observe classes the following Tuesday, January 17th.

Teacher Spotlight- Ms. Molly

By admin | December 13, 2016

We want you to know a little more about our teachers.  This week we are featuring one of our ballet teachers, Ms. Molly. Teacher Spotlight- Molly from West End Academy of Dance on Vimeo.

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