Ballet

WEAD Ballet Dance Classes

Pre-Ballet (ages 3-4)

An introduction to dance with emphasis on FUN! This class combines elements of dance with music, sound, imagery, and props to teach basic ballet motor skills, movement patterns, rhythm, balance and dynamics.

Monday
3:00 - 3:45
Tuesday
12:45 - 1:30
Wednesday
12:45 - 1:30
Thursday
3:00 - 3:45
Saturday
10:00 - 10:45

Ballet I (ages 5-6)

This class teaches children the beginning fundamentals of ballet such as ballet steps, stretching, across the floor exercises and center activities, as well as ballet technique and vocabulary.

Wednesday
4:00 - 5:00
Friday
4:00 - 5:00
Saturday
11:30 - 12:30

Ballet II (ages 6-8)

This class prepares children for traditional ballet techniques. Proper posture, alignment, and musicality are taught through ballet barre work, imaginative games and across the floor exercises.

Monday
4:00 - 5:00
Tuesday
4:00 - 5:00
Friday
4:00 - 5:00
Saturday
11:30 - 12:30

Ballet IIIA (ages 7-9)

In this class, students develop the strength and elegance of a ballet dancer, while learning discipline, classroom etiquette and the love of ballet. A structured ballet class is taught, consisting of an introduction to barre work, center combinations and across the floor exercises, all with emphasis on proper alignment, posture and technique.

Monday
4:00 - 5:00
Thursday
4:00 - 5:00
Saturday
11:00 - 12:15

Ballet IIIB (ages 8-10)

This level is designed for dancers with two or more years of continuous study. Ballet IIIB teaches the fundamentals of classical ballet focusing on use of the arms and head. This is a structured ballet class consisting of full barre work, center combinations and across the floor exercises, all with emphasis on proper alignment, posture and technique.

Tuesday
4:00 - 5:00
Saturday
11:00 - 12:15

** Ballet IVA (ages 9-12)

This level is designed for dancers with two or more years of continuous study. Ballet IVA continues the fundamentals of classical ballet focusing on use of the arms and head. This is a structured ballet class consisting of full barre work, center combinations and across the floor exercises, all with emphasis on proper alignment, posture and technique.

Tuesday
5:00 - 6:15
Thursday
4:00 - 5:15

**Ballet IVB & Beginning Pointe (ages 11+)

An intermediate level ballet class that involves pre-pointe and beginning pointe work. This class works on advancing and strengthening the dancer through a structured technical class. At least 2 years of consecutive ballet training is required to be evaluated for pointe. Dancers are assessed during the first several weeks of class and then given permission to be fitted for pointe shoes. Please do not sew pointe shoes until your instructor has checked them.

Tuesday
5:00 - 6:15
Friday
5:15 - 6:45

**Ballet V & Pointe (ages 11+)

Upper level ballet & pointe technique. This class works on advancing and strengthening the dancer through a structured technical class consisting of full barre work, center combinations and across the floor exercises, all with emphasis on proper alignment, posture and technique.

Monday
5:00 - 6:30
Wednesday
5 - 6:30

**Ballet VI-VII & Pointe (ages 12+)

Advanced level ballet & pointe technique. Students continue developing their strength and flexibility, while adding performance quality. It is a structured ballet class consisting of full barre work, adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro and grand allegro, all with emphasis on proper technique and quality of movement.

Monday
7:30 - 9:15

(VII)

Tuesday
6:30 - 8:15

(VI)

Wednesday
7:30 - 9:15

(VI/VII)

Thursday
5:15 - 7:00

(VI / VII)

**Variations (ages 12+)

This class is for the more experienced ballet dancer looking to challenge and increase their pointe technique and execution, while learning some of the most beloved ballets in the world.

Thursday
7:15 - 8:15

Basic Ballet (ages 9-12)

An accelerated, classical ballet level for beginners. This is a structured ballet class consisting of full barre work, center combinations and across the floor exercises, all with emphasis on proper alignment, posture and technique.

Monday
5:00 - 6:00

Basic Ballet II (ages 12+)

An accelerated, classical ballet level for beginners. This is a structured ballet class consisting of full barre work, center combinations and across the floor exercises, all with emphasis on proper alignment, posture and technique.

Monday
7:15 - 8:15

**Basic Ballet III (ages 13+)

An accelerated intermediate classical ballet class for teens. This is a structured ballet class consisting of full barre work, center combinations and across the floor exercises, all with emphasis on proper alignment, posture and technique.

Friday
6:45 - 8:00

**Basic Pointe (ages 13+)

Beginning Pointe Class for teen students. Students must be recommended to go “en pointe.” Basic Ballet III class is required to take Basic Pointe.

Friday
8:00 - 8:30

 

*Must be enrolled in ballet
**Instructor or director placement