The Ballet School

The Ballet School prides itself on providing high quality classical ballet and dance training for students of all ages and abilities.  The structure of each class is both challenging and encouraging, with emphasis placed on developing proper dance technique and etiquette.  Performance opportunities are offered throughout the year for advanced level dance students.  The end-of-year dance recital in June provides a performance opportunity for students of every level to share what they have leaned over the course of the year.

Students should expect to remain in a level for more than one year. New students need the instructor’s permission to join a class after the second billing quarter.  The Ballet Studio adheres to SPCAA’s 36 week academic year (September – June).  For your convenience, tuition can be billed quarterly or yearly.

*Each level takes at least two ballet classes per week. Like sports, progressing to an advanced level in dance training requires more than one day of guided practice each week. *
Please contact the instructor with questions about level placement. 

*A minimum enrollment of 3 dancers is required for a class to run
*Dance classes can be attended virtually (on Zoom) upon request

Interested students should contact Ms. Alaina with questions about class placement.

  • First Quarter: September 6, 2023-November 7, 2023
  • Second Quarter: November 8, 2023-January 27, 2024
  • Third Quarter: January 29, 2024-April 13, 2024
  • Fourth Quarter: April 15, 2024-June 17, 2024
  • Absolute Beginner Adult Ballet (must be 17 +)

    Tuesday 7:00-8:30 $108 per quarter
    This evening class is a supportive, motivating, adult-specific introduction to basic Ballet techniques. We will focus on terminology, alignment, proprioception, and musicality... and have some fun along the way! More »
  • Adult Ballet (Ages 17+)

    Wednesday 7:00-8:30 $163 per quarter
    Women and men are invited to learn ballet in an atmosphere that is supportive and engaging. Class is designed to be accessible to students at a variety of levels. Build strength, flexibility, and improve coordination while exploring traditional More »
  • Ballet 1 *two classes per week* (Ages 8-11)

    Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00 and Saturday 9:00-10:30 $270 per quarter
    No experience is necessary for this class. The structure of this traditional ballet class (barre, center, and across the floor) develops physical and mental discipline. Students will learn basic ballet techniques and terminology while improving posture, strength, and More »
  • Ballet 2 *two classes per week* (Ages 10+)

    Thursday 4:30-6:00 and Saturday 9:00-10:30 $326 per quarter
    At least 2 years of training required. This traditional ballet class is for students with some training who are interested in developing their technical strength and knowledge in classical ballet. Ballet 2 builds upon rudimentary movements learned in More »
  • Ballet 3 *three classes per week* (11+ instructor placement)

    Mon 5:45-7:15, Thurs 4:30-6:00 and Sat 9:00-10:30 $410/quarter
    This level involves the introduction of more advanced barre and center work. Attention is paid to developing movement sequences, proper extension of the legs and feet, use of the head, balance, as well as simple beats and basic More »
  • Ballet 4 *three classes per week minimum* (ages 12 +)

    Monday 5:45–7:15 and Thursday 6:00-7:30 and Saturday 9:00-10:30 $410 per quarter
    This is a challenging class that requires strength and stamina for more complex adagio, pirouette, and allegro combinations. This class will pay attention to fine details, use of the upper body, breath of movement and expression, as well More »
  • Modern/Jazz 1 (Ages 8-12, up to grades 7 or 8)

    Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 $108.00 per quarter
    No previous training is required. This class introduces students to classic Modern Dance techniques (such as, but not limited to, Humphrey-Weidman, Limón, and Horton), as well as classic Jazz Dance techniques (Luigi, Giordano, and Fosse). Students will develop More »
  • Modern/Jazz 2 (ages 13 +)

    Tuesday 5:45 - 6:45pm $108 per quarter
    This class continues instruction in classic Modern Dance techniques (such as, but not limited to, Humphrey-Weidman, Limón, and Horton), as well as classic Jazz Dance techniques (Luigi, Giordano, and Fosse).  The focus is on full-body integration and movement More »
  • Music and Movement – Family (Ages 3-5 with Multiple children and caregiver)

    Saturday 10:00-10:45 $157.50
    Musical Beginnings, offered by piano instructor Margaret Sawyer, serves as a gateway to music and dance lessons for young children. The family rate for multiple children, ages 3-5, along with their caregiver. We will enjoy movement to music, More »
  • Music and Movement-Individual Child (Ages 3-5 with caregiver )

    Saturday 10:00-10:45 $105.00 per quarter
    Musical Beginnings, offered by piano instructor Margaret Sawyer, serves as a gateway to music and dance lessons for young children. Ages 3-5 are welcome, along with a caregiver. We will enjoy movement to music, rhythm instruments, and singing More »
  • Pointe (age 12+)

    Monday 7:15-8:00 and Thursday 7:30-8:15 $168
    Permission of Instructor. To be considered, a student must demonstrate significant leg and foot strength, balance, and clean and steady execution of exercises. Beginner focus is on proper alignment during basic ballet movements while wearing pointe shoes. *Pointe More »
  • Pre-Ballet/Creative Movement/Tap (ages 5-7)

    Monday 4:30-5:30 $108 per quarter
    This class builds your child's confidence, posture, coordination, and flexibility while nurturing the joy of dance. The class introduces basic ballet and tap terminology and encourages self-expression through creative movement games and improvisation. Class alternates between ballet and More »
  • Tap 1 (Ages 8-12, up to grades 7 or 8)

    Wednesday 6:00-6:45 $84 per quarter
    Elementary Tap technique and terminology is introduced. This class emphasizes simple rhythms and the production of clear sounds with tap shoes. More »
  • Tap 2 (Ages 13+)

    Tuesday 5:00 – 5:45pm $84 per quarter
    This class continues the development of tap technique and terminology and will focus on the clarity of sounds, increasing speed, and more complicated rhythms. At least two years of prior tap training is required. More »