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CLASSICAL

BALLET

About Our Program

The Classical Ballet Program is geared towards students wishing to receive serious, pre-professional level dance training in a healthy environment. Our curriculum is based on the traditional Vaganova method, with a strong emphasis on contemporary style in the upper levels. Multiple classes per week are required to safely and effectively build technical and physical strength.

Benefits of participating in our classical ballet program include

  • Ballet conferences with faculty in the fall semester

  • Ballet exams every spring to track progress and progression

  • Priority casting in DaySpring Dance productions

  • Additional outreach and community performances throughout the year

 

Classes in the Classical Ballet Program are by placement. Please email dance department head at dance@dayspringarts.org to discuss your student's current ballet experience.

Open studio classes are also available for all students, even those not in the Classical Ballet Program. Placement is still required. 

BALLET 2

Expect 24-25 placement information after ballet exams in April. 

BALLET 2

Beginning/Intermediate Dancers

Students in Ballet 2 build on skills learned in Ballet 1. Dancers progress to holding the barre with one hand, and center work introduces an array of new steps and terminology. Focus is given to building a strong technical foundation, placement and positions, waltzing, and understanding ballet terminology. *By placement only, please email dance@dayspringarts.org for placement information. Ballet 2 students will perform in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale, and are also encouraged to audition for our summer and winter ballet productions.

 

*NEW THIS YEAR*

Registration for Ballet 2 includes the following classes

  • Ballet 2, Mondays 4:45-6:15pm

  • Intro/Pre Pointe, Mondays 6:15-7:00pm

  • Your choice of Ballet 2, Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm OR Ballet 2, Fridays 1:15-2:30pm

Monthly Tuition: $228

Additionally, Ballet 2 students are required to take one dance or performing arts elective. Examples are Jazz, Tap, Contemporary Modern, Musical Theatre, or Acting.

BALLET 3

Beginning/Intermediate Dancers
BALLET 3

Through introduction of new steps, patterns, and physical concepts, Ballet 3 builds on students’ previous knowledge and training. Exercises in class remain simple and precise, which allows students to absorb new information and build confidence. Focus is given to proper alignment and pirouettes, as well as building strength and stamina for grand allegro. *By placement only, please email dance@dayspringarts.org for placement informationBallet 2 students will perform in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale, and are also encouraged to audition for our summer and winter ballet productions.

*NEW THIS YEAR*
Registration for Ballet 3  includes the following classes

  • Ballet 3, Mondays 4:45-6:15pm

  • Intro/Pre Pointe OR Beg Pointe, Mondays 6:15-7:00pm

    • Pointe level determined by individual placement

  • Ballet 3/4, Tuesdays 5:45-6:15pm OR Ballet 3+, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm

Monthly Tuition: $228

Additionally, Ballet 3 students are required to take one dance or performing arts elective. Examples are Jazz, Tap, Contemporary Modern, Musical Theatre, or Acting.

BALLET 4

Intermediate Dancers
BALLET 4

Moving into more complicated technical concepts, Ballet 4 students are given many opportunities to expand their knowledge and hone in on their critical thinking skills. Some focus is given on how to troubleshoot and adjust in the moment, so that dancers are prepared to take on the fast-paced, advanced levels in future years. Much attention is given to helping each dancer thrive in their own imaginations and creativity, to allow them to begin to discover who they are as individuals, while still being able to understand and implement directions both quickly and efficiently. 

 

*By placement only, please email dance@dayspringarts.org for placement information. Ballet 2 students will perform in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale, and are also encouraged to audition for our summer and winter ballet productions.

 

*NEW THIS YEAR*

Registration for Ballet 4  includes the following classes

  • Ballet 4, Thursdays 5:45-6:15pm

  • Intro/Pre Pointe OR Beg Pointe, Mondays 6:15-7:00pm

    • Pointe level determined by individual placement

  • Ballet 3/4, Tuesdays 5:45-6:15pm

  • Dance Conditioning, Thursdays 5:00-5:45pm

  • Variations, Thursdays 8:00-8:45pm

Monthly Tuition: $350

 

Additionally, Ballet 4 students are required to take Contemporary Modern 3 and one dance or performing arts elective Examples are Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, or Acting.

BALLET 5

Intermediate/Advanced Dancers
BALLET 5

For advanced dancers, Ballet 5 classes begin with an intense barre focused on alignment and clean technique. Center work builds upon previously learned skills while emphasizing artistry, technique, precision, and clarity. This class is focused on thoroughly examining battu work, linking larger steps with clearly defined footwork, as well as being able to transfer clean technique into more complex combinations. Highly advanced steps and skills are introduced as dancers become technically able and mentally ready for new challenges. 

 

*By placement only, please email dance@dayspringarts.org for placement information. Ballet 2 students will perform in DaySpring’s end of year recital, Finale, and are also encouraged to audition for our summer and winter ballet productions.

 

*NEW THIS YEAR*

Registration for Ballet 5  includes the following classes

  • Ballet 5, Thursdays 5:45-6:15pm

  • Intermediate Pointe, Monday 7:45-8:30pm/Thursday 7:15-7:45pm OR Advanced Pointe, TuesdayThursday 7:15-8:00pm

    • Pointe level determined by individual placement

  • Ballet 5, Monday 7:00-8:30pm

  • Ballet 5, Tuesday 5:45-7:15pm

  • Dance Conditioning, Thursdays 5:00-5:45pm

  • Variations, Thursdays 8:00-8:45pm

Monthly Tuition: $425

Additionally, Ballet 5 students are required to take Contemporary Modern 3 and one dance or performing arts elective Examples are Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, or Acting.

OPEN STUDIO BALLET CLASSES

POINTE

Open Ballet Classes are for students in our Classical Ballet Program as well as any other student who is interested in ballet training. Placement evaluations are required for students who are not in the Classical Ballet Program, please contact dance@dayspringarts.org for placement.

BALLET ELECTIVES
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