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Early Childhood Program (3 to 6 year olds) INCLUDING Boys!
Classical Youth Ballet Services
Elementary Program (7 to 10 year olds)
Intermediate Program (11 to 14 years of age)
In our Early Childhood Program, ages 3 through 6 years are separated into classes by specific age. Our program is meant to develop the entire well-being of a student, both physically and developmentally. We are interested in how and why a student works the way they do and will place a student according to level, if needed. Classes are designed with Share Time (designed to enhance the social aspect of your dancer), Circle Dance & Claps (designed to enhance the developing musician in your dancer), Dance Space (developmentally appropriate classical ballet steps for your dancer according to age), and Free Dance (allowing your dancer to create, imagine, and freely dance in their own unique ability). Your dancer will learn Dancer Manners, how to get along and share with fellow dancers, and use props while learning the art of classical ballet. Most importantly, they will learn to love to dance!​  New for 2020:  Boy's ONLY Class - Boys can dance too!
$38.00 per month for 45-minute class and $42.00 per month for 1-hour class.
At Classical Youth Ballet, we take care to provide our dancers high quality classes that are not only fun but also disciplined and structured.  We believe in training our dancers to become confident individuals, friendly to others, accepting of other's differences, academically more focused, physically healthy, and appreciative of their individual unique gifts. 

We provide a variety of programs including:
The Elementary Program (Young Dancer I and Young Dancer II) features the beginning levels for learning ballet technique. This division includes dancers ages 7 to 10. Dancers learn the basic ballet positions, the progression of a standard ballet barre and the French vocabulary that defines all of the steps in ballet.  This is done in a unique and fun, yet disciplined way that is unique to Ms. Michelle and her teaching style.

Students progress through these levels as through grades in school; however, all students move at different rates. Some may spend more time in a level while the mind and the body learn to work together; some may progress much faster. Although placement is for the most part according to age, advancement is based on ability and is at the discretion of Ms. Michelle.

$42.00 per month for 1-hour class, $72.00 per month for two 1-hour classes.  

Dancers must take 2x/week this if wishing to progress into earning their ribbons at age 10 or pre-pointe shoes at age 11.  When earned at age 10, ballet ribbons are sewn onto their regular ballet shoes so the dancers prepare for pre-pointe shoes.  When a dancer is age 11, they will have the opportunity to earn pre-pointe shoes (these look exactly like pointe shoes; however, they are a preparatory shoe designed to prepare a dancer for pointe work without allowing the dancer to go fully up on pointe).  Please call for more information regarding our Pre-Pointe programs.
Students in the Intermediate Program (Intermediate I and Intermediate II) also progress through these levels as through grades in school; however, all students move at different rates. They may advance with hard work, determination and discipline. This division includes dancers ages 11 and up. Those who have achieved proper technique may qualify to participate in our pre-pointe and pointe programs. 

Dancers who are 11 years old and are showing progress and proper technique may enter into the Pre-Pointe Program.  Dancers who are 12 years old and have achieved proper technique may qualify to participate in the Pointe Program but must be approved through Ms. Michelle first. Dancers must have taken for one year and take 2x/week to be considered for these programs.

$86.00 for two 1-hour 30-minute classes per week; $108.00 for two 1-hour 30-minute classes + one 1-hour Ballet Conditioning/Training class per week.

*Pointe work: Students may begin pointe work only at the recommendation of Ms. Michelle. Dancing en pointe requires strong technique, muscle control, mental readiness and maturity to avoid injury. As a child is growing, the bones in the feet are ossifying from soft cartilage to strong bone. For this reason, pointe work does not begin until a dancer is at least 12 years of age.
If you have any questions concerning classes, prices, or policies, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our friendly staff will help find the best solutions for you.
Advanced Program (15 years of age through College)
Students in the Advanced Program have achieved proper technique and have had 2+ years training on pointe.  Classes provided include a challenging and engaging atmosphere with strong encouragement to progress at each dancer's own individual level.  Dancers are required to take 2x/week and strongly encouraged to attend one of our Ballet Conditioning/Training classes for injury prevention.  Our Performance Program, Youth Dance Theatre, has been suspended for the 2020-2021 School Year due to Coronavirus; however, we will still have performance opportunities done through auditions for our Nutcracker (December 2020) and Year-End Finale Performances (May 2021).

$86.00 for two 1-hour 30-minute classes per week; $108.00 for two 1-hour 30-minute classes + one 1-hour Ballet Conditioning/Training class per week.

Ms. Michelle is an ABT (American Ballet Theatre, New York City) certified teacher with their International Training Curriculum in Pre-Primary through Level 3. This curriculum combines scientific principles with elements of classical French, Italian, and Russian schools of ballet. The goal of our Curriculum is to train students to use their bodies correctly by educating them on anatomy, kinetics, coordination, and alignment. Artistically, our Curriculum strives to provide for students both a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles of dance.