Ballet Classes

Ballet technique is fundamental to all dance genres. It builds strength and discipline in dancers. Due to this, ballet classes will be a base requirement for many of our disciplines. For others, such as tap and hip hop, even though it is not required it is highly recommended. 

As we move to our new standard, you will see some classes marked as "Technique Only" classes and some marked as "Performance and Technique" classes. The Performance and Technique classes have been our standard class, performing in the end of year recital. Technique Only classes are designed to prepare students for higher levels of dance, focusing on technique and building a strong, healthy dancer. Both classes are appropriate for recreational and college prep students.

 

For more information on these classes, please refer back to the Dance Overview.

Looking ahead: if your student is interested in dancing on pointe, please begin planning their path. If you need advise or further information, please contact us to discuss your student and their plan. These requirements are in place for both recreation students and college prep.

By the 4th Grade (or Ballet 3) more classes will be offered allowing your student the opportunity be dance 2-3 hours a week. Rule of thumb is 3 hours/week, for 2 years before pointe work begins.

By High School, students should be dancing 4 days a week, 1-2 hours a day to maintain strength and flexibility. These hours include all genres, but will include ballet technique as well. 

Students learn the fundamentals of ballet technique, form, and vocabulary through instructional time and engaging activities

Ballet Beginning 1

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm

Ages 5-6

Teacher: Emma Carrico

Culpeper Street Studio

Ballet Beginning 2

Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Ages 7-8

Teacher: Renee Whiteley

Culpeper Street Studio

Ballet Beginning 3, Performance & Technique Class

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

ages 8-9

Teacher: Emma Carrico

Culpeper Street Studio

Ballet Beginning 3, Technique Only

Fridays, 5:30-6:30pm,

ages 8-9

Teacher: Renee Whiteley

Culpeper Street Studio

Ballet Beginning 4 & 5, Technique Only

with placement

Mondays, 4:30-6pm

ages 9-11

Teacher: Emma Carrico

Culpeper Street Studio

Ballet Beginning 4 & 5, Perormance & Technique Class

with placement

Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm

ages 9-11

Teacher: Renee Whiteley

Culpeper Street Studio

Teen & Adult Ballet ages 15+

Beginning Ballet is suited for active teens and adults with low-impact barre work, stretching, and muscle strengthening. This class is a great way to tone your body and work on core muscle strength in a non-competitive, welcoming environment. No dance experience required.

Thursdays, 7-8pm

Teacher: Claire Rosenberger

4th Street Studio

Intermediate Ballet is suited for active teens and adults with a beginner foundation in ballet who want to advance their skills to the next level.

Mondays, 6:30pm - 8pm

Teacher: Claire Rosenberger

4th Street Studio

Intermediate Ballet

This level takes beginning level skills to the next level and focuses on more complex barre combinations, center adagio, and petit allegro, as well as work across the floor.

Prior ballet experience required.

*Ballet Intermediate 1/2 Technique Only

with placement, ages 10 +

Tuesdays, 5 - 6:30pm

Teacher: Claire Rosenberger

4th Street Studio

Ballet Intermediate 1/2, Performance & Technique Class

with placement, ages 10+

Thursdays, 6pm - 7:30pm

Teacher: Renee Whiteley

39 Culpeper Street Studio

Ballet Pre-Pointe, Beginning Pointe  Technique Only Class

with placement, ages 12+

Mondays, 5-6:30pm

Teacher: Claire Rosenberger

4th Street Studio

Ballet Pre-Pointe, Beginning Pointe Performance & Technique Class

with placement, ages 12+

Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 7pm

Teacher: Belen Rodas

4th Street Studio

twice a week enrollment is required

Beginning Ballet

advanced ballet

This level is for experienced dancers who are ready to build on their skills. Serious dancers need ballet conditioning and technique on an ongoing basis to effectively progress. 

Instructor assessment is required for advanced class placement. 

Advanced Ballet with Pointe. This level will focus on advanced dancers who are on pointe. Instructor assessment is required for this class.

Advanced Ballet with Pointe, Performance & Technique Class

Tuesdays 6:30 - 8pm

with placement, ages 12 +

Teacher: Claire Rosenberger

4th Street Studio

Advanced Ballet with Pointe, Technique Only Class with placement

Thursdays 5:30 - 7pm

ages 12 +

Teacher: Emma Carrico

4th Street Studio

twice a week enrollment is required

Dress Requirements

Please click Revolution website to view the required dress requirements for your student's class. Orders placed will be shipped directly to you. This information will be available here by end of the week. 

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Not sure what other classes Allegro offers?

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Click on Allegro Learning Levels to discover more about your child's age group, learning styles, and suggested class packages. 

The full Class School 2021-22 can be viewed here.