These structured classical ballet classes focus on proper posture, discipline, vocabulary, and technique to ensure the student’s understanding of the fundamental movement methods. Students advance according to individual progress in obtaining technique, strength, and flexibility. These classes include barre and center floor work, including movements and/or combinations across the floor.
As students progress in the Student Division, they are presented with more challenging ballet vocabulary and a quicker pace. Level 2 and 3 classes are designed to elevate the dance student’s knowledge of ballet for those aspiring to audition for The Tallahassee Ballet’s Youth Company.
An instructor’s recommendation is required for student advancement in Level 2 and higher. Outside students must take a placement class. Experience is not required, but will be taken into consideration.
7 years old (by Oct. 1st ). No placement class required.
Friday: 5:30pm-6:30pm — $58.00
Saturday: 10:45am-11:45am — $58.00
Tuesday: 4:00pm-5:00pm — $58.00
Wednesday: 4:00pm-5:00pm — $58.00
Saturday: 11:00am-11:45am — $58.00 (BOYS CLASS)
Ages: 7-8 yrs (at least 7 by Oct. 1st). Two ballet classes per week required.
Thursday: 3:45pm-5:00pm — $60.00
Tuesday: 5:30pm-6:45pm — $60.00
Age is taken into consideration; however, students are placed in the appropriate level based on technique.
Two ballet classes per week required. This level brings greater attention to the artistry of ballet movement, and fluidly connecting steps and preparing young dancers for auditions and performances. Students remain in this level for a minimum of 2 years.
Monday: 4:45pm-6:15pm — $62.00
Thursday: 6:15pm-7:45pm — $62.00
Tuesday: 6:45pm-7:45pm — $58.00
AGE: Minumum age 12 and have at least four years of solid ballet training and have physically matured before training en pointe. Starting too early can cause damage, including stress fractures and malformation of bones. Everybody grows at different rates, so age is much less of a determinant for en pointe readiness.
This class focuses on the fundamentals of pointe work while building the strength necessary to progress en pointe. The class will primarily include barre work and eventually advance to combinations in the center.
Two ballet classes per week are required.
Students remain in this level until the physical strength and mastery of technique are reached safely.
Dress Code (strictly enforced):
GIRLS: black leotard, pink tights, pink split-sole ballet shoes or pointe shoes. Flesh-toned tights and shoes for dark skin tones are welcome. Color of tights should match the shoes. Hair neatly pulled back in a bun for class. TTBS uniform leotard is required for Level 2 and higher.
BOYS: black tights, black ballet shoes, and a white t-shirt.
OTHER DANCE STYLES
LEVEL 1: Ages: 7-8 yrs (at least 7 by Oct. 1st.)
No classes during 2022-2023 season.
LEVEL 2: Ages: 8-9 yrs (at least 8 by Oct. 1st)
Thursday: 5:00pm-6:15pm — $60.00
This class builds strength, technique, rhythm, balance, and jumping while
introducing students to classical jazz vocabulary and conditioning. It includes a warm-up, across-the-floor exercises, and a fun choreography combination as a culmination of each class’s content.
GIRLS: Any color leotard, tights or jazz pants, and black jazz shoes.
BOYS: Black jazz pants/tights, black jazz shoes, any solid-color t-shirt.
JAZZ/TAP COMBINATION Ages: 7-10 yrs (at least 7 by Oct. 1st)
Tuesday: 4:30pm-5:30pm — $58.00
Combining the arts of jazz and tap, this class is broken into two segments. It includes a warm-up, across the floor exercises, and a fun choreography combination at the culmination of the school year.
Dress Code: Any color leotard, tights or jazz pants, and jazz and tap shoes.
BALLET/TAP COMBINATION Ages: 4-6 (at least 4 by Oct. 1st)
No classes during 2022-2023 season.
This combination class builds strength, coordination, flexibility,
and rhythmic skills through classical ballet vocabulary and the
percussive influences of American tap.
Dress Code: Same as ballet, and ballet and tap shoes.
Thursday: 5:00pm-6:00pm — $58.00 (ages 10-13)
Friday: 4:00pm-5:15pm — $60.00 (ages 14-18)
This class introduces dancers to the styles and techniques of street dances such a pop and lock, isolations, and break dance through floor work, with a strong emphasis on free-style and self-expression.
Dress Code: Lightly used street shoes or jazz shoes. Make sure that street shoes are cleaned off from debris when entering the studio.
LYRICAL Ages: 8-12
Monday: 3:45pm-4:45pm — $58.00
Lyrical is an expressive type of dance that combines the art of ballet and jazz.
Dress Code: Same as ballet.