2024 SUMMER JUNIOR LEVELS 1 & 2

There is no substitute for actively participating in art!

Summer is a great time for those new to ballet to try a session and for those who already study to focus on increased strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination without the full-time academic schedule of the school year. 

Students enrolled in summer programming add to their skills, explore new movement, and experience the joy of dance in condensed programs that bridge to the fall classes and provide for flexibility of summer schedules.

St. Paul Ballet celebrates inclusiveness and values all body types by encouraging a life-long love of movement and healthy body image. We strive to maintain a nurturing environment in which the dancer’s individual development is championed.

Classes are taught by St. Paul Ballet faculty with live accompaniment.

We welcome new students at anytime. Please call or email for more information 651-690-1588 and spb@spballet.org
Studios at 655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55104

Level 1 Ballet

AGES 8-11+
Pre-Requisite: Elementary Ballet at SPB or equivalent
Please call or email with any questions about placement:
651-690-1588 or spb@spballet.org

2 WEEKS JULY 8-17
• Classical ballet technique
• Creative Workshop & Repertoire
2x per week. Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:00-7:00pm
$155
(Early Bird register by June 17  $147) BOOK NOW>

Ballet technique with a focus on developing movement vocabulary. In addition to technique, classes include creative workshop which allows time to create and explore choreography.

Continue your ballet training this summer with a condensed session twice per week.  All classes are taught by St. Paul Ballet faculty in our studios with live accompaniment.  These classes are for those students with ballet experience, although no audition is required. Email us at spb@spballet.org or call 651-690-1588 to inquire what level would be appropriate for your dancer.

Level 2 Ballet

AGES 9-12+

Pre-Requisite: Level 1 Ballet at SPB or equivalent
Please call or email with any questions about placement:
651-690-1588 or spb@spballet.org

2 WEEKS JULY 9-18
• Classical ballet technique
• Modern & Composition
2x per week. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:00-7:30pm
$190
(Early Bird register by June 17  $180) BOOK NOW>

Summer is a great time to focus on increased strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination. Classes include modern which is essential in nurturing versatility and growth in creativity and repertory to create and rehearse choreography.

What to wear:

Female identifying:
Leotard: Short-sleeved, tank or camisole style. No skirts. Any color for summer. Underwear is not worn under tights and leotard.
Tights: (NOTE: If you are purchasing new tights and shoes they should match in color.) Students may choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or pink (translucent matte tights, not shiny or lycra).
Technique shoes (soft ballet slippers): skin tone or pink ballet slippers in leather or canvas to match tights. Matching shoes and tights creates one visual “line” from the top of the leg to the tip of the toes! 

Male identifying:
Top: White crew-neck, short-sleeved, snug-fitting t-shirt
Tights or shorts/socks: Opaque black tights OR black dance (bike) shorts and plain thin white ankle socks (no thick athletic socks)
Technique shoes (soft ballet slippers): white or black ballet slippers in leather or canvas. Match black shoes with black tights or white shoes with white socks. Matching creates one visual “line” from the top of the leg to the tip of the toes! 

All:
Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck and secured so that it does not inhibit a dancer’s movement or serve as a distraction during class.
No jewelry:
For the safety of the students, only simple stud earrings are permissible.
Leg warmers or other warm-up gear must be removed after class warmup exercise.

July 28, Sunday: FALL PLACEMENT CLASSES & OPEN HOUSE for all SPB dancers Levels 3-6 and new students who wish to enroll in the School-Year Program.


August 26 – September 8: 2nd SUMMER BREAK. (NO CLASSES)


September 9, 2024: Fall classes begin

Contact spb@spballet.org or call 651-690-1588 with questions.

More Information

FAQs

TUITION PAYMENTS:

Tuition payments are due before the start of classes for each Course or Session.

For questions, please contact the Administrative Assistant at 651-690-1588.

  • Payment may be made by check/cash or credit card:
  • Sibling discount: 5% on the lower tuition for Children’s Division  |  10% on the lower tuition for School-Year Division

Do you offer scholarships? Yes, we offer need-based scholarships. If tuition is a barrier, please complete the application HERE OR call and ask for a scholarship application. We would like to provide dance for any child who would like to try! Please complete the application and mail, email or bring it to our studios at: 655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55104
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New Student Admission

New students ages 2.5-8: Register for class in your age group. No placement/audition needed. 

New students ages 9-18 in the School-Year Division: Please contact School Director Christina Onusko at conusko@spballet.org or call 651-690-1588 to arrange a placement class for the School Year Division.

New students ages 13+ in the Community Division: Register for Adult-Teen classes without a placement class. 

For Parents/Caregivers

Do you offer scholarships? Yes, we offer need-based scholarships. If tuition is a barrier, please complete the application HERE OR call and ask for a scholarship application. We would like to provide dance for any child who would like to try! Please complete the application and mail, email or bring it to our studios at: 655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul, MN 55104
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Location and Parking:
655 Fairview Avenue N., St Paul, MN 55104 Ample free parking in the lot.  Just 3 blocks north of the Fairview Ave. LRT Station on University Ave.

Volunteer opportunities:  Help support the ballet through volunteering at performances and events. Sign up with the Administrative Assistant.
Fall Open House (July 28, 2024)
Nutcracker (Nov 22-3, 2024)
Spring Student Showcase (May 30-31, 2025)
and other opportunities as announced throughout the year!

Tuition Refund Policies

Summer programs 2024 all ages: Tuition paid is non-refundable and non-transferable to another student or program. This includes classes that are cancelled for any reason or mandatory closures due to state and/or local mandates.If a student must withdraw from the program due to prolonged illness or severe injury that prohibits their participation, verified by a doctor’s certificate, Saint Paul Ballet will consider an account credit option for tuition paid at the time of withdrawal.

Please let us know about any hardship that unexpectedly arises immediately: conusko@spballet.org, School Director Christina Onusko

Prepare yourself for in-person classes

       COMING TO THE STUDIO
       If you do not feel well, please stay home.

      ENTERING THE STUDIO

  • Street shoes are to be stored in the cubbies outside of the studios. No street shoes on the studio floors.
  • Bring your personal belongings into the studio. Please only bring the minimum items necessary for class—avoid large dance bags.
  • Come dressed for class if possible. Bathrooms may be used for changing.
  • Please use hand sanitizer or wash your hands before entering the studios.