In-studio classes begin September 21, 2020 for upper levels



FALL 2020–SPRING 2021

Upper School Levels 4-6

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

Semester 1: September 21, 2020 – January 23,  2020
Semester 2: January 25, 2020 – May 27,  2021

FALL PLACEMENT CLASSES FOR ALL STUDENTS :

AFTER AUGUST 24TH PLEASE CALL 651-690-1588 OR EMAIL spb@spballet.org TO SCHEDULE.

Very limited class sizes for social distancing. Masks are required.

No drop-ins.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The curriculum at St. Paul Ballet provides professional training in classical ballet based on the Vaganova method. All classes are accompanied by accomplished pianists. Advancement is determined by the students’ progress in developing technical skills, strength, and artistry. Parental support is encouraged and welcomed.


As we navigate our offerings during the pandemic we remain committed to equity and inclusiveness, especially for those who are marginalized, and understand that the pandemic will hit some in our community harder than others. Closures of non-profits have a profound effect on the financial health of artists and children in our program.

Our organization is a non-profit and our staff are hourly employees. Please consider a DONATION at this time to “keep the lights on” and supplement our staff.  Their contribution to the vitality of our lives is hard to quantify: beautiful movement and music sparks our imaginations, gives us meaning, helps us understand our world and gives us great personal satisfaction. 



MON TUE WED THR FRI SAT
Level 4 4:30-7:30p 4:30-8:00p 6:00-7:30p 1:30-4:30p
Level 5 5:30-7:30p 4:30-7:30p 4:30-6:00p 4:30-8:00p 1:30-4:30p
Level 6 4:00-7:00p 4:30-8:00p 4:00-7:00p 4:00-7:00p 10:15a-1:15p

LEVELS 4 – 6

Level 4 Ballet
Ages 12+

Four days per week for the school year.

Pointe is introduced at this level and classes include modern which is is essential in nurturing versatility and growth in creativity. Repertory allows the appropriate time to introduce classical repertoire and rehearse choreography for performances. Instructors: Helen Hatch, Alejandra Iannone

Annual Tuition: $3,467.97
Discount for cash or check $3,400. Bi-annual and monthly payment plans available.

What to wear:
Girls: Leotards are on backorder and will be available later in September. Please wear a leotard of your choice for the first weeks of class, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. No skirts. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.
Boys: White fitted tee or athletic shirt, black tights or black shorts, white socks, black ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.


Level 5 Ballet

Five days per week for the school year.

Classes include pointe and modern which is is essential in nurturing versatility and growth in creativity. Repertory allows the appropriate time to introduce classical repertoire and rehearse choreography for performances. Instructors: Helen Hatch, Laura Greenwell, Christina Onusko

Annual Tuition: $3,824.97
Discount for cash or check $3,750. Bi-annual and monthly payment plans available.

What to wear:
Girls: Leotards are on backorder and will be available later in September. Please wear a leotard of your choice for the first weeks of class, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.
Boys: White fitted tee or athletic shirt, black tights or black shorts, white socks, black ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.


Level 6 Ballet

Five days per week for the school year.

Classes include pointe and modern which is is essential in nurturing versatility and growth in creativity. Repertory allows the appropriate time to introduce classical repertoire and rehearse choreography for performances. Instructors: Helen Hatch, Penelope Freeh, Da’Rius Malone

Annual Tuition: $3,977.97
Discount for cash or check $3,900. Bi-annual and monthly payment plans available.

What to wear:
Girls: Leotards are on backorder and will be available later in September. Please wear a leotard of your choice for the first weeks of class. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.Boys-White shirt, black ankle tights, dance belt, black ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.

Registration & More Information

FAQs
Policy, Info and Rules
Dance wear Order Form 2020-21

TUITION PAYMENTS:

Tuition payments are due the first week of classes.

For convenience, tuition may be paid by semesters or monthly (please contact the Administrative Assistant at 651-690-1588).

  • 2 Semester payments: September 2020 and January 2021 by cash, check or credit card.
  • 8 Monthly payments: due on the same day each month. Arrange at registration.
  • NOTE: A 2% processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions.
  • Entire tuition payment MUST be completed before the Spring Showcase in May 2021 for student to be able to participate in the performance.

Sibling discount: 5% on the lower tuition for Children’s Creative Dance program  |  10% on the lower tuition for Ballet Upper and Lower School programs

New Student Admission

New students ages 9-18: Please contact spb@spballet.org or call 651-690-1588 to arrange a placement class for the Upper or Lower School in the pre-professional division.
The class will include technique (Level 1-3) and pointe (Level 4-6), and will be observed by the teacher. Female dancers should wear a black or solid color leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers and pointe shoes, if applicable, and hair in a neat and firm bun in back middle of head. Male dancers should wear a fitted white tee shirt, black tights and black ballet slippers.

Families with dancers age 9-18 who would like to start ballet for the first time: Please contact spb@spballet.org or call 651-690-1588 to arrange a placement class and discuss options.

Performing

Performances:
A Nutcracker Story for all students enrolled full-time for the school year. Performances to be determined. Casting is at the sole discretion of the directors.

Spring Showcase: A Celebration of Our Students for students enrolled full-time for the school year and young children’s second semester program. Performances May 2021.

Performance fees: This fee helps defray the costs for cleaning/repair/replacement of costumes in SPB’s inventory.
$40 fee due October 15, 2020 for students participating in Holiday Offering. 
$40 fee due March 1, 2021 for students participating in the Spring Showcase.

We couldn’t do it without you! Parents/guardians of semester or full-term students have the option of volunteering a minimum of 4 hours per semester during performance production weeks or paying a fee of $100 per semester to hire additional staff for productions.

Summer Study

Summer Intensive Auditions for St. Paul Ballet will be in February and April of 2021
Summer study is designed to offer training that is more demanding than during the school year. You will have a chance to explore new styles while growing in your technique. The condensed time frame but longer days gives you the chance to grow exponentially and prepare for the upcoming season.

We encourage students to attend many summer intensive auditions.

For Parents/Caregivers

Do you offer scholarships? Yes, we offer need-based scholarships. 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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Conferences:
January:
Student-Parent Mid-year Conferences for BB I & II thru Level 6 students.  Sign-up online will be available.
May: Student-Parent Year-end Conferences for BB I & II thru Level 6 students.  Sign-up online will be available.

NOTE: Students continue in their same class and level unless the School Director recommends a change in level placement or they have formally withdrawn.

Location and Parking:
655 Fairview Avenue N., St Paul, MN 55104 Ample free parking 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.
Holiday Production (Nov-Dec 2020)
Spring Student Showcase (May 2021)
and other opportunities as announced throughout the year!


Level 4 Ballet
Ages 12+

Four days per week for the school year.

Pointe is introduced at this level and classes include modern which is is essential in nurturing versatility and growth in creativity. Repertory allows the appropriate time to introduce classical repertoire and rehearse choreography for performances. Instructors: Helen Hatch, Alejandra Iannone

Annual Tuition: $3,467.97
Discount for cash or check $3,400. Bi-annual and monthly payment plans available.

What to wear:
Girls: Leotards are on backorder and will be available later in September. Please wear a leotard of your choice for the first weeks of class, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. No skirts. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.
Boys: White fitted tee or athletic shirt, black tights or black shorts, white socks, black ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.