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Classical Ballet (September 2012-May 2013)

The curriculum is divided into beginning ballet and three levels, providing professional training in classical ballet based on the Vaganova Method. In levels 1-3 all classes are accompanied by accomplished pianists. Advancement is determined by the students’ progress in developing technical skills, strength, and flexibility. Students should expect to be in each level for two years to attain mastery. Parental support is encouraged.

How to Register  •  Download Registration Forms  •  Download Dancewear Order Form

Beginning Ballet (Minimum age 7 as of September 1, 2012)
Introduction to the Vaganova Syllabus. One lesson per week:
Saturday 11:15-12:15pm 1 hr. technique
$225 per trimester
Dress Code (girls): White short sleeve leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. No skirts.
Dress Code (boys): White shirt, black shorts or pants, white socks, black or white ballet slippers.

Level 1
First level based on the Vaganova Syllabus. Two lessons per week required:
Tuesday 5:15-6:45pm 1.25 hrs. technique
Saturday 12:15-1:30pm 1.25 hrs. technique
$435 per trimester
Note: Must be age 8 by September 1, 2012
Dress Code: Girls- Lavender short sleeve leotard
Boys-White shirt, black shorts

Level 2
Second level based on the Vaganova Syllabus. Two lessons per week required:
Monday 5:45-7:30pm 1.25 hrs. technique; .25 hrs. pre-pointe
Thursday 5:15-6:45pm 1.5 hrs. technique
$690 per trimester
Note: Must be age 10 by September 1, 2011
Dress Code: Girls- Light blue camisole leotard
Boys-White shirt, black shorts

Boys’ Class (Ages 9-14)
Monday 6:00-6:45pm
$75 per trimester
Dress Code: Boys-White shirt, black shorts

Level 3
Third level based on the Vaganova Syllabus. Three lessons per week required:
Tuesday 6:45-8:45pm 1.5 hrs. technique; .5 hrs. pointe
Thursday 6:45-8:45pm 1.5 hrs. technique; .5 hrs. pointe
Saturday 1:30-3:00pm 1.5 hrs. technique
$945 per trimester
Dress Code: Girls- Royal blue wide strap camisole leotard
Boys-White shirt, black ankle tights and dance belt

 

Tuition: Tuition includes all performance and costume fees.
The program is designed for a full academic year of training from September through May split into trimesters:
Fall (September, October, November)
Winter (December, January, February)
Spring (March, April, May)
Save $15 off your tuition each trimester by paying through automatic withdrawal from your credit card. Pay your tuition in three equal installments: September 1, 2011; December 1, 2011; and March 1, 2012. To enroll, a signed SPCB School credit card authorization form must be on file. The tuition will be drawn out within the first week of each trimester.

Annual registration fee: $50 individual; $55 family. Non-refundable.
This one-time per year fee covers administrative costs for registering, database management, and processing transactions during the year. This allows us to keep our per class rates down.

Volunteer opportunities: Help support the ballet.
The Enchanted Toy Shop production (Nov-Dec 2011)
Spring Gala production (Apr-May 2012)

Performances: The Enchanted Toy Shop Dec 14-16, 2012 (by invitation) and Spring Gala May 16-17, 2013 (all students)

Location and Parking:
Studios at 1680 Grand Avenue in St. Paul, 2 blocks west of Snelling Avenue. Entrance on Cambridge Avenue.
Free on-street parking.

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