Young Teen Fundamentals ages 12-15

Everybody can dance!

These classes are for dancers who are ages 12-15 who have little to no ballet experience. Classes will cover the basics of ballet, will repeat curriculum often, and are designed to give children/young teens the foundation for enjoying continued study in the Adult Teen Program or in some cases moving into the Leveled Program of the SPB School. This class is also optimal cross-training for those who also study complimentary arts, such as theater, circus, Irish dance, gymnastics, figure skating or other sports.

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

FACULTY   

Young Teen Fundamentals

Young Teen Fundamentals ages 12-15

Beginning Saturday, October 8, 2022

Thursdays 7:00-8:15pm and Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm 

Tuition: $289.00 per semester
2 Semesters: Oct-Jan and Feb-May
4 monthly payments of $75.25 per semester plan available. To set up monthly payment plans please call the studio 651-690-1588.

What to wear:
Girls: Leotard and footed-tights or close-fitting athletic wear that allows for ease of movement, ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.
Boys: Dance shirt and footless-tights with white ankle socks or close-fitting athletic wear that allows for ease of movement, ballet slippers. Hair pulled neatly away from face and neck.

For students ages 7-11 we will place you in the School Year Division of St. Paul Ballet. Please call or email to inquire about placement.
651-690-1588 or spb@spballet.org

Registration & More Information

FAQs

TUITION PAYMENTS:

Tuition payments are due before the start of classes for each semester by October  8, 2022 and February 2, 2023.

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

  • Three payment options by check/cash or credit card:
    1. Semester payments: October 8, 2022 and February 2, 2023.
    3. Monthly payments (4 per semester): due on the same day each month. Arrange at registration.
  • Sibling discount: 5% on the lower tuition for Children’s Division  |  10% on the lower tuition for other Divisions

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 12-15 in the Community Division: Register for Young Teen Fundamentals or 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 (October 15, 2022)
Winter Showcase (Dec 3-4, 2022)
Spring Student Showcase (May 2023)
and other opportunities as announced throughout the year!

Prepare yourself for in-person classes

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:

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

  • All classes are by pre-registration only. Please BOOK at least 30 minutes prior to class start time. No refund for ‘no show,’ if booking is not cancelled at least one hour early.
  • Class limit is 20 students. NO unbooked DROP-INs.
  • All dancers ages 12 and above may show proof of vaccination.
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    Mask wearing
  • Masks are welcomed and at the discretion of the wearer. 
  • Do not plan to arrive earlier than 10 minutes before the start of class. There is no waiting area. Only those taking class will be allowed in the studios during class time.
  • The drinking fountain and bottle filler are open. Be sure to bring a water bottle to class. Any water bottles left after class will be discarded.

      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.

      COVID PRECAUTIONS under MN Dept. of Health Guidelines as of March 2022:

      Class sizes:

      • In-studio class size is now 100% capacity
      • All classes will require pre-registration and payment online, no drop-in classes
      • Due to class size restrictions, pre-registered/reserved spaces must be paid for at the time of registration
      • There is a no refund policy for ‘no show’, if a class spot is booked but not cancelled one hour before the class begins.

      Overall disinfecting of space/ studios:

      • Studio floors are disinfected with Stagestep Disinfectant Cleaner. ProCleanTM D No-Rinse is a one-step “hospital strength” disinfectant and cleaner that is effective against a broad-spectrum of bacteria and viruses, including Covid 19, and inhibits the growth of mold and mildew
      • HVAC and Ventilation: Our HVAC was brand new in Fall 2019 and is up to current building code. The units on average exchange the air in our spaces at least 3-4 times per hour. If the outside temperatures do not vary more than a few degrees from inside temps, exchange can be as much as 10x per hour. Our 22’ ceilings and large floor area give our studios a large cubic volume and air flow is directed across the ceilings and drops down the walls to avoid creating a draft affect. This is important as it directs the airflow away from people which can increase aerosols from individuals spreading to others.
      • All barres, doorknobs and light switches will be wiped down with disinfectant regularly.

      Bathroom Cleaning:

      • Foot pulls have been installed on the bathroom doors so they can be opened without hand touching
      • Bathrooms are cleaned each day M-F.

        Washing Hands/ Hand Sanitizer:

        • We encourage hand washing, or using hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the space
        • Hand sanitizer can be found in multiple locations around the facility including in each studio

        At SPB, we will be doing our part to watch and remind everyone who enters the space of the policies we have set in place.  The health and well-being of our community is of the upmost importance.