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Ballet

All Ballet classes are IN-PERSON at the Arts Center. Some classes have a virtual offering, which is indicated on respective classes. If you are interested in a virtual option, please email Ellen at ellen@goldcoastarts.org

Please Note: It is very common for students to repeat ballet levels in order to gain the proper and safe technique needed to advance.


Beginner Ballet

Age 5 / Students entering Kindergarten

For students who have already taken primary ballet and Primary Ballet/Tap Classes and would like to continue to study ballet in a more formal atmosphere. In this 45-minute class, students will learn the basics of ballet technique. Students will also exercise simple skills to improve coordination and flexibility as well as to develop their musicality and memorization skills. Maximum 8 students on premises. Virtual option available.

Dress: Students must wear a pink leotard with pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be in a bun.  No tutus or skirts.

Instructor: Laura Porcelli

Monday 4:15 -5:00 PM
25 sessions. October 5-May 10
No class: 10/12, 1/18, 2/15, 3/29
WINTER BREAK 12/14, 12/21, 12/28

Tuition: $528/Member: $478


Ballet 2

Ages 7+

Pre-requisite: at least one year of ballet experience. Building on the foundation from Ballet 1, this ballet class focuses on more advanced technique, posture, proper alignment, terminology, spatial orientation and expressive response to music as well as flexibility. Students must have some basic ballet knowledge. Maximum 8 students on premises. Virtual option available.

Dress: Black leotard, pink tights, skirt, and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back in a bun.

Instructor: Megan Clancy

Saturday 8:45-9:45 AM
26 sessions. October 3-May 15
No class: 11/28, 2/13, 3/27, 4/3
WINTER BREAK 12/19, 12/26, 1/2

Tuition: $687/Member: $637


Ballet 3  

Ages 7+

Pre-requisite: at least two years of ballet experience. Building on the foundation from Ballet 2, this ballet class focuses on more advanced technique, posture, proper alignment, terminology, spatial orientation and expressive response to music as well as flexibility. Students must have some basic ballet knowledge. Maximum 8 students on premises.

Dress: Black leotard, pink tights, skirt, and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back in a bun.

Instructor: Megan Clancy

Saturday 10:00-11:00 AM
26 sessions. October 3-May 15
No class: 11/28, 2/13, 3/27, 4/3
WINTER BREAK 12/19, 12/26, 1/2

Tuition: $687/Member: $637


Ballet 4

Ages 9-11

Pre-requisite: at least three years of ballet experience. Students will improve their technique, ballet terminology and performance skills while working on strength, flexibility, self-awareness and dance expression. Maximum 8 students on premises. Virtual option available.

Dress: Black leotard, pink tights, skirt, and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back neatly in a bun.

Instructor: Megan Clancy

Saturday 11:15 AM-12:15 PM 
26 sessions. October 3-May 15
No class
: 11/28, 2/13, 3/27, 4/3
WINTER BREAK 12/19, 12/26, 1/2
Tuition: $687/Member: $637


Ballet 6  

Ages 9-16 (Instructor permission required)

Pre-requisite: at least four years of ballet experience.

Students will improve technique and performance skills while working on strength, flexibility, self-awareness and dance expression. This class will emphasize proper ballet alignment, strength building and musicality for the growing ballet dancer. Maximum 6 students on premises.

Dress: Black leotard, pink tights, skirt, and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back neatly in a bun.

Thursday  7:00-8:00 PM
Virtual option available.
Instructor: Megan Clancy

27 Sessions. October 1- May 13
No class: 11/26  2/18, 4/1
WINTER BREAK 12/17, 12/24, 12/31
Tuition: $710/Member: $660


Basic Beginner Pointe  

Ages 11+

This is a 30-minute class for students in Ballet 5 and Ballet 6 who are serious about ballet. Dancing on toe requires great strength in the legs and feet. All dancers must be formally evaluated by their ballet teacher to determine if they are physically ready to meet the demands of pointe work. To attend this class, students must be enrolled in or have completed Ballet 5. Dancers must bring their pointe shoes and accessories unsewn to the first day of pointe class to be checked by their teacher. Maximum 5 students on premises.

Dress: Black leotard with  pink tights and black ballet skirt. Hair must be pulled back in a bun.

Note: Pointe Shoes: Choosing the correct pointe shoe is extremely important. Purchase dance shoes from a reputable dance shop to ensure proper fit. No costume required for dance recital.

Instuctor: Megan Clancy

Thursday 8:00-8:30 PM
Virtual option available.

27 sessions. October 1 – May 13
No class: 11/26, 2/8, 4/1
WINTER BREAK 12/17, 12/24, 12/31

Tuition: $347/Member: $297


FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS DANCE RECITAL TO BE DETERMINED

Costume fee for recital is included in tuition for YEAR-ROUND dance classes only.