STUDY THE ART OF CLASSICAL BALLET

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Our Ballet Training Curriculum

Ballet Kalamazoo is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

Pre-Primary through Level - 7 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teachers, Amy Russell (Pre-Primary-Level 3), Eun-Kyung Chung (Pre-Primary - Level 5), and Seyong Kim (Pre-Primary - Level 7) who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

 ABT Student Examinations benefit students by serving as a skill assessment to document students’ progress, build their confidence, and improve their training.

Student Exams will be held in 2022.

MAKE YOUR DREAM MORE THAN A WISH

Now Enrolling for our 2021/2022 Season of Dance!

Ballet Kalamazoo is a year-round training school for ballet. Our 2021/2022 Season runs September 7th - May 18th ending with a school-wide ballet performance, May 20-22nd. June-August, we have summer Dancer Intensives for ages 10-18yrs, 3-week ballet classes, and Fairytale Ballet Camps in the summer. 

Ballet Kalamazoo offers many paths to study classical ballet. 

Children's Division: The Children’s Division is for dancers new to ballet and building the foundation of their ballet training. Dancers in these divisions typically take one dance class per week. Tuition is billed by the semester and is due by the 15th day of the semester. Ages 3-8yrs. 

 

Youth Ballet Division:  Our Youth Ballet Division is for dancers wishing to continue their ballet training and may take ballet to support their training in other activities. Ages -8-18yrs. 

 

Conservatory Division: The Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory is a pre-professional ballet training curriculum for the more serious dancer ages 8+ that reaches Level 2 Ballet. Dancers in the conservatory take a required amount of classes per week based on their level. The Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory classes are designed to guide each student in achieving their goals as ballet dancers.

Weekly classes include ballet training, pointe/pre-pointe, contemporary ballet, dancer pilates, and Progressing Ballet Technique.  

Tuition is billed monthly on the 15th of the month and dancers receive multi-class discounts.  Ages 8-18yrs.


Dancers not wishing to join the conservatory can continue their training at their level without meeting the class requirements.

Kalamazoo Youth Ballet: Ballet Kalamazoo's youth ballet company is an elite group of dancers that commit to their Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory class requirements, uphold their responsibilities, and are role models for our youth dancers. Our youth lifestyle brand,

The Dancer Collective empowers young dancers to share their creative ideas, achieve goals, gain knowledge, and build relationships

through dance. Ages 10-18yrs and must be a student with Ballet Kalamazoo for 1 year before auditioning. 

 

Join Ballet Kalamazoo!

Your first class with us is free to try, so select the trial option when you register. This can help make sure your dancer is ready to commit to the full semester before buying the uniform. For the first class, please wear something comfortable to move in like leggings and a t-shirt or dance attire if you have one already. If they decide to sign up, then we do require a uniform.

CHILDREN'S DIVISION

Our Children's Division builds a strong foundation in classical ballet technique using imaginative ideas that build muscle memory, strength, musicality, flexibility and teamwork. These classes prepare the dancers wishing to continue with the Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory. 

Pre-Primary Ballet - Ages 3-4 yrs - 30 mins

Tuesday: 4:45-5:15pm

Wednesay: 5:30-6:00pm

Saturday: 9:00-9:30am

Primary Ballet - Ages 5-6yrs - 45 mins

Monday: 4:00-4:45pm

Tuesday: 5:30-6:15pm

Saturday: 9:45-10:30am

Level One Ballet - Ages 7-8 yrs - 60 mins

Monday: 5:10-6:10pm & 5:45-6:45pm

Wednesday: 6:15-7:30pm

Saturday: 9:30-10:30am

Children's Division Pricing

30 Minute Class: $11 per class

45 Minute Class: $12 per class 

60 Minute Class: $13 per class

75 Minute Class: $14 per class 

90 Minute Class: $15 per class 

Billed by session dates. Due by the 10th day of the session.

THE BALLET KALAMAZOO
CONSERVATORY

The Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory

provides the opportunity for the more serious and committed dancer ages 9+ to study classical ballet.

 

The Ballet Conservatory is designed to guide the dedicated student in achieving their goals as a ballet dancer.

With added class offerings and our new multi-class pricing joining the Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory allows you to take studying ballet from a hobby to living your passion.

The Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory is a training curriculum for the more serious dancer ages 8+ that reach Level 2 Ballet. Dancers in the conservatory take a required amount of classes per week based on their level. The Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory classes are designed to guide each individual student in achieving their goals as a ballet dancer. Tuition is billed monthly on the 10th of the month and dancers receive multi-class discounts.

Conservatory students will take their required level classes listed plus any additional conservatory classes.

 

For example: a Level Two Conservatory Dancer would minimally take their required Level Two Ballet Class on Monday and Wednesday.  For additional training, they could add a Pre-Pointe Class and Progressing Ballet Technique Class. This allows for a completely customizable dance experience tailored to each individual dancer's goals. 


Dancers not wishing to join the conservatory can continue their training one day a week in their level.

CONSERVATORY DIVISION

Level Two Ballet - Ages 8+

Dancers are required to take 2+ classes per week.

Level 2 Conservatory Schedule

Thursday: 5:00-6:15pm

Saturday: 10:45-12:00pm

Additional classes can be taken with approval

Level Three Ballet- Ages 10+

Dancers are required to take 3+ classes per week.

Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory Discount

1st Class Full price

2nd Class 25% off

3rd Class 30% off

4th Class 50% off

5th Class 75% off

6th Classes or more 100% off

Billed Monthly by the 15th of the month.

Level 3 Conservatory Schedule

Monday: 6:15-7:30pm

Tuesday: 6:30-7:45pm

Thursday: 6:30-7:45pm

Levels Four -Ages 12+

Dancers are required to take 4+ classes per week.

Level 4 Conservatory Schedule

Monday: 5:00-6:30pm

Tuesday: 5:00-6:30pm

 

Wednesday: 5:30-7:00pm

Thursday: 5:30-7:00pm

Friday: 5:15-6:30pm

Additional recommended classes for Levels 3 -4

Beginner Pointe/Pre-Pointe

Tuesday: 7:45-8:15pm

Thursday: 7:45-8:30pm

Pointe Technique

Monday: 6:30-7:00pm

Wednesday: 7:00-7:30pm

Contemporary Ballet

Thursday: 7:00-8:00pm

Progressing Ballet Technique

Wednesday: 7:45-8:45pm

Pilates

Saturday: 10:45-11:45am

Int/Adv Ballet

Friday: 5:15-6:30pm