STUDY THE ART OF CLASSICAL BALLET
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.
We have limited spots available for our Winter and Spring Semesters.
Save your spot at the barre and be a part of our annual story ballet, May 21st, and 22nd, 2022.
This year, we are excited to announce we will be creating an original ballet of the story Alice in Wonderland! Dancers must be enrolled in our Winter Semester to participate in the performances.
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.
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
Primary Ballet - Ages 5-6yrs - 45 mins
Level One Ballet - Ages 7-8 yrs - 60 mins
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 15th day of the session.
THE BALLET KALAMAZOO
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.
Level Two Ballet - Ages 8+
Dancers are required to take 2+ classes per week.
Level 2 Conservatory Schedule
Additional classes can be taken with approval
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 Three Ballet- Ages 10+
Dancers are required to take 3+ classes per week.
Level 3 Conservatory Schedule
6:15-7:30pm Ballet Technique
6:15-7:30pm Ballet Technique
7:30-8:30pm Contemporary Ballet
6:00-7:30pm Ballet Technique
7:30-8:30pm Pre-Pointe/Beginner Pointe
Levels Four -Ages 12+
Dancers are required to take 4+ classes per week.
Level 4 Conservatory Schedule
5:00-5:30pm Ballet Strength Conditioning
5:30:7:00pm Ballet Technique
7:00-8:00pm Contemporary Ballet
1:00-2:30pm Level 3 &4 Ballet
6:00-7:30 pm Ballet Technique
7:30-8:30pm Pointe Technique
5:00-6:30pm Ballet Technique On Pointe
6:30-8:00pm Level 3 & 4 Ballet Technique
1:00-2:30pm Level 3 &4 Ballet
6:15-7:45pm Ballet Technique
7:45-8:30pm Pointe Technique
5:30-7:00pm Level 3 & 4 Ballet Technique
Dancer Pilates - Best for Level 3 & 4
Private Lessons available Thursdays and Fridays