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STUDY THE ART OF CLASSICAL BALLET

Our 2022/2023 Season is now open for registering!

Ballet Kalamazoo is a year-round training school for ballet. We have two 17-week semesters and a Summer Program. 

 

Our 2022/2023 Season runs September 5th - May 25th, 2023 ending with a school-wide ballet performance, 

Snow White ~ A Fairytale Ballet May 19th-21st, 2023.

 

June-August, we have summer Dancer Intensives, 3-week ballet classes, Fairytale Ballet Camps, and our Dancer Collective Retreat. 

Each year, we perform The Nutcracker Kalamazoo, our Kalamazoo-inspired story of the beloved holiday ballet.  

The performances are on December 3rd and 4th, 2022.

Due to limited space in our Children's Ballet Program, we require a deposit of the first and last month's tuition of the semester upon registering to hold your dancer's spot. 

The remaining tuition is due on September 5th for Semester 1 and February 5th for Semester 2.

Our Conservatory Ballet Program Level 2 - Level 5 pays by the month. Payment is due each month on the 5th of the month.

A deposit of their last monthly tuition is due to hold their place in their classes. 

Please Note: Dancers ages 8+ not wishing to join the conservatory can continue their training at their level without meeting the class requirements. We have many competition dancers and athletes that take one ballet class a week or private lessons to support their training.

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.

Dress Code: In classical ballet, dancers are asked to wear specific attire in a very uniform manner. The number one reason for this is to prevent distraction in the classroom. The teacher and dancers are able to work clearly on the technical artistry that ballet demands instead of getting lost in what’s fashionable. The second reason for a dress code is discipline. When a student prepares physically for something (like ballet class) they focus, they take it seriously, and they gain pride in themselves.

We require every student in our Children's Ballet Program and the  Conservatory Program to secure hair in a bun or a tied-down braid for all ballet classes, and all dangled jewelry must be removed. 

CHILDREN'S BALLET DIVISION

Our Children's Ballet 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. 

*2022/2023 Schedule

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

 $221 - Deposit due at registration: $110.50

Monday: 4:30-5:00pm

Wednesay: 5:30-6:00pm

Saturday: 9:00-9:30am

Primary Ballet - Ages 5-6yrs - 45 mins

 $238 - Deposit due at registration: $119

Tuesday: 5:15-6:00pm

Wednesday: 4:45-5:30pm

Saturday: 9:45-10:30am

Level One Ballet - Ages 7+ - 60 mins

$255 - Deposit due at registration: $127.50
Dancers may take two Level one classes a week. 2nd class receives a 25% discount.

Monday: 5:15-6:15pm

Wednesday: 6:00-7:00pm

Friday: 4:30-5:30pm

Saturday: 9:30-10:30am

PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

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 due monthly on the 5th of the month and dancers receive multi-class discounts.

Please Note: Dancers ages 8+ not wishing to join the conservatory can continue their training at their level without meeting the class requirements. We have many competition dancers and athletes that take one ballet class a week or private lessons to support their training.

Conservatory students will take their required level classes listed and are able to add additional conservatory classes.


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

Dancer at Ballet Kalamazoo

Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory Discount

1st Class Full price

2nd Class 25% off

3rd Class 30% off

4th Class 40% off

5th Class 50% off

6th Classes or more 75% off

Due Monthly by the 5th of the month.

*2022/2023 Schedule

Level Two Ballet - Ages 8+

Dancers are required to take 2  ballet classes per week. 3rd class available 

Monthly Tuition: $118.75

Level 2 Conservatory Schedule

Tuesday: Level 2A  5:15-6:30pm

Thursday: Level 2 B 4:45-6:00pm

Saturday: 10:30-11:45am

Level Three Ballet- Ages 9+

Dancers are required to take 3 ballet classes per week. 

 May take Contemporary. Students may be invited to take Pointe A depending on ability and age. 

Tuition: 3 classes - $177 a month

 

Add Pointe - $212.70 a month

Add Contemporary - $215.25 a month

Add Pointe + Contemporary - $245 a month

Additional classes can be taken

Level 3 Conservatory Schedule

Tuesday:

6:00-7:30 pm Ballet Technique

Wednesday:

7:00-8:30 pm Ballet Technique

Thursday:

6:30-8:00 pm Ballet Technique

8:00-9:00pm Contemporary A

Friday:

5:30-7:00 pm Ballet Technique

Saturday:

10:30am Kalamazoo Youth Ballet Class + Rehearsal

Levels Four and Five -Ages 11+

 

Two tracks are available: 

 

Classical Ballet Track- Dancers are required to take a minimum of 3 ballet classes per week.

 Level 4 Pointe 1x a week and Level 5 Pointe 2x a week to be en pointe for performances

Tuition: 3 classes - $177 a month

 Level 4: Add  Pointe 1x a week - $212.70 a month

 Level 5: Add Pointe 2 x a week - $242 a month

*Can also take Contemporary and Jazz

Contemporary Ballet Track- Contemporary 2x a week.

Not en pointe for performances and will have strong Contemporary choreography in the performances.

Contemporary A: Level 3 - $165

1 Ballet Class

1 Contemporary A and 1 Contemporary B or Jazz 

 

Contemporary B: Level 4&5  - $165

1 Ballet Class 

2 contemporary classes a week 

 

Can add 

Jazz ~  $203 

and additional ballet classes

 

Level 4 - 5 Conservatory Schedule

Monday:

5:30-7:00 pm Level 5 Ballet

7:00-7:45 pm Pointe B

6:15-7:45 pm Level 4 Ballet

7:45-8:30 pm Pointe A

7:45-8:45 pm Contemporary B

Tuesday:

6:30-8:00 pm Level 4-5 Ballet

8:00-9:00 pm Jazz

 

Wednesday:

5:30-7:00 pm Level 5 Ballet

7:00-8:30 pm Level 4 Ballet

7:00-7:45 pm Pointe B

7:45-8:45 pm Contemporary B

Thursday:

6:00-7:30 pm Level 4-5 Ballet

7:30-9:00 pm Kalamazoo Youth Ballet Rehearsal

Friday:

5:30-7:00 pm Level 3-4-5 Ballet Technique

Saturday:

10:30am Kalamazoo Youth Ballet Class + Rehearsal

Private Lessons available Thursdays and Fridays