Picture yourself growing stronger, more confident, and your heart overflowing with happiness doing what you love all summer long. How would it feel to discover what you are capable of achieving? Imagine incredible teachers coming together to work with you each day to build your technique while focusing on bringing out the best in you.
Think of how you would feel at the end of the summer. The memories, the experiences, the knowledge, and lifetime friendships that were grown and made. Picture how good you will feel, and the excitement to launch the next season of dance.
Join us for a very special summer of dance training! From magical Fairy Tale Ballet Camps to focused training in Dancer Intensives;
be a part of first-class training right here in Kalamazoo.
Make your dream more than a wish by exploring your potential at our premier Dancer Intensive Summer.
All dancers are welcome!
STUDY THE ART OF CLASSICAL BALLET
Ballet Kalamazoo is a year-round training school for ballet. We have 3 semesters for tuition payments. Each semester is a continuation of the one before rather than a new session starting. Students may join us mid-semester based on availability.
Our 2022/2023 Season runs August 29th - May 18th, 2023 ending with a school-wide ballet performance, 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.
Auditions are in August and the performances are on December 4th and 5th, 2022.
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 -8-17yrs.
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 8-17yrs.
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.
*Spring 2022 Schedule
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