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Ballet Conservatory
Ballet Classes for Kids in Kalamazoo

Imagine:

Little dancers tiptoeing on stage to perform in their very first ballet!

 

 How do they feel?

 

Excited, hopeful, full of yearning for a future

filled with dance, friendship, and accomplishment.

The last note of music plays, and the dancers

take their bows to the resounding applause of the audience.

The little dancers

catch their breaths

and take it all in

They did it!

STUDY THE ART OF CLASSICAL BALLET

Our 2024/2025 Schedule is now open for enrollment!

Ballet Kalamazoo is a year-round training school for classical and contemporary ballet.

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

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

The performances are on December 7th and 8th, 2024 at Comstock Community Auditorium. 

Our 2024/2025 class season runs from September to May payable by the month. Tuition is due on the 1st of the month. 

 

We require 30 days' notice if you are unable to keep your commitment to your class. Please email us at info@balletkalamazoo.com and let us know. 

 

We welcome competition dancers and athletes to take ballet classes and private lessons to support their training at Ballet Kalamazoo while still training at their home studio.

Your first class with us is free to try! Please 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: We have a strict uniform policy. Please visit our uniform page for the requirements.

We require every student in our Children's Ballet Program and the  Conservatory Program to secure the 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. 

2024/2025 Schedule

Sunshine Ballet - Ages 3-4 yrs - 30 mins

 $60 monthly

Monday: 4:45-5:15pm

Tuesday: 4:45-5:15pm

Saturday: 9:00-9:30am

Sky Blue Ballet - Ages 5-6yrs - 45 mins

$64 monthly

Monday: 5:15-6:00pm

Thursday: 4:30-5:15pm

Saturday: 9:30-10:15am

Lilac Ballet - Ages 7+ - 60 mins

Children's Ballet Kalamazoo

$68 monthly

Dancers may take two Level one classes a week. 2nd class receives a 25% discount.

Photo by Maria Newhouse Photography

Tuesday: 5:00-6:00pm

Wednesday: 5:00-6:00pm

Saturday: 10:30-11:30am

Boys Ballet Program

Complimentary (free) Boys Program to introduce boys to dance!

Friday: 4:45-5:15pm ages 3-5 yrs

 

Friday​: 5:15-6:00pm ages 6-8 yrs

Boys are welcome to join any of our other Childrens Ballet class times  ​for their age group.​

PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

The Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory offers an advanced training curriculum for dedicated dancers who reach Level 2 Ballet and beyond. Enrollees must attend a specified number of classes each week, which varies according to their proficiency level.

The Conservatory's classes are meticulously crafted to help each student realize their aspirations in ballet. Monthly tuition is payable on the 1st, with discounts available for those enrolling in multiple classes.

For those who prefer not to join the conservatory, they can continue their training at their current level without adhering to the class frequency requirements.

Additionally, we accommodate numerous competition dancers and athletes who enhance their skills by taking a single ballet class per week or through private lessons.

Fairy tale ballet and dance camps

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 1st of the month.

Monthly tuition varies by student. Dancers customize their own schedule based on their training needs.

Photo by Kasey Hunt Photography, from Snow White, May 2023

2024/2025 Schedule

Teal Ballet - Ages 8+

Dancers are recommended to take 2  ballet classes per week.

Additional classes are encouraged

Teal Ballet Conservatory Schedule

Tuesday: Level 2  5:15-6:30pm

 

Thursday: Level 2 5:15-6:30pm

Saturday:  Level 2 10:15-11:30am

Royal Blue Ballet- Ages 9+

Dancers are recommended to take 3 ballet classes per week. Additional classes are encouraged

 May take Contemporary. Students may be invited to take Pre-Pointe. 

Royal Blue Ballet Conservatory Schedule

Monday:

5:15-6:30 pm Ballet Technique

Tuesday

6:30-8:00 pm Ballet Technique

8:00-8:30 pm Pre-Pointe 

Wednesday

5:15-6:30 pm Ballet Technique

Thursday

6:45-7:40 pm Contemporary A

Friday:

Private Lessons/YAGP Coaching

Saturday:

11:30am Kalamazoo Youth Ballet Class + Rehearsal

Ruby Ballet -Ages 11+

Dancers are recommended to take 3 ballet classes per week + Pointe

Additional classes are encouraged

 May take Contemporary & Jazz

Ruby Ballet Conservatory Schedule

Monday:

6:45-8:15 pm Ballet Technique

8:15-8:45 pm Pointe A

Wednesday

6:45-8:15pm Ballet Technique

8:15-8:45 pm Pointe A

Thursday:

5:15-6:45pm Ballet Technique

6:45-7:45pm Contemporary A

Friday:

Private Lessons/YAGP Coaching

Saturday:

11:30am Kalamazoo Youth Ballet Class + Rehearsal

Noire Ballet -Ages 12+

Dancers are recommended to take 3 ballet classes per week + Pointe

Additional classes are encouraged

 May take Contemporary & Jazz

Noire Ballet Conservatory Schedule

Monday:

6:00-7:30 pm Ballet Technique

7:30-8:30 pm Pointe B

Tuesday:

6:00-7:30 pm Ballet Technique

7:30-8:30 pm Contemporary B

Wednesday

6:00-7:30 pm Ballet Technique

7:30-8:30 pm Pointe B

Thursday:

6:30-7:30pm Ballet Strength and Conditioning

7:30-8:45pm Contemporary B

Friday:

Private Lessons/YAGP Coaching

Saturday:

11:30am Kalamazoo Youth Ballet Class + Rehearsal

Adult Beginner/Int Ballet

Adult Ballet Schedule

$15 drop-in  per class payable by Venmo or register through our Parent Portal to pay monthly to receive multi-class discount for both classes.

Thursday:

6:30-7:30pm Ballet Strength and Conditioning

7:30-8:45pm Adult Beginner/Int Ballet

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