Ballare Teatro
Ballare Teatro

Performing Arts Program

The Performing Arts Program is for dancers age 5-18 who are ready to commit to a year-long experience in dance. This program runs from September-mid June, an approximately 34-week commitment to dance instruction. Students who are in this program are required to take a ballet/tap class at all levels every year. As dancers progress up the levels, jazz, modern and extra technique is added to enhance their training. At Ballare Teatro, we strive to develop strong, versatile, technically proficient, passionate dancers.

Levels are based on age first, then ability.

  • 2017/18 Registration for levels Fundamental A-IB is OPEN!!
  • Hip Hop Dancers!!! We have a youth drop in class for you! It meets from 6:45-7:45 on Tuesdays – $15/class. Just drop in! This is a mixed age class.
  • Dancers in levels II-V must register for a placement audition. Please e-mail Director, Ann Williams, at ann@ballareteatro.com for more information.

Fundamental A

Fundamental A is for dancers age 5-6 who are new to ballet and tap instruction. Dancers must be 5 by October 31 to register for this level.  Girls in this level need a plain, black tank leotard, pink tights, plain black dance pants (like yoga pants), pink leather ballet shoes and black ‘strappy’ tap shoes (not shiny, with a buckle). Boys need black leather ballet shoes, black sweats and a plain t-shirt,

$52/month

2017/18 Fundamental A Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  • Monday 4:00-5:00 pm   Siri Drontle This class is FULL!
  • Tuesday 5:45-6:45  Claudia Jos This class is FULL!
  • Wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm  Karis Sloss
  • Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm   Felicia Stevens This class is FULL!
  • Saturday 10:45-11:45 am   Rachel Johnson This class is FULL!
  • Saturday 10:45-11:45 am  Hollie Edlund This class is FULL!

Fundamental B

Fundamental B is for dancers dancers age 5-6 who have had one year of Fundamental A. Dancers will build on their understanding of dancer terms and ability to perform basic dance steps and technique. Girls in this level need a plain, black tank leotard, pink tights, plain black dance pants (like yoga pants), pink leather ballet shoes and black ‘strappy’ tap shoes (not shiny, with a buckle). Boys need black leather ballet shoes, black sweats and a plain t-shirt,

$52/month

2017/18 Fundamental B Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  • Monday 5:45-6:45 pm Siri Drontle
  • Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm  Karis Sloss
  • Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm   Karis Sloss
  • Saturday 9:00-10:00 am  Hollie Edlund New!
  • Saturday 9:45-10:45 am   Rachel Johnson

Level IA

Level IA is for dancers age 7-9, or dancers who have been advanced through the fundamental level. Dancers will begin building strength, developing proper alignment, and a better understanding of basic dance elements and technique. Girls in this level need a plain, black tank leotard, pink tights, plain black dance pants (like yoga pants), pink leather ballet shoes and black ‘strappy’ tap shoes (not shiny, with a buckle). Boys need black leather ballet shoes, black sweats and a plain t-shirt,

$77/month

2017/18 Level IA Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  • Monday 5-6:30 pm   Claudia Jos
  • Wednesday 6:15-7:45 pm   Rachel Johnson
  • Thursday 5:15-6:45 pm   Claudia Jos
  • Saturday 9-10:30 am   Elly Stahlke

Level IB

Level IB is for dancers age 7-9 who have been advanced through level IA. Dancers will continue to work on level I skills, but this class will move a little faster and advance their knowledge of basic dance elements, continue to develop proper alignment and hone execution of dance technique. Girls in this level need a plain, black tank leotard, pink tights, plain black dance pants (like yoga pants), pink leather ballet shoes and black ‘strappy’ tap shoes (not shiny, with a buckle). Boys need black leather ballet shoes, black sweats and a plain t-shirt,

$77/month

2017/18 Level IB Class Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  • Monday 6:30-8 pm  Claudia Jos
  • Wednesday 4:45-6:15 pm   Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Rachel Johnson
  • Saturday 10:30 am-12:00 pm   Elly Stahlke

The classes listed below require an audition, unless you have been advanced through level IB. Please e-mail Director Ann Williams at ann@ballareteatro.com for more information.

 

Level II

Level II is for dancers who have mastered all of the requirements of level IB, or are placed at this level by audition. Dancers should have a solid understanding of dance terms, techniques and steps. Strength and alignment continues to be stressed. Students will be expected to grasp more difficult concepts. Girls in this level need pink, split-soled ballet shoes, black tap oxfords, a plain black tank leotard, pink tights and plain black dance pants (like yoga pants). Boys need black split-soled, black tap oxfords, black men’s tights or tight running type leggings and a plain white or black t-shirt.

Once dancers get to this level, they have a full 1.25 hours of ballet and a full hour of tap class each week. They may also opt to take jazz their first year.

Dancers in their second year of level II are required to take jazz. Jazz is offered on a separate night from their ballet/tap class, unless you choose to take all your classes on Saturday.

Dancers in level II will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival Saturday, May 5, 2018. What is the Cathedral Dance Festival?

Mark your calendars!! Audition workshop for levels II-V will take place on these dates:  Levels II/III August 6-10 during the day; Levels IV/V August 6-9 and 13-16 during the day.

2017/18 Level II Schedule

Please choose one of the ballet/tap sections. Dancers in their first year of level II may also register for jazz II. Dancers in their 2nd year of level II are required to register for jazz II.

Ballet/Tap II

  • Tuesday Ballet  5-6:15 pm  Karis Sloss   6:15-7:15 pm  Tap  Brenna Brelie This section is FULL!
  • Wednesday Tap 5-6 pm Kaleena Miller  Ballet 6-7:15 pm Timothy Herian New!
  • Saturday Ballet 10:30-11:45 am Timothy Herian   Tap Noon-1:00 pm Elly Stahlke

Jazz II

  • Thursday 6:45-8 pm  Heather Annis This class is FULL!
  • Saturday 9-10:15 am Timothy Herian

 

Level III

Strength, alignment and technique continue to be stressed and built upon. Dancers are expected to be able to learn by watching, with less explanation than previously required. This class will move more quickly and is designed to develop and challenge the dancer. Girls in this level need pink, split-soled ballet shoes, black tap oxfords, a plain black tank leotard, pink tights and plain black dance pants (like yoga pants). Boys need black split-soled, black tap oxfords, black men’s tights or tight running type leggings and a plain white or black t-shirt.

Dancers in level III take ballet, tap and jazz. In their first year they may opt to take modern. Once they are in their second year of this level modern is required.

Dancers in level III will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival, Saturday, May 5, 2018. What is the Cathedral Dance Festival?

Dancers in their second year of level III may audition for our student company The Company B. Company B auditions take place during placement auditions in August. Company B rehearsals take place on Sundays from 5:30-7 pm.

2017/18 Level III Schedule

Ballet   Monday 5-6:30 pm Brittany Adams

Modern Sunday 4-5:30 pm   Timothy Herian

Tap  Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm  Kaleena Miller

Jazz Thursday 4:30-6 pm   Karis Sloss

 

 

 

Level IV

Placement in the level is by audition only. Class content is more technical, complex and challenging, with a professional atmosphere. Dancers are dedicated to becoming well-trained dancers. Dancers in Level IV are required to take Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and a mixed level technique class. Girls in this level need pink, split-soled ballet shoes, black Zoot Rhythm Tap oxfords, a plain black tank leotard, pink tights and plain black dance pants (like yoga pants). Boys need black split-soled, black Zoot Rhythm Tap oxfords, black men’s tights or tight running type leggings and a plain white or black t-shirt.

Dancers in level IV will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival, Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, 2018. What is the Cathedral Dance Festival?

Dancers in level IV may audition for our student company The Company B. Company B auditions take place during placement auditions in August. Company B rehearsals will take place on Sundays from 5:30-7 pm.

2017/18 Level IV Schedule

Tap  Tuesdays 5-6:15 pm Brenna Brelie

Ballet    Tuesdays  6:15-7:45 pm   Karis Sloss

Pointe Prep/Conditioning   7:45-8:15 pm   Karis Sloss

Jazz   Thursdays  4:30-6 pm  Heather Annis

Mixed Level Technique   Thursdays 6-7:15 pm   Karis Sloss

Modern  Sundays  7-8:30 pm  Sarah Hauss

Man Dance  Sundays 8:30-9:15 pm Timothy Herian

Level V

Placement in this level is by audition only. Class content is more technical, complex and challenging, with a professional atmosphere. Dancers are dedicated to becoming well-trained dancers. Dancers in Level V are required to take Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and a mixed level technique class. Girls in this level need pink, split-soled ballet shoes, black Zoot Rhythm Tap oxfords, a plain black tank leotard, pink tights and plain black dance pants (like yoga pants). Boys need black split-soled, black Zoot Rhythm Tap oxfords, black men’s tights or tight running type leggings and a plain white or black t-shirt.

Dancers in level V will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival, Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, 2018. What is the Cathedral Dance Festival?

Dancers in level V may audition for our student company The Company B. Company B auditions take place during placement auditions in August. Company B rehearsals will take place on Sundays from 5:30-7 pm.

2017/18 Level V Schedule Coming Soon!

Modern  Sunday  7-8:30 pm  Timothy Herian

Man Dance  Sunday 8:30-9:15 Timothy Herian

Ballet   Monday 6:30-8 pm    Brittany Adams

Pointe  Monday 8-8:45    Brittany Adams

Tap  Tuesday 5:30-6:45 pm  Kaleena Miller

Mixed Level Technique   Thursdays 6-7:15 pm with Karis Sloss

Jazz   Thursdays 7:15-8:45 pm  Karis Sloss

Pointe Thursdays 8:45-9:15 pm   Karis Sloss

Get in Touch

Questions about our classes? Need more information about Ballare Teatro and our philosophy? Email us! We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Address

4259 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Email

info@ballareteatro.com

Phone & Fax

612-721-8619

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