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.

  • 2018/19 Registration is OPEN!  Please click the red ‘register’ button. This will take you to our Mindbody site. Please select the appropriate contract from the contracts drop down menu. Once you purchase the contract, you should be able to enroll your dancer. If you need further assistance, please e-mail Ann Williams, Director, at ann@ballareteatro.com.
  • Dancers in levels II-V must register for a placement audition. Please e-mail Director, Ann Williams, at ann@ballareteatro.com for more information. The audition workshops take place August 6-16, during the day. Schedule varies depending on Level. 

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.  Dancers in this level that identify as female 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). Dancers in this level that identify as male need black leather ballet shoes, black sweats and a plain t-shirt,

$52/month

2018/19 Fundamental A Schedule

Please choose one of these sections (8/23/18 – please check back on 8/27/18. Looking at opening another section of Fundamental A):

  • Monday 4:00-5:00 pm  Hollie Edlund NEW!!!
  • Monday 5:00-6:00 pm   Hollie Edlund This class is FULL!
  • Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm  Claudia Jos This class is FULL!
  • Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm  Hollie Edlund This class is FULL!
  • Thursday 4:00-5:00 pm Siri Drontle
  • Saturday 9:45-10:45 am   Rachel Johnson This class is FULL!
  • Saturday 10:45-11:45 am  Hollie Edlund This class is FULL!

Click on the red ‘register’ button. This will take you to our Mindbody site. Select the ‘Ballet/Tap Fundamental A’ contract from the drop down menu. Once you purchase the contract you should be able to enroll your dancer in your section of choice. If you need further assistance, please e-mail Ann Williams, Director, at ann@ballareteatro.com.  Fundamental Level I Handbook 1819

 

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. Dancers in this level that identify as female 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). Dancers in this level that identify as male need black leather ballet shoes, black sweats and a plain t-shirt,

$52/month

2018/19 Fundamental B Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  • Tuesday 6:15-7:15 pm Claudia Jos
  • Wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm Hollie Edlund
  • Thursday 5:45-6:45 pm  Siri Drontle
  • Saturday 9:00-10:00 am  Hollie Edlund
  • Saturday 10:45-11:45 am   Rachel Johnson

Click on the red ‘register’ button. This will take you to our Mindbody site. Select the ‘Ballet/Tap Fundamental B’ contract from the drop down menu. Once you purchase the contract you should be able to enroll your dancer in your section of choice. If you need further assistance, please e-mail Ann Williams, Director, at ann@ballareteatro.com. Fundamental Level I Handbook 1819

 

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. Dancers in this level that identify as female 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). Dancers in this level that identify as male need black leather ballet shoes, black sweats and a plain t-shirt,

$77/month

2018/19 Level IA Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  • Monday 5-6:30 pm   Claudia Jos
  • Wednesday 4:45-6:15 pm   Rachel Johnson This class is FULL!
  • Thursday 6:30-8 pm   Claudia Jos
  • Saturday 9-10:30 am   Elly Stahlke

Click on the red ‘register’ button. This will take you to our Mindbody site. Select the ‘Ballet/Tap Level IA’ contract from the drop down menu. Once you purchase the contract you should be able to enroll your dancer in your section of choice. If you need further assistance, please e-mail Ann Williams, Director, at ann@ballareteatro.com.  Fundamental Level I Handbook 1819

 

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. Dancers in this level that identify as female 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). Dancers in this level that identify as male need black leather ballet shoes, black sweats and a plain t-shirt,

$77/month

2018/19 Level IB Class Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  • Wednesday 6:15-7:45 pm   Rachel Johnson 
  • Thursday 5:00-6:30 pm  Claudia Jos This Class is FULL!
  • Saturday 10:30 am-12:00 pm   Elly Stahlke

Click on the red ‘register’ button. This will take you to our Mindbody site. Select the ‘Ballet/Tap Level IB’ contract from the drop down menu. Once you purchase the contract you should be able to enroll your dancer in your section of choice. If you need further assistance, please e-mail Ann Williams, Director, at ann@ballareteatro.com.  Fundamental Level I Handbook 1819

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. Dancers in this level that identify as female need pink, split-soled ballet shoes, black tap oxfords, a plain black tank leotard, pink tights and plain black dance pants (like yoga pants). Dancers in this level that identify as male 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 this level that are gender non-conforming need black split-soled ballet shoes, black tap oxfords, black tight running tights and a plain white or black t-shirt. All dancers taking jazz need black, split-soled jazz oxfords.

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 our original performance of ‘The Excellent Adventure’ to take place in March (date TBD).

Dancers in level II will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival Saturday, May 4, 2019. What is the Cathedral Dance Festival? 

Monthly tuition for level II is $121.25. This includes the Excellent Adventure performance fee of $9/month, and the Cathedral Dance Festival fee of $10/month.

Monthly tuition for level II with jazz is $178.50 (including fees)

Level II Handbook 1819

Mark your calendars!! Audition workshop 2019 for levels II-V will take place on these dates:  Levels II/III June 17-21; Levels IV/V June 17-20 and 24-27. Schedule to be posted November 2018.

2018/19 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

  • Monday Ballet  5-6:15 pm  Timothy Herian   Tap 6:15-7:15 pm  Sam Italiano
  • Wednesday Ballet  4:45-6 pm Timothy Herian  Tap  6-7 pm Kaleena Miller
  • Saturday Ballet 10:15-11:30 am Timothy Herian   Tap Noon-1:00 pm Elly Stahlke

Jazz II

  • Thursday 5-6:15 pm  Heather Annis
  • Thursdah 6:45-8 pm  Jesse Schmitz-Boyd
  • 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. Dancers in this level that identify as female need pink, split-soled ballet shoes, black tap oxfords, a plain black tank leotard, pink tights and plain black dance pants (like yoga pants). Dancers in this level that identify as male 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 this level that are gender non-conforming need black split-soled ballet shoes, black tap oxfords, black tight running tights and a plain white or black t-shirt. All dancers taking jazz need black, split-soled jazz oxfords.

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 our original performance of ‘The Excellent Adventure’ to take place in March (date TBD).

Dancers in level III will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival Saturday, May 4, 2019. 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 Saturdays from Noon-2 pm.

Tuition for level III is $204.50/month (includes the Excellent Adventure performance fee – $9/month; Cathedral Dance Festival fee – $10/month). Tuition for level III and modern is $273.00 (including fees)

Level III Handbook 1819

2018/19 Level III Schedule

Ballet Monday 7:15-8:45 pm   Timothy Herian

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

Modern   not offered this year

Jazz   Sunday  1-2:30 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. Dancers in this level that identify as female 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). Dancers in this level that identify as male 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 this level that are gender non-conforming need black split-soled ballet shoes, black Zoot Rhythm Tap oxfords, black tight running tights and a plain white or black t-shirt. All dancers taking jazz need black, split-soled jazz oxfords.

Dancers in level IV will participate in our original performance of ‘The Excellent Adventure’ to take place in March (date TBD).

Dancers in level IV will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival Saturday, May 4, 2019. 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 June.

Tuition for dancers in level IV is $306.75/month. This includes the Excellent Adventure performance fee  – $15/month and the Cathedral Dance Festival fee – $10/month. (The Excellent Adventure fee is higher than level III’s fee because levels IV and V are involved in more pieces in this show, and therefore have more rehearsal)

Level IV Handbook 1819

2018/19 Level IV Schedule

Ballet  Mondays 4:30-6 pm Brittany Adams

Pointe Prep/Conditioning   Mondays 6-6:30 pm   Brittany Adams

Leaps & Turns  Mondays 6:30-7:15 pm   Timothy Herian

Tap  Tuesdays  5:30-6:45 pm   Molly Kaye Stoltz

Jazz   Thursdays  6:15-7:45 pm  Heather Annis

Mixed Level Technique   Sundays 4-5:15 pm   Karis Sloss

Modern  Sundays 5:15-6:45 pm  Sarah Hauss

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. Dancers in this level that identify as female 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). Dancers in this level that identify as male 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 this level that are gender non-conforming need black split-soled ballet shoes, black Zoot Rhythm Tap oxfords, black tight running tights and a plain white or black t-shirt. All dancers taking jazz need black, split-soled jazz oxfords.

Dancers in level V will participate in our original performance of ‘The Excellent Adventure’ to take place in March (date TBD).

Dancers in level V will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival Saturday, May 4, 2019. 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 June.

Tuition for dancers in level V is $306.75/month. This include the Excellent Adventure performance fee – $15/month, and the Cathedral Dance Festival fee of $10/month. (The Excellent Adventure fee is more than level III because levels IV and V are in more pieces in the Excellent Adventure, and therefore will have more rehearsal time.)

Level V Handbook 1819

2018/19 Level V

Conditioning 6-6:30 pm Brittany Adams

Pointe* Mondays 6:30-7:15 pm  Brittany Adams   or     Leaps and Turns   Mondays  6:30-7:15 pm  Timothy Herian NOTE: Dancers in level V must either take pointe or leaps and turns.  *Dancers who are on pointe will take the mixed level technique class on Sundays in their pointe shoes.

Ballet Mondays 7:15-8:45 pm   Brittany Adams

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

Modern  Wednesdays 7:30-9 pm   Timothy Herian

Jazz  Sundays   2:30-4 pm  Karis Sloss

Mixed Level Technique   Sundays 4-5:15 pm with Karis Sloss

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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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