General Information

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.

  • 2020/21 Registration is OPEN. We are switching to a new registration platform/parent portal.  If you need further assistance or have questions about our program, please e-mail Ann Williams, Director, at ann@ballareteatro.com.
  • 2020 Audition workshops have been cancelled.  All dancers in their 2nd year of a level automatically advance.  Barring any unforseen catastrophes, dancers in levels II-V will be required to register for a placement audition in August of 2021. Please e-mail Director, Ann Williams, at ann@ballareteatro.com for more information. 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. The cost is $57/month. Dancers in this level that identify as female need a plain, black tank leotard, tights that match their skin tone, plain black leggings, 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 leather tap oxfords, black sweats and a plain t-shirt. Dancers who are gender non-binary should wear black leather ballet shoes, black tap oxfords, black sweats and a plain t-shirt . 

2020/21 Fundamental A Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  • Monday: 5:45-6:45 pm – Hollie Edlund
  • Tuesday: 4:30-5:30pm  –  Hollie Edlund
  • Wednesday: 11:00am-Noon  –  Rachel Johnson
  • Wednesday: 5:45-6:45 pm – Rachel Johnson
  • Thursday: 400-5:00pm  –  Hollie Edlund
  • Friday: 4:30-5:30pm – Ann Williams
  • Saturday: 9:00-10:00am  –  Shannon Mulcahy
  • Sunday: 2:35-3:35pm – Julia Larson

If you need assistance, please e-mail Ann Williams, Director, at ann@ballareteatro.com.

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. The cost is $57/month. Dancers in this level that identify as female need a plain, black tank leotard, tights to match their skin tone, plain black leggings, 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 leather tap oxfords, black sweats and a plain t-shirt. Dancers who are gender non-binary should wear black leather ballet shoes, black tap oxfords, black sweats and a plain t-shirt. 

2020/2021 Fundamental B Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  •  Monday 4:30-5:30pm – Hollie Edlund
  • Tuesday: 6:15-7:15pm  –  Hollie Edlund
  • Wednesday: 4:45-5:45pm –  Rachel Johnson
  • Thursday: 5:00-6:00pm –  Hollie Edlund
  • Friday: 4:10-5:10pm – TBD
  • Saturday:  10:10-11:10am –  Shannon Mulcahy
  • Sunday: 12:50-1:50pm – Julia Larson

If you need assistance, please e-mail Ann Williams, Director, at ann@ballareteatro.com.

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. The cost is $80/month. Dancers in this level that identify as female need a plain, black tank leotard, tights to match their skin tone, plain black leggings, 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 leather tap oxfords, black sweats and a plain t-shirt. Dancers who are gender non-binary should wear black leather ballet shoes, black tap oxfords, black sweats and a plain t-shirt. 

2020/21 Level IA Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  • Tuesday: 4:45-6:15pm  –  Brenda Martinson
  • Wednesday: Noon-1:30pm – Rachel Johnson
  • Thursday: 6:10-7:4opm – Hollie Edlund
  • Friday: 4-5:30pm  –  Emily Broeker
  • Sunday: 4-5:30pm  –  Shannon Mulcahy

If you need assistance, please e-mail Ann Williams, Director, at ann@ballareteatro.com.  

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. The cost is $80/month.  Dancers in this level that identify as female need a plain, black tank leotard, tights that match their skin tone, plain black leggings, 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 leather tap oxfords, black sweats and a plain t-shirt. Dancers who are gender non-binary should wear black leather ballet shoes, black tap oxfords, black sweats and a plain t-shirt. 

2020/21 Level IB Class Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  •  Tuesday 6:25-7:55 pm – Brenda Martinson
  • Wednesday: 9:30-11:00am  –  Rachel Johnson
  • Saturday: Noon-1:30pm  –  Shannon Mulcahy
  • Sunday: 5:30-7pm  –  Shannon Mulcahy

If you need assistance, please e-mail Ann Williams, Director, at ann@ballareteatro.com.  

Level IIA/Level IIB

*Requires Audition

Level IIA 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 IIA take ballet, tap and jazz – all one hour on the same day. Monthly tuition for level IIA is $164.90. This includes the Cathedral Dance Festival fee of $11/month.

Dancers in level IIB also take ballet, tap and jazz on the same day, but ballet is 1.25 hours, jazz is 1.25 hours and tap is 1 hour. Monthly tuition for level IIB is $190. This includes the  Cathedral Dance Festival fee of $11/month.

Dancers in level IIA/B will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival on May 1, 2021. What is the Cathedral Dance Festival?

Dancers in this level that identify as female need pink, split-soled ballet shoes, black tap oxfords, a plain black tank leotard, tights that match skin tone and plain black leggings. 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-binary 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.

Mark your calendars!! Audition workshops 2021 for levels II will take place on these dates:  (pick one) August 2-5 (evenings), Audition August 6 from 4-6 pm; or August 9-12 (daytime) Audition on August 13 from 1-3 pm.  Please visit our summer program page to register for an audition.

2020/2021 Level IIA Schedule

  •  Thursday IIA:
    • Ballet 4:45-5:45pm  – Timothy Herian
    • Jazz 5:45-6:45pm – Timothy Herian
    • Tap 6:50-7:50pm    Julia Larson
  • Saturday IIA:
    • Tap  10:45-11:45am – Rachel Johnson
    • Ballet  11:45am-12:45pm – Timothy Herian
    • Jazz  12:45-1:45 pm – Timothy Herian
  • Monday IIB:
    • Ballet  4:45-6pm  – Timothy Herian
    • Jazz   6:00-7:15pm  – Timothy Herian
    • Tap  7:15-8:15pm – Julia Larson
  • Saturday IIB:
      • Ballet 9-10:15am – Timothy Herian
      • Jazz 10:15-11:30am  –  Timothy Herian
      • Tap 11:45am-12:45pm – Rachel Johnson

Level III

*Requires Audition

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, tights that match their skin tone and plain black leggings. 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-binary 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. Modern dancers go barefoot.

Dancers in level III take ballet, tap, jazz and modern.

Dancers in level III will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival Saturday, May 1, 2021. What is the Cathedral Dance Festival?

Tuition for level III is $282.15/month. This includes the Cathedral Dance Festival fee of $11/month.

Mark your calendars! 2021 Audition workshops for level III are on these dates (pick one):(pick one) August 2-5 (evenings), Audition August 6 from 4-6 pm; or August 9-12 (daytime) Audition on August 13 from 1-3 pm.

2020/21 Level III Schedule

 Ballet

  • Thursday: 6:55-8:25pm  –  Timothy Herian

Tap

  • Sunday: 2:30-3:30pm  –  Bruce DeMorrow

Modern  

  •  Wednesday: 6:30-8:00pm – Timothy Herian

Jazz   

  • Wednesday: 5:00-6:30pm  –  Karis Sloss

Level IV

*Requires Audition

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, Pointe Prep, 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, tights that match their skin tone 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-binary 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. Modern is done barefoot.

Dancers in level IV will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival which takes place Saturday, May 1, 2021. What is the Cathedral Dance Festival?

Tuition for dancers in level IV is $321/month. This includes the Cathedral Dance Festival fee – $11/month.

Mark your calendars! The audition workshop for 2021 is taking place August 2-12 (Monday-Thursday). All classes will take place in the evenings. Audition Friday, August 13 from 9:30 am-Noon.

2020-21 Level IV Schedule

Ballet

  • Mondays: 4:40-6:10pm – Genevieve Waterbury

Pointe Prep/Conditioning

  • Mondays: 6:10-6:55pm  –  Genevieve Waterbury

Tap

  • Tuesdays: 5:00-6:15pm   –  Emily Broeker

Jazz

  • Tuesdays: 6:15-7:45pm  –  Heather Annis

Mixed Level Technique

  • Sundays: 5:00-6:30 pm  –  Elayna Waxse

Modern  

  • Sundays:  6:30-8:00 pm  –  Sarah Hauss

 

Level V

*Requires Audition

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, Pointe, 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, tights that match their skin tone and plain black leggings. 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-binary 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. Modern is done barefoot. Dancers doing pointe will need to purchase pointe shoes under the guidance of Brittany Pate.

Dancers in level V will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival Saturday, May 1, 2021. What is the Cathedral Dance Festival?

Tuition for dancers in level V is $321/month. This includes the Cathedral Dance Festival fee of $11/month.

Mark your calendars! The 2021 audition workshop for level V is August 2-12 (Monday-Thursday). All classes will take place in the evenings. Audition Friday, August 13 from 9:30 am-Noon.

2020/2021 Level V Schedule

Ballet

  • Mondays: 7:05-8:35pm –  Genevieve Waterbury

Pointe

  • Mondays: 8:35-9:20pm –  Genevieve Waterbury

 

Tap  

  •  Sundays: 3:30-4:45 pm –  Bruce DeMorrow

Modern  

  • Wednesdays: 8:00-9:30pm  –  Timothy Herian

Jazz  

  •  Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 pm –  Karis Sloss

Mixed Level Technique  

  • Sundays: 5:00-6:30pm  –  Elayna Waxse

Pointe

  • Sundays: 6:30-7:15pm – Elayna Waxse