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.

  • 2019/2020 Registration closed on October 31. Summer enrollment begins February 1. Registration for our 2020/21 dance season will open May 26, 2020. If you need further assistance or have questions about our program, please e-mail Ann Williams, Director, at ann@ballareteatro.com.
  • Dancers in levels II-V must register for a placement audition. Placement auditions take place on these dates: Level II/III (pick one week) August 10-14, or August 17-21, auditions take place on the Friday of each week; Level IV/V August 10-20 (Monday-Thursday), Audition Friday, August 21. 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 $52/month. 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 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 . For more information on our program and important dates. Please check out Fundamental Level I Handbook 1920 201920 Handbook Calendar Insert

2019/2020 Fundamental A Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  • Monday: 4:00-5:00pm  –  Hollie Edlund Full!
  • Tuesday: 4:45-5:45pm  –  Claudia Jos Full!
  • Wednesday: 4:00-5:00pm  –  Hollie Edlund Full!
  •  Wednesday: 6:00-7:00 pm – Hollie Edlund Full!
  • Thursday: 5:45-6:45pm  –  Hollie Edlund Full!
  • Saturday: 9:00-10:00am  –  Julia Larson Full!, 10:45-11:45am –  Rachel Johnson Full!

Click on the ‘buy now’ below to purchase the ‘Ballet/Tap Fundamental A’ contract. Once you purchase the contract you should be able to enroll your dancer in your section of choice. You can do this by scrolling all the way down on this page for the schedule of classes. If you need further 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 $61/month, which includes a $9/month Isabella Saves the World rehearsal fee. 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 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. For more information about this program and important dates check out Fundamental Level I Handbook 1920 201920 Handbook Calendar Insert

Dancers in this level participate in our Isabella Saves the World Production in March.

2019/2020 Fundamental B Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  •  Monday 5:00-6:00 pm – Hollie Edlund
  • Tuesday: 6:30-7:30 pm  –  Claudia Jos Full!
  • Wednesday: 5:00-6:00 pm –  Hollie Edlund Full!
  • Thursday: 4:00-5:00 pm –  Hollie Edlund
  • Saturday: 9:45-10:45 am –  Rachel Johnson

Click on the ‘buy now’ button to purchase the ‘Ballet/Tap Fundamental B’ contract. 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.

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 $86/month, which includes a $9/month Isabella Saves the World rehearsal fee. 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 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. For more information about this program and important dates check out Fundamental Level I Handbook 1920 201920 Handbook Calendar Insert

Dancers in this level participate in our Isabella Saves the World production in March

2019/2020 Level IA Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  • Monday: 6:30-8:00 pm  –  Claudia Jos
  • Wednesday: 10-11:30 am – Rachel Johnson New!! Begins October 2
  • Wednesday: 6:15-7:45 pm  –  Rachel Johnson
  • Thursday: 5-6:30 pm  –  Claudia Jos Full!
  • Saturday: 9-10:30 am  –  Shannon Mulcahy Full!
  • Saturday 10:45 am-12:15 pm – Julia Larson New!!

Click on ‘Buy Now’ below to purchase the ‘Ballet/Tap Level IA’ contract. 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.  

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 $86/month. This includes a $9/month Isabella Saves the World rehearsal fee.  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 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. For more information about this program and important dates check out Fundamental Level I Handbook 1920 201920 Handbook Calendar Insert

Dancers in this level participate in our Isabella Saves the World production in March.

2019/2020 Level IB Class Schedule

Please choose one of these sections:

  •  Monday 5-6:30 pm – Claudia Jos
  • Wednesday: 4:45-6:15 pm  –  Rachel Johnson Full!
  • Thursday: 6:30-8:00 pm  –  Claudia Jos
  • Saturday: 10:30 am-12:00 pm  –  Shannon Mulcahy

Click on the ‘register’ button.  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.  

Level II

*Requires Audition

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 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.

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 production of ‘Isabella Saves the World’ to take place in March on Saturday, March 14.

Dancers in level II will participate in the Cathedral Dance Festival the first weekend in May. What is the Cathedral Dance Festival?

Monthly tuition for level II is $122.25. This includes the Isabella performance fee of $10/month, and the Cathedral Dance Festival fee of $10/month.

Monthly tuition for level II with jazz is $179.50 (including fees)

 

Mark your calendars!! Audition workshops 2020 for levels II will take place on these dates:  (pick one) August 10-13, Audition on August 14; or August 17-20, Audition on August 21. Please visit our summer program page to register for an audition.

2019/2020 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. This year we have divided level II into two sections and decreased the class size for better learning. IIA is for dancers new to level II; IIB is for dancers who have had one year of level II.

Ballet/Tap II

  • Monday IIA:
    • Ballet – 4:45-6:00pm  – Timothy Herian
    • Tap –  6:00-7:00pm    Julia Larson
  • Wednesday IIB:
    • Ballet  – 4:45-6pm  – Timothy Herian
    • Tap  –  6:00-7:00pm  – Rick Ausland
  • Saturday IIB:
    • Ballet – 10:15-11:30am Timothy Herian
    • Tap Noon-1pm  –  Rachel Johnson
  •  Saturday IIA:
    •  Ballet – 11:45-1pm Timothy Herian
    •  Tap – 1-2 pm Rachel Johnson

Jazz II

  • Thursday IIA
    • 5-6:15 pm – Timothy Herian New!! 
    • 6:45-8pm  –  Jesse Schmitz-Boyd
  • Saturday IIB: 9-10:15am  –  Timothy Herian

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, pink tights 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 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 ‘Isabella Saves the World’ to take place in March.

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

Tuition for level III is $205.50/month (includes the Isabella performance fee – $10/month; Cathedral Dance Festival fee – $10/month). Tuition for level III and modern is $274.00 (including fees)

Mark your calendars! Audition workshops for level III are on these dates (pick one): August 10-13, Audition August 14; or August 17-20, August 21.

2019/2020 Level III Schedule

Ballet

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

Tap

  • Sunday: 2:15-3:15pm  –  Kaleena Miller

Modern  

  •  Monday: 8-9:15pm – Timothy Herian

Jazz   

  • Tuesday: 5:30-7:00pm  –  Karis Sloss

Level IV

*Requires Audition

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-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 our original performance of ‘Isabella Saves the World’ to take place in March.

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

Tuition for dancers in level IV is $306.75/month. This includes the Isabella Saves the World performance fee  – $15/month and the Cathedral Dance Festival fee – $10/month. (The Isabella Saves the World 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)

Mark your calendars! The audition workshop for 2020 is taking place August 10-20 (Monday-Thursday), Audition Friday, August 21.

2019/2020 Level IV Schedule

Ballet

  • Mondays: 4:30-6pm Brittany Pate

Pointe Prep/Conditioning

  • Mondays: 6-6:30pm  –  Brittany Pate  Pointe prep     Timothy Herian conditioning

Leaps & Turns  TBD

Tap

  • Tuesdays: 5:30-6:45pm   –  Molly Kaye Stoltz

Jazz

  • Thursdays: 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

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 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 Adams.

Dancers in level V will participate in our original performance of ‘Isabella Saves the World’ to take place in March.

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

Tuition for dancers in level V is $306.75/month. This include the Isabella performance fee – $15/month, and the Cathedral Dance Festival fee of $10/month.

Mark your calendars! The audition workshop for level V is August 10-20 (Monday-Thursday), Audition Friday, August 21.

2019/2020 Level V Schedule

Conditioning

  • Monday: 6-6:30pm  –  Timothy Herian

Leaps and Turns: TBD

Ballet

  • Mondays: 6:30-8:00pm –  Brittany Pate

Pointe

  • Mondays: 8:00-8:45pm – Brittany Pate

Tap  

  •  Sundays: 3:15-4:30 pm –  Kaleena Miller

Modern  

  • Wednesdays: 6-7:30pm  –  Timothy Herian

Jazz  

  •  Tuesdays: 7:00-8:30 pm –  Karis Sloss

Mixed Level Technique  

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

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