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Springfield, Missouri

Class Schedule

Our highly skilled, professional faculty offer classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz and stretch & strengthen. Classes are offered for all skill levels to individuals ages three through adult. Springfield Ballet classes are unique in that they are neither recital nor competition driven. 100% of valuable classroom time is spent learning and strengthening dancers’ technique rather than practicing a routine for performance.

Summer 2017 Schedule:
Summer 2017 Registration Packet
The follow classes for Summer 2017 6-Week Session are FULL:
Tuesday, Modern 1B, 6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, Ballet 4, 7:00-8:30pm
Wednesday, Stretch & Strengthen 9+, 4:30-5:00pm
Wednesday, Ballet 3, 5:00-6:30pm

New to Springfield Ballet? Complete our Pre-Registration Form to help us assist you in class placement, here.

Click on the headings below to view our summer 2017 classes by level.  


Dance With Me

Dance With Me

 Class Length: 30 minutes
Parents exercise along with the child in this creative movement class which encourages the child to practice correct movements and to help maintain discipline. The class includes stretching and body awareness exercises as well as traveling steps. A portion of the class will be devoted to creative activities with props (bean bags, scarves, rhythm sticks, etc.).
Ages 2-3

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Dance with Me
Wednesday
9:45-10:15am
C
Ashley Paige Romines

Creative Movement 1

Creative Movement 1

Class Length: 30 minutes
This class develops natural movement instincts through activities appropriate to the students’ innate creativity and physical skills. Children express themselves primarily through movement, but also through music and dramatic activities. This gentle class begins to develop awareness of musicality, body parts, space and pathways, and class etiquette with other dancers.
Ages 3-4

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Creative Movement 1
Tuesday
5:30-6:00pm
B
Jamie Williams
Creative Movement 1
Wednesday
10:30-11:00am
C
Ashley Paige Romines
Creative Movement 1
Wednesday
4:45-5:15pm
B
Emma Kirksey

Creative Movement 2

Creative Movement 2

 

Class Length: 45 minutes
This fun class further develops natural movement instincts through activities that combine innate creativity and physical skills. The gentle class continues to widen awareness of musicality, body parts, space and pathways, and class etiquette with other dancers. Children express themselves primarily through movement, but also through music and dramatic activities.
Ages 4-6

 

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Creative Movement 2
Monday
5:30-6:15pm
B
Ashley Paige Romines
Creative Movement 2
Wednesday
23:00-12:45pm
C
Ashley Paige Romines
Creative Movement 2
Thursday
6:00-6:45pm
C
Emma Kirksey

Pre-Ballet

Pre-Ballet

Class Length: 60 minutes
This class extends the range of understanding and ability that a student acquires in the Creative Movement program. Concepts continue to be combined in greater complexity with the challenge to clarify movement and expression. The Pre-Ballet class includes introductory barre work and ballet terminology while it also continues to develop listening skills, musicality, and spatial awareness.
Ages 5-7

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Pre-Ballet Tuesday
4:30-5:00pm
B
Tami Franklin
Pre-Ballet Wednesday
11:00am-12:00pm
C
Ashley Paige Romines
Pre-Ballet
Thursday
5:00-6:00pm
C
Emma Kirksey

Ballet 1

Ballet 1

Class Length: 60 minutes
This class introduces the fundamental principles of ballet technique. A Ballet 1 student extends the range of understanding and ability to refine technical skills and further develops proper alignment. An introduction of basic anatomy, physiology, and nutrition supports the blossoming dancer’s knowledge. Each class includes barre and center work as well as exercises used to develop musicality and creativity.
Approximate ages 6-10

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 1
Monday
5:00-6:00pm
C
Tami Franklin
Ballet 1
Tuesday
6:00-7:00pm
B
Berea Flatness
Ballet 1
Thursday
6:45-7:45pm
C
Emma Kirksey

Ballet 2

Ballet 2

Class Length: 60 minutes
This class continues the formal study of classical ballet and encourages the development of self-discipline. Particular emphasis is placed on exercises designed to strengthen legs, ankles, and feet as well as to continue developing postural and technical skills. A continuation of basic anatomy, physiology, and nutrition supports the dancer’s knowledge. Ballet 2 students are encouraged to consider taking two classes per week.
Approximate ages
7-14

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 2
Monday
4:30-5:30pm
A
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 2
Tuesday
7:00-8:00pm
C
Jamie Williams
Ballet 2
Wednesday
5:15-6:15om
B
Emma Kirksey

Ballet 3

Ballet 3

Class Length: 90 minutes
Technique classes emphasize proper placement and alignment, turnout of the hips and legs, coordination of the arms and legs, and a clear knowledge of beginning ballet terminology.
Approximate ages 8 and up

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 3
Monday
6:30-8:00pm
C
Teresa Simpson
Ballet 3
Tuesday
4:30-6:00pm
C
Emma Kirksey
Ballet 3
Wednesday - FULL
5:00-6:30pm
C
Ashley Paige Romines

Ballet 4

Ballet 4

Class Length: 90 minutes
Training builds on previously learned skills while developing increased strength, kinetic awareness, and intellectual understanding. Ballet 4 students are encouraged to take this class 2-3 times per week.
Approximate ages 9 and up

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 4
Tuesday - FULL
7:00-8:30pm
B
Berea Flatness
Ballet 4
Wednesday
6:30-8:00pm
C
Emma Kirksey
Ballet 4
Thursday
4:30-6:00pm
A
Ashley Paige Romines

Ballet 5

Ballet 5

Class Length: 90 minutes
Technique continues to build and increase in difficulty. This level also begins to prepare students for pointe work. Ballet 5 students are expected to take a minimum of 2-3 technique classes a week plus an elective. Students with aspirations for a professional career or to continue dance beyond high school are encouraged to enroll in 3-4 technique classes as well as elective classes.
Approximate ages 10+

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 5/6/7
Monday
6:30-8:00pm
A
Ashley Paige Romines/Sara Brummel
Ballet 5
Tuesday
4:30-6:00pm
A
Ashley Paige Romines
Pointe 5/6
Tuesday
6:00-7:00pm
C
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5/6/7
Wednesday
7:30-9:00pm
A
Sara Brummel
Ballet 5/6/7
Thursday
6:30-8:00pm
A
Ashley Paige Romines

Ballet 6 & Pointe 6

Ballet 6 & Pointe 6

Class Length: 60-120 minutes
Training continues to increase in difficulty and much emphasis is placed on artistry and quality. Pointe work is introduced by permission of the instructor only after the student has completed at least three years consecutive ballet training, demonstrated precision in technique, and acquired sufficient strength in legs, ankles, and feet. Ballet 6 students are expected to take a minimum of 2-3 technique classes and one pointe class (for students en pointe) per week, plus an elective. Students with aspirations for a professional career or to continue dance beyond high school are encouraged to enroll in 4-6 technique classes and 2 pointe classes per week as well as elective classes.
Ages 12+ (Recommended by School Director)

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 5/6/7
Monday
6:30-8:00pm
A
Ashley Paige Romines
Pointe 5/6
Tuesday
6:00-7:00pm
C
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 6 & 7 with Pointe
Tuesday
7:00-9:00pm
A
Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5/6/7
Wednesday
7:30-9:00pm
A
Sara Brummel
Ballet 5/6/7
Thursday
6:30-8:00pm
A
Ashley Paige Romines
Pointe 6 & 7 with Variations
Thursday
8:00-8:45
A
Ashley Paige Romines

Ballet 7 & Pointe 7

Ballet 7 & Pointe 7

Class Length: 60-120 minutes
Technique continues to build and increase in difficulty. Performance quality and artistic presentation are elements of focus in this level. Ballet 7 is for students who exhibit a profound understanding of classical technique and are dedicated to a rigorous course of study. Ballet 7 students are expected to take a minimum of 3-4 technique classes and one pointe class per week, plus one elective. Students with aspirations for a professional career or to continue dance beyond high school are encouraged to enroll in 5+ technique classes and 2-3 pointe classes per week as well as elective classes.
Ages 14+ (Recommended by School Director)

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 5/6/7
Monday 6:30-8:00pm A
Ashley Paige Romines/Sara Brummel
Ballet 6 & 7 with Pointe
Tuesday
7:00-9:00pm A Ashley Paige Romines
Ballet 5/6/7
Wednesday
7:00-9:30pm A
Sara Brummel
Ballet 5/6/7
Thursday
6:30-8:00pm
A
Ashley Paige Romines
Pointe 6 & 7 with Variations
Thursday
8:00-8:45pm
A
Ashley Paige Romines

Modern

Modern

Class Length: 60-90 minutes
The curriculum draws from Martha Graham’s, Doris Humphrey’s, Lester Horton’s and Jose Limon’s philosophies and techniques, and classes include floor work, center work, improvisation, and contact improvisation. Basic elements of modern dance increase understanding of breath control, gravity, balance, rhythm, focus, alignment, and spatial awareness. Modern 1A, Modern 1B and Modern 2 & 3 are offered. Students must be in the Ballet 2 level to begin modern training.
Approximate Ages 7+ (Ballet 2+)

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Modern 1A
Monday 5:30-6:30pm A
Teresa Simpson
Modern 2&3
Monday
8:00-9:15pm
A
Teresa Simpson
Modern 1B - FULL
Tuesday
6:00-7:00pm
A
Jamie Williams

Adult

Adult

Class Length: 75 minutes
This division is open to teens and adults who want to experience dance as a recreational activity for fun and exercise. The class focuses on the use of ballet technique to help with toning, strength and flexibility, and it is offered for men and women at beginner to intermediate levels. You can either drop-in to these classes at a single class rate of $12 or purchase an Open Adult Class Card at $80 for 8 classes.
Ages 16+

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Open Adult Ballet & Conditioning
Tuesday 8:00-9:15pm C Jamie Williams

Jazz

Jazz
Class Length: 60-75 minutes

Ages 9+ (Ballet 4+)

Jazz dance uses many techniques from other forms of dance and students are taught a series of fundamental techniques including isolations, kicks, leaps, turns and quick footwork. With its rhythmic style, jazz is often associated with musical theatre and its production qualities. Students, after achieving the technical demands and dynamics are able to explore musical theatre repertoire throughout the semester. Jazz is a highly energetic and fun class, bringing out the students individuality and creativity. Students must be at the Ballet 4 level to begin jazz training.

Class
Day
Time
Studio
Instructor
Jazz 1
Wednesday
5:05-6:05pm A
Lizz Walrath
Jazz 2 & 3
Wednesday 6:05-7:20pm A Lizz Walrath

 

 

 


Stretch & Strengthen

Stretch & Strengthen
Class Length: 30 minutes
Ages 9+
This class is specially geared toward dancers will focus on increasing flexibility and strength using exercises that are age and development appropriate. The class will focus on proper stretching techniques as well as exercises that will increase core strength, stamina, and stability.

Dress Code: Ladies and Gentlemen—comfortable workout clothes, no shoes. Mats are provided, but students are welcome to bring their own.

Class
Day Time
Studio
Instructor
Stretch & Strengthen, age 9-12 - FULL
Wednesday
4:30-5:00pm
A
Ashley Paige Romines
Stretch & Strengthen, age 12+
Thursday
6:00-6:30am
A
Ashley Paige Romines