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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.

Fall 2019 Class Registration is Open for 'Dance With Me' and 'Creative Movement 1, Session 2'! Please register online through our website under the Register Now page. All other class inquiries for registration may email Artistic Director, Andrew Parker, at aparker@springfieldballet.org. Class schedule and tuition information is found here:

 Fall 2019 Schedule and Tuition Information - Updated October 7, 2019


 **FULL CLASSES FOR FALL 2019:

  • Workshop 5+ on Fridays at 4:30 pm
  • Modern 1B on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
  • B5 & B6 on Mondays at 7:00 pm
  • Stretch & Strengthen 12+ on Thursdays at 4:30 pm
  • B6/7/8 on Thursdays at 5:00 pm
  • Pointe 6/7/8 Variations on Mondays at 8:45 pm
  • Pointe 6 & 7 on Wednesdays at 7:15 pm
  • Partnering 6/7/8 on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm
  • Ballet 6/7/8 on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
  • Ballet 6 on Fridays at 5:30 pm
  • Ballet 4 on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
  • Ballet 3 on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm
  • Ballet 2 on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

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

 


Click on the headings below to view our Fall 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 | September 23 - November 16

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Dance with Me
Wednesday
10:15-10:45 am
C
TBD

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

Session #1 (8-week session): August 19 - October 12

Session #2 (8-week session): October 14 - November 16

 

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Creative Movement 1
Monday
6:15-6:45 pm
C
Emily
Creative Movement 1
Tuesday
5:30-6:00pm
B
Christy Theobald

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
6:30-7:15pm
D
Emily
Creative Movement 2
Tuesday
5:00-5:45pm
C
Emily
Creative Movement 2
Thursday
5:15-6:00pm
B
TBD
Creative Movement 2
Saturday
11:45am-12:30pm
C
Hattie

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 Monday
5:30-6:30pm
C
Hattie
Pre-Ballet Tuesday
6:00-7:00pm
B
Christy
Pre-Ballet
Wednesday
4:30-5:30pm
C
Hattie

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
5:15-6:15pm
C
Emily
Ballet 1
Wednesday
4:45-5:45pm
D
Emily
Ballet 1
Saturday
10:45-11:45am
C
TBD

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 and up


Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 2
Monday
4:30-5:30pm
A
Hattie
Ballet 2
Tuesday
7:00-8:00pm
B
Jamie
Ballet 2
Wednesday
4:45-5:45pm
A
Andrew
Ballet 2
Saturday
9:15-10:15am
A
Hattie

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
5:30-7:00pm
B
TBD
Ballet 3
Tuesday
4:30-6:00pm
D
TBD
Ballet 3
Wednesday
5:45-7:15pm
B
Hattie
Ballet 3
Thursday
6:00-7:30pm
B
TBD
Workshop Class (Ballet 3,3/4,4,4/5)
Friday
4:30-5:30pm
D
TBD
Men's Class
Tuesday
8:00-9:00pm
D
Andrew
Ballet 3
Saturday
10:15-11:45am
B
Hattie

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
Monday
5:30-7:00pm
A
Andrew
Ballet 4
Tuesday
4:30-6:00pm
A
Andrew
Ballet 4
Wednesday
5:30-7:00pm
C
Andrew
Ballet 4
Thursday
5:30-7:00pm
C
TBD
Workshop Class Ballet 3-4/5
Friday
4:30-5:00pm
D
TBD
Ballet 4 & Ballet 5
Friday
5:30-7:00pm
C
TBD
Men's Class
Tuesday
8:00-9:00pm
D
Andrew

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 & Ballet 6
Monday
7:00-8:30pm
A
TBD
Pre-Pointe/Ballet 5
Monday
8:30-9:15pm
D
TBD
Ballet 5
Tuesday
6:30-8:00pm
D
TBD
Ballet 5
Wednesday
5:45-7:15pm
A
Berea
Ballet 5
Thursday
5:30-7:00pm
D
TBD
Workshop Class (Ballet 5+)
Friday
4:30-5:30pm
A
TBD
Ballet 4 & Ballet 5
Friday
5:30-7:00pm
C
TBD
Men's Class
Tuesday
8:00-9:00pm
D
Andrew
Ballet 5
Saturday
10:15am-12:15pm
D
Andrew

Ballet 6

Ballet 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 & Ballet 6
Monday
7:00-8:30pm
A
TBD





Pointe 6/7/8 (Variations)
Monday
8:45-9:30pm
A
Andrew
Ballet 6/7/8
Tuesday
6:30-8:00pm
C
Andrew
Ballet 6 & 7
Wednesday
5:45-7:15pm
D
Sara
Pointe 6 & 7
Wednesday
7:15-8:00pm
D
Sara
Partnering 6/7/8
Wednesday
8:30-9:30pm
D
Andrew
Ballet 6/7/8
Thursday
5:00-7:00pm
A
Andrew
Workshop Class
Friday
4:30-5:00pm
A
TBD
Ballet 6 (Pointe)
Friday
5:30-7:00pm
A
Andrew
Men's Class
Tuesday
8:00-9:00pm
D
Andrew
Ballet 6/7/8
Saturday
10:15am-12:15pm
A
Richard

Ballet 7

Ballet 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 7 & Ballet 8
Monday 7:15-8:45pm D
TBD
Pointe 6/7/8 (Variations)
Monday
8:45-9:30pm A Andrew
Ballet 6/7/8
Tuesday
6:30-8:00pm C
Andrew
Ballet 6 & 7
Wednesday
5:45-7:15pm
D
Sara
Pointe 6 & 7
Wednesday
7:15-8:00pm
D
Sara
Partnering 6/7/8
Wednesday
8:30-9:30pm
D
Andrew
Ballet 6/7/8
Thursday
5:00-7:00pm
A
Andrew
Workshop Class 5+
Friday
4:30-5:00pm
C
TBA
Ballet 7 & Ballet 8
Friday
5:30-7:00pm
D
Sara
Ballet 6/7/8
Saturday
10:15-12:15pm
A
Richard

Ballet 8

Ballet 8

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 8 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. Ballet 8 is designed to support, mentor and guide our most accomplished student dancers to find their "voice” as young, developing artists.
Ages 14+ (Recommended by School Director)

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 7 & Ballet 8
Monday 7:15-8:45pm D
TBD
Pointe 6/7/8 (Variations)
Monday
8:45-9:30pm A Andrew
Ballet 6/7/8
Tuesday
6:30-8:00pm C
Andrew
Ballet 6 & 7
Wednesday
5:45-7:15pm
D
Sara
Ballet 8
Wednesday
7:00-8:30pm
C
Andrew
Pointe 6 & 7
Wednesday
7:15-8:00pm
D
Sara
Partnering 6/7/8
Wednesday
8:30-9:30pm
D
Andrew
Ballet 6/7/8
Thursday
5:00-7:00pm
A
Andrew
Workshop Class 5+
Friday
4:30-5:00pm
C
TBA
Ballet 7 & Ballet 8
Friday
5:30-7:00pm
D
Sara
Ballet 6/7/8
Saturday
10:15-12:15pm
A
Richard

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
Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm A
Teresa Simpson
Modern 1B
Tuesday
6:00-7:00pm
D
Jamie Williams
Modern 2A
Tuesday
7:00-8:00pm
A
Teresa Simpson
Modern 2B
Tuesday
8:00-9:00pm
A
Teresa Simpson
Modern 3
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
7:15-8:15pm
A
Berea
Jazz 2
Wednesday
8:15-9:15pm
A
Berea

 

 

 


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+
Tuesday
6:00-6:30pm
C
Emily
Stretch & Strengthen, age 12+
Thursday
4:30-5:00pm
A
Andrew

 

 


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. Open Adult classes focus on the use of dance technique to help with toning, strength and flexibility, and it is offered for men and women at beginner to intermediate levels.
Ages 16+
Fall 2019 semester runs from August 19 - December 14, 2019.

  • Beginner Open Adult Ballet & Conditioning, Thursdays, 8:00-9:15pm
    For dancers with no to little experience.
  • *Beginner/Intermediate Open Adult Ballet & Conditioning, Wednesdays, 11:45 am - 1:00pm  For dancers with previous ballet experience.
    *Please contact the Ballet Office for approval to take this class.
Fall 2019 single class rate - $14/class or $100 for an 8 class card.

Class cards are only valid for the semester in which they are purchased. Fall 2019 class cards will expire on December 14, 2019.

No pre-registration is required for this class. Please stop by the Business Office before your first class to fill out a short registration form and remit payment.