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Class Schedule


As of March 30, 2020 -  A note to the Springfield Ballet Community -

As indicated previously we have continued to monitor and adapt to the evolving COVID-19 public health situation. Based on the guidelines provided by local, state and national government and health authorities we have made the decision to cancel all classes, rehearsals and events now through April 26.

Although this decision is difficult, the health and safety of our students, staff, their families and the public is of the utmost importance and our top priority. Additional information can be found on program specific pages throughout this website, but should you have questions please feel to contact us at info@springfieldballet.org, as our offices will be closed as well. 

Any additional updates regarding our spring schedule will be provided via email and social media as available.

 

Thank you for your continued support. 

 

Stay safe and well, 

Springfield Ballet Staff

 

The current semester, Winter/Spring 2020, class registration has closed.

Summer registration is now open through this link

To view the Summer 2020 registration packet and information, please click here.

All class inquiries for registration may email Artistic Director, Andrew Parker, aparker@springfieldballet.org or School Principal, Christy Theobald, ctheobald@springfieldballet.org.


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 Winter/Spring 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 | March 2, 2020-May 6, 2020

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Dance with Me
Mondays
5:30-6:00 pm
D
Christy
Dance with Me
Wednesday
10:15-10:45 am
C
Tami

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): January 6- February 29, 2020

Session #2 (8-week session): March 2- May 9, 2020

 

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

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

 Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Creative Movement 2
Tuesdays
5:00-5:45 pm
C
Christy
Creative Movement 2 Thursdays 5:15-6:00 pm B
Christy

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

 Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Pre-Ballet Monday
5:30-6:30 pm
B
Hattie
Pre-Ballet Tuesday
6:00-7:00pm
B
Christy
Pre-Ballet
Wednesday
4:30-5:30pm
B
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

Winter/Spring 2020

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 1
Monday
6:00-7:00 pm
D
Emily
Ballet 1
Friday
5:00-6:00 pm
B
Emily
Ballet 1
Saturday
9:15-10:15 am
C
Hattie

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

Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

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

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

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

Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 4
Monday
7:00-8:30 pm
C
Tami
Ballet 4
Tuesday
4:30-6:00 pm
A
Caitlan
Ballet 4
Wednesday
4:30-6:00 pm
C
Andrew
Ballet 4
Thursday
6:00-7:30 pm
C
Emily
Workshop Class Ballet 3-4/5
Friday
6:00-7:00 pm
D
Guest Instructors
Ballet 4 & Ballet 5
Friday
4:30-6:00 pm
C
Brandi

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+

Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

 

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 5
Monday
4:45-6:15 pm
A
Sara
Pre-Pointe/Ballet 5
Monday
6:15-7:00 pm
A
Sara
Ballet 5
Tuesday
4:30-6:00pm
D
Andrew
Ballet 5
Wednesday
5:45-7:15pm
D
Berea
Ballet 5
Thursday
5:30-7:00pm
D
Tami
Ballet 4 & Ballet 5
Friday
4:30-6:00pm
C
Brandi
Workshop Class (Ballet 5+)
Friday
6:00-7:00 pm
A
Guest Instructors
Ballet 5
Saturday
10:15am-12:15pm
D
Andrew
Men's Class
Tuesday
8:00-9:00pm
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 Artistic Director)

Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

 

Class Day :Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 6
Monday
7:00-8:30 pm
A
Sara
Pointe 6/7/8 (Variations)
Monday
8:30-9:15 pm
A
Brandi
Ballet 6/7/8
Tuesday
6:30-8:00 pm
D
Andrew
Ballet 6 & 7
Wednesday
5:45-7:15 pm
A
Sara
Pointe 6 & 7
Wednesday
7:15-8:00 pm
A
Sara
Partnering 6/7/8
Wednesday
8:00-9:00 pm
A
Richard
Ballet 6/7/8
Thursday
5:00-7:00pm
A
Andrew
Ballet 6 (Pointe)
Friday
4:30-6:00 pm
A
Andrew
Workshop Class
Friday
6:00-7:00 pm
A
Guest Instructors
Ballet 6/7/8
Saturday
9:30-11:00 am
A
Richard
Men's Class
Tuesday
8:00-9:00pm
D
Andrew

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)

Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 7 & Ballet 8
Monday 7:00-8:30 pm D
Brandi
Pointe 6/7/8 (Variations)
Monday
8:30-9:15 pm A Brandi
Ballet 6/7/8
Tuesday
6:30-8:00pm D
Andrew
Ballet 6 & 7
Wednesday
5:45-7:15pm
A
Sara
Pointe 6 & 7
Wednesday
7:15-8:00pm
A
Sara
Partnering 6/7/8
Wednesday
8:00-9:00pm
A
Richard
Ballet 6/7/8
Thursday
5:00-7:00pm
A
Andrew
Ballet 7 & Ballet 8
Friday
4:30-6:00 pm
D
Sara
Workshop Class 5+
Friday
6:00-7:00pm
A
Guest Instructors
Ballet 6/7/8
Saturday
9:30-11:00 am
A
Richard
Men's Class
Tuesday
8:00-9:00pm
D
Andrew

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)

Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Ballet 7 & Ballet 8
Monday 7:00-8:30 pm D
Brandi
Pointe 6/7/8 (Variations)
Monday
8:30-9:15 pm A Brandi
Ballet 6/7/8
Tuesday
6:30-8:00 pm
D
Andrew
Ballet 8
Wednesday
6:00-7:30pm
C
Richard
Partnering 6/7/8
Wednesday
8:00-9:00 pm
A
Richard
Ballet 6/7/8
Thursday
5:00-7:00pm
A
Andrew
Ballet 7 & Ballet 8
Friday
4:30-6:00pm
D
Sara
Workshop Class 5+
Friday
6:00-7:00pm
A
Guest Instructors
Ballet 6/7/8
Saturday
9:30-11:00 am
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+)

Dress Code: Ladies: solid black leotard, black tights or leggings worn over leotard, bare feet and hair secured off face. Gentlemen: black pants or shorts, black t-shirt or tank, bare feet.

Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

Class Day Time Studio Instructor
Modern 1A
Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm A
Teresa
Modern 1B
Tuesday
6:00-7:00 pm
C
Jamie
Modern 2A
Tuesday
7:00-8:00 pm
C
Teresa
Modern 2B
Tuesday
8:00-9:00pm
A
Jamie
Modern 3
Tuesday
8:00-9:15pm
C
Teresa

Jazz

Jazz
Class Length: 60 minutes

Ages 6+ (Ballet 1+)

Tap dance is all about rhythm. There are different styles of tap (rhythm/jazz tap, Broadway tap, etc.), but all use the same steps to create a percussion sound with their shoes. In this class, students will learn many steps that will develop their musicality and rhythm while also building strength and flexibility in their ankles and knees. Each level is designed to challenge students to have clearer tap sounds with complete accuracy. Combinations will become more complex and tempo will increase to help develop the dancer’s coordination and speed of movement. Students must be in at least the Ballet 1 level to begin Tap training.

Dress Code: Ladies: solid black leotard, black jazz shoes and hair secured off face. Dancers in Jazz 2 & 3 are permitted to wear colored leotards and leotards with crisscross straps, mesh, lace and halter style leotards. Gentlemen: black pants or shorts, black t-shirt or tank, black jazz shoes.

Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

Class
Day
Time
Studio
Instructor
Beginner Tap
Saturday
10:15-11:15 am
C
Christy
Intermediate Tap (unlimited)
Monday
6:00-7:00 pm
C
Tami

 

 

 


Tap

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Stretch & Strengthen

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Adult

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