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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.

Winter/Spring 2020 class registration is available through the Register Now page. For class schedule, dress code information, tuition rates, open auditions and workshop information, view the registration packet here. All class inquiries for registration may email Artistic Director, Andrew Parker, aparker@springfieldballet.org or School Principal, Christy Theobald, ctheobald@springfieldballet.org.

FULL CLASSES FOR WINTER/SPRING 2020:

  • Dance With Me on Mondays
  • CM2 on Tuesdays
  • Pre-Ballet on Tuesdays
  • Pre-Ballet on Wednesdays
  • B1 on Mondays
  • B3 on Thursdays
  • B5 on Wednesdays
  • B6 on Fridays
  • B6/7/8 on Tuesdays
  • B6/7/8 on Thursdays
  • Pointe/Variations 6/7/8 on Mondays
  • Partnering 6/7/8 on Wednesdays
  • Men's Technique on Tuesdays
  • Modern 1B on Tuesdays
  • S&S 12+ on Thursdays
  • Workshop 5+ on Fridays


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 | 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

Tap
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: black tap shoes (Lace-up is preferred but not required) with ballet dress code.

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

 

 

 


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.


Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

 

Class
Day Time
Studio
Instructor
Stretch & Strengthen, age 9+
Tuesday
6:00-6:30pm
D
Andrew
Stretch & Strengthen, age 12+
Thursday
4:30-5:00pm
A
Christy

 

 


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.

Dress Code: Ladies and Gentlemen—comfortable workout clothes with ballet shoes. Mats are provided, but students are welcome to bring their own.

Ages 16+
Spring 2020 semester runs from January 6 - May 9, 2020.

 

  • Beginner Open Adult Ballet & Conditioning, Thursdays, 7:30-8:45 pm with Jamie Williams - Studio C - For dancers with no to little experience.
  • *Intermediate Open Adult Ballet & Conditioning, Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm with Richard F. Nebel II - Studio C -  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.