classical + contemporary ballet training

early childhood music + movement
musical theater + acting
yoga + nia + conditioning + adult Dance

 

JOIN US FOR SUMMER classes, intensives, and camps for all levels.


Summer program

Registration forms are available at the studio or Download Here.

Submit student registration information online.

CLASSES:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday advanced classes 4:30-7:30
Wednesday/Thursday Intermediate classes from 4:30-6:30.
Contact artsballet@gmail.com to inquire about classes.

 

July 13-16

Enchanted garden & Beatrix Potter friends
Preschool Dance Summer Camp


Ages 3.5 - 5 preschool & kindergarten

July 13-16, 2015
9:00 - 11:30 am

$100 + $20 supplies

Instructor: ane' brinkman

Students will explore beginning ballet, creative dance, and storytelling. Each day includes an age-appropriate ballet class, classic stories, arts & crafts, and more creative dancing! Art projects will be sent home. Parents are invited to a showcase on Thursday for the last 30 minutes of camp.

July 17-19

Acting Intensive Workshops

beginners and intermediates

Instructor: Sheri Lahris

Classes held at Arts Ballet Academy. For registration and more Information click here.

Workshops for all ages: Classes consist of fabulously fun ways to hone your skills, and gain confidence as well as making long lasting actor friends of all ages here in Virginia and elsewhere. Sheri has served as an on-set teacher for such actors as Macauley Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Melissa Joan Hart, and Keri Russell for such studios as MGM, Universal, Disney, Imagine, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon Studios. Sheri is also an actress and can be seen on FOX's Bill O'Reilly's €œLegends & Lies€ and will soon be starring in a new TV series called Coney Island.

July 20-24 & July 27-31 - ballet intensives

Ballet Intensives
Intermediate/Advanced

levels 3-advanced

one or two weeks
July 20-24 and July 27-31, 2015
9:30 - 5:00 pm

Instructors: Emily, bailey, Liana, Megan
and guest instructors

2 weeks - $450 + $45 supplies

1 week - $250 + $25 supplies

Dive into 2 intensive weeks of classical ballet technique based on Vagonova technique. We will explore dance, music, art and history through shared exploration and discovery. Daily classes will include ballet technique, pointe, lunch, variations, conditioning/stretching, modern/contemporary, character, acting for dancers, injury prevention, nutrition, and choreography.  Parents are invited to a demonstration on Friday from 4-5 pm.

July 27-31

Ballet Intensive
Junior level

Ballet levels 1 & 2 Ages 9-12
dancers must have completed 1 year of ballet instruction

July 27-31, 2015
9:30 - 4:00 pm

Instructors: Emily, bailey, Liana, Megan
and guest instructors

1 week - $225 + $25 supplies

Dive into an intensive weeks of classical ballet technique based on Vagonova technique. We will explore dance, music, art and history through shared exploration and discovery. Daily classes will include ballet technique, pointe, lunch, variations, conditioning/stretching, modern/contemporary, character, acting for dancers, injury prevention, nutrition, and choreography.  Parents are invited to a demonstration on Friday from 3-4 pm.

 

August 10-14 - musical theater week

junior Musical THeater camp:
Building a Musical Theatre number
through Character & Dance

ages 8-11

August 10-14, 2015
9:00 - 12:00 pm

Instructor: laura lloyd

$145

Description:
We will explore 3 musical theatre numbers from 3 different musicals and what it takes to put a piece together through dance and acting.  You will have the opportunity to build a character that fits into the worlds of Dr. Seuss (Seussical, the Musical), Mary Poppins and Matilda.  We will explore how these worlds are different and what it takes to make each character unique.  By the end of the week, you will have created 3 distinct characters that bring these worlds alive. 


Int/adv Musical THeater camp
Building a Musical Theatre number
through Character & Dance
ages 12-19

August 10-14, 2015
1:30 - 5:00 pm

Instructor laura lloyd

$155

Description:
We will explore 3 to 4 musical theatre numbers from different musicals and what it takes to put a piece together through dance and acting.  You will have the opportunity to build a character that fits into the some iconic Musical Theatre pieces including Fosse, A Chorus Line, The Music Man, and Mame.  We will explore how these worlds are different and what it takes to make each character unique.  By the end of the week, you will have created 3to 4 distinct characters that bring these worlds alive and demonstrate classic Broadway technique while honing your acting skills at the same time. 


ABOUT LAURA LLOYD grew up dancing, singing and acting in Texas.  She received her Master of Fine Arts in Acting with a concentration in Musical Theatre from Western Illinois University, where she participated as a dancer and choreographer for the University Dance Theatre.  She went on to perform in regional theatre in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Texas and Virginia.  Some of her musical theatre choreography credits include She Loves Me, Singin’ in the Rain, The Wiz and Music Man.  She has also performed in numerous musicals.  Some of her favorites are Anything Goes, Big River, Into the Woods and Company.  She has taught ballet, pointe, tap, jazz and musical theatre at private studios in Texas and Virginia.  Laura completed 9 years of teaching theatre for Newport News Public Schools before starting her career at CNU as a dance and acting professor.  She is honored to be the co-director of “A Delicate Balance”, TheaterCNU’s annual dance concert.  She has also directed several shows at CNU and will choreograph the upcoming production of “Legally Blonde”.  Whether it is in your feet or in your heart, dance.


august 17-21 - modern dance week

Spend a week exploring modern and contemporary dance. Techniques in Cunningham, Limon, and Horton are explored as well as Improv and Composition. Body conditioning, alignment, and choreography will also be enjoyed.

advanced "Art in Motion"

Rising 6th graders through college level
with completion of Modern 3+
or Instructor permission

August 17-21, 2015
9:00 - 1:30 pm
(1/2 hour for lunch)

Instructor Pat Jones

$165



intermediate "Art in Motion"

Rising 3rd through 6th grade
with completion of MOdern 2 or 3
or instructor permission

August 17-21, 2015
9:00 - 1:30 pm
(1/2 hour for lunch)

Instructor: arts ballet faculty

$165



beginning "Art in Motion"

Rising 2nd through 5th grade

August 17-21, 2015
9:00 - 12:00 pm

Instructor: arts ballet faculty

$145




early childhood: Movement and music for ages 3-7

Arts Ballet Academy Students will present The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in April 2012Young Dancers Classes Include:
Preschool Storybook Ballet (3-4 years)
Creative Tap, Jazz, & Acting (3-4 years)
Pre-Ballet A (5-7 years)
Pre-Ballet B (5-7 years)
Pre-Tap, Jazz, & Acting (5-7 years)

Right: Pre-Ballet B dancers as "Emerald City Ladies" in Arts Ballet Story Theater's 2012 Production of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Children's Ballet"

 

classical ballet division: level-based ballet & modern training

The Classical Ballet Division begins with students (ages 7+) who are ready for serious ballet training. The level-based ballet syllabus uses primarily Vagonova technique and incorporates elements from the dance theory and techniques of master teacher Finis Jhung, the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.), and a continuance of the our teaching philosophy. Students practice classical ballet technique, learn to use their body correctly through awareness of kinetics, coordination, anatomy, and proper body alignment, and strive to become well-trained, artistic, musical, and adaptable dancers. Dancer's are always encouraged to find joy and expression in their art and share that gift with others.

Contemporary, modern, and lyrical technique classes, skills classes, pre-pointe/pointe, dance conditioning, and choreography are extensions to the ballet program for these dedicated dancers.