classical + contemporary ballet training

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


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2014-2015 class schedule September - may

2014-2015 Schedule of Classes

After many hours of careful consideration and planning, I am pleased to publish the class schedule grid for the 2014-2015 academic year.  I am immensely proud of our students, families, teachers, and programs.  We have grown from a young dancer's school into a full ballet school with classes for all ages.  Thank you!

We hope that you will enjoy a wonderful year of dancing, learning, creativity, and passion for the arts with us!

Returning Students ages 7+
Curriculum guides are also available now for your placement level.

New Student Placement Appointments for ages 7+
If your child would like to join our ballet program, is ages 7+, and has danced before, please arrange a placement appointment so we may recommend the best level for your child.  If your child is ages 7-11 and has never taken ballet before (or only took at age 3-5) they will be placed in level 1 based on age to begin the program.  Placement appointments last about 15-30 minutes.
Please call ahead 757.869.1796 or email


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.