Ballet

Ballet students in rehearsal
This fall, stay engaged, inspired, and progressing in your artistry and technique in the Colburn Connected Virtual Dance Studio. Dancers can advance their training at home, accompanied by live music, and get real-time feedback from world-class instructors.

New this semester, in addition to the many genre-specific classes offered online each week, students can take “Plus” classes that supplement training and physicality. Dancers will also have the opportunity to develop their artistry in new ways with film and choreographic projects, take master classes with notable professional artists, and participate in a special virtual Nutcracker project.

Register today for Fall 2020 and try two weeks of classes with no obligation.

Ages 5–7

This class introduces students to the musicality, artistry, and technical fundamentals of ballet class before entering Colburn’s sequential levels. Students are guided through safe and proper stretching, introductory barre work, and bigger movements in the center. Coursework will build students’ focus, coordination, strength, and confidence.

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Register for Pre-Ballet II

Ages 7–9

Ballet I is the first level in Colburn Youth Ballet’s sequential program. Students learn the proper fundamentals of ballet technique with focus on body placement, correct shaping of feet, activating turnout, and developing musicality and a sense of artistry. Class meets twice weekly.

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Ages 8–10

Students progress on the basics fundamentals from Ballet I and add more use of the head and arms with exercises at the barre and in the center. Students begin adding steps together into longer combinations and begin executing sustained movements, pirouettes, and more complex jumps. Class meets two times weekly.

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Ages 9–12

Pre-pointe and eventually beginner pointe is introduced at this intermediate level next in the progression. This course focuses on increasing strength and artistry. Class meets three times weekly with and extra half hour of pre-pointe.

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Ages 11–13

Intermediate-advanced ballet with beginner pointe progressing to intermediate pointe. Students continue to strengthen and gain technical articulation. Class meets four times weekly with two extra half hours of pointe class.

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Ages 12–14

At this level, the speed of the class increases and students learn more complex choreography. Technique class is followed by pointe class or variations class. Class meets five days weekly.

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Ages 14–18

At this level, students take an advanced daily technique class followed by pointe, variations, pas de deux, modern, or men’s class. Ballet VI is designed for the pre-professional student who is looking to pursue the highest level of ballet training, with performance opportunities and master classes offered throughout the year. Separate men’s classes are also offered. Class meets six times weekly.

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Ages 11–18

A one-hour Pilates class that supplements the curriculum for advanced dancers in Ballet, Modern, and Tap

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Ages 11–18

A one-hour Contemporary dance class that supplements the curriculum for advanced dancers in Ballet, Modern, and Tap

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Ages 11–18

A one-hour foot strengthening class that supplements the curriculum for advanced dancers in Ballet, Modern, and Tap

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