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CHILDREN'S DIVISION
Ages 3-14 years

Children Division ballet classes are appropriate for students ages 3+. Classes meet once per week throughout the school year. Students ages 14 and up who are new to ballet are encouraged to begin their dance training in the BRT Academy Adult Open Division.

Classes begin on August 7, 2017 and conclude with our annual Academy Performance on May 19 & 20, 2018. Students age nine and up also have the opportunity to audition, August 26, 2017, to perform with BRT’s company in The Nutcracker.

Pre-Ballet classes are based upon the student’s age as of September 1, 2017.

Level A, B, and Men's classes are also based upon the student’s age as of September 1, 2017 but previous training is considered and placement is determined by the BRT Academy staff.







Class Descriptions

Mommy and Me (Age 18 months - 3 years):  This class focuses on movement, coordination, balance, rhythm, stretching and basic kinetic skills for little ones new to dance and are not quite ready to enter a classroom setting without their Mother’s (or Father’s) company. Students learn to stretch and dance through the use of exciting props. Parents love this opportunity to be a part of their child's dance education. One adult accompanies each child and this class does not perform in the bi-annual academy performances. 


Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-6 years) BRT’s early childhood classes are specially designed to provide children with a strong foundation in dance. It teaches the young dancer the basic elements of movement and dance: space and how to relate to it; locomotive skills; musicality; sequencing, patterns, and spatial relationships; opposites and directions; and elementary ballet positions. Integrated with these physical concepts are the intellectual concepts of creative expression, self‑awareness, imagination, and teamwork. Through class participation, students learn the basics of classroom behavior and manners, including how to take turns, following one another or leading the way, waiting patiently, working with others, and having a positive attitude.

Level A (Ages 6-9 years): At age 6, students move into a transitional level between early childhood classes and those for studying classical ballet, introducing classical ballet vocabulary. The Level A classes take the concepts learned in Pre-Ballet and begin to put them into the format used in an actual ballet class

Level B (Ages 8-14 years)At age 8, students are ready, both physically and mentally, to begin studying the disciplined and demanding art form of classical ballet. By committing to more classes per week the student is able to begin to seriously strengthen their commitment and physical strength. This level builds the foundation for acceptance into our Junior Division.

Men’s Ballet I (Age 7 - 12 years) Men’s Ballet II (Age 10 - 14 years) These introductory classes for boys teach the young danseur the basic technique of classical ballet.


Class Schedule

Mommy & Me (18months-3yrs) Friday waiting list 5:30-6:00pm
     
Pre-Ballet I (3-4yrs)
Wednesday 
4:15-4:45pm
 
Saturday
8:30-9:00am
 
 
 
Pre-Ballet II (4-5 yrs)
Monday waiting list
5:30-6:15pm
 
Saturday
9:00-9:45am
 
 
 
Pre-Ballet III (5-6 yrs)
Thursday
5:45-6:30pm
 
Saturday 
10:00-10:45am
 
 
 
Level AI (6-8 yrs)
Wednesday
4:45-5:45pm
 
Saturday waiting list
11:00am-12:00pm
 
 
 
Level AII (7-9 yrs)
Monday
4:30-5:30pm
 
Saturday 
12:00-1:00pm
 
 
 
Level BI (8-14 yrs)
Thursday
5:45-7:00pm
  Saturday 10:45am-12:00pm
     
Level BII (8-14 yrs)
Tuesday & Thursday
4:30-5:45pm
required two classes/wk
 
 
     
Men’s Ballet I (7-12 yrs) Wednesday  6:00-6:45pm
     
Men’s Ballet II (10-14 yrs) Tuesday 5:45-6:45pm
BRT reserves the right to cancel any class that does not have four or more students.
 

 

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