Ballet is the classical foundation that is the most important component for any study of dance in order to gain proficiency in dance. It requires strong technique, athleticism, and grace. Ballet classes will maintain smaller class sizes to promote individual attention for each student so that they can all achieve individual growth at their own pace and potential. All Ballet students will receive quality training with additional attention given to musicality, movement quality and anatomically corrects work. Ballet instruction will focus on technique and proper alignment in a structured classroom while educating the dancer in a nurturing and inspiring environment to not only help them grow as a dancer but also an individual.
ASA offers 4 divisions of Ballet training for dancers of all ages and abilities.
- Youth Children’s Program (Ages 2-6) Classes include Tip Toe Discovery & Pre-Ballet.
- Youth Training Program (Ages 7-9) – Program includes basic Ballet positions, terminology, body positions and directions, and placement while growing in musicality and retention of skills in Ballet. Classes include Basic Ballet & Ballet I.
- Recreational Ballet (Ages 9^) – Program is designed for students who love to dance but do not wish to commit to the requirements laid out in the Pre-Professional Program. This program will help students continue to build strength, vocabulary, musicality, and passion for Ballet. Classes include Ballet I – III, Pre-Pointe, Beginner & Intermediate Pointe, & Conditioning for Dancers
- Pre-Professional Ballet Program (Ages 9^)- A training curriculum designed for the pre-professional student looking to take their Ballet training to the next level. This program will prepare students for a professional Ballet, dance career or a more comprehensive Ballet course with multiple opportunities to develop their technique and artistry with an extensive Ballet class schedule that requires a great amount of dedication. Classes include Ballet I – III, Pre-Pointe – Intermediate Pointe, Conditioning for Dancers, Variations, and more. Please see Pre-Professional Ballet page for more details.
Ballet Class Options & Requirements:
Tip Toe Discovery (Ages 2-3)
Pre-Ballet I-III (Ages 4-6)
Basic Ballet (1 class/week)
Ballet I (1 class/week)
Ballet IB (1 class/week – recommend 2/week)
Ballet II (1 class/week required – recommend 2-3/week)
Ballet III (2 classes/week required – recommend 3/week)
Pre-Pointe (By teacher acceptance only)
Beginner Pointe (By teacher acceptance only – must take ballet prior to Pointe class)
Intermediate Pointe (By teacher acceptance only – must take ballet prior to Pointe class)
Beginning/Intermediate Teen Ballet (1 class/week)
Conditioning for Dancers (ages 9^)
Students should expect to stay in the same level for a minimum of 2 years.
Proper Ballet attire is required: Leotard (color specified by level), pink tights, ballet shoes, hair in a bun, and ballet belt for Level I and up. All leotards are available for sale or order at the ASA Boutique. Some styles are available online through Discount Dance and Dance Wear Solutions. Click on the leotard style below to purchase online.
Basic (ages 7-9): Bloch Hot Pink Cap Sleeve Leotard
Basic (ages 10+): Balera Hot Pink Cap Sleeve Leotard
Level IB: Balera Violet Tank Leotard
Level III: Balera Royal Camisole Leotard