Ballet Fundamentals Program: Levels 1-3, ( ages 7+ )

About Levels 1-3

LEVEL 1, age 7+

Introduces students to the discipline of ballet and its amazing technique. Each class begins on the floor in order to understand bone structure, turnout and posture. Next they learn basic elements of the barre (plie, dégagé, grand battement). Finally, basic steps (polka, chasse, tombe, pas de bourre) are introduced center floor. Students have the opportunity to perform twice a year: in Ballet Minnesota’s Classic Nutcracker in December, and in the Minnesota Dance Festival in the spring.

LEVEL 2 A&B, age 8+

Builds upon the foundation of Level 1. The barre work is expanded and refined. New terminology is introduced as well as expanded time center floor. Special exercises designed to teach posture, increase classical strength and macke students aware of how the body works are continued while lying on the floor. More combinations of simple steps center floor are introduced.  Level 2 students perform in Ballet Minnesota’s Classic Nutcracker in December and the Minnesota Dance Festival in the Spring

LEVEL 3, age 10+

The final year of Beginning Ballet culminates with an introduction to Pointe Technique. Floor work is still a vital part of the class leading to strength and a functional understanding of how the body works.  Combinations of steps are introduced into Adagio, Petite Allegro and Grand Allegro with a continued emphasis on the basic foundations of dance: Posture, Turn-out, Musicality, Port de bras and Kinesiology and performance.  Level 3 students perform twice a year.

Classes / Tuition

CBA will offer two types of classes for Fall 2020

– Mixed Classes: In-Studio classes combined with Zoom Virtual Classes.
These classes will allow a number of students from the class ( due to social
distancing and state requirements for number of people allowed in a
space ), to take the first class In-Studio. The remainder of the students will
take Zoom Virtual Classes.  The next class students will alternate, some
In-Studio, some Online.

– Virtual Zoom Classes.  These will be available for all classes.

CBA Covid Guidelines for In-Studio Classes

Fall: Sept 14 – Nov 29      Winter: Nov 30 – Mar 7, 2021      Spring: Mar 8 – May 22, 2021      Summer: June 7 – Aug 29, 2021
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LEVEL 1
   Classes

St Paul
Ballet 1 ………………..  Sat     10:15 – 11:15
Rehearsal ………….  Sat     11:15 – 12:05

Woodbury
Ballet 1 ……………….  Tues     5:45 –  6:45
Rehearsal …………  Tues     6:45 –  7:15

T U I T I O N  &  F E E S

Register Online
or
Download Registration Form

Tuition ……………….  $ 220.00 / session
*  11 weeks / Session

Registration Fee  ………….  $60.00 / yr
Organizational Fee  …..  $60.00 / yr
*  Due at Registration

Family Discounts 
4% Discount  ……………….  2 children
6% Discount  ……………….  3 children

 

Please Note:
–  If a parent volunteers 4+ hours
$25.00 is credited back to
tuition.
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Level 2a & 2B
   classes

St Paul
Stretch & Conditioning
……….. Tues   5:00 –  5:15
Ballet 2 A&B ………… Tues   5:00 –  6:15
Ballet 2 A&B ……….  Sat    10:30 – 11:30
2A Rehearsal ………  Sat    11:30 – 12:00
2B Rehearsal ………  Sat    12:00 – 12:30

Woodbury
Stretch & Conditioning
……….  Mon     4:30 – 4:45
Ballet 2A&B ………  Mon     4:30 – 5:45
Ballet 2A&B ……….  Thurs   4:30 – 5:30
Rehearsal …………….  Mon     5:45 – 6:15

 


T U I T I O N  &  F E E S

Register Online
or
Download Registration Form

Tuition ……………….  $ 420.00 / session
*  11 weeks / Session

Registration Fee  ………….  $60.00 / yr
Organizational Fee  …..  $60.00 / yr
*  Due at Registration

Family Discounts 
4% Discount  ……………….  2 children
6% Discount  ……………….  3 children

 

Please Note:
–  If a parent volunteers 4+ hours
$25.00 is credited back to
tuition.

Level 3
   classes

St Paul
   Stretch & Conditioning
                      ………. Tues      6:15 – 6:30
   Ballet ……………………….. Tues      6:30 – 7:45
   Contemporary …… Tues      7:45 – 8:15
   Rehearsal ……………… Tues      8:00 – 8:30
   Ballet ………………………  Sat      12:30 – 2:00
   Pointe ……………………..  Sat       2:00 – 2:30
   Rehearsal …………….  Sun       TBA
   Rehearsal …………….  May be added.

 


T U I T I O N  &  F E E S

Register Online
         or
Download Registration Form

Tuition ……………….  $540.00 / session 
       *  11 weeks / Session

Registration Fee  ………….  $60.00 / yr
Organizational Fee  …..  $60.00 / yr
       *  Due at Registration

Family Discounts 
4% Discount  ……………….  2 children
6% Discount  ……………….  3 children

 

Please Note:
   –  If a parent volunteers 4+ hours
           $25.00 is credited back to  
           tuition.
.
.
.

Performance, Attire, Holidays

P E R F O R M A N C E

Level 1 Angels in the Nutcracker

‘Classic’ NUTCRACKER
Cancelled, Dec 2020
It will return next year – 2021
   There will be an In-studio 
   Performance (TBD) in Dec

32nd MINNESOTA DANCE FESTIVAL
Spring 2021
Location: To be determined

Event, Performance Calendar

Please Note:
–  All registered students perform.
–  Students must be Registered
at the time of performance
in order to perform.

C L O T H I N G  /  A T T I R E

Level 2 in Sorcerer’s Apprentice

GIRLS:
   Level 1:  Pink tights, pink leotard,
      pink ballet slippers.
   Level 2:  Pink tights, black leotard,
      pink ballet slippers.
   Level 3:  Pink tights, black leotard,
      pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes.

BOYS:
   White t-shirt, grey shorts, white
       socks, white ballet slippers.

Please Note:
   –  Ballet Slippers & tights available
         for purchase at CBA.
   –  Purchase tights & leotards at
         Grand Jete, Grand Ave, St Paul
         Step and Stretch, Woodbury   

H O L I D A Y S  &  B R E A K S

Level 3. Puppets in the Nutcracker

   Halloween  …..  Sat, Oct 31   
           ( There will be regular classes ) 

   Thanksgiving Break:  Nov 26 – 29
           ( There will be rehearsals )

   Winter Break  …..  Dec 21 – Jan 10

   Martin Luther King Day  …..  Jan 18

   President’s Day  …..  Mon, Feb 15

   Spring Break  …..  Mar 29 – Apr 4

   Summer  …..   July 7

Parent /Student Resources

Payment Options
Register Online

     Quick and Easy Through PayPal

Download registration form

     Or, Download and Mail in Registration

Online payment: registered students

     For Students Already Registered for one Session

 

Resources

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Classic ‘La Bayadere’ restaged by Cheryl Rist
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A Few Questions Answered

A  F E W  Q U E S T I O N S

Level 2

–  Any child, level 2 and up, must AUDITION for placement

–  Please inform CBA and the child’s teacher of any MEDICAL concern that could affect the child during class.

–  A child MUST BE A REGISTERED student with CBA at the time of the production in order to perform.

–  PROGRESS into the next level is at the determination of the school director upon the completion of each level.

–  If a student is LATE FOR CLASS, teacher permission is required to enter.

–  MISSED CLASSES can be made up at any CBA location.

–  If a child takes one class during a session, the ENTIRE TUITION IS DUE even if the child stops dancing.

–  Parents may leave during class time, but PLEASE BE ON TIME to pick up your child after class.

Act 2 Nutcracker
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Advanced Class
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