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2019-20 Performance, Holidays, sessions

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Fall: September 9 – November 24
Winter: November 25 – March 1
Spring: March 2 – May 16

A Few Testamonials

Ballet Fundaments Program: Levels 1-3, Ages 7+

Level 1

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

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

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.

Class Schedule / Tuition

LEVEL 1

St Paul
   Ballet 1 ………………..  Sat     10:00 – 11:00
   Rehearsal ………….  Sat     11:30 – 12:00

Woodbury
   Ballet 1 ……………….  Tues     5:30 –  6:30
   Rehearsal …………  Tues     6:30 –  7:00

 

 


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.

LEVEL 2A & 2B

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

Woodbury
   Stretch & Conditioning
                       ………..  Tues  4:30 –  4:45
   Ballet 2A&B ………  Mon     4:45 – 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

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
   December 11-15, 2019
   The O’Shaughnessy, 
   University of St Catherine
      2004 Randolph, St Paul

32nd MINNESOTA DANCE FESTIVAL
     Spring 2020
     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 28 – Dec 1
           ( There will be rehearsals )

   Winter Break  …..  Dec 16 – Jan 5

   Martin Luther King Day  …..  Jan 20

   President’s Day  …..  Mon, Feb 17

   Spring Break  …..  April 6-12

   Summer  …..   July 4

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
‘Rite Of Spring’ choreographed by Andrew Rist

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A Few Questions Answered

Level 2


A  F E W  Q U E S T I O N S

–  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
Advanced, Levels 7-8
Intermediate, Levels 4-6
Advanced Class
Advanced in the classic La Bayadere
Advanced In Beethoven’s 9th Symphony