Lets start learning ballet together!

YOUTH BALLET CLASSES

AGES 8 – 18

Overview


Artistic Director: Jo Matos (jomatos@joffreyballetschool.com)

This is a great program for the beginner to the advanced dancer and provides a nurturing and fun learning environment. The dancer learns ballet in a fun classroom setting with music in each class.

The learning experience elevates the ballet tradition embracing both the fun and discipline of dance. The dancer will learn dance terms and the building blocks of movement to progress onto more advanced levels of dance training. Music makes this learning environment unforgettable, enriching and fun.

This program has two fabulous and huge performances each year.

Fall Semester: September 14, 2020 – January 23, 2021

  • Virtual Program – Classes will be taught online via ZOOM
  • Hybrid Program – Classes will be taught 50% in person in our studios and 50% online via Zoom. The first 2 weeks of classes will be taught online via ZOOM

Spring Semester: To be announced

New Students


Dancer will need to take a Trial Class in order to be placed into the correct class/level.

Questions?

Please email us below for any questions and concerns.
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Virtual Program
A Virtual Program taught online via ZOOM
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Hybrid Program
In Person and Virtual participation in all classes.
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YOUTH BALLET CLASSES

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Level 1A & 1B Cohorts

Ages 8 and up

The dancer takes two classes per week and focuses on the beautiful elements of ballet movement, posture, weight transfer, large and small poses as well as allegro. Dancers begin turns and establish the base of ballet for future dance classes. Your dancer will be blown away by the music in this class.

cohort is a group of dancers  registered into a program  together and who remain together throughout its duration of the semester. The cohort will limit the number of people the dancer will have interaction with while attending class.

Pre-Professional Experience
2 Ballet Technique classes per week required.
Level 1A Cohort is the 1st Year Students.
Level 1B Cohort is the 2nd Year Students.

Level 2A & 2B Cohorts

Ages 9 and up

For those who have completed Level 1.

This class is great for the beginner but also builds off of Level 1. Dancers take three classes per week. Learning Ballet is never dull and the dancers will be engaged in the learning environment with MUSIC in each class. Dancers learn self confidence, coordination, balance, and form. The classes progress with quarter and demi-pointe as well as linking moves together with repetitions. The class covers many basic steps with an increased pace. Pirouettes are introduced and Pre Pointe is begun slowly in the last fifteen minutes of each class to prepare the students feet and legs for Pointe. Your child will be transformed with a passion for dance as each class produces more and more fun filled moments in learning.

cohort is a group of dancers  registered into a program  together and who remain together throughout its duration of the semester. The cohort will limit the number of people the dancer will have interaction with while attending class.

Pre-Professional Experience
2 Ballet Technique classes and 1 Pointe classes per week required.
Level 2A is the 1st Year Students.
Level 2B is the 2nd Year Students.

Important for Hybrid program:If you would like to take an In Person Pointe class, you will be required to select the In Person Technique class that is on the same day as the In Person Pointe class (This Pointe class is scheduled right after the Technique class)

Level 3 Cohort

Ages 10 and up

These dancers take five fabulous classes per week; three Ballet and two Pointe/Variations. Dancers gain confidence as their ability grows. The  music in these classes continues the educational process that focuses in on leaps, jumps, turns, posture, balance and so much more. Dancers work more on demi-pointe and pointe as they leap and spin their way to utter dance joy.

cohort is a group of dancers  registered into a program  together and who remain together throughout its duration of the semester. The cohort will limit the number of people the dancer will have interaction with while attending class.

For those who have completed Level 2.

Pre-Professional Experience
3 Ballet Technique classes and 2 Pointe classes per week required.

Important for Hybrid program:If you would like to take an In Person Pointe class, you will be required to select the In Person Technique class that is on the same day as the In Person Pointe class (This Pointe class is scheduled right after the Technique class)

Level 4 Cohort

Ages 11 and up

This level of dance has six amazing classes per week. The dancers are fully immersed in numerous steps, combinations, spins, jumps, leaps and the flow of movement. Dancers are turning on demi-pointe and are learning complex and expressive movements. All classes have music and cultivate self confidence, balance, posture and discipline.

cohort is a group of dancers  registered into a program  together and who remain together throughout its duration of the semester. The cohort will limit the number of people the dancer will have interaction with while attending class.

For those who have completed Level 3.

Pre-Professional Experience
4 Ballet Technique classes and 2 Pointe classes per week required.

Important for Hybrid program:If you would like to take an In Person Pointe class, you will be required to select the In Person Technique class that is on the same day as the In Person Pointe class (This Pointe class is scheduled right after the Technique class)

Level 5 Cohort

Ages 12 and up

These talented and committed dancers take seven classes per week. They are fully dedicated to ballet training with emphasis on posture, pointe, multiple combinations, jumps, turns, leaps, combinations and expressive dance. There is Music in all of their classes.

cohort is a group of dancers  registered into a program  together and who remain together throughout its duration of the semester. The cohort will limit the number of people the dancer will have interaction with while attending class.

For those who have completed Level 4.

Pre-Professional Experience
4 Ballet Technique Classes and 2 Pointe classes per week required.

Important for Hybrid program:If you would like to take an In Person Pointe class, you will be required to select the In Person Technique class that is on the same day as the In Person Pointe class (This Pointe class is scheduled right after the Technique class)

Boys Ballet Cohort (All Levels)

Ages 7 and up

The boys work on strength, balance, agility, flexibility, and begin to study basic principles of ballet. All boys are to attend their ballet technique classes for their specific level as well as this Boys Class on Saturdays.

The Foundations of Ballet for Boys class has been designed to introduce young boys to the attributes necessary to becoming a successful male dancer in Classical Ballet. This program allows boys to gain confidence in their dancing with the support of a caring and nurturing faculty. The boys work on strength, balance, agility, flexibility, and begin to study basic principles of ballet.
cohort is a group of dancers  registered into a program  together and who remain together throughout its duration of the semester. The cohort will limit the number of people the dancer will have interaction with while attending class.

Pre-Professional Experience

All boys are to attend their ballet technique classes for their specific level as well as this Boys Class on Saturdays.

Beginner Ballet (Ages 8 to 10)

Beginner Ballet is the first year of classical ballet training. The class will focus on the basic elements of correct postural alignment, weight transfer, and basic steps of the Ballet vocabulary. This very important level is vital in establishing a firm base on which future training will be built.

Open Experience
Register for 1 class a week of your choosing.

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet (Ages 11 to 13)

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet progresses the basic elements of Beginner Ballet. The aplomb is further developed with the use of demi pointe. The range of basic steps is expanded, with more emphasis on linking steps together, with more repetitions. There is added emphasis on the coordination of all of the parts of the body. The tempo for many basic steps is gradually increased, and pirouettes are introduced

Open Experience
Register for 1 class per week of your choosing.


YOUTH BALLET CLASSES

FACULTY


YOUTH BALLET CLASSES

TUITION AND FEES

Youth Ballet (Virtual & Hybrid Program)

$50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee

20% Discount for Virtual Program – (Discount will be reflected at checkout)

Semester Price (1 Time Payment)
Per Semester (16 weeks), Per Class, One Class Per Week.

Monthly Payment Plan (5 Payments)
Per Month, Per Class, One Class Per Week.

See per level pricing below. Each level has a required amount classes the student will need to register for.

Payments are automatically charged on the 1st of every month

Registration is open and ongoing through the year.

Level 1: 2 Ballet Technique classes per week required.

  • Per Semester: $1,536.00
    (16 weeks), Per Class, One Class Per Week.
  • Per Month: $308.00
    (5 Payments), Per Month, Per Class, One Class Per Week.

Level 2: 2 Ballet Technique classes and 1 Pointe classes per week required.

  • Per Semester: $2,048.00
    (16 weeks), Per Class, One Class Per Week.
  • Per Month: $410.00
    (5 Payments), Per Month, Per Class, One Class Per Week.

Level 2 Add Ons

  • Technique Class:
    $154.00 Per Month / $768.00 Per Semester
    (Per Class, One Class Per Week.)
  • Pointe Class:
    $103.00 Per Month / $512.00 Per Semester
    (Per Class, One Class Per Week.)

Level 3: 3 Ballet Technique classes and 2 Pointe classes per week required.

  • Per Semester: $3,120.00
    (16 weeks), Per Class, One Class Per Week.
  • Per Month: $624.00
    (5 Payments), Per Month, Per Class, One Class Per Week.

Level 3 Add Ons

  • Technique Class:
    $144.00 Per Month / $720.00 Per Semester
    (Per Class, One Class Per Week.)
  • Pointe Class:
    $96.00 Per Month / $480.00 Per Semester
    (Per Class, One Class Per Week.)

Level 4: 4 Ballet Technique classes and 2 Pointe classes per week required.

  • Per Semester: $3,840.00
    (16 weeks), Per Class, One Class Per Week.
  • Per Month: $768.00
    (5 Payments), Per Month, Per Class, One Class Per Week.

Level 4 Add Ons

  • Technique Class:
    $144.00 Per Month / $720.00 Per Semester
    (Per Class, One Class Per Week.)
  • Pointe Class:
    $96.00 Per Month / $480.00 Per Semester
    (Per Class, One Class Per Week.)

Level 5: 4 Ballet Technique classes and 2 Pointe classes per week required.

  • Per Semester: $3,840.00
    (16 weeks), Per Class, One Class Per Week.
  • Per Month: $768.00
    (5 Payments), Per Month, Per Class, One Class Per Week.

Level 5 Add Ons

  • Technique Class:
    $144.00 Per Month / $720.00 Per Semester
    (Per Class, One Class Per Week.)
  • Pointe Class:
    $96.00 Per Month / $480.00 Per Semester
    (Per Class, One Class Per Week.)

Youth Boys Program

$50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee

20% Discount for Virtual Program – (Discount will be reflected at checkout)

Semester Price (1 Time Payment)
$250
Per Semester (16 weeks) for all classes.

Monthly Payment Plan (5 Payments)
$50
Per Month, Per Semester (16 weeks) for all classes.

All boys are to attend their ballet technique classes for their specific level as well as the required Boys Class on Saturdays. Each level has a required amount of Technique classes the student will need to register for.

Payments are automatically charged on the 1st of every month

Registration is open and ongoing through the year.

Youth Community Ballet Program

$50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee

20% Discount for Virtual Program – (Discount will be reflected at checkout)

Semester Price (1 Time Payment)
$840
Per Semester (16 weeks), Per Class, One Class Per Week.

Monthly Payment Plan (5 Payments)
$168.00
Per Month, Per Class, One Class Per Week.

Payments are automatically charged on the 1st of every month

Registration is open and ongoing through the year.

It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student’s parents or guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been cancelled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program; in the event that no such substantially similar program exists, the School will issue a full refund.

A fee of $15.00 will be charged for any credit card/debit card charge not honored by the bank for any reason when processing any credit card/debit card charge. Please call us no less than thirty (30) days in advance of any change to your credit card/debit card account to prevent this $15.00 fee from being charged.

Program Description & Registration

Students register for the academic year with a minimum financial commitment for the Fall Semester.. This is not a drop in class/program. Students enrolling for the Fall semester will have their enrollment automatically renewed for the Spring semester on December 1st unless they “Opt Out”. Those who wish to opt out in Spring, will need to email joffreyregistrar@joffreyballetschool.com with the subject line “JBS Children’s/Youth Ballet Program Spring Opt Out” and include their dancer’s name and classes they are enrolled in by December 1st.

OPTION 1: Full Payment Terms
Full Pay & Credit Card/Debit Card Charge Authorization:

Joffrey Ballet School offers customers the opportunity to purchase the right to participate on price per-class full semester and annual payment options at a discount. Joffrey Ballet School accepts Visa and MasterCard credit card/debit card payments to permit customers to pay for these in full.

[   ] I acknowledge and agree to pay for the right to take classes at Joffrey Ballet School and in consideration of such right granted by Joffrey Ballet School, for the above total for the contract of sessions designated above by amount. I hereby authorize Joffrey Ballet School to charge the credit card/debit card noted below in order to pay this full payment. 

[   ] I understand that by paying in full and receiving the discount, I will not be able to receive a refund if I withdraw from the program at any time. 

OPTION 2: Installment Payment Terms
Auto-Pay & Credit Card/Debit Card Charge Authorization:

Joffrey Ballet School offers customers the opportunity to purchase the right to participate on a price per class semester installment payment option. Joffrey Ballet School accepts Visa and MasterCard credit card/debit card credit card/debit card payments to permit customers to pay for these classes in installments. The account can be frozen at $15 for 14 days or $30 for 30 days, in which time the dancer(s) cannot attend classes.

[   ] I acknowledge and agree to pay for the right to take classes at Joffrey Ballet School and in consideration of such rights granted by Joffrey Ballet School, do promise to pay Joffrey Ballet School for the above total for the contract classes designated above by amount. I hereby authorize Joffrey Ballet School to charge the credit card/debit card noted below each 30 days in order to pay these installments


YOUTH BALLET CLASSES

DRESS CODE

Each level has a required color and style of a leotard for both boys and girls. You will be required to purchase your leotard upon registering.

YOUTH BALLET LVL1-5 DRESS CODE

The Dress Code for Level 1A & 1B:

Girls: Burgundy tank style leotard, matching skirt, skin tone tights, and skin tone ballet slippers.

  • Girls should have their hair in a bun with a hair net.
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind may be worn in class.

Boys: Black footed tights, a white T-shirt, black/white socks and black ballet slippers.

The Dress Code for Level 2A & 2B:

Girls: Wine tank style leotard, matching skirt, skin tone tights, and skin tone ballet slippers.

  • Girls should have their hair in a bun with a hair net.
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind may be worn in class.

Boys: Black footed tights, a white T-shirt, black/white socks and black ballet slippers.

The Dress Code for Level 3:

Girls: Mulberry tank style leotard, matching skirt, skin tone tights, and skin tone ballet slippers.

  • Girls should have their hair in a bun with a hair net.
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind may be worn in class.

Boys: Black footed tights, a white T-shirt, black/white socks and black ballet slippers.

The Dress Code for Level 4:

Girls: Radiant Violet tank style leotard, matching skirt, skin tone tights, and skin tone ballet slippers.

  • Girls should have their hair in a bun with a hair net.
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind may be worn in class.

Boys: Black footed tights, a white T-shirt, black/white socks and black ballet slippers.

The Dress Code for Level 5:

Girls: Purple tank style leotard, matching skirt, skin tone tights, and skin tone ballet slippers.

  • Girls should have their hair in a bun with a hair net.
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind may be worn in class.

Boys: Black footed tights, a white T-shirt, black/white socks and black ballet slippers.  

COMMUNITY BALLET DRESS CODE

Community Beginner Ballet:

Girls: Radiant Green tank style leotard, matching skirt, skin tone tights, and skin tone ballet slippers.

  • Girls should have their hair in a bun with a hair net.
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind may be worn in class.

Boys: Black footed tights, a white T-shirt, black/white socks and black ballet slippers.

The Dress Code for

Community Advanced Ballet:

Girls: Deep Turquoise tank style leotard, matching skirt, skin tone tights, and skin tone ballet slippers.

  • Girls should have their hair in a bun with a hair net.
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind may be worn in class.

Boys: Black footed tights, a white T-shirt, black/white socks and black ballet slippers.

HAIR AND JEWELRY

Girls – Students’ hair must be neatly secured in a bun or twist with a hair net.

Boys – Any boys with hair longer than their neckline need to have it secured in a ponytail.

No jewelry allowed


YOUTH BALLET CLASSES

PERFORMANCES

Become the dancer that you dreamed you could be! Be a part of our signature performances; The Nutcracker (Fall) and Peter Pan (Spring).

THE NUTCRACKER

Students from the Joffrey Ballet School’s Ballet Trainee, Children’s and Youth Ballet program will present the full two act holiday tradition, “The Nutcracker”.

Performance Date:
To be announced

Times:
To be announced

Location:
To be announced

PETER PAN

Peter Pan is the story of a boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland, with Wendy Darling, her brothers Michael and John, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, Mermaids, the pirate Captain Hook, and a hungry Crocodile.

Neverland, “Second star to the right and straight on til morning”, A place where you never have to grow up. A place where all that you wish for can come true. A place of musical bees, neon fireflies, dancing mermaids, and a “Nana” that walks on four legs.

Performance Date:
To be announced

Times:
To be announced

Location:
To be announced


YOUTH BALLET CLASSES

FAQs

Is School Year 2020-2021 happening?

YES!! The 2020-2021 School Year will begin on an all Virtual platform the first 2 weeks of classes starting on September 14th, and transition into a Hybrid platform on September 28th. See details below:

Fall Semester: September 14, 2020 – January 23, 2021

We have two programs for our Youth Ballet program.

Hybrid Program – All classes have been designed to accommodate both in person and virtual participation in all classes. The first 2 weeks of classes will be taught online via ZOOM

Virtual Program – All classes are held online via Zoom. Our Virtual classes are interactive, providing access to personalized instruction for all ages and levels. Teachers are sharing individual feedback in real time.

What does my dancer need to participate in online learning?

  • A DEVICE to watch the class, preferably with a large enough screen for the student to see the details of instruction (like a tablet or laptop).
  • WIFI or DATA with a strong enough signal to use the ZOOM app.
  • A SPACE that can be used to dance in. Spaces used by students over the June and July months varied from their bedrooms, to their living rooms, kitchens, some basements. The teachers did a great job of adapting the material so that all of the students could participate and benefit from the instruction.

What does an In-Person/Virtual “Hybrid” program look like?

Hybrid Program –To properly insure social distancing guidelines all Youth Ballet classes will be divided into cohorts. Example of alternating hybrid schedule:

What if I prefer my child participates in a “Virtual Only” class?

We have an only Virtual Program for the entire semester.

Virtual Program – All classes are held online via Zoom.

Will it be possible to get a good dance experience online?

You have our assurance that the faculty for the School has engaged in exploration and research to collectively and individually design a syllabus for each class level and age addressing the mode and method needed to deliver live, virtual and hybrid classes effectively in this time of COVID. Our teachers are lifelong learners.  Since going fully Virtual in March we have successfully delivered hundreds of hours of meaningful dance education to students from around the world. These months of teaching on ZOOM has challenged us, but, from the challenge came an abundance of knowledge. The challenge of how to connect individually to each dancer was one of our greatest successes. Spring and Summer dancers and families have commented countless times on how impressed they were with the connections we were able to make with each and every dancer. What we have learned is that this medium is a new and wonderful tool to add to the traditional mode of delivery.

How will a decision be made to pivot from a “Hybrid” to fully “In-person” classes?

Though we aim to return to our full dance schedule as soon as safely possible, we will always err on the side of caution when it comes to the health and safety of our dancers, faculty and staff. Joffrey Ballet School will continue following the local, state, and national laws. Based on guidance, we will continue to update our families when it’s deemed safe to increase capacity, etc.

Make-Up Classes

When your son/daughter misses a class, they can attend a “Virtual” make-up class at or below their level at any time during the school year. To take a “Virtual” makeup class, You must email Kelbert kelbert.ang@joffreyballetschool.com, of your intention to attend a Make up class. Kelbert will notify the teacher and provide you with a Meeting Code # and Passcode for the class you intend on attending.

2020 – 2021 School Year
Youth Ballet

We are honored to introduce the Joffrey Ballet School “Re-imagined”.

Out of concern for the health and wellbeing of our dancers, faculty and staff we will begin our Fall semester September 14th in a virtual studio. Our soft reopening in September will allow dancers to continue dancing safely at home.  Beginning September 28th our design will expand to two options; a completely 
“Virtual Program” and a carefully designed “Hybrid Program (A schedule of In Person & Virtual Classes)” that reduces the time dancers will spend in a traditional studio by 50%. We are confident these programs will address the health concerns of all of our dancers and their families while providing a robust meaningful dance experience.

A list of frequently and anticipated questions and answers can be found here.

The Q & A includes overall information on health precautions, cleaning procedures, required mask wearing and general classroom management procedures addressing COVID-19. We are all looking ahead to a COVID-19 free future. If the transmission of the disease is controlled and the spread is drastically reduced we plan to return in January to a more traditional studio experience. We will continue to offer our “Virtual” option into what we see as a more inclusive, convenient future. We will keep our JBS families up to date on any changes as soon as they arise. We will post all changes on our BAND Group and through email. While we wait; we will dance safely.

Sincerely,
Jo Matos
Artitsic Director
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