The Ballet Academy opened in 1981 under the direction of Alison Miller. The Academy teaches the foundations of Classical Ballet based on the Royal Academy and Vaganova syllabi with emphasis on placement, technique, and musicality. The Academy offers children’s classes through the Youth Division, Adult & Teen Classes, Repertory Classes (we have 2 performing companies) and Summer Intensive Workshops. We offer outreach programs throughout the year at schools, libraries, nursing homes and community events. We participate in 2 theater performances to allow our students the opportunity to work in a professional theater. For details, visit the About the Academy page, or email Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballet Academy Classes
Classes in Repertory/Variations, as well as in Stretch and Tone, are offered. Level determination is based on prior training, age and level of muscular development and coordination. Exceptions may be made at the Director/Instructor’s discretion.
- Youth Division includes Pre-Ballet for students age 3-4. Ballet I to Ballet V is for students ages 5 through 12. For most students, the ballet level will correspond to their school grade level. Teens without prior experience may join at the Ballet IV or Ballet V level or Adult Basics.
- Upper Division classes include Elementary I and II, Intermediate, Advanced and Repertory are for students 11 and older.
- Adults may join any of the classes from Adult Basics to Intermediate/Advanced based on their training goals and experience.
- The Stretch & Tone class is for anyone interested in improving flexibility and tone. It is an intensive class in developing flexibility and strength based on the use of passive gravity.