Summer Classes for ages 3 and up
For School of Minnesota Ballet students in Creative Movement through Ballet 4, we offer a continuation of classes in our 4-week summer program.
Ballet 4 meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:30pm-5:30pm. This class is for students ages 11 and up with at least 4 years of previous training. Current School of Minnesota Ballet students should have completed the 2019-2020 school year in Ballet 4. This level is a pre-pointe level. Girls in Ballet 4 will work to go on pointe in the fall if approved by instructor(s).
$300 for 4 weeks
Ballet 3 meets Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm-5:00pm. For children age 10 by July 13th , 2020. In Ballet 3, all basic foundational training is solidified in preparation for learning more complex combinations of movements. This is the year of training where we see a graduation into a more complete and traditional class. The students will truly see the benefit of their early years of training.
$130 for 4 weeks
Ballet 1 & 2 meets Friday from 1:00pm-2:15pm. This class is for students ages 8-9. For children age 8-9 by July 13th, 2020. Our beginner ballet classes for young dancers will celebrate the start of formal ballet training. Our experienced faculty will introduce a more complete syllabus starting with barre exercises before center work. A progression of ballet vocabulary and skills will be taught and repetition will be key in the successful teaching of correct muscle memory that is so important in all physical disciplines.
$65 for 4 weeks
Pre-Ballet 1&2 meets Tuesday from 9:45am-10:45am. This class is for students ages 6-7. For children age 6-7 by July 13th, 2020. In Pre-Ballet classes, young students will begin learning the foundational basics for ballet technique. More emphasis is placed on learning right and left, good posture, pointed feet, and straight legs. Basic ballet positions and vocabulary will be introduced.
$65 for 4 weeks
Creative Movement & Pre-Primary meets Thursday from 9:45am-10:30am. For children age 3-5 by July 13th, 2020. Our enthusiastic and skilled faculty will use imaginative methods to introduce these young dancers to the elements of dance, spatial awareness, musicality, and playful movement while exploring the concepts of space, time, and body shapes. Students must be potty trained!
$60 for 4 weeks
Open Division Classes
Open/Adult Ballet for Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Open Virtual Pilates and Jazz classes meet once per week for each level. These classes are offered to our teen and adult students with varying levels who are focused on dance purely for social enjoyment, fun and fitness. The classes offered in this division will be equally focused on proper technique, but will move at a pace that is appropriate and personalized for the students who are present.
$65 for 4 weeks
For girls and ladies: Current School of Minnesota Ballet students should continue to follow our traditional class attire requirements. For all other students and for this summer only, due to Covid-19 and the challenge of finding proper supplies, we will allow alternative class attire for virtual classes. Black or other solid color leotards with pink tights and traditional ballet shoes are the preference, but formfitting clothing is also acceptable. Please wear attire that allows for correct movement freedom, and that also gives the teacher an opportunity to see students’ work clearly.
For boys and gentlemen: Current School of Minnesota Ballet students should continue to follow our traditional class attire requirements. For all other students and for this summer only, due to Covid-19 and the challenge of finding proper supplies, we will allow alternative class attire for virtual classes. Black or grey tights with white t-shirt and traditional black ballet shoes are the preference, but formfitting clothing is also acceptable. Please wear attire that allows for correct movement freedom, and that also gives the teacher an opportunity to see students’ work clearly.
Attire for Style Classes: It would be beneficial to have character shoes and jazz shoes for style classes, however, for this year only these items are not required. Style classes will all be virtual classes.
In-studio students must bring their own mat or beach towel for conditioning and Pilates classes. All personal items MUST be brought into students’ designated space and taken home each day.