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Children’s Division

Joy, Discovery and Confidence Through Dance

The Children’s Division is designed to inspire a life-long love of dance while promoting creativity, self-confidence and potential in students ages 3 and up. Through age-appropriate curriculum, students develop coordination, muscle strength, gross motor skills, musicality, listening skills and spatial awareness. The fundamentals of classical ballet are gradually introduced with each level building upon the next, setting students up for success in future dance training.

Class Offerings

When referencing the list of classes, take the following in to consideration to determine the appropriate class in which to enroll your child:

  • The student’s age as of August 6, 2018.

Contact us with any questions about registration or if you need help in determining class placement.
Please note: Ages are given as guidelines, and faculty may adjust placements as needed in the best interest of your child.

Click below for information and schedule for each class.

Pre-Primary | Age 3 - 4

Classes are 30 minutes in length. Children are introduced to dance and the joy of movement using imaginative games, songs, and rhythmical patterns. Classroom etiquette and discipline are encouraged as students learn to take simple instruction from the instructor and share turns with their peers.

Recommended number of classes per week: 1 or 2.

Class Age Day Time
Pre-Primary 3-4 Wed 4:30-5:00
Pre-Primary 3-4 Sat 8:45-9:15

Primary | Ages 5 – 8

Class is 45 minutes in length. Beginning ballet concepts and French ballet vocabulary are introduced with an emphasis on classroom discipline and promotion of self-confidence. We recommend this class for 8 year olds that are new to the ABT National Training Curriculum taught at EVBA.

Recommended number of classes per week: 1 or 2.

Class Age Day Time
Primary A/B 5-8 Wed 5:00-5:45
Primary A 5 Sat 9:30-10:15
Primary B 6-8 Sat 9:30-10:15

Level 1 | Age 9+

Class is 60-minutes in length. Level 1 classes are structured like a typical ballet class – barre exercises followed by exercises in the center to promote the fundamentals of classical ballet. This level focuses on basic ballet technique and terminology, proper alignment, and musicality. A specific emphasis is placed on increasing strength, gaining flexibility, and maintaining proper body alignment in an effort to prevent future injuries. Dancers 8 years of age may be approved to take this class if they have taken 1 year of Primary Level.

Recommended number of classes per week: 2 (Weekly Ballet Level 1, plus a weekly Progressing Ballet Technique).

Class Age Day Time
Level 1 9+ Tues 4:30-5:30

Uniforms

Pre-Primary – WHITE leotard with skirt
Primary – PINK leotard with skirt
Level 1 – BLACK leotard without skirt

All students:
Pink tights
Pink ballet shoes
Hair in a bun or pulled securely away from the face

See Dress Code for more information, recommended leotards, and boys uniform.

“It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.”

– Xiaolu Guo

Registration

Enrollment is ongoing, meaning we accept new students anytime throughout the year. Tuition is based on number of hours the dancer is taking weekly and can be found here. Registration is through EVBA’s online registration software powered by Dance Studio Pro. All families must enroll in auto-pay* and have a credit card on file to register. In addition to first month’s tuition, a one-time* registration fee of $30 is due at time of enrollment.

*Note: Registration fee is waived for returning students with continuous enrollment. Find all tuition and payment policies on this page for details.

Pre-Primary Level at East Valley Ballet Academy

Primary Level at East Valley Ballet Academy

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