IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN BALLET
It is really intimidating to start ballet when you’re older. Many students have been dancing together at the same studio since they were very young. The Director of EVBA’s Teen Program had a similar experience starting her classical training at the age of 11, which is “old” in ballet terms. She wants to make it very clear that it’s never too late to learn ballet! Our school is different. Your teen will feel comfortable and welcomed, as they learn from nurturing instructors that will encourage them to learn and develop the love of ballet. We have everything from workshops for teens that have never set foot in a dance studio to teens with several years experience.
Teen Class Descriptions
Teen All-Level Ballet – 90 minutes
This is the foundation of our teen program. Students learn fundamental positions, vocabulary, and basic principles of ballet. Adjustments will be made for those that need an extra challenge or more basic movements. With small class sizes your teen will get the personal attention they deserve.
Teen Extended Ballet Class – 2 hours
This 2-hour class will include a traditional ballet class followed by some pre-pointe or basic pointe work depending on your level and experience. This class is ideal for Beginning thru Intermediate teen dancers.
Teen Pre-Pointe/Beginning Pointe – 60 minutes
Pre-pointe students wear ballet technique shoes for the entire class. Students are expected to take the preceding ballet technique class.
Progressing Ballet Technique – 60 minutes
PBT is a ballet conditioning class that will improve your core-strength and engage your “turn-out” muscles. You will increase your alignment, correct use of turnout, stability, and core strength. Equipment is required for this class – see handout.
Teen Ballet Conditioning – 60mins
Teen Ballet Conditioning is a ballet-based barre fitness class designed as a conditioning program by dancers for dancers. It is a total body, low-impact workout that is a great cross-training option for teens taking ballet classes. Cross-training is recommended for dancers, both because it helps prevent injury and improves technique and performance. Teen Ballet Conditioning offers the recommended types of cross-training, with low-impact cardio, lots of work on core strength, and stretching, which makes it the perfect complement to your teen’s ballet training. All levels welcome, no dance experience required.
I am thankful for ballet and the senses of strength and empowerment it has given me. In simply the way I stand and speak, I feel surer of myself and, overall, happier.- Ashley
June & July 2019
In June, you will dance your way through your favorite ballets. Each day includes a BALLET class and PRE-POINTE or POINTE class followed by learning VARIATIONS. In July, you will move and groove as your explore BALLET, MODERN, and TECHNICAL JAZZ.
Both 3-day workshops are appropriate for teens at the Beginning to Intermediate level. See Summer schedule for dates, times and tuition costs.
Absolutely Beginner Ballet Workshops
Designed for teens who have never had a ballet class, this workshop teaches ballet from the very beginning. At the end of the program your dancer will have learned some of the fundamental positions, vocabulary, and basic principles of ballet so they will be ready to start taking classes with confidence.
What to wear: We want you to feel comfortable. You may wear the traditional tights and a leotard, or any yoga type clothing that allows for ease of movement. A T-shirt and/or shorts over your leotard are ok if you feel more comfortable. Ballet shoes required.
See Summer schedule for dates, times and tuition costs.
I came to EVBA with barely any ballet training, but now after only a couple of months, I feel like I have improved tremendously, and I feel so much more confident coming into class every time. The overall atmosphere of EVBA is just super welcoming, and I would recommend EVBA for anyone who might be shy like me.- Alex
Transform yourself through ballet!
Ballet creates long strong muscles in your arms and legs and improves sports performance.
Ballet instills a sense of self-confidence. You'll find pride in what you are doing and the desire to work hard to improve.
Ballet increases focus and concentration skills that are valuable in and out of the dance studio.