We don’t offer a pre-professional program because we believe that all dancers should be trained to the same level of excellence, whether they are studying ballet to pursue a career or just like the take dance for fun or fitness.
All dancers are treated with respect and everyone is invited to participate in our performances. We look forward to having our dancers showcase their ballet skills for the community.
Classes for our younger dancers focus on nurturing the natural process of development of the student while building motor skills, artistry and musicality. Fostering creativity and promoting healthy physical development through a recreational approach, we introduce the important elements of dance for students ages 2 and up. Students are strongly encouraged to perform, but we leave it up to parents to decide when their dancers are ready for the stage.
All classes run September 6, 2016 through June 9, 2017
Mommy & Me
for dancers ages 2 and up with a parent or guardian.
Wednesday – 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Cost: $800 (40 weeks, one class per week)
for dancers 4 and up
Saturday – 10:00 am
Cost: $800 (40 weeks, one class per week)
for dancers 6 and up
Tuesday – 4:00 pm and Saturday – 10:00 am
Cost: $1,400 (40 weeks, two classes per week)
For our older dancers, our program focuses on building dance vocabulary, discipline, motor control, creativity, musicality and performance. The program aims to nurture the natural process of development of the student while fostering creativity and promoting healthy physical development. The course curriculum includes lessons in Ballet Technique, Pre-pointe or Pointe, Repertoire, Contemporary, Jazz, Acting for Dancers, Character, and Body Conditioning. Dancers ages 8 and up must take a free audition placement class before registering for the program.
We do not offer a pre-professional program, because we train each dancer as if she was aspiring to a professional dance career. Whether a dancer wishes to pursue a professional career, audition for a dance major at college or just enjoy the benefits of a strong ballet foundation, all dancers who graduate from our program will be ready for a dance career.
Tuition includes all classes, rehearsals, training AND costumes. We do not charge extra fees for rehearsal time or costumes.
A performance schedule will be provided at the beginning of the year, so families can plan for additional rehearsals and performances. Students in this program should perform, unless they have a serious conflict and receive clearance from the artistic director.
Competition opportunities are available for students in the Introductory through Advanced programs. All competition goals must be discussed with the artistic director. Competition preparation, including choreography and costumes, are an additional fee and should be discussed with the artistic director.
This advanced beginner ballet program is for students ages 10 and up. This class meets three days a week for two and half hours a day. Saturdays are reserved for rehearsals and performances.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm (Monday – 1.5 hour ballet class, 1 hour jazz class, Wednesday – 1.5 hour ballet class, 1 hour character class, Friday – 1.5 hour ballet class, 1 hour conditioning class)
TUITION: $3,000 per year (40 weeks)
The intermediate program is open to students ages 13 and up. This class meets five days a week for four hours a day. Saturdays are reserved for rehearsals and performances.
Monday through Friday – 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Each class includes a 1.5 hour ballet class, then a 1 hour class of character, jazz, conditioning, pointe or repertoire.
TUITION: $4,250 (40 weeks)
The advanced classes are open to dancers with excellent ballet technique. This class meets five days a week for two hours a day, with the option for additional training that can be arranged with the artistic director.
Monday through Friday – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
TUITION: $20 per class or dancers can purchase a 10-class card for $180
Highspire Ballet Academy offers adult ballet classes for students who want to dance! We encourage our adult students to perform, although performance preparation does require a commitment to performance rehearsals.
Classes are open enrollment and no prior experience is necessary. However, class size is limited.
Ballet training is an effective all-over body workout that involves all the great components of physical fitness. Benefits include cardiovascular endurance, healthy body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, muscular flexibility, creates long, lean muscles, it improves coordination, power, speed, agility, balance and posture, increases cognitive acuity at all ages.
Tuesday – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (back by popular demand!)
Saturday – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
TUITION: Classes are $20 or dancers can purchase a 10-class card for $180