Highspire Ballet Academy is
Chester County’s Newest Ballet Studio
At Highspire Ballet Academy, we welcome all dancers and look forward to providing them with the best dance education possible. Our method and system are designed to provide a full spectrum of dance training, based on a classical ballet foundation. Our programs have been designed to be sensitive to our students’ developmental phase and ability. We look forward to teaching everyone interested in joining Highspire Ballet Academy.
To ensure the safety of our dancers and the effectiveness of our training system, we require dancers to be fully committed to the program and the schedule designed for their levels by attending all classes in every dance subject in their syllabus.
We offer various classes including Ballet Technique, Modern, Repertoire, Body Conditioning, Jazz, Partnering, Pointe, Character Dance, Dance Theory and Performance.
We respect all dancers and all dance training systems. However, to ensure the quality of our pupils’ instruction, we do not offer drop-in classes, although we do have open adult lessons for candidates ages 18+, with or without prior experience. We do not offer private lessons or competition preparation for non-HBA dancers.
It is very important for the artistic staff to organize the distribution of classes and students by Divisions and Programs. We do not offer a separate Pre-Profession program, as we believe all dancers should be trained to the same level of excellence. The Divisions and Programs below are based on the age and phases of development of the students. Students will remain a program until the artistic staff feels the dancer has mastered the vocabulary in their syllabus. We have elemenated levels from 1 – 7 and feel that the broader divisions of Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced allow us to group our students by their abilities and training needs.
Open Enrollment Guidelines
Open enrollment through the year is encouraged for students ages 3 to 7 without the need of a placement class. The artistic staff will place students based on their age. Neither ability nor prior experience is a prerequisite to enter the levels corresponding to this age group.
To ensure the quality and safety of the students, candidates ages 8 and up must go through an Audition Placement class to be scheduled by HBA’s administrative office. Audition classes are free. Every candidate between the ages of 3 and 14 will be accepted into the programs. Register now for a free placement class!