ADVANCED DIVISION
at our Thanksgiving Point Campus


ABOUT | Advanced A & B levels comprise the top levels of training at the Ballet West Academy. Acceptance and placement is determined by an audition held before the new fall season, or an audition can be arranged with the Ballet West Academy director.  Students refine their classical ballet techniques, pointe, pas de deux and men’s techniques as well as classical repertory and contemporary movement themes. Students become fluent in the French ballet vocabulary and gain an in depth understanding of anatomy and its application to dance especially in the prevention of injury.  Students understand and practice healthy nutrition. In addition to a high proficiency in technical skills, students demonstrate a working knowledge of ballet theory, explore musicality, expression and freedom of movement. 

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES | Students will have the opportunity to perform in multiple Ballet West Academy and Ballet West Company productions by invitation. 
 

 

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ADVANCED A | Placement by Audition

  • Placement by audition
  • Registration Fee: $45
  • Performance Fee: $150
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $4,400

2018-2019 Thanksgiving Point Advanced A Schedule . . .

MONDAY: 4:45PM–6:15PM (Ballet Technique) | 6:15PM–7:30PM (Repertoire)
TUESDAY: 4:45PM–6:30PM (Pointe/Variations)
WEDNESDAY: 6:00PM–7:45PM (Ballet Technique)
THURSDAY: 5:00PM–6:45PM (Combined Advaned Ballet Technique)
FRIDAY: 4:00PM–6:00PM (Ballet Technique)
SATURDAY: 8:30AM–10:00AM (Contemporary)

Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Ballet West leotard in black
Belt: White
Skirt: Black
Socks: Bodywrappers #C45 (child) or #A45 (adult) tights professional backseam in Theatrical Pink
Shoes: Pink So Danca (SD16C Child or SD16 Adult) Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe
Hair: Hair should be worn in the Academy bun style
Contemporary Classes: Black dance shorts and Bloch Spin II S0639 shoes

GENTLEMEN
Shirt: Ballet West compression shirt in black
Tights: Bodywrappers black tights with a tan or nude colored dance belt
Socks: White Freed socks
Shoes: White So Danca (SD16C Child or SD16 Adult) Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe
Hair: Hair should be neatly groomed
Contemporary Classes: Black dance shorts and Bloch Spin II S0639 shoes


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ADVANCED B | Placement by Audition

  • Placement by audition
  • Registration Fee: $45
  • Performance Fee: $150
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $5,100

2018-2019 Thanksgiving Point Advanced B Schedule . . .

MONDAY: 3:00PM–4:45PM (Ballet Technique)
TUESDAY: 6:45PM–8:30PM (Pointe/Variations)
WEDNESDAY: 3:00PM–4:45PM (Ballet Technique) | 4:45PM–6:00PM (Repertoire)
THURSDAY: 4:45PM–6:30PM (Combined Advanced Technique) | 6:30PM–8:15PM (Pointe/Variations)
SATURDAY: 8:30AM–10:00AM (Technique) | 10:00AM–11:00AM (Contemporary) | 11:30AM–12:30PM (Repertoire)

Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Ballet West leotard in black
Belt: White
Skirt: Black
Socks: Bodywrappers #C45 (child) or #A45 (adult) tights professional backseam in Theatrical Pink
Shoes: Pink So Danca (SD16C Child or SD16 Adult) Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe
Hair: Hair should be worn in the Academy bun style
Contemporary Classes: Black dance shorts and Bloch Spin II S0639 shoes

GENTLEMEN
Shirt: Ballet West compression shirt in black
Tights: Bodywrappers black tights with a tan or nude colored dance belt
Socks: White Freed socks
Shoes: White So Danca (SD16C Child or SD16 Adult) Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe
Hair: Hair should be neatly groomed
Contemporary Classes: Black dance shorts and Bloch Spin II S0639 shoes