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. 

PERSONAL COACHING | Unique to the Ballet West Academy is the opportunity for advanced students to take classes and receive personal coaching from the artistic staff of Ballet West.  Students are evaluated yearly in the form of an exam demonstrating their progress and potential to the Ballet West Academy director, principal faculty and Ballet West artistic staff. 
 

 

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ADVANCED A | Placement by Audition

  • Placement by audition
  • Registration Fee: $40.00
  • Performance Fee: $150
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $4,200

2017-2018 Thanksgiving Point Advanced A Schedule . . .

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

2017-2018 Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Eleve Nadine in Black with BWA logo
Belt: White Raindance Style #63ADJ (worn during class)
Skirt: Eleve in Black (worn during pointe class, rehearsals and performances)
Tights: Bodywrappers #C45 (Girls), #A45 (Ladies) Professional Backseam, color Theatrical Pink
Shoes: Pink canvas, split sole ballet technique shoes with sewn elastics
Hair: Hair should be worn in the Academy bun style.

For Contemporary classes:
Leotard: Academy leotard
Shorts: Black dance shorts
Shoes: Bloch Spin II S0639

GENTLEMEN
Shirt: Eleve Gabe with sleeve in Black with BWA logo
Tights: Black tights (MStevens milliskin). All tights must be worn with a Tan (or nude) colored dance belt.
Socks: White Freed socks
Shoes: White canvas, split sole ballet technique shoes with sewn elastics
Hair: Hair should be neatly groomed

For Contemporary classes:
Leotard: Academy leotard
Shorts: Black dance shorts
Shoes: Bloch Spin II S0639


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ADVANCED B | Placement by Audition

  • Placement by audition
  • Registration Fee: $40.00
  • Performance Fee: $150
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $5,100

2017-2018 Thanksgiving Point Advanced B Schedule . . .

MONDAY: 3:00PM–4:45PM Technique
TUESDAY: 6:30PM–8:15PM Pointe/Variations
WEDNESDAY: 3:00PM–4:45PM 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

2017-2018 Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Eleve Nadine in Black with BWA logo
Belt: White Raindance Style #63ADJ (worn during class)
Skirt: Eleve in Black (worn during pointe class, rehearsals & performances)
Tights: Bodywrappers #C45 (Girls), #A45 (Ladies) Professional Backseam, color Theatrical Pink
Shoes: Pink canvas, split sole ballet technique shoes with sewn elastics
Hair: Hair should be worn in the Academy bun style.

For Contemporary classes:
Leotard: Academy leotard
Shorts: Black dance shorts
Shoes: Bloch Spin II S0639

GENTLEMEN
Shirt: Eleve Gabe with sleeve in Black with BWA logo
Tights: Black tights (MStevens milliskin). All tights must be worn with a Tan (or nude) colored dance belt.
Socks: White Freed socks
Shoes: White canvas, split sole ballet technique shoes with sewn elastics
Hair: Hair should be neatly groomed

For Contemporary classes:
Leotard: Academy leotard
Shorts: Black dance shorts
Shoes: Bloch Spin II S0639