BEGINNING DIVISION
at our Trolley Square Location

ABOUT | The Beginning Division is for young students ages 3 to 6 and includes Beginning levels A, B and C. Classes are offered by age and are carefully developed in accordance with a child’s physical and cognitive abilities. Children are placed in a safe and nurturing environment, and parents are invited to watch class during scheduled parent watch weeks.

PLACEMENT | Formal auditions are not required for these levels. You may sign up in the appropriate class through our 'Register for Classes' link below. Placement is at the discretion of the Ballet West Academy Director. Students in Beginning B and Beginning C perform in the Saturday morning Spring Production. 

Find out more information about class levels & schedules below. Then when you are ready, please click the 'Register for Classes' button below to sign up!

 

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BEGINNING A | Ages 3-4

Beginning A is an interactive class where children and can discover the joy of movement for students age 3 by fall. We believe a child’s (and parent’s) first experience with dance should make a positive and lasting impression. Students have fun in a safe, creative and nurturing environment.  Students must be potty trained, no exceptions.

  • Ages 3-4 as of September 1 | No Audition Required
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week  
  • Registration Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $500
    5% Discount if Paid in Full at Time of Registration

2017-2018 Trolley Square Beginning A Schedule . . .

Beginning A Section 1: Wednesday | 9:30AM-10:15AM | Trolley Square
Beginning A Section 2: Wednesday | 4:30PM-5:15PM | Trolley Square
Beginning A Section 3: Saturday | 9:00AM-9:45AM | Trolley Square
Beginning A Section 4: Saturday | 10:30AM-11:15AM| Trolley Square

2017-2018 Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Bodywrappers leotard in lilac with BWA logo and attached skirt.
Socks: White Freed socks or Bodywrappers #C45 (Girls) tights* | Tights required for end of year performance
Shoes: Pink So Danca SD16C Child Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe
Hair: Hair should be worn neatly off the face in a bun.

GENTLEMEN
Shirt: Bodywrappers compression shirt with sleeves in white with BWA logo.
Shorts: Black Spandex shorts
Socks: White Freed socks
Shoes: White So Danca SD16C Child Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe
Hair: Hair should be neatly groomed


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BEGINNING B | Ages 4-5

Beginning B is a creative movement class with a ballet emphasis. Classes are designed to encourage students to explore the elements of dance with a focus towards ballet in a fun and nurturing environment while setting the stage for future training.

  • Ages 4–5 as of September 1 | No Audition Required
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week  
  • Registration Fee: $40.00
  • Performance Fee: $100
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $500
    5% Discount if Paid in Full at Time of Registration

2017-2018 Trolley Square Beginning B Schedule . . .

Beginning B Section 1: Wednesday | 10:15AM-11:00AM | Trolley Square
Beginning B Section 2: Wednesday | 5:15PM-6:00PM | Trolley Square
Beginning B Section 3: Thursday | 9:30AM-10:15AM | Trolley Square
Beginning B Section 4: Friday | 4:00PM-4:45PM | Trolley Square
Beginning B Section 5: Saturday | 9:45AM-10:30AM | Trolley Square

2017-2018 Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Bodywrappers leotard in lilac with BWA logo and attached skirt.
Socks: White Freed socks or Bodywrappers #C45 (Girls) tights* | Tights required for end of year performance
Shoes: Pink So Danca SD16C Child Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe
Hair: Hair should be worn neatly off the face in a bun.

GENTLEMEN
Shirt: Bodywrappers compression shirt with sleeves in white with BWA logo.
Shorts: Black Spandex shorts
Socks: White Freed socks
Shoes: White So Danca SD16C Child Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe
Hair: Hair should be neatly groomed


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BEGINNING C | Ages 5-6

Beginning C is an exciting introduction to classical ballet techniques. Boys and girls gain an awareness to ballet basics through a creative process that allows each student to experience their passion for dance. Activities vary weekly and focus on developing fundamental motor skills, strength, rhythm and coordination. In a creative setting, children learn self-expression, self-discipline and respect for others.

  • Ages 5–6 as of September 1 | No Audition Required
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week  
  • Registration Fee: $40.00
  • Performance Fee: $100
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $500
    5% Discount if Paid in Full at Time of Registration

2017-2018 Trolley Square Beginning C Schedule . . .

Beginning C Section 1: Tuesday | 5:30PM-6:15PM | Trolley Square
Beginning C Section 2: Thursday | 10:15AM-11:00AM | Trolley Square
Beginning C Section 3: Thursday | 4:30PM-5:15PM | Trolley Square
Beginning C Section 4: Friday | 4:45PM-5:30PM | Trolley Square
Beginning C Section 5: Saturday | 9:00AM-9:45AM | Trolley Square

2017-2018 Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Bodywrappers leotard in lilac with BWA logo and attached skirt.
Socks: White Freed socks or Bodywrappers #C45 (Girls) tights* | Tights required for end of year performance
Shoes: Pink So Danca SD16C Child Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe
Hair: Hair should be worn neatly off the face in a bun.

GENTLEMEN
Shirt: Bodywrappers compression shirt with sleeves in white with BWA logo.
Shorts: Black Spandex shorts
Socks: White Freed socks
Shoes: White So Danca SD16C Child Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe
Hair: Hair should be neatly groomed