BEGINNING DIVISION

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 Spring Performance at the end of the year. 

Find out more information about class levels & schedules below.

 

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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 September 1. 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: $45 | Fee waived if registered by June 15th
  • Tuition for the Academic Year: $525
    5% Discount if Paid in Full at Time of Registration

2018-2019 Beginning A Schedule . . .

Beginning A Section 1: Monday | 9:30AM-10:15AM
Beginning A Section 2: Wednesday | 10:15AM-11:00AM
Beginning A Section 3: Thursday | 9:30AM-10:15AM
Beginning A Section 4: Friday | 4:45PM-5:30PM
Beginning A Section 5: Saturday | 9:00AM-9:45AM
Schedule is subject to change

Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Bodywrappers leotard in lilac with BWA logo
Socks: Freed socks in white or Bodywrappers #C45 tights
Shoes: So Danca SD16 canvas split sole ballet shoe in pink
Hair: Hair should be worn neatly off the face in a bun

GENTLEMEN
Shirt: Bodywrappers compression shirt in white with BWA logo
Shorts: Black Spandex shorts
Socks: Freed socks in white
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: $45 | Fee waived if registered by June 15th
  • Performance Fee: $100
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $525
    5% Discount if Paid in Full at Time of Registration

2018-2019 Beginning B Schedule . . .

Beginning B Section 1: Monday | 10:15AM-11:00AM
Beginning B Section 2: Tuesday | 4:30PM-5:15PM
Beginning B Section 3: Wednesday | 9:30AM-10:15AM
Beginning B Section 4: Thursday | 10:15AM-11:30AM
Beginning B Section 5: Friday | 9:30AM-10:15AM
Beginning B Section 6: Saturday | 10:45AM-11:15AM
Schedule is subject to change

Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Bodywrappers leotard in lilac with BWA logo
Socks: Freed socks in white or Bodywrappers #C45 tights | Tights required for end of year performance
Shoes: So Danca SD16 canvas split sole ballet shoe in pink
Hair: Hair should be worn neatly off the face in a bun

GENTLEMEN
Shirt: Bodywrappers compression shirt in white with BWA logo
Shorts: Black Spandex shorts
Socks: Freed socks in white
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: $45 | Fee waived if registered by June 15th
  • Performance Fee: $100
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $525
    5% Discount if Paid in Full at Time of Registration

2018-2019 Trolley Square Beginning C Schedule . . .

Beginning C Section 1: Monday | 11:00AM-11:45AM
Beginning C Section 2: Tuesday | 5:15PM-6:00PM
Beginning C Section 3: Thursday | 11:30AM-12:15PM
Beginning C Section 4: Friday | 10:15AM-11:00AM
Beginning C Section 5: Friday | 5:30PM-6:15PM
Beginning C Section 6: Saturday | 11:45AM-12:30PM
Schedule is subject to change

Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Bodywrappers leotard in lilac with BWA logo
Socks: Freed socks in white or Bodywrappers #C45 tights | Tights required for end of year performance
Shoes: So Danca SD16 canvas split sole ballet shoe in pink
Hair: Hair should be worn neatly off the face in a bun

GENTLEMEN
Shirt: Bodywrappers compression shirt in white with BWA logo
Shorts: Black Spandex shorts
Socks: Freed socks in white
Shoes: White So Danca SD16C child canvas split sole ballet shoe
Hair: Hair should be neatly groomed