INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
at our Thanksgiving Point Campus

ABOUT | The Intermediate Division is designed for students ages 10 and up. 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.  Promotions are considered on an individual basis and determined in part by an examination demonstrated at the end of the school year and an evaluation by the Ballet West Academy principal. Students in this division can expect to spend more than one year in each level.

Students perform in the Ballet West Academy Spring Production. Students in this division are expected to participate in the Ballet West Academy summer pre-intensive dance camp. Summer camp affords the student the opportunity to take multiple classes several days per week. Ballet technique, pre-pointe, boys, classical variations, jazz, modern, conditioning, ballet history and stagecraft are some examples of summer camp classes.
 

 
 

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Intermediate A | Placement by Audition

Intermediate A is the first level in the intermediate division of the Ballet West Academy. Training at this level intensifies as students prepare for the rigors of daily classes. Upon placement in Intermediate A, students begin to experience the satisfaction of a more comprehensive knowledge of the Ballet West Academy syllabus, and the ability to execute its principles. The emphasis in this level is the development of the “whole child”. Along with continued progress in their physical development, students enjoy a more detailed curriculum.

  • Placement by audition
  • Registration Fee: $45
  • Performance Fee: $150
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $2,500

2018-2019 Thanksgiving Point Intermediate A Schedule . . .

MONDAY: 4:00PM–5:30PM (Technique & Pre-Pointe)
TUESDAY: 4:00PM–5:30PM (Contemporary)
WEDNESDAY:4:00PM–5:30PM (Technique & Pre-Pointe)
THURSDAY: 4:00PM–5:30PM (Technique & Pre-Pointe)

Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Ballet West leotard in navy
Belt: White
Skirt: Navy
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 navy
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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INTERMEDIATE B | Placement by Audition

Intermediate B is the second level in the Intermediate division of the Ballet West Academy. Intermediate B students continue to experience the satisfaction of a more comprehensive knowledge of the Ballet West Academy syllabus, and the ability to execute its principles. Boys focus on boy’s techniques and girls at this level are carefully evaluated and typically placed on pointe. With support and guidance, students progress at a pace tailored to match their individual needs.

  • Placement by audition
  • Registration Fee: $45
  • Performance Fee: $150
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $2,525

2018-2019 Thanksgiving Point Intermediate B Schedule . . .

MONDAY: 5:00PM-6:30PM (Ballet Technique)
TUESDAY: 5:30PM–7:00PM (Contemporary)
WEDNESDAY: 5:00PM–6:30PM (Ballet Technique)
SATURDAY: 8:30AM–9:45AM (Ballet Technique) | 9:45AM–10:30AM (Pre-Pointe/Pointe)

Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Ballet West leotard in navy
Belt: White
Skirt: Lilac
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 navy
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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INTERMEDIATE C | Placement by Audition

Level Intermediate C in the Ballet West Academy and prepares the serious dance student for entrance to the Upper School. Students in this level begin to understand a commitment to excellence and the desire to achieve their “personal best”. It is at this stage in a child’s training that we begin to see them emerge as young artists. We continue to build on each student’s natural abilities while emphasizing strength, stamina and technical accomplishment. 

  • Placement by audition
  • Registration Fee: $45
  • Performance Fee: $150
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $3,575

2018-2019 Thanksgiving Point Intermediate C Schedule . . .

MONDAY: 5:30PM–7:00PM (Ballet Technique)
WEDNESDAY: 5:30PM–7:00PM (Ballet Technique)
THURSDAY: 5:30PM–7:00PM (Contemporary)
FRIDAY: 4:00PM-5:30PM (Ballet Technique) | 5:30PM-6:30PM (Pointe) | 6:30PM-7:00PM (Repertoire)
SATURDAY: 10:00AM-11:30AM (Ballet Technique)

Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Ballet West leotard in navy
Belt: Black
Skirt: Navy
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 navy
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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INTERMEDIATE D | Placement by Audition

Upon completing the essential requirements of training and successfully demonstrating appropriate skill level and maturity, students are ready for a more intense and challenging course of study in Intermediate D. Female students at this level must show a structural capacity for pointe work and all students must possess ample strength and stamina.  All of the classes in our comprehensive curriculum are designed to best provide the skills necessary to pursue a career in dance. We believe in a healthy and nurturing approach to the development of each student. As the level of difficulty increases, so does the passion for the pursuit for excellence. As a result, every student’s advancement through the program is based on their ability rather than their age. 

  • Placement by audition
  • Registration Fee: $45
  • Performance Fee: $150
  • Tuition for the Academy Year: $4,200

2018-2019 Thanksgiving Point Intermediate D Schedule . . .

MONDAY: 6:30PM–8:00PM (Ballet Technique)
TUESDAY: 7:00PM–8:30PM (Pointe/Variations)
WEDNESDAY: 6:30PM–8:00PM (Ballet Technique)
THURSDAY: 7:00PM–9:00PM (Contemporary)
SATURDAY: 11:30AM–1:00PM (Ballet Technique) | 1:00PM–2:30PM (Repertoire)

Dress Code . . .

LADIES
Leotard: Ballet West leotard in navy
Belt: Navy
Skirt: Navy
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 navy
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