Centralia Ballet Academy - 1629 Kresky Ave, Centralia WA     360-623-9010           info@centraliaballet.com


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Centralia Ballet Academy


Moving Together - for 2-4 year olds and their caregivers
Conducted in a “mommy/daddy/caregiver and me” format, this class is a great chance for caregivers to bond with their toddler while engaging in games, patterns and creative dance. Children will have the opportunity to develop coordination and musicality, while practicing simple movements.

Tuesdays 6:00-6:45pm

Explore Dance

Curriculum is based of the acclaimed work of Anne Green Gilbert.  Through stories, games and activities children are introduced to important dance concepts, practice gross motor skills and movement patterns, and flex their creativity. Classroom etiquette and listening skills are also be emphasized. For ages 4-6.

Explore Dance 4/5 (for students age 4 in the fall): Tuesdays 4:15-5:00pm OR Saturdays 10:00-10:45am

Explore Dance 5/6 (for students age 5 in the fall): Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 OR Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm

Explore Ballet

Introduces children to ballet positions and terminology, as well as the traditions of the ballet classroom. Children practice movements such as gallops, skips and leaps and learn how to refine them into ballet vocabulary. They also explore rhythms, patterns in space and other elements of dance through activities and creative dance.  For ages 6-8

Explore Ballet I (for students age 6 in the fall): Fridays 5:00-6:00pm

Explore Ballet II (for students age 7 in the fall): Thursdays 5:45-6:45pm

Explore Ballet I/II (for students 6 or 7 in the fall): Tuesdays 6:45-7:45pm

Explore Ballet I/II (for students 6 or 7 in the fall): Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm

Ballet I (pick one) For ages 8 and up. 

The first step in formal ballet training. Emphasis on proper alignment and basic technique, forming the base for further study. For ages 8+.

Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm OR Saturdays 10:45-11:45am

Ballet 1b - 5 Teacher recommendation required for placement
Continuation of ballet training. Alignment and technique continue to be emphasized, while progressively adding to the students’ ballet vocabulary. Levels 2a and 2b meet 2x/week and levels 3, 4 & 5 meet 3x/week.

Ballet 1b: Mondays 5:00-6:00pm

Ballet 2a: Mondays 6:00-7:15pm AND Wednesdays 5:00-6:15pm

Ballet 2b: Tuesdays 6:45-8:00pm AND Fridays 4:15-5:30pm

Ballet 3: Mondays 7:15-8:45pm, Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm AND Fridays 4:15-5:30pm

Ballet 4: Mondays 7:15-8:45pm, Wenesdays 3:30-5:00pm AND Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm

Ballet 5: Mondays 3:30-5:00pm, Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm AND Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm

Teen/Adult Ballet- For ages 13 and up.

A basic level ballet class focused on barre work and exercises to improve strength and flexibility. Great for those new to dance or anyone looking for a fun way to exercise.
Thursdays 6:45-8:00pm

Floor Barre
Floor-Barre® uses the floor to correct and refine body alignment, strengthen joints, and address musculo-skeletal functions. Based on ballet, Floor-Barre®, creates long exquisite lines.

Thursdays 5:00-5:45pm

For dancers ages 11 and up in Ballet 2b or higher taking 3 classes a week. Includes strengthening exercises in preparation for pointe work
Fridays 5:30-6:00pm

Pointe I-II (Placement by teacher recommendation)
Pointe I: Thursdays 7:30-8:00pm

Pointe II/Partnering: Mondays 5:00-6:00pm

Character Dance
Open to students in levels 2b and up.  Character dance is a theatrical, stylized version of folk and national dances.  It is an integral part of the classical ballet repertoire, including dances like the Spanish dance and Russian dance in "The Nutcracker," the mazurkas found in many classical ballets, and more. 

Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

Jazz I-II (Placement by teacher recommendation)

For ages 12 and up. Focus will be on basic jazz technique, stretching, strengthening exercises, rhythm, and isolating different body parts. Previous or current ballet training required.

Jazz I: Tuesdays 8:00-9:00pm

Jazz II: Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm

Tap 1-3, Teen 1-2, and Beg-Int. Adult (Placement by teacher recommendation)

For ages 7 and up.  Must know their left and right. Focus on rhythm, musicality and timing. Basic technique and Broadway style will be taught. Classes for children, teens and adults. Teacher recommendation required for placement in Tap 1b or above.

Tap 1: Mondays 6:45-7:30pm

Tap 1b: Mondays 7:30-8:15pm

Tap 2: Mondays 8:15-9:00pm

Tap 3: Wednesdays 6:00-6:45pm

Teen Tap 1 (for teens with significant prior dance experience or by teacher recommendation): Wednesdays 5:15-6:00pm

Teen Tap 2: Mondays 6:00-6:45pm

Beginning Adult Tap for Exercise (for ages 21+): Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

Intermediate Adult Tap: Wednesdays 6:45-7:45pm

Kids Hop

For ages 8-12.  A fun class in what is sometimes called "theatrical hip hop."  

Suspended due to lack of interest.  Let us know if you are interested - if we get enough interest, we can reschedule it.

Musical Theatre 
For ages 8 and up.  Introduces basic dance technique, steps and style commonly used in musical theatre. Students will learn to dance, act AND SING like Broadway stars! No experience required, though ballet is recommended.
Fridays 6:00-7:00pm

Lyrical I-II

For ages 10 and up with previous or concurrent ballet or lyrical training.  Lyrical dance uses a ballet base for an expressive, contemporary style of dance.
Lyrical I: Wednesdays 6:15-7:00pm

Lyrical II (students in ballet levels 3 and up may begin with this level): Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm

Boys/Men's Program

Boys Explore Dance 
For ages 4-7 Similar to our regular Explore Dance class, for little guys. We will use games and adventurous stories to focus their high energy and teach them about moving and rhythm, while allowing them to use their creativity and explore teamwork.

Tuesdays 6:00-6:45pm

Boys Ballet I-II
Ages 8-12 Two separate classes: one for new students who have not done dance before, and one for students with more training (please ask if you are unsure which one is the best fit for your dancer). In addition to building strength and dance technique, this class will also focus on etiquette, grit, and becoming a young gentleman.

Boys Ballet I: Saturdays 10:00-11:00am

Boys Ballet II: Fridays 6:00-7:15pm

Guys Ballet
For boys ages 13 and up who have had a year or more of training. Includes ballet technique, as well as work on upper body strength, stamina, and agility.
Saturdays 11:00am-12:15pm

Guys Booster Class

For guys that have taken our Saturday ballet class but want to refine their technique and advance in their ballet training.

Mondays 4:00-5:00pm

Workshop Classes
Contemporary Workshop Series
For dancers in Level 2b and up, this class will allow the dancers to use the base of ballet training in a different way.