Centralia Ballet Academy

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Please note: if you are just looking for information, please contact us at 360-623-9010 or info@centraliaballet.com (or just peruse this website).  If you complete a registration in danceworks, we do consider you fully registered for a class and you will be responsible for payment unless you contact us to drop.

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


Summer 2024

​Superhero Academy:      A Creative Dance Camp
Ages 4-7
Young dancers will participate in creative dance activities and crafts worked around the stories of iconic superheroes like Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as a couple of superheroes of ballet.  Classes will emphasize creativity, while giving children the chance to develop gross motor skills, musicality and spatial awareness. 
July 8-12, 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost is $80 for the week

Sleeping Beauty & Friends: A Creative Dance Camp
Ages 4-7
This creative movement camp will include stories, crafts and lots of dancing worked around the theme of the guests that attend Princess Aurora's wedding in the classic ballet, The Sleeping Beauty.  Classes will emphasize creativity, while giving children the chance to develop gross motor skills, musicality and spatial awareness.  Stories will include Little Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots, as well as The Sleeping Beauty.
August 5-9, 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost is $80 for the week

Sleeping Beauty & Friends:A  Ballet Camp
Ages 8-12
Learn more about this beloved ballet, including the stories of the guests at Princess Aurora's wedding.  Like the creative dance camp, this camp will include crafts and games worked around the theme. A class in basic ballet technique will also be included.  Perfect for those with no experience, as well as those currently in Explore Ballet, Ballet I, Ballet 1b or 2a.
August 5-9       1:00-3:30pm
Cost is $90 for the week

Camp Broadway
Ages 8-12
Do you have a mover with Broadway dreams?  This camp is a great introduction to dance for musical theatre.  Each day will include a class in musical theatre dance.  The week will also include an introduction to ballet and tap dance, as well as theatre games and an end-of-week performance for families. Perfect for beginners, as well as those with a year or two of formal training.
July 15-19, 1:00-3:30pm
Cost is $90 for the week

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Intensive
Open to students who will be entering Ballet 3 or higher in the fall (or its equivalent - at least 3 years of formal training).   Included will be daily ballet classes, classes in other dance forms, and lessons in dance history/theory. Taught by CBA staff and guests.
August 12-16      10am-3:30pm
Cost: $170 for the week

Weekly Classes

Mondays - July 15-August 5
4:00-5:30 Ballet (for students that have completed Ballet 2b or above)

Tuesdays - July 9-30
6:00-7:15 Teen/Adult Ballet (for students ages 12 and up)

7:15-8:15 Character dance (for students that have completed Ballet 2a or higher)

Thursdays - July 18-Aug 8
3:45-5:00 Ballet (for students that have completed Ballet 2a or above)
5:00-5:30 PrePointe/Pointe (must be doing at least 2 classes a week to qualify)

One class per week for 4 weeks: $50
Two classes per week for 4 weeks: $80
PrePointe/Pointe free
Or $15/class if paying by class.


Registration has closed for our 2023-2024 school year.  Watch for info on our 2024-2025 year coming soon!

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 6:15-7:00pm

Explore Dance - For ages 4-6.
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.
Explore Dance 4/5 (for students age 4 in the fall): Mondays 3:45-4:30pm OR Saturdays 9:30-10:15am

Explore Dance 5/6 (for students age 5 in the fall): Tuesdays 4;15-5:15pm OR Saturdays 10:15-11:15am

Explore Ballet - For ages 6-8
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.  
Explore Ballet I (for students age 6 in the fall): Tuesdays 5:15-6:15pm
Explore Ballet II (for students age 7 in the fall): Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm
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. 
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm OR Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm

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: Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm

Ballet 2a: Tuesdays 4:15-5:30pm AND Thursdays 5:00-6:15pm

Ballet 2b: Wednesdays 4:15-5:30pm AND Fridays 4:00-5:15pm

Ballet 3: Mondays 7:30-9:00pm, Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm AND Fridays 4:00-5:15pm

Ballet 4: Mondays 7:30-9:00pm, Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm AND Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm

Ballet 5: Mondays 5:00-6:30, Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm AND Thursdays 6:15-7:45pm

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 7:15-8:30pm

Floor Barre - ages 12+ (no experience required)
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 5:30-6:15pm

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 5:15-5:45pm

Pointe I-II (Placement by teacher recommendation)
Pointe I: Tuesdays 7:00-7:30pm
Pointe II: Thursdays 7:45-8:45pm

Pas de Deux (Girls must have concurrent enrollment in Pointe 2; Boys by invitation)
Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

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. 
Saturdays 11:15am-12:15pm

Jazz and Advanced Jazz (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 : Fridays 5:45-6:45pm
Advanced Jazz: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Tap 1-3, Teen Tap, 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: Wednesdays 5:15-6:00pm
Tap 1b: Mondays 5:15-6:00pm
Tap 2: Mondays 6:00-6:45pm
Tap 3: Mondays 7:30-8:15pm

Teen Tap 1 (for teens with significant prior dance experience or by teacher recommendation): Wednesdays 6:00-6:45pm
Beginning Adult Tap for Exercise (for ages 21+): Mondays 6:45-7:30pm

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

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 6:15-7:15pm

Lyrical and Advanced Lyrical
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: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
Advanced Lyrical (students in ballet levels 3 and up may begin with this level): Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm

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.
Saturdays 9:30-10:15am

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 10:15-11:15am
Boys Ballet II: Fridays 4:15-5:15pm
Boys Ballet III: Fridays 5:15-6:15pm

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 11:15-12:30pm

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.

Acting Workshops
More info coming.