Centralia Ballet Academy

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2021-2022 Class Schedule

Centralia Ballet Academy - 1629 Kresky Ave, Centralia WA           360.506.0442         info@centraliaballet.com

Allen Creek Dance Studio - 1153 Rush Rd. Chehalis, WA                        360.623.9010

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.

Thursdays  5:45-6:30

Explore Dance

Children explore a wide range of movement, while developing musicality and spatial awareness. Stories, games and activities will give the children ample opportunity to express their own creativity. Classroom etiquette and listening skills will also be emphasized. For ages 4-6.

Explore Dance 4/5 (for students age 4 in the fall): Mondays 4:15-5:00 OR Saturdays 10:30-11:15am

Explore Dance 5/6 (for students age 5 in the fall): Mondays 5:00-6:00 OR Thursdays 4:45-5:45

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 movement.  For ages 6-8

Explore Ballet I (for students age 6 in the fall): Wednesdays 4:00-5:00

Explore Ballet II (for students age 7 in the fall): Tuesdays 4:00-5:00

Explore Ballet I/II (for students 6 or 7 in the fall): Mondays 2:00-3:00  GREAT FOR HOMESCHOOLERS!

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+.

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 OR Fridays 4:00-5:00

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 6:30-7:30

Ballet 2a: Tuesdays 4:00-5:15 AND Fridays 5:00-6:15

Ballet 2b: Mondays 5:15-6:30 AND Wednesdays 4:00-5:15

Ballet 3: Mondays 3:45-5:15, Wednesdays 4:00-5:15 AND Thursdays 4:00-5:30

Ballet 4: Mondays 6:30-8:00, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 AND Thursdays 4:00-5:30

Ballet 5: Mondays 6:30-8:00, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 AND Thursdays 6:00-7:30

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.
Tuesdays 7:00-8:15

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.

Tuesdays 6:15-7:00

For dancers ages 11 and up in Ballet 2b or higher taking 3 classes a week. Includes strengthening exercises in preparation for pointe work
Wednesdays 5:15-5:45

Pointe I-II (Placement by teacher recommendation)
Pointe I: Thursdays 5:30-6:00

Pointe II/Partnering: Mondays8:00-9:00

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. Level II is for  students who have already taken Character I or with instructor approval.

Character I: Tuesdays 5:15-6:15

Character II: Saturdays 12:00-1:00

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: Fridays 6:15-7:15

Jazz II: Thursdays 7:30-8:30

Tap 1, 1b, Advanced, Teen, and Adult (Placement by teacher recommendation)

For ages 7 and up.  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 Advanced Tap.

Tap 1: Mondays 5:00-5:45

Tap 1b: Mondays 6:30-7:15

Teen Tap (for teens with prior dance experience or by teacher recommendation): Wednesdays 5:45-6:30

Advanced Tap: Mondays 5:45-6:30

Adult Tap for Exercise (for ages 21+): Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 

Kids Hop

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

Thursdays 4:00-4:45

Musical Theatre 
For ages 8-12.  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 4:00-5:00

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 5:45-6:30

Lyrical II (students in ballet levels 3 and up may begin with this level): Wednesdays 6:30-7:15

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 6:15-7:00

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 9:45-10:45am

Boys Ballet II: Fridays 6:30-7:30

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 10:45am-12:00pm

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.