Classes

Moving Together         Walking - 4 year olds

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 movement.  Children will have the opportunity to develop coordination and musicality, while practicing simple movements.

2.5 - 4 year olds               Tuesday           6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

1 - 2.5 year olds                Tuesday           6:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Explore Dance            4 - 7 year olds    

Meets one time per week.  Choose one class time.

This class will allow children to 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.

Both boys and girls are welcome in all classes.  However, the Saturday class will feature themes such as superheroes, knights and pirates, which may appeal more to boys (ages 4-7).

4/5  year olds                  Tuesday              5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

                                           Thursday           3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

5/6  year olds                  Monday             5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

                                           Wednesday       3:45 PM - 4:45 PM  class temporarily cancelled.  If you are interested in this class time, please contact us.

6/7  year olds                  Tuesday             3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

                                           Thursday          5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

"Boy Friendly"                Saturday           9:30 AM - 10:15 AM


Explore Ballet               7 - 8 year olds

Meets one time per week.  Choose one class time.

This class will introduce children to ballet positions and terminology, as well as the traditions of the ballet classroom.  Children will practice movements such as gallops, skips, and leaps and learn how to refine them into ballet vocabulary.  The young dancers will also have the opportunity to explore rhythms, patterns in space, and other elements of dance through activities and creative movement.  

We have added a Boys Only Explore Ballet class.  Similar to our regular Explore Ballet class, it's for younger guys, ages 7 through 9, who are ready for the next step.  This will focus on basic ballet technique, while still maintaining a lot of the fun elements of the creative movement class.

Monday                          6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Thursday                       4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday                       10:15 AM - 11:15 AM (boys only)


Ballet 1                       Ages 8 + up

​Meets one time per week.  Choose one class time.

The first step in formal ballet training.  Emphasis will be on proper alignment and basic technique, forming the base for further study.
  
Thursday                          6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Friday                               5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Ballet 2A - 5                Teacher Recommendation

Continuation of ballet training.  Alignment and technique continue to be emphasized, while progressively adding to the students’ ballet vocabulary. Levels 2a and 2b meet two times weekly and levels 3, 4 and 5 meet three times weekly.

Ballet 2a                
Tuesday                         3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, and
Thursday                       4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Ballet 2b    
Monday                          5:15 PM - 6:30 PM, and
Thursday                        5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Ballet 3   
Monday                         3:45 PM - 5:15 PM, and
Thursday                       5:15 PM - 6:30 PM, and
Friday                            3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Ballet 4
Monday                         6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, and
Thursday                      7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, and
Friday                            3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Ballet 5
Monday                         6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, and

Tuesday                         4:45 PM - 6:15 PM, and

Friday                            3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Pointe                        Teacher Recommendation
For dancers in Ballet 2b and up taking 3 classes a week.  Includes strengthening exercises in preparation for pointe work.
Thursday                               6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Pointe                                 Teacher Recommendation
For dancers who have begun pointe work.  Class will focus on exercises to strengthen the feet and legs in pointe shoes, gradually building on vocabulary.

Pointe I                              Teacher Recommendation

Monday                                  8:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Pointe II/Partnering     Teacher Recommendation
Tuesday                             6:15 PM - 7:15pm


*New Class* Contemporary                Ages 10+ up
For dancers in Level 2b and up, this class will allow the dancers to use the base of ballet training in a different way.

Friday                             6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


*New Class*  Men's Technique/Partnering

Friday                              5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
             
Guys Ballet                Ages 9 - 21

FREE.  A great class for martial artists, athletes, actors, or any guy looking to improve strength, flexibility, and focus in a non-threatening environment. 

Saturdays                      11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Adult/Teen Ballet

This is a great class to brush up on skills, improve strength, balance and core, or as an exercise workout (recommended with pilates!)


Thursday                        7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Jazz                              Ages 12+ up

An introduction to the dance form most often used in musical theatre.  Focus will be on basic jazz technique, stretching, strengthening exercises, rhythm, and isolating different body parts.  Previous or current ballet training is highly recommended.

Tuesday                          7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
 

Tap                               Ages 7 and up

Focus on rhythm, musicality and timing.  Basic technique and Broadway style will be taught.

Tap                               
Monday               Tap Ib (ages 7-10 with at least one year of previous tap training)    4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Monday               Tap I for ages 7-10                                                                                       4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday        Tap I for  11+                                                                                                  5:00 PM - 5:30 PM   
Wednesday        Tap II (ages 11+ with at least one year of tap training)                        5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday       *New* Adult Tap for Exercise                                                                    6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    

             


Pilates                         Ages 10+

Pilates is a conditioning method that focuses on developing core strength and efficient use of muscles.  It was developed with dancers in mind but is appropriate for anyone

Monday                         8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday                         7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Saturday                      11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Registration is now open! If you are an existing student, or a new dancer, please click here to access the online registration form. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

Centralia Ballet Academy

Centralia Ballet Academy