School OverviewSpringfield Ballet School was established in 1976 and exists today as a comprehensive training program for area dancers to build a strong foundation in classical dance. Our highly skilled, professional faculty offer classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz and stretch & strengthen. Classes are offered at all skill levels to individuals ages three through adult. Springfield Ballet classes are not recital or competition driven. Valuable classroom time is spent learning and strengthening dancers’ technique rather than practicing a routine. Students interested in performing may audition for Springfield Ballet productions held in the fall and spring each year.
Fall 2014 Registration Packet.pdf
Beginning at age three, children may be enrolled in our Creative Movement dance classes. Creative Movement 1 (ages 3-4) is an educational and fun class which introduces your child to dance emphasizing musical awareness, spatial awareness, group interaction, and listening skills. Creative Movement 2 (ages 4-5) is a more in depth exploration of the dance concepts with additional emphasis on posture and coordination. Pre-Ballet (ages 5-6) is a prelude to formal ballet training and focuses on very basic ballet movements that deal with gross and fine motor skills, creative expression, and music appreciation. Classical ballet training begins with Ballet 1 (ages 6-9) and continues with Ballet 2, Ballet 3, Ballet 4, Ballet 5, Ballet 6 and Pointe 6, and Ballet 7 and Pointe 7.
Elective classes are a great way to supplement your ballet training. We offer Modern 1A (approximate ages 7 and up, in Ballet 2 and up); Modern 1B, Modern 2 and Modern 3 (all by placement); Jazz 1 (approximate ages 8 and up, in Ballet 3/4 and up); Musical Theatre Rep—Jazz 2 (by placement); and Stretch & Strengthen (approximate ages 12 and up).For specific class times and dates, click here.
Springfield Ballet also offers a Dance with Me dance class for children ages 2-3 to take a Creative Movement class with an adult. The Fall 2014 eight-week session is from August 20-October 8 on Wednesday mornings from 9:45-10:15 am.
We are pleased to continue our adult open class for ages 16 through adult—Open Adult Ballet & Conditioning! This 75-minute class will be offered during our Fall 2014 semester (August 18-December 13) on Monday evenings from 7:45-9:00 pm. The class will focus on the use of ballet technique to help with toning, strength and flexibility. You can either drop-in to these classes at a single class rate of $12 or purchase an Open Adult Class Card at $80 for 8 classes. The registration fee is waived for this class.
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