Ballet Division – Pre-Ballet to Level 1
These classes are designed for children ages 3 to 10 years old, with weekday and weekend options. The classes meet once a week. Students do not need to schedule a placement class. Parents should register based on the age of their student. The student will be assessed by the class instructor and may be re-assigned to a different level if necessary. The Pre-Ballet division includes Pre-Ballet 1, Ballet 2 level 1 and twice a week on level 2. Students will perform in an end of school year children’s performance.
Student Division – Levels 2 to 6
The student division consists of five levels of focused and consistent training. Emphasis is placed on the enjoyment of dance within the discipline of classical ballet training. Students should be at least 7 years old and are required to schedule a placement class.
Pre-Professional Division – Level 7 & Level 8
The pre-professional division is a program designed for high school students and graduates. This program provides the training necessary to succeed in the professional dance world. Students in this division act as ambassadors for ABS. They are invited to perform in lecture demonstrations and community events. It is expected that all of the dancers in this division are also part of the DanzEnsemble. Enrollment in this division is by invitation only and students are required to schedule an audition.
This division is for classes that meet once a week. This year’s schedule includes: Intermediate Ballet 1, Intermediate Ballet 2, Modern 1.
The classes can be combined or taken individually. The open division also includes special workshops in other dance techniques, which will be offered at different times throughout the year. To find out about the next workshop being offered, please check our Facebook page or our news section, or contact the school.
Classes for this year are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30pm-9:0pm. Adults are also able to participate in the Intermediate Ballet 1 and 2 classes from the open division. For rates and information on class cards, please call ABS.
DanzEnsemble is an audition-based performing ensemble intended for ABS dancers in levels 3 and above. For more information please contact the school.
Modern and Comtemporary Workshops
This new workshop series introduces dancers to the studio practice of dance in the modern and contemporary styles in hopes that the students will be prepared for the climate in the dance world today.