Academy Year 2021 – 2022 starts September 13th, 2021

Registration is ongoing throughout the year! All levels are in-person. Make sure you follow the dress code and read our academy policies.

 

Ballet Virginia’s children’s program is a young dancer’s perfect introduction to dance. We instill a love for dance in our students and provide the necessary tools for success. This is where our dancers “learn how to learn.”

At this age, students are usually placed based on age and beginners are welcome. Monthly tuition installments start at $70. Students at these levels usually take once a week but may register for twice a week. For specific class times and registration click here.

Classes held in Norfolk and Virginia Beach:

Dance with Me

  • Ages 18 months to 3 years with an adult
  • 45 minute class focuses on group work, following directions and fostering a love for dance
  • Learn the fundamentals of movement and musicality with games and props
  • Build coordination

Pre-Ballet

  • Must be age 3 by September 30 of academy year
  • 45 minute class
  • Improve listening skills and ability to follow directions
  • Gain confidence in their ability to move in different ways
  • Understand spatial concepts; develop motor skills
  • Builds coordination and basic ballet vocabulary

Beginning Ballet 

  • Must be age 4 by September 30 of academy year
  • 1 hour class teaches students to love moving to music
  • Improve listening skills, concentration and ability to follow directions
  • Gain confidence in their ability to move different ways
  • Introduces barre work while gaining strength, flexibility and agility

Ballet A

  • Ages 5 by September 30 of academy year
  • 1 hour class improves listening skills, concentration and ability to follow directions
  • Gain confidence in their ability to move different ways while learning basic ballet vocabulary
  • Gain strength, agility and flexibility
  • Understand spatial concepts
  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Understand basic body placement and expand barre work

Ballet B 

  • For ages 6 to 9. Must by at least 6 years old by September 30 of academy year.
  • 1 hour class improves listening skills and ability to follow directions
  • Gain confidence in their ability to move different ways while learning basic ballet vocabulary
  • Continue building strength, stretch, agility and flexibility
  • Understand spatial concepts
  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Understand hip rotation and basic placement
  • Instill a strong work ethic and learn basic steps and barre work

Tap 1

  • Approximately ages 5 to 9
  • 1 hour introductory class
  • Maintains the discipline and focus of Ballet Virginia’s ballet program
  • Allows the young dancer to explore rhythm through movement
  • Awareness of music and musicality is greatly enhanced which is key to the dancer’s training

Musical Theater for Kids

  • Approximately ages 7 and up
  • Maintains the discipline and focus of Ballet Virginia’s ballet program
  • Allows the young dancer to explore acting and singing
  • Acting skills are important part of a dancer’s performance artistry

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