Academy Year 2019 – 2020

Ballet Virginia’s children’s program is a young dancer’s perfect introduction to ballet. 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.”

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— Registration & Class Times —

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

  • Beginning at age 3
  • 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 

  • Ages 4 to 5
  • 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 to 6
  • 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 

  • Approximately age 6 to 9
  • 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 BVI’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

Adaptive Dance Class 

  • Approximately age 5 to 11
  • 45-minute ballet based movement class for children with special needs
  • High quality, engaging instruction will foster coordination, self-confidence, musicality, fitness and personal growth
  • Allows for exploration of movement, spatial concepts, group work, and self expression in a supportive, positive and fun-loving environment
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  • Fill out an intake form to begin the registration process for adaptive dance