Children’s Program

Academy Year 2018 – 2019

BVI’s children’s program is a perfect introduction to ballet for the young dancer. Instilling a love for the art and providing the tools necessary for success as a student progresses are the focus. Simply stated, this is where a dancer “learns how to learn”.

— Register Online —

 

To register offline:

Click HERE for registration form or HERE for a brochure

1. download the PDF, open the PDF in Adobe Reader; do the “fill and sign”; save the completed PDF; email  balletvirginia@gmail.com with the form attached

2. download the PDF, print it, fill it out and bring it in; we’ll even throw in a free tour of our beautiful studios!

3.  download the PDF, print it, fill it out, take a photo and send  a readable JPG to balletvirginia@gmail.com

4. download the PDF, print it out, fill it out and send it via USPS to: BVI, 700 West 21st St., Norfolk, VA 23517

Academy year registration is ongoing through April 10th 

Classes offered:

Dance with Me (Tuesdays at 10 AM, Saturday at 9 AM or 10 AM)

  • 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 (Tuesdays at 11 AM or 4 PM or Saturdays at 9 AM)

  • 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 (Mondays at 4:30 PM, Tuesdays at 4 PM or Saturdays at 9 AM)

  • 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 (Mondays at 6 PM, Thursdays at 4 PM or Saturdays at 10 AM) 

  • 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 (Wednesdays at 4 PM, Thursdays at 5 PM or Saturdays at Noon)

  • 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

Bridge Ballet Class (Saturdays at Noon)

  • Approximately age 15 and under
  • 1 hour class working on basic ballet technique
  • Builds strength, flexibilty and coordination
  • Understand hip rotation, basic placement and technique
  • Instill a strong work ethic and build on barre and center work

Beginning Tap Class (Saturdays at 11 AM and Noon)

  • 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