Coastal Virginia's Ballet Academy and Company

 (757) 446-1401  Norfolk  and  Virginia Beach

Children’s Program

Academy Year 2023 – 2024

Registration is ongoing throughout the year! Make sure to follow the dress code and read our academy policies.

Ballet Virginia’s children’s program is a young dancer’s ideal introduction to dance. Our goal is to foster a love for dance in our students and provide a supportive environment for growth. This is where our dancers “learn how to learn.”

At this age, students are usually placed based on age and beginners are welcome. Students at these levels usually take once a week but may register for twice a week. For specific class times and registration click here. For information on the academy dress code click here.

Classes held in Norfolk and Virginia Beach:

Dance with Me

  • Ages 18 months to 3 years with an adult
  • 45-minute classes 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 and strength

Pre-Ballet

  • Must be age 3 by September 30 of the 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
  • Build coordination and basic ballet vocabulary

Beginning Ballet 

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

Ballet A

  • Ages 5 by September 30 of the academy year
  • 1-hour class improves listening skills, concentration and ability to follow directions
  • Gain confidence in their ability to move in 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 be at least 6 years old by September 30 of academy year.
  • 1-hour class improves listening skills and the ability to follow directions
  • Gain confidence in their ability to move in 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

  • Classes for ages 7 to 10 and ages 8 to teens.
  • Four musicals will be auditioned for and performed over the year.  
  • Classes will be offered during Spring Break and summer with performances.
  • Enrollment is for the entire school year but withdrawals will be honored.
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