Coastal Virginia's Ballet Academy and Company

 (757) 446-1401  Norfolk  and  Virginia Beach

Lower School

Academy Year 2024 – 2025

Lower School is the beginning of our professional program. Classes are offered at both our Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations. Students in this program generally range in age from eight to fifteen. Dancers must be committed and have a strong work ethic.

Schedules for the Academy Year are available on our online registration system.
Be sure to follow the dress code and read our academy policies before class.

Beginning in Level 3, students must train year-round. These levels are a progressive course of study designed to train technically strong and artistically expressive classically trained dancers. Electives available include modern, contemporary and musical theater.

Classes offered:

A free trial class is required before placement in Lower School.

These class levels are a way of grouping students into classes that best meet their individual needs. Considerations for level placement include physical strength, mind/body connection, flexibility and maturity. 

Level 1

Two ballet technique classes per week plus optional electives including tap and musical theater.

Level 2

Two ballet technique classes and one modern class per week plus optional electives including tap and musical theater.

Level 3

Three ballet technique classes, conditioning class, pre-pointe or pointe class and modern class per week plus optional electives including tap, jazz, musical theater and contemporary.

Level 4

Three ballet technique classes, conditioning classes, pointe classes and a modern class per week plus optional electives.

Musical Theater for Kids (elective)

A one-hour per week elective for ages ages 7 and up that students can take as an extra class or by itself.

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