Lower School

Academy Year 2018 – 2019

BVI’s Lower School is the beginning of BVI’s professional program. Students in this program generally range in age from seven to fourteen. Dancers must be committed and possess the physical requirements needed to facilitate classical ballet movement. Beginning in level 3, they must train year round, including a pre-approved summer study program or continue their training with BVI’s Summer Programs. These levels are a progressive course of study designed to train technically strong and artistically expressive classically trained dancers.  Optional electives available in contemporary, tap, modern and character.

— Register Online —

To register offline:

Click HERE for Lower School registration form

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

2. download the PDF, print it out, 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 out, fill it out, take a photo and send us a readable photo of the registration

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:

A free placement class is required prior to registration in Lower School.

These class levels are a way of grouping students into groups that best meet students individual needs; meaning physical strength, mind/body connection, flexibility and maturity. Lower school is designed for the committed dancer from age 7 to 14 approximately. These levels meet more than once a week.

Level 1 –Includes two 1.25 hour ballet technique classes per week plus optional electives. See schedule card for details.

Level 2 – Includes two 1.5 hour ballet technique classes and one 1 hour modern class per week plus optional electives. See schedule card for details.

Level 3 – Includes one 30 minute body alignment class, one 30 minute pointe conditioning class, three 1.5 hour ballet technique classes, one 1 hour pre-pointe/pointe class and one 1 hour modern class per week plus optional electives. See schedule card for details.

Level 4 – Includes one 30 minute body alignment class, one 30 minute pointe conditioning class, three 1.5 hour ballet technique classes, two 1 hour pointe classes, one 1 hour contemporary class, one 1 hour modern class and one character class per week plus optional electives. See schedule card for details.