Lower School

Academy Year 2021-2022

Schedules and Registration for the Academy Year are online. All levels will be in-person. Make sure you follow the dress code and read our academy policies before coming to class.

 

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 seven to fifteen. Dancers must be committed and possess the physical requirements needed to facilitate classical ballet movement.

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, musical theater, tap, hip hop and character. Tuition starts at $80 per monthly installment.

— Class Times & Registration —

Classes offered:

A free placement class is required prior to registration 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. Lower school is designed for the committed dancer from ages seven to fifteen approximately.

Ballet C – One ballet technique class per week plus optional electives including tap, hip hop, tumbling and musical theater for ages 9 and up. This a great class for older beginning students.

Level 1 –Two ballet technique classes per week plus optional electives including tap, hip hop, tumbling and musical theater.

Level 2  –  Two ballet technique classes and one modern class per week plus optional electives including tap, hip hop, tumbling and musical theater.

Level 3 –  Three ballet technique classes, conditioning class,one pre-pointe or pointe class and one modern class per week plus optional electives including tap, hip hop, tumbling, musical theater and contemporary.

Level 4 – Three ballet technique classes, conditioning classes, pointe classes and a modern class per week plus optional electives.

Find out more about Ballet Virginia’s electives here.