Upper School + BV II
Academy Year 2019/2020
Dancers in both the Upper School and Ballet Virginia II must be committed and possess the physical requirements needed to facilitate classical ballet movement. They must train year round, including a pre-approved summer study program or continue their training with Ballet Virginia’s Summer Programs. These levels are a progressive course of study designed to bring a dancer from an intermediate level to the technical skill and artistry of a professional dancer.
Registration is ongoing throughout the school year
A free placement class is required for this program.
The levels below are a way of grouping students into classes that best meet their individual needs; meaning physical strength, mind/body connection, flexibility and maturity. This program is designed for the serious dancer generally in the age range of 12 to 20 whose goals include a professional career in dance or acceptance to a major college or university dance program. These levels meet several times per week.
Level 5 – Includes two conditioning classes, three ballet technique classes, two pointe classes, one contemporary class, one character and one modern class per week. Optional electives available.
Level 6 – Includes one conditioning class, four ballet technique classes, three pointe classes and one modern class per week. Optional electives available.
Level 7 – Includes two conditioning class, five ballet technique classes, four pointe classes and one modern class per week.
Ballet Virginia II – Includes personal training, three conditioning classes, four ballet technique classes, three pointe/rehearsal classes, one partnering class, one contemporary class and one modern class per week along with additional rehearsals for various performances.
FLEX – This daytime program is for currently registered Upper School and Company dancers. Call 446-1401 for information on FLEX.
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Men’s Scholarship Program – by audition or invitation only
Ballet Virginia offers a scholarship program to boys age 10 to 18, by audition only. This program requires each dancer to take a certain amount of classes per week, audition for all of Ballet Virginia’s productions and take summer session as well as week-long summer workshops and intensive.
Cross training in Pilates can be beneficial for the serious dancer, ages 10 and up. Learn about Ballet Virginia’s Pilates training.