Ballet Virginia offers other genres of dance to enrich the foundation of classical ballet training. Training in an “elective” offers our dancers opportunities to build coordination, strength, artistry and musicality while exploring new ways of moving. Our Lower and Upper School training includes Modern and Character and there are additional electives available.
Electives can be a way for dancers to work on weaknesses, gain confidence and just have fun. Dancers who are not currently dancing at Ballet Virginia are welcome in all the classes listed below.
We offer the following electives:
Contemporary for levels 3, 4 and 5 (included in Level 3G and 3P tuition)
Using skills learned in classical ballet, this class encourages the dancer to explore their artistry and musicality.
Hip Hop/Tumbling for Ballet B through Level 3 or ages 7 to 12
Explore new ways to move while building strength and coordination.
Musical Theater for ages 7 through 13
Dancers must also be actors and this class is sure to bring out and foster skills needed to be an expressive dancer.
Pilates Mat Class for ages 12 through Adults
A certified Pilates instructor will take you through targeted exercises to work on core strength, proper body alignment, body awareness, balance and more. Class sizes are small to assure individual attention.
Tap 1 for ages 5 and up
Musicality is vital for all dancers and tap dancing is a fun and interactive way to learn rhythm.
Tap 2 for ages 8 and up with previous training and instructor permission
This class builds on Tap 1.
Tap 3 for ages 9 and up with previous training and instructor permission
This class builds on Tap 2 and assumes good listening skills and maturity.
Or, call us at 446-1401.