ENROLLED CLASSES FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS 

By enrolling in classes today you'll train with Ballet Arkansas, the preeminent dance organization in the region - located in the heart of Downtown Little Rock. State of the art facilities, seasoned faculty, affordability, small class sizes and safe practices make Ballet Arkansas the perfect place to begin a new relationship with the art of dance or take your training to new heights. Ballet Arkansas Enrolled Education Classes for Fall 2021 are available by month (September, October, or November) or for the full Fall Semester (September, October, and November) at a discounted rate. Classes range from $10-14/hour.

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

POCKET PARK PILATES | FRI

The perfect finish to the week, join certified Pilates instructors and Ballet Arkansas Dancers, Leah Morris and Brittany Harano for a one-hour open air Pilates class for all levels in downtown's newest pocket park this September and October! In the event of inclement weather, classes will be held at Ballet Arkansas.  *Masks optional at the Main Street pocket park. Masks required at Ballet Arkansas.

Faculty: Leah Morris & Brittany Harano | Dancers, Ballet Arkansas 

7:00 - 8:00 am | Main Street Pocket Park, 711 Main St., Downtown Little Rock

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ADULT BALLET | TUE/THU

Whether you're an absolute beginner or a regular with years of experience, we've got the perfect class for you this Fall! Classes focus on: 

  • Developing artistry and creative expression to reduce anxiety and build self-awareness

  • Improving posture, balance, flexibility, and core strength

  • Increasing mobility and overall wellbeing,

  • Expanding the understanding of the art form

Quarterly social events included! For enhanced training, take both classes and double the fun! *Masks required.

6:30 - 7:30 pm | Ballet Arkansas, 520 Main St., Downtown Little Rock

Tuesday - Intermediate Ballet with Aldrin Vendt | Thursday - Beginner Ballet with Brittany Harano

Faculty: Brittany Harano & Aldrin Vendt | Dancers, Ballet Arkansas 

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RISE & SHINE PILATES | TUE/THU 

 

Start your day with an energy-balancing routine designed to strengthen your core and rejuvenate the senses. Enter a welcoming environment as you prepare for the day ahead, recharging your batteries with Ballet Arkansas. Classes are appropriate for all levels. Modifications made as needed. *Masks required.

7:00 - 8:00 am | Ballet Arkansas, 520 Main St., Downtown Little Rock

Tuesday - Rise & Shine Pilates with Brittany Harano | Thursday - Rise & Shine Pilates with Leah Morris

Faculty: Leah Morris & Brittany Harano | Dancers, Ballet Arkansas 

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN 

**Additional classes for students ages 6+ beginning January 2022!

MASTERCLASS SERIES | FRI/SAT

Taught by Michael & Catherine Fothergill, internationally celebrated guest instructors and Directors of Ballet Arkansas, students 12+ will enjoy targeted training designed to enhance their technical and artistic abilities. The perfect supplement to each student's existing ballet curriculum, Masterclasses focus on improving the foundation and real-world understanding needed to succeed in the profession of dance. Classes are offered 2 times per month in the Fall, and include ballet, pointe, variations/repertory, acting for dancers/pantomime, and access to guest lectures. *Class series will expand in the spring of 2022!

4:30 - 6:00 pm | Friday | Ages 12-14 | 1+ year of pointe required

10:00 - 11:30 am | Saturday | Ages 15-18 | 2+ years of pointe required

Ballet Arkansas, 520 Main St., Downtown Little Rock

Faculty: Michael & Catherine Fothergill | Directors, Ballet Arkansas 

EDUCATION PROGRAM POLICIES

HEALTH & SAFETY

The health and safety of our staff and participants is our top priority. Ballet Arkansas takes the following steps to reduce the spread of communicable illness.

  • Ballet Arkansas staff is fully vaccinated. 

  • Participants and staff shall be required to wear a face covering for the full duration of all indoor education programs.

  • The use of hand sanitizer shall be required upon arrival and departure, and as deemed necessary by Ballet Arkansas staff.

  • Participants shall maintain social distancing from other participants at all times possible.

  • Studios will be disinfected by our staff prior to and following each class.

  • Studio spaces shall be equipped with air purification units and shall be deep cleaned at the end of each day's classes.

  • Participants shall not be permitted to participate while symptoms of Covid-19 are present, or following potential exposure to Covid-19. See below.

  • Ballet Arkansas observes recommended guidelines by the CDC and Arkansas Department of Health and updates policies accordingly.

Participants shall check themselves at home for the following symptoms of COVID-19 prior to traveling to Ballet Arkansas each day. If any of the symptoms below are present, the participant must notify Ballet Arkansas immediately and shall refrain from participating in the program for the duration of time the symptoms are present. If symptoms become present while a participant is on site for education programs, Ballet Arkansas may require immediate pickup or departure, and in the instance of child participants, shall contact the parent/emergency contact.

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

ENROLLMENT

Advanced enrollment is required for participation in Ballet Arkansas enrolled education programs, including full payment and the 2021 education registration form. Fees are non-refundable except in the event of program cancellation. A minimum of 4 participants shall be required for Ballet Arkansas to hold each class.

CORRESPONDENCE

Please email Ballet Arkansas at education@balletarkansas.org or call Ballet Arkansas at (501) 223-5150 with inquiries. Please leave a detailed voicemail and our staff will return your call at our earliest convenience.​ Ballet Arkansas will send important information from education@balletarkansas.org to the email address listed on the participant's registration form. Please check this email frequently and in the event that you are not receiving emails from Ballet Arkansas, please check your spam folder and notify Ballet Arkansas.

PARKING

There is a paid, covered parking deck located directly behind The Arkansas Repertory Theater (6th and Scott St.) and a paid, uncovered lot across the street from Handle Barbershop (Best Park). Metered parking is plentiful throughout downtown Little Rock and is free before 8am and after 6pm Monday-Friday and is free on the weekends. The ParkMobile app is used to purchase street parking in Downtown Little Rock. Parents may use the drop-off & pick-up drive way in front of Cranford Co. on Main Street for classes at Ballet Arkansas.

Dance is an athletic activity that presents the risk of illness or injury. Participants with pre-existing injuries, chronic conditions, or who are under medical supervision should notify Ballet Arkansas prior to the start of classes. Examples of chronic conditions may include asthma, tendonitis, diabetes type 2, severe allergies, etc. Participants are encouraged to take as much of each class possible, modifying exercises as needed under the supervision of our staff. In the event of an injury, basic first aid shall be provided to program participants (i.e. ice, band aids). In the event of severe injury, Ballet Arkansas shall immediately notify the emergency contact listed on each participant’s registration and shall proceed with further action as needed. The safety and wellbeing of all participants is our first priority.

Common dance injuries include: muscle cramping and/or muscle spasm, ligament tear/strain, tendonitis, sprain, dislocation, stress-reaction or fracture, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, blisters, ingrown toenails, corns, fatigue, and heat exhaustion.

INJURY

CODE OF CONDUCT

Ballet Arkansas programs should be a positive experience for participants, their families, and for Ballet Arkansas. Ballet Arkansas expects all persons associated with its programs to follow all program policies and to conduct themselves in a positive and courteous manner when interacting with the staff, volunteers, and participants that are a part of Ballet Arkansas' education programs. Persons associated with Ballet Arkansas programs shall be expected to refrain from the following behaviors and activities without exception;

 

  • Aggressive, derogatory, or lewd communication

  • Discriminatory or demeaning language

  • Sexual harassment 

  • Disrespect of the personal space or privacy of others 

  • Acts of violence or threats of harm to individuals or property

  • Bullying 

  • Theft 

  • The spread of defamatory information 

Participants/guardians who engage in these activities shall be promptly dismissed from their enrolled program and may be subject to criminal prosecution to the full extent of the law.