SPRING ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS

Train in a state-of-the-art facility, home to Arkansas' celebrated professional ballet company. Ballet Arkansas' seasoned faculty, affordable rates, small class sizes, and safe practices make it the perfect environment to begin a relationship with the art of dance or take your training to the next level. Serious training, serious improvement, serious fun! *Spring classes range from $10-14/hour and are enrollment by month (January - April). Direct all education inquiries to education@balletarkansas.org.

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CLASSES FOR ADULTS

ADULT BALLET | TUE/WED/THU | 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Tuesday - Intermediate Ballet with Aldrin Vendt

Wednesday - Beginner Ballet with Aldrin Vendt

Thursday - Beginner Ballet with Brittany Harano

Adult Ballet classes focus on: 

  • Developing creative expression

  • Reducing stress and anxiety 

  • Building confidence and self-awareness 

  • Improving posture, flexibility, and balance

  • Increasing mobility and core strength 

Enjoy a single class or enroll in the full week's worth of classes to double the benefits!

*Masks required.

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

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PILATES | TUE | 5:30 - 6:30 PM 

Pilates classes focus on:

  • Balancing energy 

  • Strengthening core muscle groups 

  • Developing flexibility 

  • Reducing stress and anxiety

Perfect for all levels and abilities. Modifications made as needed. *Masks required.

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Faculty: Brittany Harano | Dancer, Ballet Arkansas 

CLASSES FOR K-12 

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MASTERCLASS SERIES | MON/SAT 
Ballet Technique | 5:30 - 7:00 PM Monday | 10:00 - 11:30 AM Saturday 
Pointe & Variations | 7:00 - 8:00 PM Monday | 11:30 - 12:30 PM Saturday

 

Taught by Michael & Catherine Fothergill, internationally celebrated dance educators and Artistic Directors of Ballet Arkansas, and professional dancers of Ballet Arkansas, students 12+ will enjoy targeted training designed to enhance their technical and artistic abilities. The perfect supplement to each student's training, Masterclasses improve the foundation and real-world understanding needed to succeed in the profession of dance. 

*Enrollment in the Ballet Technique class is required to be eligible for enrollment in the Pointe & Variations class to follow. A minimum of 1 year of pointe work is required to enroll in Spring 2022 Ballet Masterclasses. Learn more by selecting Enroll and Pay.

***Enrollment will be active 12/28/21 after 3:00pm.

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Faculty: Michael & Catherine Fothergill | Directors, Ballet Arkansas & Aldrin Vendt | Dancer, Ballet Arkansas

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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

Persons who fall under the following categories shall not be permitted to attend class/rehearsal at Ballet Arkansas without seeking and obtaining the advance written consent of Ballet Arkansas:

  • Persons with a confirmed case of COVID-19

  • Persons presently in quarantine due to suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 

  • Persons with close exposure to persons with confirmed cases of COVID-19

  • Persons residing in households with persons with confirmed cases of COVID-19

If you are unsure of whether or not you/your child is permitted to attend class or rehearsal at Ballet Arkansas, please email education@balletarkansas.org 

ENROLLMENT

Advanced enrollment is required for participation in Ballet Arkansas enrolled education programs, including full payment and the 2022 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.

INJURY

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.

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.