CLASSES FOR Kiddos
Level up YOUR TRAINING
CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 6th
Enrolled Classes for Children & Adults
About Our Programs
Whether you're looking for supplemental classes to improve your technique, seeking to introduce your child to the joys of movement, or wanting to rediscover a love for dance - Ballet Arkansas has you covered! Ballet Arkansas offers classes for children and adults ages 3+ throughout the week in two convenient 12-16 week sessions. Students have the flexibility to train when they like with expert instructors from one of the nation's top 100 ballet companies - all at an affordable price! Enrolled in classes elsewhere? No problem! We encourage students to take advantage of the abundant training opportunities available in Central Arkansas. Whether you wish to study exclusively with Ballet Arkansas or supplement classes from your home studio, your satisfaction and improvement are our top priorities, and we're here to service your needs. And don't forget, private lessons remain available to dancers seeking specialized training.
Pre-Professional Training Opportunities
Ballet Arkansas classes are taught by a seasoned faculty consisting of current professional dancers and staff of Ballet Arkansas and are designed to advance each student's technical and artistic abilities to the degree needed to pursue opportunities in the field of dance. Our comprehensive syllabus safely introduces students to the Cecchetti and Vaganova methods, and Royal Academy of Dance curriculum, and students are exposed to the styles of the great classical and neoclassical choreographers to ensure a broad understanding of dance in all its forms.
Summer Classes for K-12
Masterclass Series | Saturday
Ballet Technique | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday (Ages 13-18)
Pointe / Mens | 12:00 - 1:00 PM Saturday (Ages 13-18)
CLASSES FOR K-12 Children
Creative Movement | Ages 3 - 4
Creative Movement encourages a child's sense of creativity and imagination while introducing them to the fundamentals of movement through music and dance. Students will gain awareness of musicality and rhythm while exploring the concepts of space, time, movement, and form. Age appropriate classroom activities develop coordination, balance, flexibility and strength while providing students with a knowledge of classroom structure, etiquette and the discipline of dance in a nurturing environment. Students will learn classical ballet terminology and practice exercises specifically designed to prepare them for future ballet training.
Pre-Ballet | Ages 5 - 6
Pre-ballet introduces the foundations of ballet technique, including barre work and basic ballet terminology to young dancers. Through guided exercises and movement activities dancers will practice spatial awareness, rhythm, balance, and coordination while preparing students for the fundamentals of ballet technique and the discipline of classroom etiquette. Pre-ballet is an essential class that provides a smooth transition for dancers from Creative Movement to Ballet I.
Ballet 1 | Ages 7 - 8
Students in Ballet 1 learn the progression of the standard ballet barre and center work, expanding the French vocabulary that defines all ballet steps. Students grow their knowledge of ballet technique while focusing on proper body alignment, strength, musicality, coordination, épaulment, and artistry.
Ballet 2 | Ages 9 - 10
Students in Ballet 2 expand their knowledge of ballet technique while concentrating further on proper body alignment, strength, musicality, coordination, épaulment, and artistry.
Ballet 3/4 | Ages 11 - 14
Ballet 3/4 is a class designed for the INT level dancer with a clear understanding of the basic fundamentals of ballet technique and classroom etiquette and a passion to further their dance training. This class focuses on expanding the technical and artistic abilities of each student while preparing them for pointe work and advanced repertory.
Pre-pointe & Pointe 3/4 | Ages 11 - 14
Pre-pointe & Pointe 3/4 is designed to develop and strengthen and fine tune the muscles necessary for pointe work. Dancers not yet on pointe will work in flat shoes to prepare for future pointe work and dancers who are on pointe will work in pointe shoes. Dancers enrolled in Pre-pointe & Pointe must take Ballet 3/4.
Ballet 5 | Ages 15 -18
Ballet 5 is a class designed for the ADV level pre-professional dancer. This class focuses on expanding the technical and artistic abilities of each student and increasing their knowledge of the professional world of dance.
Pointe & Variations 5 | Ages 15-18
Pointe/Variations 5 is a class designed for the ADV level pre-professional dancer. This class focuses on advanced pointe work, men's technique, and variations from the classical ballet repertoire. Dancers enrolled in Pointe/Variations 5 must take Ballet 5.
CLASSES FOR Adults
Adult BEG Ballet
This class is designed for adults who do not have prior dance training and would like to learn the basics of ballet. This class is also a great class for adults with prior dance training who would like a refresher course to ease back into the studio.
Adult BEG/INT Ballet
This class is a combination ballet class for adults at the BEG and INT levels. This class focuses on the fundamentals of ballet technique with an emphasis on coordination, artistry, flexibility, and strength.
Adult INT Ballet
This class is designed for adults who have been taking the BEG adult ballet class and feel ready for new challenges, and for those who may have had prior dance training but have not taken class in a while.
Adult ADV Ballet
This class is designed for adults who have a more extensive dance background and for adults who would have been taking INT ballet and are ready to progress to a more advanced level.
*Adults may enroll by the month or for the full session.
Meet The FACULTY
Michael & Catherine Fothergill, Enrolled Program Directors
Meredith Loy, Aldrin Vendt, Sage Feldges, Celeste Lopez-Keranen, Keith Newman, David Cummings, Brittany Harano & Various Guest Artists