Silverton Ballet and Performing arts Co.

Dance Classes

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Class Descriptions

Ballet and Creative Movement

  • Ages 3-4
  • 45 minute classes

Develops coordination, rhythm and large motor skills using creative movement, music, tumbling and ballet basics all while instilling a love of dance.

Ballet-Tap Combination

  • Ages 5-6
  • 1 hour classes

This class provides the basics in ballet and tap at the barre, center and across the floor as well as 10 minutes of tumbling. Emphasizing proper technique, musicality, body awareness and classroom etiquette. The perfect class for the younger student.

Ballet

  • Ages 6 and up
  • 1-2 hour classes
  • Levels offered: Beginning through advanced

Simply put....The foundation for all dance. All classes include barre, center and across the floor work encompassing various levels of adagio, port de bras, petit and grand allegro. Students will learn proper terminology associated with all movement and steps as well as developing a strong center, body placement, balance, gracefulness and precise technique.

Pointe

  • Age - Instructors discretion, usually around 12 with an adequate foundation in ballet technique (at least 3 years of consistent ballet training, 2 consecutively).
  • Must be enrolled in a ballet technique class
  • Please see Michele for a complete list of Pointe readiness requirements

Jazz and Lyrical

  • Ages 7 and up
  • 1-1 ½ hour classes
  • Levels offered: Beginning through advanced
  • All upper level Jazz dancers must be enrolled in a ballet technique class

Focusing on technique in warm ups, progressions and center combinations developing control and flexibility through the use of isolations, turns and jumps. Lyrical will utilize the above but add in more expression of the music.

HIP-HOP

  • Ages 5 and up
  • 1 hour classes
  • Levels offered: Beginning through advanced

An energetic street style taught to age appropriate popular music. Students will learn musicality and how to rhythmically interpret the music during center, across the floor and freestyle combinations.

MODERN-CONTEMPORARY

  • Ages 10 and up
  • 1-1 ¼ hour classes
  • Levels offered: Beginning through advanced
  • Must be enrolled in a ballet technique class

Dancers will experience technique that explores resisting and yielding to gravity, contraction and release as well as fall and recovery, through leverage, balance, movement dynamics and breath.

TAP

  • Ages 6 and up
  • 1 hour classes
  • Levels offered: multi

Students will develop rhythm, coordination and clarity of sounds, while learning tap's founding skills and some of today's newest steps.

 

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Find Classes By Grade/Age

 PRE-SCHOOL

  • Mon 10:00-10:45 Creative Ballet
  • Mon 4:45-5:30 Creative Ballet
  • Thurs 4:30-5:15 Creative Ballet

KINDER-1ST GRADE

  • Mon 3:30-4:30 Ballet-Tap Combo
  • Thurs 5:15-6:15 Ballet-Tap Combo
  • Tues 3:30-4:30 Ballet-Jazz Combo (1st grade)
  • Tues 4:30-5:30 HipHop K-1
  • Thurs 3:30-4:30 HipHop K-1

2ND-6TH GRADE

  • Mon 5:30-6:30 Ballet 2nd-3rd grade
  • Mon 6:30-7:30 Ballet 3rd-4th grade
  • Wed 4:45-6:00 Ballet 5th-6th grade returning students
  • Mon 4:30-5:30 Jazz 2nd-3rd grade
  • Mon 5:30-6:30 Jazz 3rd-4th grade
  • Wed 3:45-4:45 Jazz 5th-6th grade returning students (must be enrolled in ballet)
  • Wed 2:45-3:45 HipHop 2nd grade (district wide early release)
  • Wed 4:45-5:45 HipHop 3rd-4th grade
  • Mon 3:45-4:45 HipHop 5th-6th grade

OLDER BEGINNER

  • Tues 7:30-8:30 Ballet-Jazz Combo 5th -11th grade

7TH-8TH GRADE

  • Wed 6:00-7:00 HipHop 6-8
  • Tues 5:30-6:30 Modern level 1 (must be enrolled in ballet)
  • Wed 7:00-8:00 Modern level 2 (must be enrolled in ballet)

Pre-advanced

  • Thurs 3:45-5:15 Ballet pre-advanced
  • Thurs 5:15-6:15 Pointe level 1
  • Wed 3:30-4:45 Jazz pre-advanced (must be enrolled in ballet)

ADVANCED LEVELS

  • Tues 3:45-5:15 Ballet adv level 1
  • Tues 6:15-7:45 Ballet adv level 2
  • Tues 5:15-6:15 Pointe level 2
  • Wed 5:45-7:15 Jazz adv level 1
  • Mon 6:30-8:00 Jazz adv level 2
  • Thurs 7:15-8:15 Modern adv level 3
  • Thurs 6:15-7:15 HipHop adv

ADULTS

  • Thurs 6:15-7:45 Ballet
  • Tues 6:30-7:30 HipHop
  • Mon 7:30-8:30 Funk Tap

 

 

 

 

 

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The biggest attributes you bring to Silverton are not those related to building a successful business, but to nurturing and celebrating the children you teach. Everyone is welcomed, everyone is encouraged. Your students learn that with consistency, attention, hard work and practice they can accomplish amazing things. All in an atmosphere of love and fun and joy.

- Cory Cross

 

2022-2023 Class Schedule        

If the class that you want is full simply place the day/time of the class in the "notes" section of the registration form, and we'll place you on a waiting list. Class enrollment can often change for a variety of reasons........we'll try our best to find just the right place for you at Silverton Ballet!

View our current class schedule here!

NOTE: Class schedule is subject to change. Please call the studio to check class availability and correct class placement.

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Silverton Ballet Mentorship Program

Silverton Ballet and Performing Arts Company mentorship program is designed to provide students at the intermediate level and higher with an opportunity to assist in younger classes as well as an alternate method of tuition payment.

Applicants are chosen based on their work ethic, character and committment consistently demonstrated in class.

The added benefits are many. By working with a lower level, the dancer improves the basic level of his/her own technique. And for the younger dancer who has an interest in becoming a teacher, the experience of working with children under the tutelage of an experienced professional is invaluable. We are proud to be helping build strong, confident, well trained future dance educators!

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