Ballet & Movement Program

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Ballet & Movement Program

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Fall Program begins September 9th, 2019, Spring Program begins January 13th, 2020

Moving Arts Academy of Dance is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

Class Schedule

Fall Program: September 9 - December 14, 2019 (no classes November 28-30 for Thanksgiving break)

Spring Program: January 13, - May 9, 2020 (no classes February 15-17 for President’s weekend, March 30-April 4 for Spring Break week), Spring Showing May 2 & 3, 2020 at Mercy High School in San Francisco

Pre Primary Ballet A: Saturdays 9:15 - 10:00am

Pre Primary Ballet B: Saturdays 12:00 - 12:45pm

Primary Ballet A: Fridays 4:00 - 5:00pm, or Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00am

Primary Ballet B: Saturdays 11:00 - 12:00pm

Ballet I: Mondays 4:00 - 5:00pm

Ballet II: Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30pm and Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30pm (two days a week required)

Ballet III: Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:45pm and Thursdays 5:30 - 6:45pm (two days a week required, additional half hour pointe class added in second half of semester, 6:45-7:15pm)

Ballet IV: Mondays 5:00 - 7:00pm, Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm, Fridays 5:00-7:00pm (three days a week required which includes a half hour pointe class on Mondays and Fridays)

Repertory: Saturdays 1:00 - 3:00pm (for Ballet I - IV), placement required, classes are in spring session

Private Lessons: Please call or email to schedule half hour or full hour private lesson ($40 per half hour)

Evaluations

Every student in Ballet I and above receives a written evaluation at the end of the year. The evaluation will include information on the student’s technical development and attendance. At the end of the year, we have formal evaluations based on the American Ballet Theatre guidelines.

* Please let us know if you have any questions about placement for your child.

Promotion and Payment Options

We accept payment online through the enrollment process here, and can also take payment by phone, or at the studio by cash or check. Monthly payment plans can also be arranged by contacting us at info@movingartsstudiosf.com or by calling 415-408-5500. If you have a monthly payment plan set up, please click here to make payments.

If you have a promotion code, you'll have the chance to enter it during checkout to have the discount applied. If you have seen a recent promotion and it's expired or shows no longer available, feel free to contact us, provide the code, and we may still be able to honor it depending on recency of the promotion and remaining availability.

*Please contact us if a class is full and you would like to be placed on the waitlist. We sometimes have spaces open up, and will do everything we can to enroll your child in your desired program times.

*Please let us know if you need financial assistance. Click button below for information about our scholarship program.

Class Information

Pre-Primary Ballet A - For ages 3-4, Pre-Primary Ballet is designed to gently introduce our youngest students to a structured and safe classroom environment, while instilling the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create.  Classes are narrative in nature as students are led through a series of movement stories and ballet based activities that appeal to both girls and boys.  Social skills are also developed through collaborative and cooperative games. Girls wear white leotard and white chiffon ballet skirt with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers. Hair should be neatly pulled back in a ponytail or bun.

* Saturdays, 9:15 - 10:00am ($360 per session)


Pre Primary Ballet B - For ages 4-5, this class is for students who have taken Pre Primary Ballet A, or are ready to move at a faster pace. Girls wear white leotard and white chiffon ballet skirt with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers. Hair should be neatly pulled back in a ponytail or bun.

* Saturdays 12:00-12:45pm ($360 per session)


Primary Ballet A - For ages 5-7, Primary Ballet is a prelude to formal ballet instruction and introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that emphasized creativity and group interaction. The Primary Ballet syllabus is introduced at a time when fine and gross motor skills are becoming more refined. By introducing students to the basic shapes, positions, postures and traditions of classical ballet, the Primary Ballet curriculum enhances both cognitive and physical development. Girls wear light pink leotard and light pink chiffon ballet skirt with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers. Hair should be neatly pulled back in a ponytail or bun.

* Two class times to choose from, Fridays 4:00 - 5:00pm or Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00am ($360 per session)


Primary Ballet B - For ages 5-7, this class is for students with prior ballet, or who have completed Primary Ballet A. Girls wear light pink leotard and light pink chiffon ballet skirt with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers. Hair should be neatly pulled back in a ponytail or bun.

* Saturdays 11:00 - 12:00pm ($360 per session)


Ballet I - The goal of Ballet I is to impart the fundamentals of classical ballet. Class will focus on basic ballet techniques, proper body alignment, ballet terminology and musicality. Students will be introduced to elementary barre and center work. Girls wear light blue leotard with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers. Hair should be neatly pulled back in a bun.

* Mondays 4:00-5:00pm ($360 per session)


Ballet II - Students are invited to Ballet II after they have demonstrated full understanding of the previous level. The class will focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary. Girls wear lavender leotard with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers. Hair should be neatly pulled back in a bun.

* This class meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30pm ($680 per session)


Ballet III - Attention is paid to the proper extension of the legs and shape of the feet, developing movement sequences, port de bras and balance. Students will see an increased difficulty in barre and center work. Students begin focus on repetition and retention. Beginning pointe classes are required for all girls in this level (usually beginning the second session). Girls wear dark pink leotard with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers. Hair should be neatly pulled back in a bun.

* This class meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:45pm, half hour pointe class added in spring session, 6:45-7:15pm ($730.00 per session)


Ballet IV - This level continues to build on the principle distinctive elements of barre, center, allegro, and pointe exercises and variations introduced in Ballet III. It increases the demands of strength, co-ordination, flexibility and artistic expression in more complex combinations. Further development will be focused on Cechetti and Vaganova port de bras, proper placement and extension, as well as musicality, spacial awareness and artistry. Pointe class is required for all girls in this level. Girls wear plum leotard with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers. Hair should be neatly pulled back in a bun.

* This class meets three times a week, Mondays, 5:00-7:00pm, Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm and Fridays 5:00-7:00pm, half hour pointe class on Mondays and Fridays ($980.00 per session)


Repertory - This class is for Ballet I, Ballet II, Ballet III, and Ballet IV students. In this class, we will work on a choreographed piece to be performed at the Spring Showing in May. Ballet III and Ballet IV students work on a contemporary piece in addition to a ballet piece. Please note that the price of the class does not include costumes which are required and will be purchased separately.

* By invitation, Saturdays 1:00-3:00pm, classes are in spring session ($220 for Ballet I and Ballet II, $260 for Ballet III and Ballet IV per session)


Refund Policy:

Before one month prior to the first class: Parents receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee per session cancelled.

One month before the first class: Parents receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $95 per session.

After the first class: No refunds

*Open Enrollment is offered through the first month of each semester (September and January) or until classes fill up. Tuition is due by the student's second class, and may be paid online through the website, by phone, or at the studio by check or credit/debit card. We allow a free trial class prior to enrolling when space permits, but cannot guarantee spots until payment and close enrollment at capacity. Class enrollments are not prorated if you start after the beginning of the session.