Children’s Division –
Creative Movement and Pre‑Ballet
The children’s division is a prelude to formal ballet instruction. These dance classes introduce children to musicality and movement through creativity and group interaction. Creative Movement is tailored for ages 3 and 4, and Pre-Ballet for ages 5 and 6. At the end of Pre-Ballet, students will have a strong foundation in place to advance into the Student Division.
Creative Movement tailored for ages 3-4
Creative Movement is a joyful way to explore self expression through music and dance. Your child will work on developing physical skills, channeling energy, and stimulate imagination and creativity. Creative Movement class is filled with structured creative play, engaging and thought provoking props, story telling, and expressive pantomime. Creative Movement will give your child an outlet to dance the way they enjoy to dance while helping them to develop additional coordination, balance, flexibility, and strength. Most of all, Creative Movement is filled with fun and imagination!
Req: One class per week.
Pre-Ballet tailored for ages 5-6
Pre-Ballet is your child’s first encounter with finding excitement in the structure and detail of classical ballet training. There are many benefits to Pre-Ballet including physical preparation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There are also cognitive advantages including focus, attention to detail, and creativity.
Pre-Ballet strikes a healthy balance between structure and self expression. Some Creative Movement techniques remain in place including improvisation, story telling, and the use of thought provoking props. In addition, students begin to learn basic terminology and movement that will be utilized as they transition into the Student Division.
Req: One ballet class per week. Jazz is optional but strongly recommended.
Billie Jean Kandravi
Billie Jean Kandravi grew up in Houston, Texas where she received her early dance training from American Academy of Dance. She then pursued her love for dance at the University of Oklahoma where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Pedagogy.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and also known as StephMel, she received her B.F.A in Modern Dance & Choreography from the State University of New York – College at Brockport. Throughout her college career, she had the opportunity to train with Doug Varone, Robert Battle, & The Jose Limon Dance Company.
|Pre-Ballet Boys Class||-||-||-||-||-||12:00-12:30/E|
|Boys Class 1||-||-||-||-||-||12:00-12:30/E|
|Stretch & Strength 2||-||4:30-5:00/C||-||-||-||-|
|Boy's Class 2||-||-||6:30-7:15/E||-||-||-|
|Ballet 3||-||-||4:30-6:15/D||4:30-6:00/ D||-||12:00-1:45/C|
|Jazz 3||-||-||-||6:15-7:30/ D||-||-|
|Stretch & Strength 3||-||-||-||-||-||11:30-12:00/C|
|Boys Class 3||-||-||6:30-7:15/E||-||-||-|
|Ballet 4||4:30-6:15/C||-||4:30-6:15/C||4:30-6:00/ C||6:00-7:30/D|
|Jazz 4||-||-||-||6:15-7:30/ C||-||-|
|Stretch & Strength 4||7:00-7:30/C||-||-||-||-||-|
|Boy's Class 4||-||-||6:30-7:15/E||-||-||-|
|Ballet 5A||4:00-6:00/B||4:00-5:45/D||4:00-5:45/B||-||4:00-5:45/C||10:00-11:45/ B|
|Pointe 5A||6:00-7:00/ B||6:15-7:00/ D||-||-||-||12:00-12:45/D|
|Stretch & Strength 5A||-||-||-||-||-||9:30-10:00/B|
|Boy's Class 5A||-||6:15-7:15/E||-||-||-||-|
|Ballet 5B||4:00-6:00/ B||4:00-5:45/B||4:00-5:45/B||-||4:00-5:45/B||10:00-11:45/A|
|Stretch & Strength 5B||-||-||-||-||-||9:30-10:00/A|
|Boy's Class 5B||-||6:15-7:15/E||-||-||-||-|
|PTP Stretch & Strength||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|PTP Boy's Class||-||6:15-7:15/E||-||-||-||-|
|Open Int/Adv Ballet||7:00-8:30/D||12:00-1:30/D|