All classes offer a unique syllabus and is designed to bring consistency and based on traditional classical ballet. The syllabus is taught in all divisions of the school and is followed by every faculty member. All classes offer live piano accompaniment in order to foster an understanding of the relationship between movement and music. The School of Ballet Arizona accepts international students for Upper Division and Studio Company positions.
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The Children’s Division (ages 4 and up) offers an introduction to the art of ballet by promoting the exploration of creativity and expression through movement. Our new syllabus is created to introduce children into ballet technique work. Once students complete this Division, they will have knowledge of basic barre and center work.
- No previous ballet training is necessary; however our Children’s Division requires an evaluation prior to enrollment in the School.
- Students are encouraged to participate in the Student Showcase performances, open to all Children’s, Lower and Upper Division students.
Is your student under 4 years old? Learn more about our Creative Movement class here.
Children's Division West Valley
Classes start January 2019!
Let your child explore creativity and expression through the art of ballet
at the only school associated with Ballet Arizona, Arizona’s official ballet company. Classes feature live music accompaniment. The Children’s Division in West Valley is two levels: Primary A and Primary B. This program offers our new syllabus which was created to introduce children to ballet technique work. Once students complete this Division, they will have knowledge of basic barre and center work.
- No previous ballet training is necessary; however, our Children’s Division requires an evaluation prior to enrollment in the School.
- Evaluation fee is $35
The Lower Division (ages 8 ½ and up) is divided into four levels and the syllabus is created to begin formal training in traditional classical ballet. The syllabus progresses at a rate that allows the student to learn the exercises correctly and with full physicality.
All Lower Division students are encouraged to audition for Ballet Arizona’s production of The Nutcracker. Students are encouraged to participate in the Student Showcase performances, open to all Children’s, Lower and Upper Division students.
For the Upper Division, students meet 4-6 times a week. Students are introduced to a wider variety of classes, including Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, Modern, Flamenco, Men’s class and Conditioning. The School of Ballet Arizona accepts international students for all Upper Division levels.
All Upper Division students are eligible to audition for Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker and possibly other Ballet Arizona productions. Students are encouraged to participate in the Student Showcase performances, open to all Children’s, Lower, and Upper Division students.
Upper Division Professional Program
For the Professional Program (PP), students must possess the determination to commit to a serious ballet program and have the required technical ability and physical strength. The Professional Program, is designed to provide training that meets the highest artistic standards and to prepare students for a career in dance, should they chose to pursue this path. Students in this program have the opportunity to perform alongside Ballet Arizona’s professional dancers as part of their training. Acceptance in this program is by invitation only. Students who are interested in joining this program are strongly encouraged to participate in our Summer Intensive prior to the school year.
In addition to having opportunities to perform in Ballet Arizona productions, PP students will perform in the Student Showcases as well as have other performance opportunities.
Ballet Arizona’s Studio Company is an opportunity for students of the highest rank with the potential and desire to become professional dancers. Studio Company members are selected by audition only and through The School of Ballet Arizona’s Summer Intensive Program. Studio Company members gain professional exposure and train with The School of Ballet Arizona’s School Director as well as Ballet Arizona Artistic Director and staff. An indispensable and important part of their training is understudying and appearing regularly on stage with Ballet Arizona and in Studio Company productions.
Front Row left to right: Hannah Baum, Ana Leticia Godoy, Macie Rowe, Sarah Diniz Second Row left to right: Tiffany Chatfield, Katie Moser, Juan Jose Garrido, Clara Gaston, Jade McAnally Back Row left to right: Lydia-Laure Germaine, Jelena Mitrovic, Jake Mingus, Lauren Kness, Eastlyn Jensen, Britta Albertson, Alberto Morales-Perez, Alice Stratmann, Ethan Boresow, Elena Yraguen, Demitra Bereveskos, Enrique Solis, Victoria Mathias
Studio Company consideration is made through open auditions and through the Summer Intensive.