dance

Founded in 2012, the Statesboro Youth Ballet program is proud to offer training based in the Russian Ballet technique known as the Vaganova Method. Younger students begin in Creative Movement classes, which combine basic ballet and tap techniques with movement games and activities. These are shown to help in the critical development of creativity and coordination. Beginning at age seven, students progress to Classical Ballet classes, which are organized by skill levels with age being a secondary factor. Our dance studios are located in the Center for Performing Arts at 41 West Main Street in downtown Statesboro. Come visit us! We welcome students aged three to adult. Unless otherwise notified, there are no classes held during Bulloch County School breaks.
 

Start Date: August 16, 2021 | Principal: Rebekah Harville Carlisle

No classes during Bulloch County School breaks, unless otherwise instructed

All dance classes are located at 41 West Main Street in Downtown Statesboro.

dance classes

2021-2022

Call 912.212.2787 to register!

Pre-Ballet/ Tap Combo

Mondays @ 3:30pm-4:30pm

Mondays @ 4:45pm-5:45pm

Wednesdays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm

Instructors: Laural Boyles & Rebekah Carlisle

Ages 3-5

Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

Meeting once a week, this class is for children from ages 3 to 5 years old. They have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap. In addition to learning the basic movements and terminology, students get the freedom to express themselves through creative movement and learn how to work together as a group.

Ballet/ Tap I Combo

Tuesdays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm

Thursdays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm

Instructor: Rebekah Carlisle

Ages 6-8

Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

Meeting once a week, this class if for children from ages 6-8 years old. They have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap. In addition to learning the basic movements and terminology, students get the freedom to express themselves through creative
movement and learn how to work together as a group. Students will be introduced to ballet II curriculum, to help assist him/her in their advancement when ready.

Ballet I (not a combo class)

Wednesdays @ 5:30pm-6:15pm

Instructor: Sydney Stephens

Ages: 6-8

Tuition: $60 ($66 non-member)

Meeting once a week, this class if for children from ages 6-8 years old. They have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of ballet. In addition to learning the basic movements and terminology, students get the freedom to express themselves through creative movement and learn how to work together as a group. Students will be introduced to ballet II curriculum, to help assist him/her in their advancement when ready.

Ballet II

Mondays @ 5:30pm-6:30pm

Wednesdays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm
Ages: 9-13
Instructors: Rebekah Carlisle & Emily Dowis
Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

In this class, children from ages 9-13 years old have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of ballet. In addition to providing a solid basic ballet foundation, more intermediate level movements and terminology are introduced in this curriculum. Technique becomes an integral part of ballet class. Students wear a purple leotard. Students have the option to take 2x per week.

Ballet III

Mondays @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
Thursdays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm
Fridays @ 5:00pm-6:00pm

Saturdays @ 10:00am-11:30am
Ages: 13+
Instructors: Rebekah Carlisle, Emily Dowis, Laural Boyles, & Anne & Emma Lummus
Tuition: $70 ($78 non-member)

This class meets twice per week, with an option to take a 3rd. In this class, children from ages 13+ years old have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of ballet. In addition to providing a solid basic ballet foundation, more Intermediate/Advanced level movements and terminology are introduced in this curriculum. Students who demonstrate the physical and mental readiness, are considered for pointe shoes. It is encouraged to attend all three classes, but not required. Students wear a red leotard.

Ballet IV

Mondays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesdays @ 5:15pm-6:15pm
Fridays @ 5:00pm-6:00pm

Saturdays @ 10:00am-11:30am
Ages: 13+
Instructors: Emily Dowis, Rebekah Carlisle, Laural Boyles, & Anne & Emma Lummus
Tuition: $70 ($78 non-member)

This class meets three twice per week with an option to take a third. In this class, children from ages 13 + years old have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of ballet. In addition to providing a solid basic ballet foundation, more Intermediate/Advanced level movements and terminology are introduced in this curriculum. Students who demonstrate the physical and mental readiness, are considered for pointe shoes. It is encouraged to attend all three classes, but not required. Students wear a black leotard.

Pointe

All of our Pointe classes are by invitation only. Each student needs to be evaluated by the instructor and the director before entering into a Pointe class. We take the dancer's safety very seriously and encourage at home strength-training programs specified by our staff for each dancer individually.

Pre Pointe

Fridays @ 6:00pm-6:30pm
Ages: 10+
Instructor: Laural Boyles
Tuition: $40 ($44 non-member)

Pointe I

Thursdays @ 5:00pm-5:30pm
Ages: 12+
Instructor: Emily Dowis
Tuition: $40 ($44 non-member)

Pre Pointe

Wednesdays @ 6:15pm-6:45pm
Ages: 12+
Instructor: Rebekah Carlisle
Tuition: $40 ($44 non-member)

Classical Variations

Saturdays @ 11:30am-12:30pm

Ages: 12+

Instructor: Anne & Emma Lummus

Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

Adult Ballet

Saturdays @ 9:30am-10:30am

Ages: 18+

Instructor: Caroline Boykin

Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

This class will cover basic ballet positions, steps and vocabulary with a focus on the student's awareness of proper posture and body alignment. Standing barre work and center floor exercises will be given to enhance coordination, strength, balance and flexibility. Participants will also develop a sense of musical awareness and movement quality. No prior ballet experience necessary.

Character

Mondays @ 5:00pm-5:45pm

Ages: 12+
Instructor: Emily Dowis
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

Character Dance (ages12+) explores many different cultures and their traditional dances. This class will cover Polish Mazurka, Spanish Flamenco, Hungarian Gypsy, Russian Folk and Classic Flamenco.  Court Dance teaches students some of the oldest traditional English, Russian, Spanish and French Court and Peasant dances.

Lyrical

Mondays @ 4:15pm-5:00pm
Ages: 10+
Instructor: Rebekah Carlisle
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

Lyrical dance borrows from ballet, jazz, and many modern dance techniques of the 20th century. Lyrical encourages dancers to be versatile in their expressions, being able to portray a wide array of movement styles and emotion. It focuses on spacial and body awareness, use of body weight, floor work, leaps, turns, efficiency of muscle usage, and safe body alignment.

Modern/Contemporary

Modern/Contemporary is an expressive form of dance in which we explore the movement of the body and the expression of emotion through dance and the elements around us. By not teaching one specific modern/contemporary technique, we aim to educate our students on multiple professional techniques, the history of modern, and also encourage them to express their own creativity and grow their movement vocabulary through the use of improvisation.

Modern/Contemporary I

Fridays @ 4:00pm-4:45pm
Ages: 10+
Instructor: Laural Boyles
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

Modern/Contemporary II

Tuesdays @ 6:00pm-7:00pm
Ages: 10+
Instructor: Tara Cave
Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

Jazz/Musical Theater 

This class meets once per week. In this class, children (from ages 6-9 years old for Mini class, level I 10+ years, and for level II 12+) have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of jazz. In addition to providing a solid basic Jazz foundation, students will learn how to interact with the audience and fellow dance mates on the stage. And learn how to engage and capture the audience. Students are not required, but it is strongly recommended to also attend ballet classes. Ballet influences all genres of dance

Jazz/Musical Theater Mini

Thursdays @ 5:15pm-6:00pm
Ages: 6-9
Instructor: Anastasia Brown
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

Jazz/Musical Theater I

Thursdays @ 4:00pm- 5:00pm

Ages: 10+
Instructor: Anastasia Brown
Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

Jazz/Musical Theater II

Wednesdays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm

Ages: 12+
Instructor: Anastasia Brown
Tuition: $65 ($72 non-member)

Tap

Wednesdays @ 5:15pm-6:00pm
Ages: 9+
Instructor: Sydney Stephens
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

This class meets once per week. In this class, children have the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of Tap. In addition to providing a solid basic foundation, more intermediate/advanced level movements and terminology are introduced in this curriculum. Students are not required, but it is strongly recommended to also attend ballet classes. Ballet influences all genres of dance.

Hip Hop

This class meets once per week. It offers a fun age-appropriate way to dance outside of the box. Students learn the art and history of Hip Hop dance and learn how to bring their own individual style to the movements.

Hip Hop Mini

Tuesdays @ 5:00pm-5:45pm
Ages: 6-9
Instructor: Tara Cave
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

Hip Hop I & II

Thursdays @ 5:45pm-6:30pm

Ages: 10+
Instructor: Tara Cave
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

Stretch & Conditioning

Tuesdays @ 5:15pm-6:00pm
Ages: 10+
Instructor: Rebekah Carlisle
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

This non performing class for ages 10+ that is designed to improve a dancer’s range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility and increase their level of core muscle strength. Designed for the motivated and dedicated dancer to increase flexibility and full body strength. Dancers are taught basic anatomy as well as proper form. This is a high energy, fast paced class. Through a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises, dancers will also increase their awareness of their own body’s potential as it connects to expression through movement. This class is not meant to replace at home training, but to enhance it.

Irish (Soft Shoe)

TBA
Ages: 10+
Instructor: Michelle Holton
Tuition: TBA

Irish dance is a group of traditional dances originating from Ireland. Irish class is taken in soft shoes called Gillies. In this class dancers build strength and are educated on traditional Irish Music. This class focuses on foot placement, body alignment, strength, stamina and traditional Irish steps and sequences. This class is for ages 10+

This Little Light (Special Needs Program)

Tuesdays @ 4:30pm-5:15pm
Ages: 5-10
Instructor: Emma Vickers
Tuition: $60 
($66 non-member)

For ages 5-10 years This little light creative movement & dance program seeks to create an environment that instills confidence in young dancers. Encouraging them to allow their unique abilities to shine, rather than to hide them.