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 10, 2020 | Principal: Taylor Ellen

No classes during Bulloch County School breaks, unless otherwise instructed

dance classes

2020-2021

Call 912.212.2787 to register!

Morning Movers

Fridays @ 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Ages: 2-5 years old
Instructor: Laural Boyles
Tuition: $61 ($55 members)

Our NEW Morning Movers class is designed for children ages 2-5 and is offered during an earlier time slot for your convenience. This class incorporates aspects from our Creative Movement classes as well as an emphasis on body awareness, coordination, and exploration with music and movement. Students will learn basic ballet steps, play movement and music games that are age-specific.
Meets: 1x per week
Skill Level: Intro to Dance
Additional Required Classes: None
Additional Optional Classes: Creative Movement I or Creative Movement II

Creative Movement I

Tuesdays @ 4 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Ages: 3-4 years old
Instructor: Caroline Boykin
Tuition: $61 ($55 members)

Our Creative Movement I class is a ballet/tap combo class designed for children ages 3-4. Similar to our Morning Movers class, Creative Movement I introduces students to basic ballet steps and terminology, helps develop body awareness, coordination, and listening skills. Students will play movement games that are age-specific and will also be introduced to basic tap steps and terminology for the last portion of class.

Meets: 1x per week
Skill Level: Intro to Dance
Additional Required Classes: None
Additional Optional Classes: Morning Movers

Creative Movement II

Mondays @ 3:15 p.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 5-6 years old
Instructor: Laural Boyles
Tuition: $61 ($55 members)

Our Creative Movement II class is a ballet/tap combo class designed for children ages 5-6. Similar to our Creative Movement I class, Creative Movement II continue to introduce students to ballet steps and terminology, helps develop body and special awareness, coordination, team work, listening skills, and creativity. Students will play movement games that are age-specific and will continue to learn basic tap steps during the last portion of class.

Meets: 1x per week
Skill Level: Intro to Dance
Additional Required Classes: None
Additional Optional Classes: Morning Movers

Ballet I

Tuesdays @ 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Ages: 7-10 years old
Instructor: Taylor Ellen
Tuition: $72 ($65 members)

Our beginning ballet class is designed for students who are new to ballet or who have some prior dance experience. This class meets for one hour once a week and will focus on the basics of classical ballet, including barre work, center work, across the floor exercises, and strengthening and developing correct technique and use of muscles. Students will learn correct body placement, ballet terminology, and focus on developing musicality and body and muscle awareness.

Meets: 1x per week
Skill Level: Beginner
Additional Required Classes: None
Additional Optional Classes: Modern I

Ballet II

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Ages: 9-11 years old
Instructor: Taylor Ellen & Riley Mervin
Tuition: $154 ($140 members)

Our intermediate level class is designed for students who have at least 1-2 years of prior ballet experience. This class meets twice a week for one and a half hours and will build upon the basics of classical ballet as well as learning more difficult steps. Students will practice barre work, center work, and across the floor exercises. Focus will be on consistency in correct alignment and technique at the barre and in the center, development and strengthening of the muscles, adding more difficult steps, terminology, and combinations. Pre-Pointe is required for students in this level to prepare them for future pointe training.

Meets: 2x per week
Skill Level: Intermediate
Additional Required Classes: Pre-Pointe
Additional Optional Classes: Modern I, Dance for Musical Theater, Dance Conditioning

Ballet III

Mondays @ 4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m. | Thursdays @ 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. | Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Ages: 11 years old & up
Instructor: Taylor Ellen
Tuition: $176 ($160 members)

Our intermediate/advanced level class is designed for students who are ready to be challenged at a more advanced level. This class meets for an hour and a half three times a week, and students placed in this level are now eligible for pointe training (please see Pointe Placement section in our handbook for further information). Students will focus on consistency in alignment and technique, developing extensions and turns, vocabulary, and learning more advanced steps, as well as a focus on developing musicality and artistry. Students in this level are required Pre-Pointe or Pointe I and Classical Variations, and are encouraged, but not required to take Dance Conditioning.

Meets: 3x per week
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Additional Required Classes: Pre-Pointe or Pointe I, Classical Variations
Additional Optional Classes: Contemporary Ballet, Dance Conditioning, Modern I or II, Dance for Musical Theater

Ballet IV

Mondays @ 4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m. | Tuesdays @ 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. | Thursdays @ 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. | Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Ages: 13 years old & up
Instructor: Taylor Ellen & Riley Mervin
Tuition: $192 ($180 members)

Our advanced ballet class is designed for students with prior ballet experience who are at a high level of training. This class meets four times a week for an hour and a half, and students must be approved for pointe work to be placed in this level. This class focuses on artistry and musicality, as well as continuing to develop and strengthen technique both on flat and on pointe. Emphasis will be placed on proper placement of the body, vocabulary, turns, extensions, and jumps. Students in this level are required to take Pointe II, as well as take regular technique class and classical variations on pointe. Ballet IV students are also required to take Dance Conditioning.

Meets: 4x per week
Skill Level: Advanced
Additional Required Classes:  Pointe II, Classical Variations, Dance Conditioning
Additional Optional Classes: Contemporary Ballet, Modern I or II

Pre-Pointe & Pointe I

Mondays @ 5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Ages: 9 years old & up (11 years old & up for Pointe 1)
Instructor: Taylor Ellen
Tuition: $48 ($44 members)

This class is required for students in Ballet II and Ballet III, and combines Pre-Pointe strengthening exercises done in flat shoes and strengthening beginning pointe work for students approved for pointe training. All Ballet II students will take this class in flat shoes, Ballet III students will either be placed in Pre-Pointe or will take this class in pointe shoes if they are approved to begin pointe training (see Pointe Placement in our handbook). This class will focus on the development and strengthening of the body, specifically the muscles in the feet, ankles, legs, and core required for safe pointe training. Students in this course are required to purchase a Theraband (link can be found in our handbook under Dress Code section), and will remain in this class for a minimum of two years (one of Pre-Pointe and one of Pointe I).

Meets: 1x per week
Skill Level: Intermediate
Additional Required Classes: Ballet II or Ballet III

Pointe II

Mondays @ 5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m. | Tuesdays & Thursdays during ballet class
Ages: 13 years old & up
Instructor: Taylor Ellen
Tuition: $48 ($44 members)

Students placed in this level must have completed a full year of both Pre-Pointe and Pointe I, and be placed in Ballet IV. Students will focus on maintaining strength on pointe at the barre and in center, as well as develop pirouettes and jumps and more advanced work on pointe. Students in this level are expected to take regular technique classes and Classical Variations on pointe in addition to their specified Pointe II class. 

Meets: 3x per week
Skill Level: Advanced
Additional Required Classes: Ballet IV

Modern I

Tuesdays @ 5:15 p.m.-6 p.m.
Ages: 7-12 years old
Instructor: Taylor Ellen
Tuition: $48 ($44 members)

This is an introductory course in modern dance. No prior dance experience is required. Students will learn the basics of modern dance steps and terminology, exploring an overview of various modern dance techniques. Students will focus on body placement, parallel, floor work, level changes, musicality, and introduction to improvisation.

Meets: 1x per week
Skill Level: Beginner
Additional Required Classes: None
Additional Optional Classes: Ballet I or Ballet II, Dance for Musical Theater

Modern II

Mondays @ 7 p.m.-7:45 p.m. | Thursdays @ 6-7 p.m.
Ages: 10 years old & up
Instructor: Taylor Ellen
Tuition: $48 ($44 members)

This class continues to build upon the basics of modern dance, and begins to focus on putting more steps together into longer combinations and phrases. This class meets twice a week, and student must have completed at least one year in Modern I. Students will work on floor work, parallel, level changes, musicality, weight shifting, artistry, and improvisation. Students in this class will be given the opportunity to perform and choreograph in our annual modern performance, An Evening of Modern Dance.

Meets: 2x per week
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Additional Required Classes: None
Additional Optional Classes: Ballet III or Ballet IV, Dance Conditioning, Dance for Musical Theater, Teen & Adult Ballet

Open Ballet

Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Ages: 10 years old & up
Instructor: Taylor Ellen & Riley Mervin
Tuition: $13 per class ($11 members, $10 college students)

Our Saturday morning ballet class is required for our Ballet III and Ballet IV students, but open to the community. It is an intermediate/advanced level class, so we ask that dancers have prior ballet training. Perfect for college students with prior dance training. Registration not required, drop-ins welcome.
Meets: 1x per week
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
*Required for all Ballet III and Ballet IV students

Dance Conditioning

Thursdays @ 4-4:30 p.m.
Ages: 10 years old & up
Instructor: Taylor Ellen
Tuition: $48 ($44 members)

Our Dance Conditioning class is a fitness class designed specifically for dancers. Students will work on strengthening and stretching as cross-training for their regular dance classes. This class will involve circuit training, strength training, elements of yoga and pilates, cardio, and more. Students will be required to purchase light weights (3lbs.-5lbs. suggested) and a Theraband. 
Meets: 1x per week
Skill Level: All
*Required for Ballet IV students, encouraged for Ballet III students

Classical Variations

Mondays @ 6:15-7:00 p.m.
Ages: 11 years old & up
Instructor: Taylor Ellen
Tuition: $48 ($44 members)

This class is required for all Ballet III and Ballet IV students. Throughout the year, students will learn variations from a variety of Classical Ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and much more. While learning variations from these famous ballets, students will also learn the important history and storylines behind these classical works. Pointe I students will take this class on flat, Pointe II students will take this class on pointe.

Meets: 1x per week
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Additional Required Classes: Ballet III or Ballet IV

Dance for Musical Theater

Tuesdays @ 4:45-6 p.m.
Ages: 7 years old & up
Instructor: Anastasia Brown
Tuition: $48 ($44 members)

This class is perfect for Theater students.  The class will combine jazz styles commonly seen in Broadway musicals and musical theater productions. Students will learn basic jazz steps, learn combinations, and phrases to popular musical soundtracks and develop basic dance skills and coordination helpful in musical theater productions. Dance experience is not required.

Meets: 1x per week
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Additional Required Classes: None
Additional Optional Classes: Teen & Adult Ballet, Modern 1 or Modern 2, Dance Conditioning

Teen & Adult Ballet

Tuesdays @ 6:15-7:30 p.m. and/or Saturdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages: 13 years old & up
Instructor: Caroline Boykin
Tuesdays Tuition: $48 ($44 members)
Saturdays Tuition: $48 ($44 members)

Our Teen & Adult ballet class is ideal for the teen or adult beginner, students who grew up dancing and want to rekindle their passion for the art, or anyone looking for a unique way to stay active! Students will learn basic ballet steps and terminology and work at the barre, in the center, and across the floor. The focus of our teen & adult classes is fun and exercise, while staying true to the technical roots of classical ballet. This class is offered at two different times during the week and students can either register and pay tuition or drop-in and pay by the class.

Meets: 1x-2x per week
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Additional Required Classes: None
Additional Optional Classes: Dance Conditioning

912-212-2787

33 East Main Street

Downtown Statesboro

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