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Registration and Information

Classes at The School of Carolina Ballet will be suspended beginning Friday, March 13, 2020. At this time, we anticipate resuming classes on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 following the School’s spring break.

Class Descriptions

Beginner Level

BEGINNER 1
Classes for ages 6 and 7 that engage with the foundations of ballet.
Required classes: One (1) one-hour ballet technique class per week.
Optional classes: One (1) hip-hop class to further students’ understanding of movement.

BEGINNER 2
Classes for children ages 8 and 9 building upon the foundations of ballet.
Required Classes: Two (2) one-hour ballet technique class per week.
Optional Classes: One (1) hip-hop class and/or one (1) additional technique class in another level per week (teacher recommendations required for additional technique class).

Intermediate Level

INTERMEDIATE 1
Classes geared towards children ages 10 to 11 and aimed at crafting the young dancer’s ability to focus and then execute the ballet vocabulary.
Required Classes: Three (3) 1.5 hour ballet technique classes per week.
Optional Classes: One (1) beginning pointe (teacher recommendation required) and/or (1) one hip-hop class and/or one (1) contemporary class per week.

INTERMEDIATE 2
Classes for ages 12 and 13 that provide the knowledge necessary to further expand student’s ballet technique with pointe work or men’s classes.
Required Classes: Four (4) 1.5 hour ballet technique classes, one (1) pointe class (females)/men’s class (males) per week.
Optional Classes: One (1) hip-hop class and/or one (1) contemporary class.

Advanced/Pre-Professional Levels

ADVANCED 1 / ADVANCED 2
Classes for ages 14 and 15 that demonstrate proficiency in the fundamentals and finer points of technique.
Required Classes per week:
– Five (5) 1.5 hour ballet technique classes
– Two (2) pointe classes (female)/ one (1) men’s class (males)
– (1) pas de deux class (accompanied by dancers of Carolina Ballet)
– One (1) contemporary class
– One (1) hip hop class and/or conditioning class
– One (1) variations class (females) (taught in conjunction with ballets currently being performed by the company)
*This level includes opportunities to rehearse and, if deemed ready, potentially perform with Carolina Ballet dancers in certain productions.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL
Classes for ages 16-18 aimed at preparing students for life in a professional ballet company.
Required Classes per week:
– Six (6) 1.5 hour ballet technique classes
– Two (2) pointe classes (females)/one (1) men’s class (males)
– One (1) pas de deux class (accompanied by dancers of Carolina Ballet)
– One (1) contemporary class
– One (1) hip hop class and/or conditioning class
– One (1) variations class (females) (taught in conjunction with ballets currently being performed by the company)
*This level includes opportunities to rehearse and, if deemed ready, potentially perform with Carolina Ballet dancers in certain productions.

Adult Program

  • Wednesday 7:00-8:00 Beginner Ballet
  • Saturday 12:00-1:30 Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

*Adult Classes are on a drop-in basis and are open to ages 12+. Punch cards can be purchased on our web site or at our studios for 1, 10 or 20 classes.

Questions?

Contact Shelley Jacobsson, Director of School Operations at (919) 747-8459 or EMAIL SHELLEY

“I have loved ballet all my life but never took any classes. Eventually, I thought that I was definitely too old (I am of a certain – ahem – age). However, when the School of Carolina Ballet started offering adult ballet beginner classes, I decided to give it a try. AND I LOVE IT FOR MANY REASONS! Most important: it’s fun, and it definitely does not require any prior ballet experience. No need to be super flexible, and a V will do just fine as a substitute for ‘first position’.

– Karen Singleton