We invite any dancer to come take a free trial class at our studios with an appointment for evaluation. We welcome new students to enroll at any time during the semester. Level placement is the decision of the faculty and is evaluated on skill, ability, musicality, and focus.

 

 

 

 

 

Ballet I

Ages 6 and older 

 

Students are introduced to basic ballet technique and vocabulary. Main focus is on posture, coordination, flexibility and discipline. Barre work is designed to instill clean technique and strength through thorough repetition of exercises, while maintaining strong posture and body alignment. 

 

 

Ballet II

Age 8 and older/Requires placement class

 

Students are able to maintain strong posture and turnout with one hand on the barre. Exercises are executed at a slow pace in a methodical manner with increase in ballet technique. Students will be invited to dance pre-pointe when their dancing has reached the appropriate level but generally not before eight or nine years of age.

 

Clothing for Kinder Ballet –Ballet II: Girls- burgundy leotard, pink tights and pink canvas ballet shoes. Boys-black shorts, white tight fitted t-shirt, white socks, white ballet shoes.

 

 

Stretch & Conditioning

Kinder Ballet – Ballet II

 

This hour-long class focuses on building core strength and increasing endurance and flexibility through a variety of exercises. 

 

 

Intermediate & Advanced

Ages 12 and older/Requires placement class

 

Training becomes more rigorous, as the exercises are executed at a faster pace. Classes will focus on pointe work, ballet technique, variations, repertoire, and Pas de deux (advanced). Stretch and conditioning is included in classes. 

 

Clothing: Girls- Black leotard, pink tights, pin canvas ballet shoes, pink pointe shoes. Boys-black shorts, white tight fitted t-shirt, white socks, white ballet shoes.

 

 

Modern & Contemporary

 

These classes blend elements of Contemporary and Modern dance, such as freedom of expression, interpretation of music, control, breathing,  and balance. These dance forms allow students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.

 

 

Competition

Eligibility by audition

 

This class is for students who have been selected to represent Kwak Ballet Academy at competitions, such as Youth American Grand Prix. The student must have strong work ethic to undergo intense training, and attend a minimum of three ballet technique classes per week in addition to competition classes. Class cost does not include costume fee, travel expense, private sessions, nor competition registration fees. 

 

 

Private Sessions

 

Private sessions are the most effective way to take your dancing to the next level by working one-on-one with a professional instructor to improve your technique. 

 

Session Rates

 ½ hour  $30 / 1 hour $60

 

 

Summer Intensive

 

Ballet Summer Camp and Intensive provide a unique and challenging opportunity for the students to progress rapidly through daily classes that last three hours for our beginning students and six hours for our intermediate/advanced students.

 

Intensives also provide an opportunity to take additional classes that support classical ballet training or introduce new dance forms. We offer Intensives for Beginning/Intermediate students, Advanced students, and Adult students.