2017 Summer Program

May 30 - August 26, 2017

Ballet U is proud to offer a full schedule of classes throughout the summer to enable current students to continue their training and offer new students the option of trying out a new activity.  There is great benefit in continuing to exercise, shape and form strong and healthy bodies throughout the summer season.  Current Ballet U students should register for their current level. 

13 week program for levels Youth I through Youth V as well as Open Teen/Adult Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Ballet:
May 30 through August 26.

Summer Private LESSONS with Ms. Charmaine

Ballet U's Master Teacher Ms. Charmaine Ristow is offering a limited number of morning spots for private lessons this summer for students who seek highly individualized private instruction in addition to what they are receiving in their regular classes. These private sessions are wonderful opportunities to address personal technical challenges, accelerating progress by developing increased strength, flexibility, speed and grace.
Private lessons for ages 10+, Intermediate and Advanced levels (YIII-ADVANCED,including adults) will be offered on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:30, 
9:45-10:45 and 11:00-12:00 and Saturdays from 8:15-9:15 am from June 17-August 12

These spots fill VERY quickly, so please contact Ms. Charmaine at cristow@tds.net for scheduling and pricing ASAP.

We welcome students currently enrolled at other studios to supplement their training with classes at Ballet U this summer! Experience how our teaching of holistic, skeletal and anatomical science of movement in a sensitive and nurturing environment, can empower YOU - no matter your age, level or dance discipline - to reach your full individual potential by identifying and correcting technical weaknesses generating improved turns, jumps, extensions and pointe work.
Pay per class or purchase a 10-class punch card or enroll for the full session.

Two short sessions of weekly classes for young children.
Tiny Ballerinas (ages 2.5-3), Princess Ballerinas (ages 3-5) and Preballet (ages 5/6):

Session I - May 30-July 8.
Session II - July 16 through August 26.

Morning, late afternoon and Saturday classes available.

One Day Dance Camps for Ages 3-6

Your child will love these popular 2 hour mini-camps that include dance, dress-up,  story time, dramatic play as well as snack time and a small craft project.  ($35)
This year's themes: 
Frozen - June 29, 2:00-4:00 pm
Sleeping  Beauty - July 11, 9:30-11:30 pm
Moana - August 10, 2:00-4:00 pm
Princess Ballerinas - August 15, 10-12 pm

Summer Q&A:

I'm going to be on vacation for one or two weeks and will have to miss some classes.  Is that a problem? Can I make up the classes?
We're  glad you have vacation plans. You may make up missed class time in classes of the same or next higher or lower level. Please talk to us to schedule make-up classes.

I will be out of town for several weeks and cannot commit to 13 weeks of classes. Should I just take the summer off and return in the fall?
Please talk to us about a customized summer schedule. For optimal progress we recommend everyone continue classes throughout the summer. Students on pointe need to attend a minimum of three classes and may be taken off pointe until adequate strength is regained if minimum attendance requirement is not met.