Ballet Arts & Fitness offers Classically Ballet training in a nurturing yet disciplined environment to ages 3-17. This is designed to be a recital free and stress free learning environment. We do offer an in house event in May for parents to see how their children have grown and progressed throughout the year. We have a boutique program in that we keep our classes small and personal so your child will have plenty of attention and corrections to progress at their best level. Your child will be taught by highly trained ballet instructors with years of teaching experience. The classes are enrolled by Fall or Spring term yet there are no registration fees. We also offer week long summer dance camps. Class descriptions per age, schedules, and pricing are listed below. Please see our underprivileged student opportunities below.
The Pre-teen/Teen classes are designed for ages 10-17 for the basic beginner dancer in Ballet I (no experience) to the advanced beginner in Ballet II (1-3 years experience). Once the dancer has reached a higher level of dance they are placed in our open division. We understand that the teen years can be a difficult time and as such we are more lenient on the dress code to allow for individuality while staying focused on the discipline of classical ballet technique and traditional class etiquette. It is important to us to nurture confidence and self expression as well top notch dancing!
This level of class is designed for the 7-9 year old dancer. We will start focusing more on the proper execution of technique and expand their knowledge of steps and placement. A one hour Ballet Technique class is offered as well as an hour long , tap and jazz combo class.
Prima Ballerina/Premier Danseur Ballet Program is designed for ages 3/4, 5/6. We offer 1 hour long combo Ballet/Tap classes for this age group. We create a fun learning environment with imaginative games to get your child learning and creating. Your child will learn the basics of ballet, musicality, build coordination, utilize their imagination, and gain confidence in their expanding knowledge. We will be giving them a foundation for excellence in dance.
The Intermediate to Advanced level teen dancer is invited to join the adult open classes. Please see that page for schedule. These classes are ongoing and no enrollment is necessary. Dancers can pay for a “drop in class” or purchase a class card for a discounted class price. Pricing is listed below.
WE HAVE A SPECIAL PROGRAM TO PROVIDE FOSTER CHILDREN AND THEIR SYBLINGS WITH AFFORDABLE QUALITY DANCE. PLEASE ASK ABOUT THAT PROGRAM, OTHER NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPS, AND ABOUT OUR AVAILABILITY FOR SCHOOL BASED AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS. IT IS OUR PHILOSOPHY THAT EVERY CHILD SHOULD BE ABLE TO DANCE.
Fall and Spring Schedule
To register for the following classes you can come by the studio during the office hours listed below, email the studio, or simply call the studio.
Prima Ballerina/Premier Danseur I – ages 3/4
Wednesday 2:45-3:30 Ballet- Spring Session Tuesday 2:45-3:30
Prima Ballerina/Premier Danseur II – ages5/6
Tuesday 4:30-5:30 Ballet/Tap combo class
Wednesday 3:30-4:30 Ballet/Tap combo class- Spring Session Thursday 4:30-5:30
Technique Class – ages 7-9
Tuesday 3:30-4:30 Jazz/Tap combo class
Thursday 3:30-4:30 Ballet
Ballet I – ages 10+
Monday 4:20-5:20 Ballet
Friday 4:30-5:30 Ballet
Beginner Jazz and Beginner tap available in evening and weekend classes.
Ballet II – ages 10+
Monday 5:45-6:45 Ballet
Wednesday 4:30-5:30 Ballet
Wednesday 5:30-6:00 Pre-pointe/Pointe
Jazz and Tap classes available in evening and weekend classes.
SUMMER SCHEULE 2018
Need based scholarships available.
Mini Summer Camps
June 11-14 Monday -Thursday 9:30-12:00
July 9-12 Monday – Thursday 9:30-12:00
Explore the world of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz, along with fun activities and snacks. Register before May 25 for discounted price of $93. After May 25 -$104
June 25-28 Monday – Thursday 9:30-12:00
July 23-26 Monday – Thursday 9:30-12:00
Technique classes in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz, along with fun activities and snacks. We will end the last day with a little in house exhibition at noon showing what the dancers have learned throughout the week. Register before May 25 for discounted price of $93. After May 25 -$104
Dancing Story Time
June 15 10:00-11:00
June 29 10:00-11:00
A fun introduction into ballet through a story that the participants bring to life in the studio! Each date dances to a different book so you can come to one or all of the story times!
Regular technique classes offered for ages 10 and up!
Come by for a visit. Check under our schedule tab for office hours.
Severe Weather Policy
It is the policy of this studio to follow the City of Tuscaloosa School System for severe weather closures whenever possible. This applies to all weather situations including but not limited to the threat of wintry messes and tornados.
This means if the city school system lets out early, cancels after school program, or is closed for the entire day the studio will also be closed during those times. If the schools are on a delayed start the studio will also be closed during those hours. If the threat occurs outside of school activity hours I will make a conservative call based on the weather report as it is presented.
Forecasts often miss the mark but I do believe it is better to be home safe than take chances getting to the studio. Thanks you for your understanding.
Ballet– tights and leotard or unitard, ballet shoes, dance belt for male dancers. Shorts, skirts, tank-tops, or dance warm-ups are allowed over leotards. No baggy clothing as it is difficult for the dancer to see their proper body alignment. *** It is acceptable to wear tight fitting Lycra short shorts (commonly called booty shorts) over a leotard and tights; however, it is not acceptable to wear them with bare legs at Ballet Arts.
Jazz– tights and leotard or unitard, jazz pants or shots and fitted top, jazz shoes, dance belt for male dancers. Shorts, skirts, tank tops, or dance warm-ups are allowed over leotards. No baggy clothing as it is difficult for the dancer to see their proper body alignment.
Beginner/Advanced Beginner dancers -$13 per hour (Semester rate to be determined based on the current holiday schedule. )
The enrolled classes will be charged on a semester basis depending on the number of classes per semester. This is to be paid at the beginning of the semester or broken into two payments with a defined second payment date. A reminder will be sent home as the second payment date nears. Students are enroll by class and are expected to be in that class but we understand conflicts and illnesses occur. The student can make up a missed class anytime during the current semester however no refunds for missed classes will be allowed. Any classes that are not made up during the current semester will expire and not be carried over to the following term. Any class payments that are 30 days past due are subject to a 15% late fee compounded monthly until the fee is paid. The parent/guardian is responsible for those late fees as well as any costs Ballet Arts & Fitness incurs while attempting to collect the amount past due. In the case of a check returned for insufficient funds the parent or guardian will be responsible for the original payment amount and any fees incurred by the studio.
Intermediate/Advanced dancers –
$15.00 drop in rate
10 class card $135 – card expires one year after purchase
15 class card $195- card expires one year after purchase
Due to the nature of our business all classes and class cards are non-refundable.