Classical Ballet Conservatory

Conservatory classes progress through a graded syllabus from Preparatory to Advanced levels, including pointe, repertoire, historical dance, character, and variations.   Dancers in these classes will be placed in and progress through the levels of the program based on individual improvement and mastery of skills rather than age.

 

The Classical Ballet Conservatory is a special program designed for those dancers interested in pursuing a more serious classical ballet education and performance opportunities.  Dancers age 6 to adult who would like to enter the Conservatory program are required to take a placement class, attend a minimum number of classical ballet classes at their level each week, and agree to follow all Conservatory policies.

 

Performance opportunities are a vital part of the program, and CBC students are invited to participate in all performances.  All CBC dancers may participate in spring ballet, and Preparatory 2 and higher dancers may participate in Nutcracker.  While some productions may allow for open auditions of additional Lisa’s dancers, Conservatory students will be guaranteed a role and will be eligible to audition for select primary roles in all program productions.

 

In addition to the following minimum requirements, CBC students are encouraged to attend additional ballet classes at lower levels as well as classes in other styles of dance (jazz, modern, etc.).

 

Preparatory 1 (Ages 5-7, 45 minutes per week)

Introduction to classical ballet and a bridge between primary recreational ballet and the Conservatory Program.  Introduces earliest syllabus skills appropriate to this age with a focus on posture, coordination, and musicality.  Preforms in Spring Ballet only.

*Wednesday 4:15-5:00 p.m. (ages 5-7)

 

Preparatory 2 (Ages 7-9, 45 minutes per week):

Continued introduction to classical ballet and a bridge between primary recreational ballet and the Conservatory Program.  Introduces earliest syllabus skills appropriate to this age with a focus on posture, coordination, and musicality.

*Monday 5:45-6:30 p.m. (ages 7-9)

*Friday 4:30-5:15 p.m. (ages 7-9)

 

Elementary 1 and 2 (Ages 9 and up with at least one year classical or recreational ballet, 2 class minimum per week):

Introduces Year 1 of the syllabus with a focus on strength, posture, and stability required for more advanced work.  Includes barre and center instruction.

*Monday 4:30-5:45 p.m.

*Friday 5:15-6:30 p.m.

 

Intermediate 3 (By approval only, 2 class minimum per week):

Covers Year 2 of the syllabus with an increased emphasis on stability, strength and musicality.  Includes barre and center instruction. 

*Tuesday 5:15-6:45 p.m.

*Thursday 5:15-6:45 pm.

Intermediate 4 (By approval only, 3 class minimum per week):

Continuation of previous instruction with an introduction to pointe work.  Includes barre, center and pointe instruction.

*Monday 7:15-9:00 p.m. (combined Int./Adv.)

*Tuesday 5:15-6:45 p.m.

*Thursday 5:15-6:45 pm.

 

Advanced 5 and 6 (3 class minimum per week):

Covers Years 4-6 of the syllabus with a continued emphasis on stability, strength, and artistry.  Includes instruction in barre, center, pointe, basic repertoire and variations from the classic ballets.

*Monday 7:15-9:00 p.m. (combined Int./Adv.)

*Tuesday 7:15-9:00 p.m.

*Thursday 7:15-9:00 p.m.

 

Pointe 1 (Beginner Pointe)

Dancers must be approved for pointe and must attend a minimum of three technique classes in addition to the Pointe 1 class. Instruction in foot and ankle conditioning and strengthening.  Introduces beginner pointe exercises at the barre and in center. 

*Thursday 6:45-7:15 p.m. (Pointe 1)

 

Pointe 2 (Intermediate/Advanced Pointe)

Dancers must be approved for pointe and must attend a minimum of three technique classes and Pointe classes. Continuation of strengthening the feet and ankles along with more advanced syllabus work in pointe.  Introduction to basic repertoire and variations.  

*Tuesday 6:45-7:15 p.m. (Pointe 2)

*Thursday 6:45-7:15 p.m. (Pointe 1)

2019-2020 CBC Performance Dates:

(More information to follow.)

Nutcracker at CAC- Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15

Spring Ballet at CAC- Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9

 Performance dates above are tentative.

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Near McLane Children's Hospital, Temple Bible Church, and Thornton Elementary