CLASSES

Fenton Ballet Theatre offers a wide array of classes for the recreational and also the pre-professional dancer in a nurturing environment. Our highly professional adult staff is expertly credentialed with decades of experience.

FBT offers discounts for multiple classes and families.  Registration fee is $25, max $40 per family.  All dancers will perform in the end of the year Student Showcase.  Costume fees for Pre-Ballet and Beginner dancers range between $35-50.  Costumes are provided by FBT for dancers in Levels 3-7.  Please see Studio Policies & Dress Code for additional details.


PRE BALLET

Toddler & Me

ages 18 mos.- 2 years

8 Week Session $80

Mommy and me dance class is for children 18 months up to the age of 2.5 years. Music, rhythm, movement, balance and basic steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. Toddler must have mom, dad, or another loved one participating in the class along with the little ballerina. Our teachers will keep the music and curriculum moving along while parents take an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track.

Creative Movement

ages 2-4

16 Week Session $160

Children are introduced to the basic concepts of rhythm and movement using creative games that expand their individual creativity. They will learn spacial awareness, listening skills, group socialization and structure. They will strengthen their bodies and learn coordination to ready themselves for the next level in dance. Our goal is to make sure we are building the love of dance in each child, nurturing their natural creativity in a fun and loving atmosphere. Additionally, our goal is to awaken interest, enthusiasm and self confidence through dance. Students must turn 2 (CM for 2/3 year olds) or 4 (CM for 4 year olds) by September 1st to register. 

Primary A

ageS 5+

Students will be introduced to basic ballet technique with an emphasis on posture, spatial awareness and musicality. Details of basic ballet movements and proper execution of steps will be learned.  Focus will be on developing flexibility, building strength, and challenging basic coordination. Instructors will set age appropriate goals to motivate dancers while keeping the class imaginative and encouraging joy in movement.  Barre work will not be introduced at this level.

Primary B

agES 6+

Students will be introduced to basic ballet technique with an emphasis on posture, spatial awareness and musicality. Details of basic ballet movements and proper execution of steps will be learned. Focus will be on developing flexibility, building strength, and challenging basic coordination. Instructors will set age appropriate goals to motivate dancers while keeping the class imaginative and encouraging joy in movement. Barre work will not be introduced at this level.

Primary C

agES 7+

Students will be introduced to basic ballet technique with an emphasis on posture, spatial awareness and musicality. Details of basic ballet movements and proper execution of steps will be learned. Focus will be on developing flexibility, building strength, and challenging basic coordination. Instructors will set age appropriate goals to motivate dancers while keeping the class imaginative and encouraging joy in movement. Barre work will be introduced in Semester II at this level.

 

BEGINNER BALLET

Ballet 1

ages 8+

Ballet 1 is the starting point for classical ballet training.  Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the Russian, Vagonova, and Cecchetti methods.  As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.  There is no prerequisite for Ballet 1.  Classes are held once a week for an hour.

Ballet 2

ages 9+

Ballet 2 is a continuation of classical ballet training for the young dancer. Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the Russian, Vagonova, and Cecchetti methods. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. Prerequisite is Ballet 1 or by placement. Classes are held twice a week for 75 minutes.  Students must take class twice per week.

 

INTERMEDIATE BALLET

Ballet 3

ages 10+

Ballet 3 is a continuation of classical ballet training for the young dancer. Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the Russian, Vagonova, and Cecchetti methods. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. Prerequisite is Ballet 2 or by placement. Classes are held twice a week for 90 minutes. Students must take class twice per week and will also be required to take Progressing Ballet Technique.

Ballet 4

ages 12+

Ballet 4 transitions the young dancer into the intermediate level. Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the Russian, Vagonova, and Cecchetti methods. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. Attention is paid to preparing the feet for pointe work through stretch and strengthen exercises.  Prerequisite is Ballet 3 or by placement. Classes are held three times a week for 90 minutes. Students must take class twice per week and will also be required to take Progressing Ballet Technique.

 

ADVANCED BALLET

Ballet 5

ages 13+

Ballet 5 is a continuation of classical ballet training for the intermediate dancer. Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the Russian, Vagonova, and Cecchetti methods. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. At this level students are invited to take Beginner Pointe based on ability and age. Prerequisite is Ballet 4 or by placement. Classes are held three times a week for 90 minutes. Students must take class twice per week and will also be required to take Contemporary. Students at this level must also take Pilates Conditioning for Dancers and Progressing Ballet Technique.

Ballet 6

ages 14+

Ballet 6 is a continuation of classical ballet training for the intermediate dancer. Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the Russian, Vagonova, and Cecchetti methods. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.  Classes will include pointe work at the barre, center, and across-the-floor.  Prerequisite is Ballet 5 or by placement. Classes are held four times a week for 90 minutes. Students must take class three times per week along with Contemporary and Variations.  Students at this level must also take Pilates Conditioning for Dancers and Progressing Ballet Technique.

Ballet 7

ages 15+ 

Ballet 7 is geared towards the advanced dancer. Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the Russian, Vagonova, and Cecchetti methods. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. Classes will include pointe work at the barre, center, and across-the-floor. Prerequisite is Ballet 6 or by placement. Classes are held five times a week for 90 minutes. Students must take class five times per week.  Contemporary, Variations and Partnering are required for Level 7.  Students at this level must also take Pilates Conditioning for Dancers and Progressing Ballet Technique.

 

ADULT BALLET

Adult Ballet

ages 18+ |$16 drop in

12 pack of classes $180

6 pack of classes $93

Adult Ballet is designed for adult students who are looking to start their formal dance training for the first time or return to classes after time away from their ballet training. Emphasis in class will be on correct body alignment/placement, strength and flexibility, and providing formal training in the foundations of classical ballet.

We offer a single drop-in rate as well as monthly tuition.  There is no prerequisite for Adult Ballet.

Advanced Adult Ballet

ages 18+ |$18 drop in

12 pack of classes $192

6 pack of classes $102

Advanced Adult Ballet is designed for adult students who are former dancers or professionals. Emphasis in class will be on correct body alignment/placement, strength and flexibility.  Pointe shoes may be worn at the discretion of the instructor.  We offer a single drop-in rate as well as monthly tuition.

 

 

HOMESCHOOL BALLET

Homeschool Ballet

ages 4-6

ages 7-10

ages 10+ 

In our Homeschool Ballet classes, students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology at an age appropriate level. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the Russian, Vagonova, and Cecchetti methods. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. There is no prerequisite. Students may also enroll in evening classes to further their ballet training.

 

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Students must be enrolled in ballet class to take enrichment classes

Beginner Tap

AGEs 5+ 

In Beginner Tap dancers will learn tap-rhythm and timing. Class consists of warm-up, center, and across the floor training. Proper terminology and musicality is stressed. Students learn shuffles, flaps, time steps, buffalo, and hops. No experience necessary.

Beginner Jazz/Lyrical

AGEs 5+ 

Beginner Jazz/Lyrical gives students the opportunity to experience jazz and lyrical dance, which combines techniques and skills from ballet, jazz, and modern. Students will also explore how dance emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics to tell a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. Students must be enrolled in ballet class to take any of these three enrichment classes.

Intermediate Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary

AGEs 9+ 

Intermediate Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary gives students the opportunity to build upon their experience with jazz, lyrical, contemporary dance, which combines techniques and skills from ballet, jazz, and modern. Class will focus on learning isolations of the body, turns, leaps and also work to improve performance quality. Students will also explore how dance emphasizes interpretation of music to tell a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. Students must be enrolled in ballet class to take any of these three enrichment classes.

Advanced Jazz

ages 12+ 

Advanced Jazz will continue to build proper technique while focusing on isolations of the body, turns, leaps, along with improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz to develop a well rounded dancer.

Advanced Lyrical

ages 12+ 

Advanced Lyrical gives students the opportunity to experience lyrical dance, which combines techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. Students will also explore how lyrical dance emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics to tell a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. Students must be enrolled in ballet class to take lyrical. Advanced Lyrical is for Ballet Levels 5, 6, and 7.

Advanced Contemporary

AGES 10+ 

Contemporary dance incorporates the basic fundamentals of ballet and modern dance with the current movement styles of today. Students are introduced to modern dance vocabulary in order to develop weighted movement, floor work, and improvisation. Combinations develop strength and flexibility with a focus on proper alignment.

Pilates Conditioning for Dancers

ages 12+ 

Using Pilates, the dancer is exposed to a broad range of material focusing on muscle control, breathing techniques, imagery and postural alignment to strengthen the entire body. There is emphasis on range of motion, as well as intensive work on abdominal muscles.  Pilates Conditioning for Dancers provides an encouraging, informative environment for the advanced ballet student to work on the foundational exercises of the Pilates technique with additional focus on the body of a dancer.

Progressing Ballet Technique “PBT”

ages 9+ 

Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute ballet moves. This class is designed to improve a dancer's range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility and increase their level of core muscle strength. Through a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises, dancers will also increase their awareness of their own body's potential as it connects to expression through movement.

Pre-Pointe

ages 8+ by permission only

Pre-pointe class is offered to ballet students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. Pre-pointe classes stress correct alignment and correct classical ballet technique.  Students should expect to take Pre-Pointe for a minimum of two years before getting pointe shoes.  Permission only.  Ages 9+.

Beginner Pointe

ages 11+ by permission only

Beginning pointe class can be taken on flat or in pointe shoes at the instructors discretion. All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles.  Class by permission only.  Students must also be enrolled in Ballet 5.

Intermediate/Advanced Pointe

ages 12+ by permission only

Pointe Technique class can be taken on flat or in pointe shoes at the instructors discretion. All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles. Class by permission only. Students must also be enrolled in Ballet 5 or higher.

Variations 1

ages 11+ by permission only

Students will learn classical ballet variations from well-loved ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, and more. Dancers will receive individual attention, and coaching on performance quality and execution. Students will be exposed to ballet history to further their educational foundation in the art of ballet.  Students must be enrolled in Ballet 3 or 4.  Ballet 2 students by permission only.

Variations 2

ages 12+ by permission only

Students will learn classical ballet variations from well-loved ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, and more. Dancers will receive individual attention, and coaching on performance quality and execution. Students will be exposed to ballet history to further their educational foundation in the art of ballet.  Students must be enrolled in Ballet 5, 6 or 7. 

Private Lessons and YAGP Coaching

ages 8+ |pricing as follows

$40/thirty minute lesson

$60/one hour lesson

Available by appointment only private lessons are a great way for students to advance their technique and obtain their goals.  Duets are also available.  Please inquire within for duet pricing.  Cash or check is due at time of lesson.