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One of BlackRock’s most popular programs, Ballet at BlackRock offers a wide range of ballet classes taught by enthusiastic, friendly and highly qualified instructors. We offer ballet classes for kids, teens and adults that range from absolute beginner through pre-pointe and pointe. Browse our classes below or register now.

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Browse BlackRock Ballet Classes

Pre-Ballet

Students learn simple ballet skills through exercises and creative explorations. Through the use of props, instruments and a variety of music students develop specific movement skills and become familiar with ballet terminology and the elements of dance. Students must be able to attend class without a caregiver present.
Ages 3 -5 | Thursdays | 4:30 PM-5:30 PM | 116.3021.1
12 Weeks |Starting Thursday 9/10
Early Registration: $265/Members $250 | Regular Registration: $275/Members $260

Creative Movement

Students practice dance skills, explore movement concepts and interact with others. A variety of music, props and instruments provide a rich environment for skill development creative explorations. Dance skills become more challenging throughout the session and progress with age level. Each session culminates in a 15-minute presentation the last day of the class. Students must be able to attend class without a caregiver present.
Age 3 | Thursdays | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM | 116.3011.1
10 Weeks| Starting Thursday 9/10
Early Registration: $225/Members $210 | Regular Registration: $235/Members $220

Pre-Ballet and Creative Movement

Students are introduced to ballet basics by learning exercises, games, and dances that will help them develop coordination, musicality, creativity, and motor skills. Students must be able to attend class without a caregiver present.
Ages 4  -6 | Sundays | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM | 116.3031.1
10 Weeks | Starting Sunday 9/13
Early Registration: $225/Members $210Regular Registration: $235/Members $220

Recreational Ballet

This class is ideal for new students. They will explore the fundamentals of ballet in a fun and creative environment.
Ages 6-11 | Sundays | 1:30 PM-2:30 PM | 116.3051.1
10 Weeks | Starting Sunday 9/13
Early Registration: $225/Members $210 | Regular Registration: $235/Members $220

Dance Conservatory

Now with a wider range of disciplines, the dance conservatory provides focused year-long study for students of all ages. We encourage students and families to read each course description carefully to find the best fit for the year. The price of all conservatory dance classes include a $52 costume fee for the Spring recital. All conservatory dance classes culminate in mid-year demonstrations and spring conservatory recitals.
Young Artists Ballet         Modern          Hip Hop
Pre-Ballet

This is a great introductory course for our youngest students interested in developing a strong foundation in ballet. Students learn simple ballet skills through exercises and creative explorations. They will develop specific movement skills and become familiar with ballet terminology and the elements of dance. Skills become more challenging throughout the year and progress with age level. Students must be able to attend class without a caregiver present.

Age 4 | Saturdays | 9:30 AM-10:30 AM | 616.3024.1
Meets Sep 12-Dec 5, Jan 9-Mar 12 and Apr 9-Jun 18
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Rachel Knudson

Introduction to Ballet

Students practice beginning ballet skills and combinations at the barre, center floor and across the floor. Students become familiar with ballet class etiquette, terminology, musicality and anatomy as it relates to ballet. Students explore ballet skills and qualities of movement through the elements of dance. Class follows Cecchetti methodology and progression of skills and becomes more challenging throughout the year. It is highly recommended that students have one year of Pre-Ballet experience before signing up for this class or they may struggle with some of the material.

Age 5-6 | Saturdays | 10:30 AM -11:30 AM | 616.3044.1
Meets Sep 12-Dec 5, Jan 9-Mar 12 and Apr 9-Jun 18
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Rachel Knudson

Ballet Level 1

Students begin to learn basic ballet technique and terminology through exercises at the barre and center floor, such as: plie, tendu, releve, port de bras, jumps, turns, leaps, and fun dances.
Ages 5-7 | Tuesdays | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM | 616.3304.1
Meets Sep 8-Dec 1, Jan 5-Mar 8 and Apr 5-Jun 7
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Maria Shorb

Ballet Level 1

Students practice beginning ballet skills and combinations at the barre, center floor and across the floor. Students become familiar with ballet class etiquette, terminology, musicality, anatomy and proper body alignment. Students explore ballet combinations and qualities of movement through the elements of dance. Class follows Cecchetti methodology and progression of skills and becomes more challenging throughout the year.
Ages 7-8 | Saturdays | 11:30 AM -12:30 PM | 616.3054.1
Meets Sep 12-Dec 5, Jan 9-Mar 12 and Apr 9-Jun 18
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Rachel Knudson

Ballet Level 2

Students continue to learn new steps with emphasis on alignment and stance, while becoming more familiar with ballet terminology. Petit allegro combinations, pique turns, and stretching exercises are introduced.
Ages 7-10 | Thursdays | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM  | 616.3314.1
Meets Sep 17-Dec 10, Jan 7-Mar 10 and Apr 7-Jun 9
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Maria Shorb

Ballet Level 2

Students practice beginning and beginning/intermediate ballet skills and combinations at the barre, center floor and across the floor. Students become familiar with ballet class etiquette, terminology, musicality, anatomy and proper body alignment. Students explore ballet combinations and qualities of movement through the elements of dance. Class follows Cecchetti methodology and progression of skills and becomes more challenging throughout the year.
Ages 9-11 |Thursdays | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM | 616.3064.1
Meets Sep 10-Dec 3, Jan 7-Mar 10 and Apr 7-Jun 9
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Rachel Knudson

Ballet Level 3

Students advance in ballet technique and terminology with longer exercises, adagios, and grand allegro combinations. Some students may be ready to take the Beginner Pointe class, with the instructor’s approval.
Ages 9-14 | Sundays | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM | 616.3324.1
Meets Sep 13-Dec 6, Jan 10-Mar 13 and Apr 10-Jun 19
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Maria Shorb

Beginning Ballet

Students practice beginning ballet skills and combinations at the barre, center floor, and across the floor. Students become familiar with ballet terminology, musicality and dynamic body alignment. Students explore ballet combinations and qualities of movement through the elements of dance. There are 2 sections of this class and students are encouraged to sign up for both sessions for maximum benefit.

Section 1
Ages 12 and Up | Wednesdays | 6:30 PM-7:30 PM | 616.3104.1
Meets Sep 16-Dec 9, Jan 6-Mar 9 and Apr 6-Jun 9
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Rachel Knudson

Section 2
Age 12 and up | Saturdays | 1:00 PM-2:30 PM | 616.3104.1
Meets Sep 12-Dec 5, Jan 9-Mar 12 and Apr 9-Jun 18
Early Registration: $1,027/Members $1,012 | Regular Registration: $1,037/Members $1,022
Instructor: Rachel Knudson

Intermediate Ballet

Students practice beginning/intermediate ballet skills and combinations at the barre, center floor and across the floor. Students become familiar with ballet terminology, musicality and dynamic body alignment. Students explore ballet combinations and qualities of movement through the elements of dance. This class is for students ready to experience more technique and skill development. There are 2 sections of this class and students are encouraged to sign up for both sessions for maximum benefit.

Section 1
Ages 12 and Up | Wednesdays | 7:30 PM-9:00 PM | 616.3114.1
Meets Sep 16-Dec 9, Jan 6-Mar 9 and Apr 6-Jun 8
Early Registration: $1,027/Members $1,012 | Regular Registration: $1,037/Members $1,022
Instructor: Rachel Knudson

Section 2
Ages 12 and up |Saturdays | 1:00 PM-2:30 PM | 616.3114.2
Meets Sep 12-Dec 5, Jan 9-Mar 12 and Apr 9-Jun 18
Early Registration: $1,027/Members $1,012 | Regular Registration: $1,037/Members $1,022
Instructor: Rachel Knudson

Intermediate Ballet Technique

Students work on more complex combinations at the barre, center, and across the floor. They become stronger and more refined dancers. For a more rounded ballet experience, some students may take Beginner Pointe or Intermediate Pointe, depending on their level of training, in addition to this class.
Ages 14 and up| Tuesdays | 7:00 PM-8:15 PM | 616.3354.1
Meets Sep 8-Dec 1, Jan 5-Mar 8 and Apr 5-Jun 7
Early Registration: $863/Members $848 | Regular Registration: $873/Members $858
Instructor: Maria Shorb

Beginner Pointe

This class is for students who have taken ballet technique for three or more consecutive years, have developed strength in their feet, and are able to go up on the pointe shoe. They must also be taking the Intermediate Ballet Technique class.
Ages 12 and up |Wednesdays | 6:30 PM-7:30 PM | 616.3364.1
Meets: Sep 9-Dec 2, Jan 6-Mar 9 and Apr 6-Jun 8
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Maria Shorb

Intermediate Pointe

This class is for students who have trained in Pointe for at least a full year and are able to keep up with the exercises and combinations, as Pointe work increases. Students must also be taking the Intermediate Balllet Technique class.
Ages 14 and up | Wednesdays | 7:30 PM-8:30 PM | 616.3374.1
Meets: Sep 9-Dec 2, Jan 6-Mar 9 and Apr 6-Jun 8
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Maria Shorb

Young Artists Ballet (YAB)

YAB is based on the internationally recognized methodology of the Royal Academy of Dance. The Academy’s syllabi have been devised with great care to enable a child to progress through their dance training in planned stages to insure safety of physical development and well-being. Teachers adhere to the carefully structured syllabi and continue to train through the Academy’s professional development courses throughout their teaching careers.
Young Artists Ballet: Introduction to Ballet

Students are introduced to the art of classical ballet by concentrating on musicality, body coordination and a sense of movement. They will be exposed to very basic ballet positions of the feet and arms and simple dance steps. Awareness of body carriage and placement will be addressed.
Ages 5-8 | Wednesdays | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM | 616.4014.1
Meets: Sep 9-Dec 2, Jan 6-Mar 9 and Apr 6-Jun 8
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Becci Kimm

Young Artists Ballet: Level 1

This class is for students with one year of prior training or by permission of the instructor. Exercises will be executed at the barre and in the center concentrating on posture body alignment or stance, and placement of the feet and arms. Basic ballet steps and allegro will be achieved in the center while continuing to focus on musicality, sense of movement, and terminology.
Ages 6-10 | Wednesdays | 6:30 PM-7:30 PM | 616.4024.1
Meets: Sep 9-Dec 2, Jan 6-Mar 9 and Apr 6-Jun 8
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Becci Kimm

Young Artists Ballet: Level 2

Students must have at least two years of previous training or by the permission of the instructor. The class will introduce many more steps both at the barre and in the center. Combining several steps in one exercise will be done across the floor. More intricate musical patterns will be introduced in the center and students will begin to learn the meaning of all terminology of steps.
Ages 7-12 |Wednesdays | 4:30 PM-5:30 PM | 616.4034.1
Meets: Sep 9-Dec 2, Jan 6-Mar 9 and Apr 6-Jun 8
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Becci Kimm

Young Artists Ballet: Level 3

This class is for third year students or by permission of the instructor. Barre work will continue to strengthen body placement/alignment, increase technique, and introduce demi pointe work. Center practice exercises concentrate on correct placement and balance without use of the barre. Simple petite allegro and traveling enchainment will be executed.
Ages 8-13 | Tuesdays | 4:30 PM-5:30 PM | 616.4044.1
Meets Sep 8-Dec 1, Jan 5-Mar 8 and Apr 5-Jun 7
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Becci Kimm

Young Artists Ballet: Level 4

This class is for third or fourth year students or by permission of the instructor. It is recommended for students to register for both lessons each week to achieve maximum benefits from the class. This level increases the difficulty of exercises at the barre in order to strengthen body alignment and proper use of the feet and legs. Emphasis will be placed on executing demi pointe work both at the barre and in the center practice. The center will include adagio work and pirouettes. Simple petite and grand allegro will be expanded as well as terminology. Knowing the methodology of each step is an important part of developing as a student. Depending on the age, strength of feet/legs, and body placement students may begin introductory exercises on pointe at the barre. Students should be taking twice a week in order to be considered for pointe work.

Section 1
Ages 8-15 | Tuesdays | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM | 616.4054.1
Meets Sep 8-Dec 1, Jan 5-Mar 8 and Apr 5-Jun 7
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Becci Kimm

Section 2
Ages 8-15 | Thursdays | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM | 616.4054.2
Meets Sep 10-Dec 3, Jan 7-Mar 10 and Apr 7-Jun 9
Early Registration: $702/Members $687 | Regular Registration: $712/Members $697
Instructor: Becci Kimm

Young Artists Ballet: Level 4B

This class is designed for the student that has completed at least one year of level four.  All areas of study will be increased especially demi pointe work.  Depending on the age, strength of feet/legs, and body placement the students will be assessed to begin introductory exercises on pointe starting at the barre.  Students must attend class twice a week to be considered for pointe with no exceptions.
Ages 9-15 | Tuesdays/Thursdays | 6:30-7:45 PM | 616.4154.1
Dates: Sep 8-Dec 3, Jan 5-Mar 10 and Apr 5-Jun 9
Early Registration: $1,677/Members $1,662 | Regular Registration: $1,687/Members $1,672
Instructor: Becci Kimm