CTAC School of Ballet Classes
The CTAC School of Ballet offers award-winning instruction in dance with emphasis on posture, grace, flexibility, and strength. All levels of dancers are encouraged to enroll. Our nationally known Pre-Professional Program, by audition only, requires a dedication to ballet and offers a challenging curriculum. Learn more about our Pre-Professional Program.
Annually CTAC provides dance instruction to nearly 200 children and young adults. Our beginner and intermediate dance classes provide high quality instruction with at least two opportunities to perform for the beginners and our more advanced students perform at least four times each year.
Exploring Ballet: Geared toward our beginning and intermediate dancers, each two-week session will focus on a different classic children's ballet. Dancers will learn choreography from the ballet and have fun performing for each other at the end of the session.
Session I: Fantasia: June 17-27
Session II: The Wizard of Oz: July 15-25
Session III: The Nutcracker: August 5-15
Summer Ballet Intensives: An opportunity for experienced dancers to continue their study in a nationally recognized program.
Session I: June 17-July 6
Session II: July 8-27
Session III: July 29-August 17
Dance Fusion: Summer Edition: An opportunity for students to explore a variety of dance styles, including modern and jazz.
Session Dates: July 1-11*
Dance Fusion I (Ages 4-6): M-Th, 10:00 am - 10:40 am
Dance Fusion II (Ages 7-11): M-Th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
*No class on July 4. Class will meet on Friday, July 5.
September 16, 2019-January 25, 2020 (Registration opens on August 15, 2019)
January 27-June 6, 2020 (Registration opens on December 2, 2019)
Class Ages Description Beginning Ballet 4-6 Designed to be a dancer’s first class, this class will focus on arm placement, pointing of toes, stretching, turnout, poise and classroom etiquette. Dance Fusion I 4-6 Dance Fusion students explore a variety of dance styles including modern and jazz with music from classic to Broadway show tunes. Beginning Intermediate Ballet 6-8 This class introduces the young dancer to the true outline of a ballet class. Structured ballet barre with center combinations and French terminology will shape the students for future classes. Dance Fusion II 7-11 Dance Fusion students explore a variety of dance styles including modern and jazz with music from classic to Broadway show tunes. Students learn the skills to create their own work and have the opportunity to share their original choreography with the class. Intermediate Ballet 8-11 For serious ballet students with a solid, well-trained foundation. Dancers spend half their time at the barre learning, memorizing and executing full combinations, while absorbing and understanding proper techniques. The other half of the classroom experience is spent doing center work Intermediate Advanced Ballet 10+ For serious ballet students with a solid, well-trained foundation. A minimum of two classes required to participate at this level. Dance Fusion III 12+ Dance Fusion students explore a variety of dance styles including modern and jazz with music from classic to Broadway show tunes. Students learn the skills to create their own work and have the opportunity to share their original choreography with the class. Pre-Professional Ballet By Audition Designed for serious ballet students with a solid ballet foundation, this class is by audition only. Dancers in this level are expected to push themselves to excel in the classroom and on their own time. Complicated concepts are taught and mastered: multiple turns, grand allegro, adagio, extension, body placement, partner work, pointe work and concentration on the feet.