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2022/23 Level Placement & Trial Classes

BAYER BALLET OFFICIAL PARTNER SCHOOL of the Vaganova Ballet Academy __________ LEVEL PLACEMENT & TRIAL CLASSES 2022/2023 School Year Ages 3-18 Years

  • Schedule your Level Placement (ages 9-18) or Trial Class (ages 3-8) prior to the start of the new school year, which begins on September 6.

  • Level Placement classes can be scheduled during this week's Variations Workshop with International Master Teacher & Competition Judge, Aram Manukyan

__________ DIVISIONS

  • proper level placement by age & experience

  • meaningful path for healthy progression

  • small class sizes

  • nurturing & professional training

__________ PRE-BALLET DIVISION (AGES 3-9) - Learn More

  • PB 1 (ages 3-4)

  • PB 2 (ages 4-5)

  • PB 3 (ages 5-6)

  • PB 4 (ages 6-7)

  • PB 5 (ages 7-8)

  • PB 6 (ages 8-9)

  • Basic Ballet Technique (ages 9-11)

  • Male Program (ages 3-8)

__________ UPPER DIVISION (AGES 9-18+) - Learn More Level placement is required for the following programs:

  • Ballet (ages 9-10)

  • Ballet (ages 10-12)

  • JUNIORS (ages 9-14)

- Level 1/2 - Level 3/4 - Level 4/5 - Level 6 - Junior Apprentice

  • APPRENTICE (ages 14+)

  • PRE-PROFESSIONAL (ages 14+)

  • MALE PROGRAM (ages 9-18+)

BAYER BALLET VAGANOVA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE * Artfully-rigorous curriculum (Vaganova) * Master Vaganova Faculty - graduates of the Vaganova Academy and Bolshoi Ballet Academy, where they received their training and graduate degrees⁣⁣⁣ * Professionally-staged performances & collaborations with world-renowned choreographers * Internationally award-winning academy * Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), Outstanding School (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) * YAGP Grand Prix Winner (2022) * Natalia Makarova Award for Artistry (2022) * California Dance Classics, Highest Scoring Ensemble (out of 61 ensembles) * Prix de Lausanne 2020 - (2 dancers) * YoungArts Foundation / Finalist Winner⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ * Scholarships and acceptances into prestigious training programs (ie. Full Year Scholar: Princess Grace Academy (Monaco), Paris Opera Ballet, ABT, to name a few) * Successful alumni in professional companies

We are committed to providing a healthy and nurturing environment, where students can safely grow and thrive through careful attention to their well-being, as people and artists. Our award-winning faculty and master teachers deliver a holistic approach to the art of classical ballet, specializing in the Vaganova method. Our artfully-rigorous curriculum teaches essential life skills, while providing a solid technical foundation, which prepares dancers to adapt easily to diverse styles and choreography, and unleash their full artistic potential. Everyone deserves a safe and nurturing environment to grow and thrive. We look forward to dancing with you!

ABOUT BAYER BALLET: Founded in 2005, Bayer Ballet has quickly established itself as a reputable dance institution in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We bring world-class performing arts to the community. Bayer Ballet Company, the 501(c)3 public charity organization, is dedicated to staging several annual full-length performances that are of professional quality. Our goal is to make the classical discipline of ballet accessible to new generations, preserving the traditions of Vaganova, and contributing enriching cultural experiences to our community. Bayer Ballet Academy is the OFFICIAL PARTNER SCHOOL to the world-renowned Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg. Our award-winning faculty directly hail from the Vaganova Academy and Bolshoi, where they received their training, teaching credentials and advanced graduate degrees in pedagogy. Graduates of the Academy have been accepted into prestigious programs, including those of the Vaganova Ballet Academy, Paris Opera, American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet, Princess Grace Academy, and Bolshoi Ballet. Students of Bayer Ballet, have danced in European and American professional dance companies such as: Mariinsky Ballet, Eifman Ballet Saint Petersburg, Atlanta Ballet, Hrvatsko narodno kazalište HNK Split Balet / Croatian National Theater, State Ballet in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria and more. RECENT HONORS: Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Outstanding School (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), Grand Prix (2022), Natalia Makarova Award for Artistry (2022); World Ballet Competition (WBC), Gold Medalist; Prix de Lausanne - 2 participants (2020).

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