youth division
Juniors & apprenitice

Ballet Classes

This year round program is intended for students ages eight and older that are looking for a serious program that includes performance and competition opportunities. Rooted in the Vaganova method,  students receive a high level of classical ballet education that can prepare them for a professional career.

PROGRAM

UPPER DIVISION

Division placement is based on level and determined by the Artistic Director. 

YOUTH DIVISION (AGES 9-18+)

Audition is required  for Divisions starting from Juniors 1 and higher.  

  • JUNIORS (ages 9-14) 

    • Level 1 

    • Level 2/3

    • Level 4/5

    • Level 6 

    • Junior Apprentice 

  • APPRENTICE (ages 14+)  Learn More

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Contemporary

Bayer Ballet Academy provides contemporary ballet training as a complement to our classical curriculum. Available for all levels of youth ballet.  

Character

Traditional character dance taught by renowned faculty. This class is meant as a supplement to classical ballet training as it allows for a greater range of expression and diversity for students to grow and develop with.  

Stretching

For any form of dance, strength and flexibility are important for moving comfortable and gracefully. Our specially developed stretching curriculum builds muscle, increases flexibility, and provides a foundation for many of the more difficult movements in ballet and contemporary. 

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Technique & Artistry

Students develop physically and artistically through a systematic program, based upon foundations of the Vaganova method. 

 

The program which is comprised of three divisions, pre-ballet, youth (juniors and apprentice) and pre-professional, allows students to gradually progress through a well-rounded, healthy approach to learning the complex art of ballet.  As students move through the program, excercises increase in complexity, gradually developing the core strength and conditioning, flexibility, and grace required for long term wellness.

With a solid technical foundation in place, dancers explore the art of performing through competitions and professionally staged performances. This is an opportunity to learn how to apply their technique to performance, while developing stage presence and experience the joy of sharing their art with the community.

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AUDITION

UPPER DIVISION

AGES 8-18 YEARS

Register for an virtual audition or submit a Video audition.  For the safety of our students, auditions are currently only offered virtually. Register to receive a Zoom link. 

DRESS CODE

  • Women: black leotard, pink tights, pointe shoes (if applicable)

  • Men: black tights and white t-shirt

VIDEIO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Videos should be maximum 10 minutes in length.  

  • Please begin with a short introduction; state your name, age, the number of years of dance education, the number of years of pointe work (if applicable), the name of your current school and teacher(s).

  • Barre and center exercises: plié, battement tendu, adagio, pirouettes, petit, medium, and grand allegro, tours en l'air for men, and pointe work for women. A classical ballet variation on pointe is optional. 

  • Email photo in 1st arabesque

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