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Ages 14 - 18

Mondays & Thursdays: 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Fridays: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Saturdays: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

In this advanced class, students will continue barre and center work as well as work with more complex ballet combinations. This class works with a refined ballet vocabulary and allows students to continue building stamina.​


The syllabus for the training of a dancer at the School of Cleveland Ballet is based on Classical and Neo-Classical techniques. Ballet technique is one of the most important disciplines in laying the foundation of lightness and suspension.


This system of structured physical exercises controls, molds, strengthens, aligns and stretches the body as an instrument for movement.


Character dance is a specific subdivision of classical dance. It is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, mostly from European countries, and uses movements and music which have been adapted for the theater. Character dance is integral to much of the classical ballet repertoire. A good example of character dance within ballet is the series of national dances which take place at the beginning of Act II of Swan Lake. The ballet Don Quixote also features many character variations based on traditional Spanish dances. Popular character dance adaptations for ballet also include the national dances of Hungary, Russia, Poland, Italy and Spain.


Focusing on regional folk dances, escuela bolero, and flamenco, students will learn footwork, castaneting, and palmas techniques and gain an understanding of the rhythm (compas).


The technique for females executing ballet movements en pointe make possible a highly effective series of moves in which the tip of the foot is used to create the impression of lightness and suspension in the ballerina.


Includes the elements of classical distortion, counter balance of weight distribution, asymmetrical shapes and design in conjunction with irregular meter and rhythms.


Designed to acquaint the student with principles of technique and conditioning that develop strength, endurance and coordination necessary to move fully and freely in a number of styles.


Variations are the widely known solo dances from Classical and Contemporary ballet. The study of variations by intermediate and advanced students helps develop memory and stamina as well as stage presence.


Musical theatre dancing is rooted in the diverse history of Broadway musicals. Relying heavily on a knowledge of ballet, tap, and jazz, musical theater dancers are, first and foremost, actors and place a high focus on musical interpretation.



Female students should have their hair up in a high bun with a hairnet. Male students should have their hair above the ears and collar


Ballet Dress Code: LADIES: - Shoe: Bloch 203L Split Sole - Tights: Pink Ballet Tights - Leotard: *Monday-Friday, any Black Leotard (no lace, chiffon, halter, or one shoulder) *Saturday, any White Leotard (no lace, chiffon, halter, or one shoulder) - Skirt: School of Cleveland Ballet Skirt in Black GENTLEMEN: - Shirt: White Royal Collection T-Shirt - Tights: Capezio Men's Black - Shoe: White Leather Bloch or Capezio - Socks: White Royal Collection


Character Dress Code: LADIES: - Capezio 1.5" Heel Black (550) - School of Cleveland Ballet Character Skirt GENTLEMEN: - Capezio Black Jazz Shoe (EJ2)


Spanish Dance Dress Code: LADIES: - Baltogs Girls/Adults Flamenco Skirt in Red (Style number: 9100C/9100)


Contemporary Dress Code: - Black Ankle-High Socks (no shoes) - Black leggings (no logos)



$475 per month

This level will be invited to perform at least twice per year.

This level may audition for School of Cleveland Ballet's Youth Company

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