Classes and Programming

General Class Information for 2021/2022 Fall Classes 

 

We welcome you to ballet Spartanburg-a center for dance education that is more than just ballet. A center that is a higher standard. A center that offers quality dance education.
this fall, we are excited to offer new classes and instructors.  We are ready for you. 
  • As of August 3, 2021, the CDC recommends for all students and Adults to wear masks for indoor activities. We will continue to monitor all recommendations as set forth by the CDC as we move into the fall/winter season. 
  • We will take every precaution from mask wearing to cleaning each day to protect our families. we expect our families to follow all policies to ensure safety for everyone while attending the center for Dance education. 
  • Classes for the 2021-2022 year begin Monday, August 23, 2021.
  • Lebo's Dance wear will be on the plaza August 18-19 from 10AM-3PM. If you have the correct color uniform, there is not need to purchase a new one since we have had to change styles. 
  • Faculty and schedule are subject to change.
  • A minimum enrollment of 5 full paying students is required for a class to be maintained.
  • All registration forms and the Ballet Spartanburg COVID-19  waiver must be completed and turned in to the Ballet Spartanburg office.
  • Students are assigned classes and instructors upon approval of Ballet Master, Lona Gomez.
  • Students who graduate from High School are required to take Adult Classes.
  • To withdraw a student, complete the withdrawal form, and submit to the Ballet Spartanburg office. A withdrawal form must be submitted to ensure a refund.
  • INCLEMENT Weather. Please note that we follow the openings/closings of the Chapman Cultural Center. We will try our very best to notify you of any changes due to inclement weather via email, Facebook and all social media. Please check all emails from Ballet Spartanburg carefully.
CLICK HERE FOR 2021/2022 CFDE CLASS SCHEDULE  

 

 
Toddler Division (age 2)

Toddler Division (age 2)

The Center for Dance Education Toddler Division for 2 year-olds focuses on movement, music and creativity.This class is designed to introduce the very young student to locomotive movement and music, combining stories and music in a child-centered setting supporting and developing body awareness and rhythm.

Tap and Twirl (ages 3-4)

Tap and Twirl (ages 3-4)

The Center for Dance Education Tap and Twirl Division for 3-4 year-olds focuses on an imaginative introduction to tap and jazz. This child-centered class combines a gentle introduction of tap and jazz movement and vocabulary with the mindfulness of the age of the student.

Creative Division (ages 3-4)

Creative Division (ages 3-4)

The Center for Dance Education Creative Division focuses on creativity, fostering a love of dance, group interaction, and the joy of self-expression. The class is ballet based.The Creative Movement syllabus is designed to gently introduce our youngest students to a happy and safe classroom environment, while instilling the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create. This class is open to boys and girls. Social skills are also developed through collaborative and cooperative games. Creative Movement students participate in the end of the year dance demonstration in the Chapman Cultural Center.

Pre Ballet through Ballet V (ages 5-18)

Pre Ballet through Ballet V (ages 5-18)

The Recreational Ballet Student Division consists of Pre Ballet through Ballet V. The primary levels foster a love of ballet while following a more formal ballet class focusing on rote. The intermediate levels provide the students with solid classical ballet technique as well as continuing to develop increased strength and coordination focusing on rote. The upper levels continue to build on the intermediate level, in which musicality and more complicated combinations are introduced. The Recreational Division has a structured syllabus as well as detailed objectives for each level. All Recreational Ballet Students advance according to individual progress in acquiring technique and strength.

Open Student Division

Open Student Division

The Open Student Division offers optional discipline classes for students interested in Tap/Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Stretch and Strengthen, and Irish. They can be taken on their own or in conjunction with ballet classes.

Advanced Lower

Advanced Lower

The Lower Division is designed for the more serious student and is designed to provide the student with a focused, challenging curriculum based on rote. Placement is through audition only and each student is carefully evaluated for continuation in the Division. A criterion for acceptance is an anatomical structure suited to the demands of a challenging rote based curriculum.

Pre-Pro

The Pre-Pro division serves the serious ballet student with comprehensive training, refining technique, building physical strength, and developing artistry. Past/Current Pre-Pro Students have been and are accepted on scholarship to elite professional summer intensives/ such as Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Charlotte Ballet. Focus of the Pre-Pro Division is educating through intense training and performing experiences, such as The Ensemble as well as alongside Ballet Spartanburg’s Professional Resident Company.

Trainee

Trainee

The Center for Dance Education Trainee Program offers talented ballet students a transitional experience that bridges the gap between the academic ballet setting and the world of professional dance. The Center for Dance Education Trainee Program is tuition based. Click on link for additional information/audition requirements.

Open Adult Division

The Open Adult Division is geared for students 18-80 who are not attending school and wish to start dancing, return to a passion for dance, or are looking for a new form of exercise. All classes are offered on a drop in basis and paid for on a monthly basis bases. Please refer to the Adult Registration form for monthly pricing. Class offerings are Irish step dance, contemporary, tap, and jazz.

Adult Ballroom

The Adult Ballroom Classes are taught by Marion Norman. Classes meet on Monday nights in the Ballet Studios from 7:30-8:30pm. Ballroom classes are paid per session. Please refer to the Ballroom Schedule of Classes for session dates and costs.

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Education. Outreach. Performance.

The joyful picture above of children from Sidewalk Hope, an inner city ministry in Spartanburg, captures the essence and innocence of joy, hope, and the connections that are created when we dance.  Sidewalk Hope participated in the 2018 So You Think You Can Dance, Spartanburg! community event, a fundraiser in partnership with 10 local organizations. The picture above reflects opportunity, joy, happiness, dance and above all, who we are as an organization: education, outreach and performance. We will present So You Think You Can Dance, Spartanburg!, March 31, 2022. Please look for our event as we post information later this summer.

The happiness in dancing on stage is reflected in this precious little dancer's eyes and body.  Arms open, lights aglow,  feet planted firmly on the stage, basking joyfully from a successful performance. This is the feeling we have as we anticipate returning to the stage this October with the premiere of Carlos Agudelo's, The Wizard of Oz.. Ballet Spartanburg and its Board of Trustees and staff will monitor and adjust all health and safety precautions as directed by the CDC. We are ready to to dance. We are ready to see our audience. We are ready.

Thank you for your continued love and support for 55 years. Onto our 56th season we go! Now follow the yellow brick road and grab your SEASON TICKETS TODAY!

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