By combining the French, Italian, Danish and Russian methods of dance, Lelia Haller developed her unique style of ballet which is the foundation for our ballet school today. We offer ballet classes from ages 3 and up.
The joy of ballet begins with Pre-Ballet classes at Lelia Haller Ballet Classique. The ballet classes are fun, with nonstop activity. We introduce young children to the world of ballet beginning with a warm-up at the barre and moving to pantomine dances. As part of the L.H. Ballet family, your young child will learn much more than ballet. Exposure to dance encourages life skills like creativity, musicality, physicality, and begins the development of spatial awareness-all in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment.
The development of storytellingintroduced. Ballet teaches children discipline and confidence, how to follow directions closely, and develops new skills while the focus is on cr Pre-Ballet students learn the fundamentals of classical ballet and the French terms-such as plie, releve, tendu, battement, as well as the basic positions.
With focus on both the mind and the body, ballet helps the young dancer to be his or her best!
Basic ballet class allows children to learn the basics of classical ballet in a fun low pressure atmosphere. The goal is to enjoy movement while perfecting the 5 basic steps...jete, assemble, glissade, ballone and pas de basque. Ballet technique, ballet terminology, body alignment, and posture are introduced to the student. Students begin class doing barre work, progress to center work, proceeding to port de bras, adagio, and on to basic steps like plies and tendus, while learning the correct way to place and move the body. Students can build poise, strength, coordination, flexibility, and grace through practice.
INTERMEDIATE I AND II
Intermediate ballet classes teach students correct technique through execution of barre work, center, and across the floor exercises. Better understanding of body alignment, movement, carriage of upper body, and flexibility are learned. Pointe work begins with exercises to gain the necessary foot, ankle, and leg strength and flexibility needed to execute proper pointe technique. Students are provided with the knowledge and repetition needed to be able to fully get up on pointe while maintaining proper positions through out the entire body. As a result of proper training students will develop very strong ankles, body awareness, and core stability.
These classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of styles. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.
Ages 6 and up.
Also referred to as floor gymnastics, common moves performed in tumbling include flips, somersaults, tucks, handstands and handsprings.
Ages 6 and up.
At Lelia Haller Ballet Classique, we are committed to providing a high-quality ballet education to students of all ages and skill levels. Our experienced teachers are dedicated to helping each student achieve their individual goals and reach their full potential.
We offer a wide range of classes, from beginner to advanced levels, in classical ballet, contemporary dance, and more. Our classes are designed to challenge and inspire our students, and to help them develop their technique and artistry.
Over the years, our students have achieved remarkable success both in and out of the dance studio. Many of our alumni have gone on to dance with major ballet companies, while others have pursued successful careers in dance education, choreography, and other related fields.
Lelia Haller Ballet Classique was founded in 1990 by a group of passionate ballet dancers who wanted to share their love of dance with the community. Since then, we have grown into one of the most respected and prestigious ballet schools in the area.
To be paid at the first class of the month.
To be paid at the first class of the semester.
One Class per Week $350
Two Classes per Week $450
Three Classes per Week $650
Four + Classes per Week $825
One Class per Week $210
Two Classes per Week $270
Three Classes per Week $390
Four + Classes per Week $495
One Class per Week $280
Two Classes per Week $360
Three Classes per Week $520
Four + Classes per Week $660
Walk-In Class $20
10 Class Card (Adults Only)* $150
*Expires 3 months after date of purchase.
•TUITION: Tuition must be paid in advance. All semester payments must be made within the first week of the semester. Class Cards must be purchased prior to the start of class. There is a $25.00 registration fee for all new students. Cash, checks and Venmo are accepted.
•MISSED CLASSES: Students may make up missed classes during the same month in which they are missed. If a student knows he or she will miss a class (i.e. school holiday closing), we encourage him or her to make up the class prior to its occurrence. Ask the teacher which class is an appropriate make-up class. Missed classes and/or school holiday closings are non- refundable. ANY STUDENT MISSING 3 consecutive weeks of classes, without notification, will be no longer be considered enrolled and must reregister.
•SHOES: Dance shoes are NOT street shoes and should NEVER be worn outside of the studio. We recommend that a professional fit our students for their shoes and have their shoes checked by their teacher before being worn. Please write your child's name on the sole or inside of his or her shoes, as many shoes look alike.
•EN POINTE CAUTION: Students are not placed on point until our instructors are sure their training has progressed to the appropriate level to avoid injury. Young children should never be allowed to have point shoes as playthings.
•HAIR: Hair must be up, away from the face and neat at all times, preferably in a bun.
•DANCEWEAR: Ballet students are to wear a black leotard and pink tights. Tap, jazz and theatre dance students may wear jazz pants of their choice. Pink tights, a black leotard and black jazz pants (tap, jazz and theatre dance only) will be needed for certain events, such as rehearsals, open house, performances, etc. Under no circumstances are shorts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, school uniforms or street shoes appropriate attire for any dance class. Everyone must wear street shoes as well as something over his or her leotard and tights when coming and going from the studio. Studio personnel are not responsible for belongings left in the studio.
•PICK UP TIMES: Children are to remain inside the studio until a parent or guardian arrives to pick them up. No child will be permitted to leave the studio without a parent or guardian. To avoid any upset, please call the studio if you are going to be late. We ask that all parents and guardians remain outside the studio until a teacher or class assistant signals that class is over.
•HOLIDAYS: All holidays are posted in advance. Please be aware of notices in and around the studio as well as those sent home via email or note. Call to verify any uncertainties especially if you or your child has missed a few classes. Please make-up any classes cancelled due to holidays during the same month in which they are missed. Missed classes due to holiday closings are non- refundable.
•ANNUAL RECITAL: Our annual recital is held in the spring and participation is voluntary. However, because dance is a performance art, we strongly encourage all registered students to participate. Most rehearsals are held during regularly scheduled classes, with a few exceptions. Recital fees are non-refundable.
**BEHAVIOR: Children are expected to participate during classes in a respectful and appropriate manner. If, for any reason, your child does not comply with this, a parent will be notified and asked to speak with the child about the problem. Upon any further problems, we reserve the right to refuse service to the child with no refund of tuition or registration.