Classical Ballet, Dance, Motion & Imagination 

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Due to Covid-19 all class sizes are limited. 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT 

Brad Parquette, Instructor

Thursdays beginning September 3.

Creative Movement - 5:15-6:00

Modern Contemporary - 6-7:00 or 4-5:00.

 

Creative Movement focuses on using the body as a means of expression. Children will explore the use of tempo, level. shape, weight, pathways of travel and energy. Students will develop spatial awareness, musicality and abstract movement through vivid imagery and games. 

CONTEMPORARY/MODERN

Brad Parquette, Instructor

Students will focus on breath, skeletal alignment, joint articulation. muscle relaxation, and the use of gravity and momentum to facilitate efficient movement. 

Dress Code -

Class Leotard, black footless tights or leggings.

Boys - Black shirt, black leggings or sweatpants

Thursdays beginning September 3.

Creative Movement - 5:15-6:00

Modern Contemporary - 6-7:00 or 4-5:00.

MUSICAL THEATRE 

Instructor- Madeliene Bullen  

 

Dancing, Singing, Acting!

Wednesday's 5:30 - 7:30

Beginning September 2.

Whether you aspire for Broadway, off Broadway or wayyyy off Broadway, ETBA’s Musical Theatre class, will get you moving and having fun to your favorite show tunes. The class will emphasize acting skills,  learning how to act while singing as well as how dance can carry a story. Through individual and group exercises, improvisations, monologues and scene studies, we will help students develop their acting potential and sharpen their skills interpreting scripts and song.  Beginners are always welcome! This class is made for creating, learning and fun! Previous theatre study is not required.

Dress for full range of motion, hair secured off face, no street shoes.

Wednesday's beginning September 2.

5:30-7:30

TAP & RYTHEM   

Grace Roberts, Instructor 

 

Wednesday's (Beginning August 12)

4:15-5:00  Tap  Intermediate 

5:00-5:30  Tap  Beginning

5:30-6:00  Tapping Tots (3-5 yrs)

 

​Tap & Rythem classes are offered to the youngest children at ETBA. Designed to develop rhythm, good listening skills, proper posture and coordination, these youngsters will love hearing their feet sing and dancing to familiar songs.   

 

BEGINNING TAP students will be introduced to solid basic level of techniques (shuffles. flaps, cramp rolls, Irish, shuffle ball change, etc.) and basic fundamental music skills are introduced as well. Students will learn unique combinations using these tap fundamentals progressing into intermediate and advanced tap.

 

Beginning Jazz - Tuesday 5:15-6:00

                               Starts August 18

Classical Ballet

The East Tennessee Ballet Academy’s classical ballet program offers precise instruction from an experienced and professional faculty. Small ballet class sizes, individual attention as well as performing opportunities and Summer Intensives with permanent and guest faculty. Pointe work is available with the approval of artistic director. ETBA follows the distinctive classical ballet syllabus developed by Maria Dale Weary of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. 

Due to Covid-19 all class sizes are limited.

We have added additional class days and times.

Classes For Our Youngest Dancers

 

The ages and grade levels listed are approximate and should be used only as a guild.

ETBA students progress through the levels at their own pace. Please let your instructor 

know if there is anything we can do to enhance your child's experience at ETBA.

3-5 years

PRE SCHOOL.    (Meets one or more classes weekly)

Ballet - 3,4 yrs    Wednesday 5-5:30                                Starts August 19.

Tap - 3-5 yrs       Wednesday 5:30-6   (GR)                    Starts August 20.

Ballet - 3,4 yrs.    Thursday 5:15-5:45 (EA)                     Starts August 20.

Dress -

Girls - Pale pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers,

black tap shoes

Boys-White T-Shirt, black shorts or Jazz pants, black socks, black Ballet or Tap shoes, 

PRE BALLET       (Meets one or more classes weekly)

Pre Ballet - 5,6,7 yrs   Wednesday 4-5:00                        Starts August 19.

Beginning Tap             Wednesday 5-5:30. (GR)              Starts August 19.

Pre Ballet - 5,6,7yrs.    Thursday    4-5:00. (EA).             Starts August 20.

Creative Movement     Thursday    5:15-6:00                   Starts September 3

Dress -

Girls - Light Blue Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers,

black tap shoes

Boys-White T-Shirt, black shorts or Jazz pants, black socks, black Ballet or Tap shoes,  

Primary Levels

BEGINNING BALLET.       (Minimum 2  ballet classes weekly)

LEVEL 1A/1B 

Beginning Ballet 1A/1B      Monday 5:30-6:30                  Starts August 17

Beginning Ballet 1A/1B      Tuesday 6-7:00                      Starts August 18.

Beginning Ballet 1A/1B      Thursday 6-7:00.                   Starts August 20.

Beginning Ballet 1A/1B.      Saturday 10-11:00                Starts August 22

Creative Movement  Thursday  5:15-6:00  Starts September 3

Dress -

Black leotard (simple is best), pink tights,

BLACK leather ballet shoes

Boys-White T-Shirt, black shorts or Jazz pants, black socks, black Ballet or Tap shoes, 

BEG /INTER & INTERMEDIATE BALLET 2A/2B/3  (Minimum 2  ballet classes weekly)

2A/2B/3.    Monday  4-5:30                                             Starts August 10.

2A/2B/3.    Tuesday.  4-5:15                                             Starts August 20.

2A/2B/3.    Thursday 4-5:15                                            Starts August 13.

Creative Movement  Thursday  5:15-6:00                       Starts September 3

2A/2B/3     Friday.      4-5:30

Dress  -

Girls -Seafoam Green  Leotard (simple is best, pink tights,

pink leather ballet shoes) 

Boys-White T-Shirt, black shorts or Jazz pants, black socks, black Ballet or Tap shoes, 

Modern/Contemporary - Dancers will need to wear a long sleeve black fitted shirt over leotard.                                                               Students may also wear black footless leggings over their tights for modern/contemporary.

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCE/INTERMEDIATE BALLET  

LEVELS 4/5

(Minimum 3 Ballet classes recommended for beginning pointe)

Monday  Ballet Tech.       4-5:30                                             Starts August 10.

Tuesday  Ballet Tech.       5:30-7:00   Pt/Var-7:00-7:30        Starts August 11.

Wednesday Ballet Tech.  10-11:30  

Thursday Ballet Tech.      5:30-7:00   Pt/Var-7:00-7:30        Starts August 13.

Thursday Contemporary/Modern   6-7:00               Starts Sept. 3 This class may run before or after ballet class

Friday Ballet Tech.           4:00-5:30                                         Starts August 15

Saturday Ballet Tech.      10:00 - 11:30  Company                  Starts September (Date TBA)

Dress Code-

Girls - Lilac or black leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes (matching skirt -Pointe/Variations)

Boys-White T-Shirt, black legging, shorts or Jazz pants, black socks, black Ballet or Tap shoes, 

Modern/Contemporary - Dancers will need to wear a long sleeve black fitted shirt over leotard.                                                               Students may also wear black footless leggings over their tights for modern/contemporary.

ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE & BEGINNING ADVANCED BALLET

LEVELS 6

(Minimum 3 Ballet classes recommended for pointe)       

Monday  Ballet Tech.        4-5:30       

Tuesday  Ballet Tech.        5:30-7:00  Pt/Var-7:00-7:30

Wednesday Ballet Tech.   10-11:30

Thursday Ballet Tech.       5:30-7:00   Pt/Var-7:00-7:30 (May move to 4:00-5:30/5:30-6 in September)

Thursday Contemporary/Modern   6-7:00   Starts Sept. 3 (This class may run before or after ballet class)

Friday Ballet Tech.            4:00-5:30 

Saturday Ballet Tech.       10:00 - 11:30  Company

Dress Code-

Girls - Blue or black leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes (matching skirt -Pointe/Variations)

Boys-White T-Shirt, black shorts or Jazz pants, black socks, black Ballet shoes,

Modern/Contemporary - Dancers will need to wear a long sleeve black fitted shirt over leotard.                                                               Students may also wear black footless leggings over their tights for modern/contemporary.

9th and Above

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED & ADVANCED BALLET

LEVELS 7

(Minimum 5 Ballet classes recommended)       

Monday  Ballet Tech.       4-5:30        

Tuesday  Ballet Tech.       5:30-7:00  Pt/Var-7-7:30

Wednesday Ballet Tech.  10-11:30 

Thursday Ballet Tech.      5:30-7:00  Pt/Var-7-7:30 (May move to 4:00-5:30/5:30-6 in September)

Thursday Contemporary/Modern   6-7:00   Starts Sept. 3 (This class may run before or after ballet class)

Friday Ballet Tech.           4:00-5:30

Saturday                          10:00-11:30.   Company

Dress Code-

Girls - Lilac or blue leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, (matching skirt -Pointe/Variations)

Boys-White T-Shirt, black shorts or Jazz pants, black socks, black Ballet shoes,