Classical Ballet, Dance, Motion & Imagination 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT 

Brad Parquette, Instructor

Days & Times TBA

 

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

MUSICAL THEATRE 

Instructor- Madeliene Bullen  

Day & Time TBA

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.

TAP & RYTHEM   

Grace Roberts, Instructor 

Wednesday

4:15-5:00  Tap 2 Intermediate 

5:00-5:30  Tap 1 (5+)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. 

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. 

PRE SCHOOL

Ballet - 3, 4 yrs   Wednesday 5-5:30 

Tap - 3, 5 yrs       Wednesday 5:30-6

Dress -

Pale pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers,

black tap shoes

PRE BALLET

Pre Ballet - 5,6 yrs      Wednesday 4-5:00

Beginning Tap -           Wednesday 5-5:30

Dress -

Light Blue Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers,

black tap shoes

BEGINNING BALLET

LEVEL 1A/1B 

Beginning Ballet 1A      Monday & Wednesday 4-5:00 

Dress -

Black leotard (simple is best), pink tights,

BLACK leather ballet shoes

BEG /INTER BALLET 2A,2B

Tuesday & Thursday 4-5:15

Dress  -

Seafoam Green  Leotard (simple is best, pink tights,

pink leather ballet shoes 

INTERMEDIATE BALLET  

LEVELS 3/4

(Minimum 3 Ballet classes recommended for pointe)

Monday  Ballet Tech.  4-5:30

Tuesday  Ballet Tech. 5:15-6:45   Pt/Var-6:45-7:15

Wednesday Ballet Tech.  10-11:30

Thursday Ballet Tech. 5:15-6:45 Pt/Var-6:45-7:15

Friday Ballet Tech. 10:30--12:00

Saturday Ballet Tech. 10:00 - 11:30 

Dress Code-

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

ADVANCE/INTERMEDIATE BALLET

LEVELS 5/6

(Minimum 3 Ballet classes recommended)       

Monday  Ballet Tech. 4-5:30        Pt/Var-5:30-6

Tuesday  Ballet Tech.  5:15-6:45  Pt/Var-6:45-7:15

Wednesday Ballet Tech.  10-11:30

Thursday Ballet Tech. 5:15-6:45  Pt/Var-6:45-7:15

Friday Ballet Tech.   10-11:30 

Dress Code-

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

ADVANCE BALLET

LEVELS 7

(Minimum 3 Ballet classes recommended)       

Monday  Ballet Tech. 4-5:30        Pt/Var-5:30-6

Tuesday  Ballet Tech.  5:15-6:45  Pt/Var-6:45-7:15

Wednesday Ballet Tech.  10-11:30

Thursday Ballet Tech. 5:15-6:45  Pt/Var-6:45-7:15

Friday Ballet Tech.   10-11:30

Dress Code-

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