Springfield Ballet school was established in 1976 to provide the highest caliber of dance training and to foster a love of movement and the arts through pre-professional performance opportunities. We provide an atmosphere that fosters self-confidence, grace, focus, and a thoughtful attitude toward instructors and other students.

Our comprehensive training program provides area dancers with a strong foundation in classical dance and an appreciation for the discipline of training. Students develop clean, strong techniques with an emphasis on artistry, an understanding of body placement, and an appreciation for the art in all parameters. Our community outreach performances and educational programs have been designed to expose children to the art of dance, cultivate quality at all levels of development, and make ballet accessible to people from all socio-
economic and ethnic backgrounds. Classes are available for ages two through adult, ranging from beginning to advanced levels.

Springfield Ballet offers a Dance with Me dance class for children ages 2-3 to take a Creative Movement class with an adult. Beginning at age three, children may be enrolled in our Creative Movement dance classes. Creative Movement 1 (ages 3-4 ½) is an educational and fun class which introduces your child to dance emphasizing musical awareness, spatial awareness, group interaction, and listening skills.

Creative Movement 1 is offered in 8-week sessions (Session #1, January 10-March 5 & Session #2, March 7-May 14). Creative Movement 2 (ages 4 ½-6) is a more in-depth exploration of the dance concepts with additional emphasis on posture and coordination. Pre-Ballet (ages 5-7) is a prelude to formal ballet training and focuses on very basic ballet movements that deal with gross and fine motor skills, creative expression, and music appreciation. Classical ballet training begins with Ballet 1 (ages 6-10) and continues with Ballet 2, Ballet 3, Ballet 4, Ballet 5 and Pointe 5, Ballet 6 and Pointe 6, and Ballet 7 and Pointe 7.

The Adult division is open to teens and adults who want to experience dance as a recreational activity for fun and exercise. The class focuses on the use of ballet techniques to help with toning, strength, and flexibility, and it is offered for men and women at beginner to intermediate levels.

Learn more and register at springfieldballet.org

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