Lower School (ages 8-12)
Starting in Level 1 of the Lower School, students begin formal training in traditional classical ballet. The syllabus progresses at a rate that allows the student to learn the exercises correctly and with full physicality. Repetition and slow careful work is emphasized, with the students learning discipline and control of their bodies. Students progress to the next level when they have mastered the material and physical understanding of the syllabus in their current level.
- Level 1 meets two times per week for 1 hour.
- Level 2 meets two times per week for 1.25 hours.
- Level 3 meets three times per week for 1.5 hours.
- Lower School students are required to attend all scheduled classes for their level.
Students receive a written evaluation with the level recommended for the fall in the registration packet sent in June.
At the end of the year, Lower School
students participate in the Academy Spring Presentation, an informal performance held in our AustinVentures StudioTheater.
Lower School students are eligible to audition for Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker. The Academy Student auditions for Lower and Upper School students will be held on September 7, 2013.
Boy's Scholarship Class
No previous dance experience is required to join Ballet Austin Academy’s Boy's Scholarship Class. Students may enroll at any time. The student’s first four classes will be considered a probationary period and will be used to assess the student’s ability to focus and work in a collaborative environment. The student should also demonstrate appropriate social, cognitive and physical development. Although it is recommended, this class does not have to be taken in conjunction with a corresponding Lower School ballet technique class.
Level 1, 2 and 3 Girls: Lavender Bloch, Harmonie or Baltogs leotard, cap-sleeve or short-sleeve style only, clean pink tights with no runs, canvas or leather pink ballet shoes with a snug fit. No skirts. No jewelry or watches. Hair must be secured in a bun. If hair is not put up properly, the student will need to watch class.
Level 1, 2 and 3 Boys: Body Wrappers white fitted t-shirt, black footed tights, black ballet shoes, Body Wrappers dance belt brief.
For class and registration information, please contact:
Eve Anderson, Academy Registrar
Phone - 512-501-8703
Photography this page by Anne Marie Bloodgood