- Written by Christy Waunch
Has your child been begging to begin ballet classes? Unsure where to go, or where to start? Not a ballet dancer yourself? Not even sure what happens in a ballet class beyond cute children in tiny leotards twirling around?
As a ballet mom I was in the exact same place almost 14 years ago.
Are we the right studio for you?
Ballet Arts Academy is a Spokane, WA dance school that focuses on classical ballet training. This is in contrast to dance studios that simply offer ballet. What does that mean for you? If your child is looking to dabble in different styles of dance: tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet, then we are not the studio for you. However, if you are interested in a ballet school that teaches a proven ballet curriculum and is passionate about technical training, then you have come to the right place.
What will my child learn in class?
Our youngest ballet students will learn gross motor skills such as, marching, jumping, hopping, skipping, galloping, and tip toe walking. They will also learn how to keep time with music and memorize simple choreography. In addition, preschool age students will learn how to listen and follow directions. This important skill will benefit them as they enter their formal academic environments. Most importantly, your children will fall in love with their ballet instructors and friends and will ask you daily when the next ballet class is.
What happens at the end of ballet class?
At the end of ballet class tiny dancers excitedly exit ballet class with huge smiles on their faces. They run to mom and dad for a hug and show them the sticker they received from class. I watch as dancers stand on their toes and twirl around. And time and time again, parents tell me their children wake up in the morning asking "Is today ballet day?" These scenarios truly make my job fulfilling.
How much does ballet cost?
Creative Movement (ages 3.5-4yrs) 30 min weekly classes $45 per month
Pre-Ballet 1 (ages 5-6yrs) 45 min weekly classes $65 per month
Pre-Ballet 2 (ages 6-7) 45 min weekly classes $65 per month
Ballet 1 (minimum age 7yrs) 1 hr weekly classes $85 per month
There is an annual registration fee of $30 due at time of enrollment
Costume fee (optional) approximately $70 (due in January)
Recital Fee (optional) approximately $50-$90 (due in January)
What are my next steps?
If you are ready to take the next step and get your little one started in ballet please do one of two things.
- Register for a $5 Trial Ballet Class (you will be contacted by staff within 48 hrs to schedule a time)...or
- Look at our schedule HERE and register straight into the class of your choosing and click Trial. You will only be charged $5 and will be sent your informational email without the need to be contacted by staff.
We are so excited that you are here and we hope that you are able to Imagine your child's face on their first day of ballet.
Further Questions email us firstname.lastname@example.org