Lower Division

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Lower Division

Students ages 8-12 begin taking classes twice a week to enhance their ballet training. Lower Division ballet students are placed in class by the faculty according to their skill level and accomplishment, not by age. Ballet class incorporates classical training in barre and centre floor work. Students have the option of adding jazz, character dance and/or theatre dance classes to complement their ballet training.

One child ticket and one companion adult ticket to Richmond Ballet’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Carpenter Theatre are also included with Lower Division tuition. This ballet classic will be studied as part of the class and the students will watch a Company rehearsal and learn about other aspects of the production.

New students, over the age of 8, with previous training need to be placed by The School of Richmond Ballet faculty.

Lower I

Child must be required age for Lower Level by August 1. Lower Division students are required to take classes twice a week.

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Class # Age Day/Time Tuition* 4 Equal Installments
Lower I 201A 8-10 M 4:15-5:15pm
TH 4:15-5:15pm
$1,235 $308.75
Lower I 201B 8-10 M 5:30-6:30pm
W 5:30-6:30pm
$1,235 $308.75
Lower I 201C 8-10 T 5:30-6:30pm
TH 5:15-6:15pm
$1,235 $308.75
Lower I 201D 9-12 W 5:00-6:00pm
S 11:15am-12:15pm
$1,235 $308.75
Accelerated Basic Ballet 299A 10-14 W 6:00-7:15pm
S 10:15-11:15am
$1,336 $334.00

SRB 2016-17 School Year: September 7, 2016-June 4, 2017
* Tuition includes two (2) tickets to Richmond Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Lower II

Lower II class placement is by our faculty, with class level assigned by ability. Lower Division students are required to take classes twice a week.

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Class # Age Day/Time Tuition* 4 Equal Installments
Lower II 202A Placement by Faculty M 5:15-6:15pm
W 4:45-6:00pm
$1,336 $334.00
Lower II 202B Placement by Faculty M 4:15-5:15pm
TH 4:15-5:30pm
$1,336 $334.00
Lower II 202C Placement by Faculty T 4:30-5:30pm
S 11:15am-12:30pm
$1,336 $334.00

SRB 2016-17 School Year: September 7, 2016-June 4, 2017
* Tuition includes two (2) tickets to Richmond Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Lower III

Lower III class placement is by our faculty, with class level assigned by ability. Lower Division students are required to take classes twice a week.

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Class # Age Day/Time Tuition* 4 Equal Installments
Lower III 203A Placement by Faculty M 4:30-6:00pm
W 4:30-5:45pm
$1,550 $387.50
Lower III 203B Placement by Faculty M 5:15-6:30pm
TH 5:30-7:00pm
$1,550 $387.50
Lower III 203C Placement by Faculty T 5:30-7:00pm
TH 5:15-6:30pm
$1,550 $387.50

SRB 2016-17 School Year: September 7, 2016-June 4, 2017
* Tuition includes two (2) tickets to Richmond Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Additional Subjects

Jazz and Theatre Dance may be taken individually or as a combined program with ballet. Character Dance may only be taken as a combined program with ballet.

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Class # Day/Time Tuition† 4 Equal Installments
Character Dance 210A S 12:30-1:30pm $650 $162.50
Jazz 211A W 6:30-7:30pm $650 $162.50
Theatre Dance 213A T 4:30-5:30pm $650 $162.50

SRB 2016-17 School Year: September 7, 2016-June 4, 2017
†Tuition for Character, Jazz, and Theatre Dance classes, if taken with a ballet program: $520.00 (4 Equal Installments: $130.00)


General Policies

  1. Parents are asked to please remain in the lobby during class times, so that the student can focus his/her entire attention on dance. We have designated specific days when parents are invited into the classrooms to observe student progress.
  2. The School is not responsible for lost or stolen personal property. Please leave all valuables at home. Please label dancewear with student’s name.
  3. Dance is a strenuous activity. The School suggests a complete physical prior to starting classes.
  4. Students are not permitted to participate in a class after entering late without the permission of the instructor and may be asked to observe the class.
  5. Absences should be reported prior to the missed class at (804) 344-0906 ext. 228. Students are urged to make up any classes that are missed in another class of the same level. Make up classes must be completed within the current semester and are not permitted during Parent Observation Weeks.
  6. For their safety, students should wear street clothes and shoes when entering and leaving the Richmond Ballet building.
  7. Tuition is non-refundable except in the case of serious illness or injury with written verification from a physician. The School of Richmond Ballet does not refund registration fees or deposits. Please read all financial information »
  8. Classes are contingent upon meeting required enrollment numbers. The School of Richmond Ballet may cancel any classes not meeting enrollment requirements.
  9. Students may bring non-breakable water bottles to class. Food and/or other beverages are allowed in designated snack areas only. Gum is not allowed in the Ballet building.

Dress Code

Girls Ballet

  • Lower I and II: Eurotard Brand, Light Blue short sleeve, scoop neck leotard, mandatory uniform
  • Lower III: Mirella Brand, Royal Blue, style M515C, mandatory uniform. This is a scoop neck, cap sleeve leotard with princess seams.
  • All Levels: Pink footed dance tights and pink leather full-sole ballet shoes with elastic across the in-step

No split sole or canvas ballet shoes; leather full-sole with elastics across in-step only

Boys Ballet

  • All Levels: Black leather full-sole ballet shoes with elastic across the in-step
  • Lower I & II: Black knit shorts, a white fitted t-shirt and white socks
  • Lower III: Black footed dance tights rolled on a belt, worn with dance belt undergarment and a white fitted t-shirt

Jazz & Theatre Dance

  • Any color leotard, tights, or t-shirt and jazz pants
  • Theatre Dance students wear red, white, and black only
  • Black jazz shoes for all

Character Dance

  • Boys & Girls: Ballet Attire
  • Girls: Black knee-length circular skirt (not chiffon wrap-around)
  • Boys: black jazz pants optional
  • Black jazz shoes for all (girls may wear black, 1.5-inch character dance shoes if they would like)

Additional Information

  • No varied necklines, strings, halters, low backs, or decoration on leotards. Uniform style only.
  • No skirts, sweats, warmers, jewelry, or watches
  • No footless or rolled up tights in Ballet classes
  • Hair should be pulled back neatly from the face; in a ballet bun for girls.

The School of Richmond Ballet dress code attire can be purchased at Ellman’s Dancewear in Carytown.

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