Lower Division


Contact Rebecca Weger
804-344-0906 x231

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.

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


Click here for the Summer Session and Summer Camp Brochures 2014:

Summer Session 2014

Summer Daycamps 2014

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.
  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.
  5. Absences should be reported to the teacher prior to the missed class at (804) 344-0906 ext. 228. Students are urged to make up any classes that are missed if there is another class option (of the same level). Make up classes must be completed within the session. Ask your child’s instructor for advice on make up class times.
  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.
  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.
Summer Session Classes June 30-August 2, 2014
Class Days Time Tuition   Course# Registration
Basic Ballet
(For Beginning Students age 8 1/2 – 12)
Wed 4:45-6:00 $100.00 610A Open
Lower I Ballet
(both classes required)




$175.00 611A Open
Lower II Ballet
(both classes required)




$175.00 612A Open
Lower III Ballet
(May select 2, 3 or 4 classes per week)











 613A (2)

613B (3)

613C (4)

Lower III Mini Intensive

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 4:45-7:00pm

Includes: Ballet, Theatre Dance, Modern, Jazz and Character Dance

Mon-Thurs 4:45-7:00pm $550.00 613D Open
Additional Lower Level Subjects
(may be taken individually or as a combined program with Ballet)
Tuition if taken with Ballet
Course #
Theatre Dance Mon 6:00-7:00 $90.00 $65.00 624A Open
Character Dance Tues 6:00-7:00 $90.00 $65.00 620A Open
Lower III Jazz Wed 6:00-7:00 $90.00 $65.00 622A Open
Lower I/II Jazz Thurs 6:00-7:00 $90.00 $65.00 621A Open
Modern Thurs 6:00-7:00 $90.00 $65.00 623A Open

SRB Ballet Dance Camps

Course # 800A June 23-27, 2014 Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:00pm
Course # 800B August 11-15, 2014 Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:00pm


 $275 per week
$450 for both weeks
$225 per week if taken with SRB Summer Session Classes.

Come join us for a challenging and exciting summer program! Our week-long dance camp features classes in Ballet, Theatre Dance, Character Dance and Music. SRB Ballet Dance Camp students are divided into groups according to their current ballet level.



Girls Ballet

  • Lower I and II: Eurotard Brand, Light Blue short sleeve, scoop neck leotard, mandatory
  • Lower III: Eurotard Brand, Burgundy short sleeve, scoop neck leotard, mandatory
  • All Levels: Pink footed dance tights and pink leather full-sole ballet shoes with elastics across the in-step

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

Boys Ballet

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

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-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 from Ellman’s Dancewear in Carytown.