Lower Division

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Contact Susan Collet
804-344-0906 x228

Lower Division Classes

The Lower Division features three levels of ballet instruction for students beginning at age eight.

Advancement through the Lower Division is based on a student’s level of skill and accomplishment, not his or her age. The School’s faculty evaluates and places each student in the appropriate level.

Students in the Lower Division attend  ballet classes that incorporate barre and center work and have the option of adding character dance or theatre dance.

New students, with previous training, need to be placed by School of Richmond Ballet faculty prior to the start of the year, please contact Susan Collet.

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Fall 2020 Schedule

Classes begin September 8, 2020

 

Lower 1

All students must be the required age by September 1, 2020.

In-Person Hybrid Ballet Options

(1 day in Studio and 1 day Virtual)

# Age Day/Time Quarterly Tuition Teacher
Lower I 201A 8-14 Th 4:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Sa 9:00-10:00am
$290.75 Deanna Seay
Lower I 201B 8-14 T 4:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Sa 10:10-11:10am
$290.75 Sarah Ruppel

 

Virtual Ballet Only Options # Age Day/Time Quarterly Tuition Teacher
Lower I 201VA 8-14 Th 4:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Sa 9:00-10:00am (Virtual)
$261.50 Deanna Seay
Lower I 201VB 8-14 T 4:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Sa 10:10-11:10am (Virtual)
$261.50 Sarah Ruppel

Lower II

Student must complete Lower I or be placed by SRB faculty.

In-Person Hybrid Ballet Options

(1 day in Studio and 1 day Virtual)

# Age Day/Time Quarterly Tuition Teacher
Lower II 202A 9-14 T 4:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Sa 10:15-11:15am
$305.25 Jasmine Grace
Lower II 202B 9-14 T 4:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Sa 11:40am-12:40pm
$305.25 Anne Sidney Hetherington

 

Virtual Ballet Only Options # Age Day/Time Quarterly Tuition Teacher
Lower II 202VB 9-14 T 4:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Sa 11:40am-12:40pm(Virtual)
$274.75 Anne Sidney Hetherington

Lower III

Student must complete Lower II or be placed by SRB faculty.

In-Person Hybrid Ballet Options

(1 day in Studio and 1 day Virtual)

# Age Day/Time Quarterly Tuition Teacher
Lower III 203A 9-14 W 4:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Sa 10:15-11:30am
$348.75 Tara Penick
Lower III 202B 9-14 W 4:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Sa 11:15am-12:30pm
$348.75 Jasmine Grace

 

 

Virtual Ballet Only Options # Age Day/Time Quarterly Tuition Teacher
Lower III 203VA 9-14 W 4:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Sa 10:15-11:30am(Virtual)
$314.00 Tara Penick
Lower III 203VB 9-14 W 4:00-5:00pm (Virtual)
Sa 11:15am-12:30pm(Virtual)
$314.00 Jasmine Grace

 

Additional Lower Level Subjects

You must also enroll in ballet to register for these classes.

Class options # Day/Time Quarterly Tuition Teacher
Theatre Dance (In-person) 213A Sa 9:15-10:00am $178.50 Tara Penick
Theatre Dance (In-person) 213B Sa 10:15-11:00am $178.50 Ira White
Theatre Dance (Virtual) 213VA Sa 9:15-10:00am $142.80 Tara Penick
Theatre Dance (Virtual) 213VB Sa 10:15-11:00am $142.80 Ira White
Character Dance (In-person) 210A Sa 12:45-1:30pm $178.50 Jasmine Grace
Character Dance (Virtual) 210VA Sa 12:45-1:30pm $142.80 Jasmine Grace

Pay in Full and get $40 off. Use code SRB4ME at checkout.

 

General Policies

  1. View the SRB Student and Parent Acknowledgement and Waiver – FALL 2020 here.
  2. Parents are asked to please remain in the lobby during class times, so that the student can focus his/her entire attention on dance.
  3. The School is not responsible for lost or stolen personal property. Please leave all valuables at home. Please label dancewear with student’s name.
  4. Dance is a strenuous activity. The School suggests a complete physical prior to starting classes.
  5. Students are not permitted to participate in a class after entering late without the permission of the instructor.
  6. Absences should be reported prior to the missed class at 804.344.0906 x228. 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.
  7. For their safety, students should wear street clothes and shoes when entering and leaving the Richmond Ballet building.
  8. 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.
  9. Classes are contingent upon meeting required enrollment numbers. The School of Richmond Ballet may cancel any classes not meeting enrollment requirements.
  10. 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.

Lower Level Girls Ballet:

  • Lower I & II: Eurotard Brand, light blue cotton short sleeve, scoop neck leotard, mandatory uniform. Pink or skin toned footed dance tights and pink or skin toned leather, full sole ballet shoes with elastic across the in-step.
  • Lower III: Mirella Brand, royal blue, style M515C, mandatory uniform. This is a scoop neck, cap sleeve leotard with princess seams. Pink or skin toned footed dance tights and pink or skin toned leather, full sole ballet shoes with elastic across the in-step.
  • Hair should be pulled back neatly from the face in a ballet bun or ponytail.

Lower Level Boys Ballet:

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

Jazz and Theatre Dance:

  • Ballet attire
  • Black jazz pants or knit shorts optional
  • Jazz & Theatre Dance: Black jazz shoes

Character Dance

  • Boys & Girls: Ballet attire and Black jazz shoes (girls may wear Black, 1.5-inch character dance shoes if they would like).
  • Girls: Black full-length circular skirt* (not chiffon wrap-around)
    *Skirts can be made to order. Contact Susan Collet 804.344.0906 x228
  • Boys: Black jazz pants optional

Additional Information

  • No split sole or canvas ballet shoes; leather full-sole with elastic across in-step only
  • No varied necklines, strings, halters, or low backs on leotards. Uniform style only
  • No skirts, sweats, warmers, jewelry, or watches
  • No footless or rolled up tights in ballet classes

School of Richmond Ballet would like to announce that we have made the decision to update our Dress Code. Our Dress Code will now state the students may select pink or skin-toned tights for all ballet and pointe classes. Students may also select pink or skin-toned ballet slippers and pointe shoes. The faculty would like to see students select the uniform that makes them feel their best and most confident in the studios. We, as an organization, understand that pink tights to not highlight the individuality of each student which is one of the many elements of training at SRB. The goal would be to achieve a look that is stream-lined and intended to enhance the aesthetics of ballet and the line of the body. We would like to share that many manufacturers are now coming on board with offering a variety of tones/color choices to reflect the variety of students that choose to study ballet. We hope to see continued progress and evolution in the field as we move forward into the 21st Century.

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

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