Lower Division


Contact Susan Collet
804-344-0906 x228

Lower Division

The Lower Division features three levels of ballet instruction for students beginning at age 8.

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 twice weekly and have the option of adding Jazz, Character Dance and/or Theatre Dance classes to enhance their training.

New students, with previous training, need to be placed by School of Richmond Ballet faculty.
Please contact Susan Collet

Lower I

Student must be required age for Lower Level I by September 1, 2017. Lower Division students are required to take classes twice a week.


Class # Age Day/Time Tuition 4 Installments
Lower I 201A 8-10 M 4:15-5:15pm
S 11:15am-12:15pm
$1,248.00  $322.00
Lower I 201B 8-10 M 5:30-6:30pm
W 5:30-6:30pm
$1,248.00 $322.00
 Lower I 201C  8-10  T 5:30-6:30pm
Th 5:30-6:30pm
 $1,248.00  $322.00
 Lower I 201D 8-10   5:00-6:00pm
  S 11:15am-12:15pm
 $1,248.00 $322.00
 Accelerated Basic Ballet 299A 10-14   6:00-7:15pm
  S 10:15-11:15am
 $1,352.00 $348.00

Lower II

Student must complete Lower I or be placed by SRB faculty.  Lower Division students are required to take classes twice a week.


Class # Age Day/Time Tuition 4 Installments
Lower II 202A Placement by Faculty 4:15-4:15pm
Th 4:15-5:30pm
$1,352.00 $348.00
 Lower II 202B Placement by Faculty   5:15-6:15pm
W 4:30-5:45pm
$1,352.00 $348.00
 Lower II 202C Placement by Faculty 4:15-5:30pm
Th 4:15-5:15pm
 $1,352.00 $348.00
Lower II 202D Placement by Faculty 5:30-6:45pm
$1,352.00 $348.00

Lower III

Student must complete Lower II or be placed by SRB faculty.  Lower Division students are required to take classes twice a week.


Class # Age Day/Time Tuition 4 Installments
Lower III 203A Placement by Faculty 4:30-6:00pm
$1,564.00 $401.00
Lower III 203B Placement by Faculty 5:30-7:00pm
$1,564.00 $401.00

Additional Subjects

Jazz, Modern, 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.


Class # Day/Time Tuition 4 Installments
Character Dance 210A S 12:15-1:15pm $656.00 $174.00
Jazz 211A M 6:15-7:15pm $656.00 $174.00
Theatre Dance 213A T 4:15-5:15pm $656.00 $174.00


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.
  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 by June 15, 2017.
  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 and Accelerated basic Ballet: Eurotard Brand, Light Blue cotton 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

  • 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
  • All Levels: Black leather full-sole ballet shoes with elastic across the in-step

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) – can be ordered through SRB
  • 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.