Middle Division

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804-344-0906 x228

Middle Division

September 10, 2018 – June 2, 2019

The training in classical ballet technique for students ages 11 and up becomes more intensive as students advance to two or three classes per week in the Middle Division. Pointe work for the girls and men’s work for the boys begin in this division. Audition opportunities for SRB Ensemble II and Richmond Ballet company productions such as The Nutcracker enhance the ballet training in this division.

The Middle Division features three levels of instruction, and offers a wide variety of classes designed to provide a more in-depth study of classical ballet technique. Advancement through the Middle Division is based on a student’s level of skill and progress, not his or her age. The School’s faculty evaluates and places each student in the appropriate level. Students are also encouraged to add jazz, theatre dance and/or character dance to their training program.

New students need to be placed by School of Richmond Ballet faculty prior to the start of the Fall session.
Students already enrolled in School of Richmond Ballet are placed according to ability.

Middle I

Middle Level I students attend ballet classes twice a week and may elect to add additional dance styles to complement their training.

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Class # Day/Time Tuition 4 Installments
Middle I* 301A M 6:00-7:45pm
TH 5:15-7:00pm
$1,972 $503
Middle I* 301B T 4:45-6:30pm
F 4:45-6:30pm
$1,972 $503
Middle I Boys 301A M 6:00-7:45pm
TH 5:15-7:00pm
$1,972 $503

*Faculty will instruct parents when to purchase pointe shoes.

All Middle Division students will perform in the Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre in School of Richmond Ballet performances in May.

Middle II

Middle Level II students attend ballet classes three times a week and may elect to add additional dance styles to complement their training.

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Class # Day/Time Tuition 4 Installments
Middle II 302A M 4:45-6:30pm
W 5:45-7:30pm
F 4:45-6:30pm
$2,554 $648.50
Middle II 302B W 5:45-7:30pm
TH 4:45-6:30pm
S 10:45am-12:30pm
$2,554 $648.50
Middle II Boys 302C M 5:45-7:00pm
TH 7:00-8:30pm
F 4:45-7:00pm
$2,554 $648.50

All Middle Division students will perform in the Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre in  School of Richmond Ballet performances in May.

 

Middle III

Middle Level III students attend ballet classes three times a week and may elect to add additional dance styles to complement their training.

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Class # Day/Time Tuition 4 Installments
Middle III 303A M 4:30-6:30pm
W 5:45-7:30pm
F 4:30-6:30pm
$2,670 $677.50
Middle III 303B Tu 4:30-6:30pm
W 5:45-7:30pm
F 4:30-6:30pm
$2,670 $677.50
Middle III Boys  303C M 4:30-6:30pm
Th 7:00-8:30pm
F 4:30-7:00pm
$2,554 $648.50

All Middle Division students will perform in the Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre in School of Richmond Ballet performances in May.

 

Additional Subjects

Placement by faculty is required if not a Middle Level ballet student.

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Class # Day/Time Tuition* 4 Installments
Character Dance 310A F 6:45-7:45pm $663 $175.75
Jazz 311A W 7:30-8:30pm $663 $175.75
Tap (11-13) 312A Tu 7:30-8:30pm $663 $175.75
Tap (13&up) 312B W 7:30-8:30pm $663 $175.75
Theatre Dance* 313A Tu 6:30-7:30pm $663 $175.75
Theatre Dance 313B Th 7:00-8:00pm $663 $175.75
Teen Beginning Ballet (13-18) 314A Th 5:45-6:45pm $663 $175.75
Modern 315A M 6:30-7:30pm $663 $175.75

* Placement by faculty

All Middle Division students will perform in the Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre in School of Richmond Ballet performances in May.

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.

Middle Level Girls: Ballet

  • Middle I, II, and Teen Ballet: Mirella M515L Navy leotard. This is a scoop neck, cap sleeve leotard with princess seams.
  • Middle  III: Mirella M515LD Periwinkle leotard. This is a Scoop neck, cap sleeve leotard with princess seams.
  • All Levels: Pink footed dance tights
  • All Levels: Pink leather full sole ballet slippers with elastics sewn across the  in-step, no canvas ballet shoes.
  • Middle II and III: Pink pointe shoes with ribbons.
  • Middle I: Faculty will instruct parents when to purchase pointe shoes

Middle Level Boys: All Levels of Ballet

  • White or Black fitted T-shirt, must be tucked in
  • Black footed tights rolled on a belt with dance belt undergarment
  • Black leather full sole ballet shoes with elastics sewn across the in-step

Jazz, Tap, Modern, and Theatre Dance

  • Black/Red/White leotard or t-shirt
  • Black Jazz Pants or knit shorts
  • Jazz & Theatre Dance: black jazz shoes
  • Tap: black oxford style lace up tap shoes
  • Modern: bare feet

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

  • Only mandatory uniform leotard may be worn to Ballet and Pointe classes
  • Pointe shoes must have ribbons
  • No skirts, sweats, warmers, jewelry, or watches
  • No footless or rolled up tights in Ballet or Pointe 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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