Upper Division

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Contact Susan Collet
804-344-0906 x228

Upper Division

September 10, 2018 – June 2, 2019

Once students have achieved an advanced standard of classical ballet technique, the faculty places them in the Upper Division. This division provides students ages 14-18 the pre-professional training needed to pursue either a professional ballet career or a college dance major. Two course options in this division vary in intensity. Both options emphasize classical ballet technique with additional classes in modern, character dance, jazz, tap, and theatre dance. Performance opportunities with The SRB Ensemble and in Richmond Ballet professional company productions are an important part of this division.

Upper I/II Class Options

*Students must attend ballet classes on Monday & Thursday in order to participate in the annual workshop. SRB staff will contact you to verify your class day selections.
New students need to be placed by School of Richmond Ballet faculty prior to the start of the Fall session.
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Class # Days Tuition
Upper I/II 401B M/Tu/W/Th/Sa (Choose 4) $3522 or (4)$890.50
Upper I/II 401C M/Tu/W/Th/F/Sa (Choose 5) $4072 or (4)$1028
Upper I/II 401D Full Program – 6 Days $4698 or (4)$1184.50

Upper I/II Class Dates, Times, Descriptions

Day Time Description
Monday 6:30-8:30pm Technique and Pointe
Tuesday 6:45-8:15pm
8:15-8:45pm
Technique
Pointe
Wednesday 5:45-7:15pm
7:30-8:30pm
Technique
Pointe or Modern
Thursday 6:30-8:30pm
7:00-8:30pm
Technique and Pointe
Men’s Class
Friday 4:45-6:15pm
6:30-7:00pm
6:15-7:00pm
Technique
Pointe
Men’s Class
Saturday 11:30am-12:45pm
12:45-1:30pm
12:45-1:15pm
Technique
Pointe
Men’s Class

Upper II/III

*Students must attend ballet classes on Monday & Thursday in order to participate in the annual workshop. SRB staff will contact you to verify your class day selections.
New students need to be placed by School of Richmond Ballet faculty prior to the start of the Fall session.
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Class # Days Tuition
Upper II/III 402A M/Tu/W/Th/Sa (Choose 4) $3522 or (4)$890.50
Upper II/III 402B M/Tu/W/Th/F/Sa (Choose 5) $4072 or (4)$1028
Upper II/III 402C Full Program – 6 Days $4698 or (4)$1184.50

Upper II/III Class Dates, Times, Descriptions

Day Time Description
Monday 6:30-8:30pm Technique and Pointe
Tuesday 6:45-8:15pm
8:15-8:45pm
Technique
Pointe
Wednesday 4:45-6:15pm
7:30-8:30pm
Technique
Pointe
Thursday 6:30-8:30pm
7:00-8:30pm
Technique and Pointe
Men’s Class
Friday 4:45-6:15pm
6:30-7:00pm
7:00-8:30pm
Technique
Pointe
Men’s Class
Saturday 11:30am-12:45pm
12:45-1:30pm
12:45-1:15pm
Technique
Pointe
Men’s Class

Upper Division Flex Option

New students need to be placed by School of Richmond Ballet faculty prior to the start of the Fall session.
This program is based on three ballet technique classes per week. Students in the flex program option are encouraged to also sign up for one or more of the additional dance subjects such as pointe, theatre dance, jazz, modern, tap, or character dance. Students in the flex program option are not eligible to audition for SRB Ensemble or to perform with Upper Ballet in the School Workshop but will participate, if desired, in School Workshop Performances of Modern, Character Dance, Jazz, Tap, or Theatre Dance.
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Class # Days Tuition
Upper Flex 405A Tu/W/F/Sa (Choose 3) $2808 or (4)$712
Upper Flex 405B Tu/F/Sa with Pointe $3355 or (4)$848.75

Additional Upper Level Subjects

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Class # Day/Time Tuition
Character Dance* 410A 5:30-6:30pm $545 or (4)136.25
Jazz 411A Sa 10:30-11:30am $545 or (4)136.25
Tap 312B 7:30-8:30pm $545 or (4)136.25
Theatre Dance 413A Tu 5:15-6:15pm $545 or (4)136.25
Modern I/II** 415A 7:30-8:30pm $545 or (4)136.25
Modern II/III** 415B 6:30-7:30pm $545 or (4)136.25

*Character Dance can only be taken with ballet
**Modern is listed as an option for Wednesday students to take either pointe or modern. It is not listed by itself

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 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.

For Upper Division brochures and more information, please contact:

Susan Collet

scollet@richmondballet.com

Upper Division Girls: Ballet

  • Mirella M515L Black leotard*
  • Pink footed dance tights and pink leather ballet shoes with elastic across the in-step and pointe shoes with ribbons
  • Upper students may wear other color leotards on Saturdays

 

Upper Division Boys: Ballet

  • Black ballet shoes
  • White socks optional
  • Black, grey, or white fitted T-shirt worn tucked in
  • Black dance tights with feet, worn with dance belt undergarment and rolled with a belt at waist

 

Character Dance

  • Boys & Girls: Ballet Attire
  • Girls: Black full-length circular skirt (not chiffon wrap-around)
  • Boys: Black jazz pants optional
  • Girls: Black character dance shoes
  • Boys: Black jazz shoes

 

Modern, Jazz, and Theatre Dance

  • Any color leotard and tights, or T-shirt and jazz pants or bike shorts
  • Theatre dance students wear red, black, and/or white only
  • Black jazz shoes for jazz and theatre dance
  • Bare feet for modern dance

 

Additional Information

  • Only mandatory uniform leotard may be worn to Ballet and Pointe classes.
  • No skirts, sweats, warmers, jewelry, or watches
  • No rolled up or footless tights in Ballet or Pointe classes; tights must be worn under leotard
  • Hair should be pulled back neatly from the face in a ballet bun for girls

 

 

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