Fall/Spring Teen/Adult Ballet

16yrs and Up
From beginning to advanced, teens and adults can pursue the art of ballet training at their own pace without the requirements of the Junior & Upper Divisions.  Benefits of ballet include improving posture, poise, toning and sculpting long lean muscles, stress reduction, flexibility, balance, strength and overall fitness. Now is a great time to challenge your body and mind using the technique and strengthening exercises joined with the artistry of ballet.  Our classes are perfect for the beginner or the experienced.  It's never too late!!
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Adult Ballet  2 (A2)
18+ yrs
At least two years prior training necessary.  At this level dancers may challenge themselves by joining the upper level Ballet 2 or 3 classes offered in our academy at the discretion of the director.
Class times available
Please see class times above for Ballet 2 or Ballet 3.
Class times available
Please see class times above for Ballet 2 or Ballet 3.
Adult Ballet  3 (A3)
18+ yrs
At least three years prior training necessary.  At this level dancers may challenge themselves by joining the upper level Ballet 3 or 4 classes offered in our academy at the discretion of the director.
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From beginning to advanced, class is focused on the mature body just starting ballet, still practicing the art, or just returning from several years off.  Class promotes technique, fitness and self-confidence for women and men providing stress relief within the artistry of ballet. 
Adult/Teen Ballet 1
Adult Ballet 1 (A1)
18+ yrs
Class meets 1 x per week.
No prior training necessary.  Class is designed with the more mature body in mind. Students will learn the elemental foundations of ballet with a focus on elementary technique, simple combinations, and increased emphasis on understanding terminology. 
Class times available
Wednesday  7:00 - 8:15
Uniform (Ladies)
Leotard – Navy Blue
Tights – Pink
Shoes – Pink ballet shoes in canvas
Hair must be secured away from the face and neck, preferably in a bun.
Placement and Advancement at discretion of director
Placement assessment required for new students with prior training. Please call or email for additional information or to schedule an appointment. 

REQUIRED: Must attend technique classes at appropriate level 3x each week (Pointe class does not count towards the 3x)
Students should to take the technique class preceding the Pointe 1 class or arrive in plenty of time to properly warm up before taking this class.


Beginning pointe work
Ballet 3 students will gain technical strength, skills, stamina and virtuosity with increased artistic expression as more vocabulary is introduced. Female students will demonstrate adequate strength, knowledge, and ability to perform basic pointe work.  Male dancers will be able to demonstrate the beginning levels of men’s technique. It is generally at this level that students begin to show more commitment, consistency and dedication required to perform classical ballet and as they understand the work needed to progress and perform. Dancers at this level are often invited to join Texas Metropolitan Ballet's performing company, by audition, either as apprentices or members.  Upper Division students are encouraged to take the Stretch & Strength class.

Students in Ballet 3 would benefit from and are encouraged to add Pointe 1 class.
Uniform (Gentleman)
Top – White or black short-sleeved t-shirt
Pants/Tights – Black or dark color shorts, sweat pants or tights
Socks – White Socks
Shoes – Black or white ballet shoes in canvas
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Ballet 4
Placement and Advancement at discretion of director
Placement assessment required for new students with prior training. Please call or email for additional information or to schedule an appointment. 

REQUIRED: Ballet 4 four times per week
                 Pointe 2 twice per week


Students at this level are encouraged to take the Stretch & Strength class.
Ballet 4 students will continue the development of strength, working on advanced technical skills, stamina and virtuosity with increased artistic express. Female students will strengthen their pointe work with more demanding exercises.  Male dancers will work towards more advanced jumping combinations. Training at this level requires more commitment, consistency and dedication to progress and perform. Dancers at this level often join Texas Metropolitan Ballet's performing company, by audition, either as apprentices or members.  Dedicated dancers in Ballet 4 are often rewarded with the opportunity to perform lead roles in the various ballets produced by the company. Upper Division students are encouraged to take the Stretch & Strength class. 
Class times available
Monday       6:30 - 8:00
Tuesday        6:30 - 8:00
Thursday       6:30 - 8:00
Friday           5:30 - 7:00
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Uniform (Ladies)
Leotard – Black
Tights – Pink
Shoes – Pink ballet shoes in canvas
Hair must be secured away from the face and neck, preferably in a bun.
Uniform (Gentlemen)
Top – White or black short-sleeved t-shirt
Pants/Tights – Black or dark color shorts, sweat pants or tights
Socks – White Socks
Shoes – Black or white ballet shoes in canvas
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Pointe 1
Placement and Advancement at discretion of director
Placement assessment required for new students with prior training. Please call or email for additional information or to schedule an appointment. 

REQUIRED: Must attend technique classes at appropriate level 3x each week (Pointe class does not count towards the 3x)
Students should to take the technique class preceding the Pointe 1 class or arrive in plenty of time to properly warm up before taking this class.


Beginning pointe work
Class times available
Monday    6:00 - 6:30
Uniform (Ladies)
Leotard – Red
Tights – Pink
Shoes – Pointe Shoes properly fitted and approved by the instructor
Hair must be secured away from the face and neck, preferably in a bun.
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From beginning to advanced, teens and adults can pursue the art of ballet training at their own pace without the requirements of the Junior & Upper Divisions.  Benefits of ballet include improving posture, poise, toning and sculpting long lean muscles, stress reduction, flexibility, balance, strength and overall fitness. Now is a great time to challenge your body and mind using the technique and strengthening exercises joined with the artistry of ballet.  Our classes are perfect for the beginner or the experienced.  It's never too late!!
 
class is focused on the mature body just starting ballet, still practicing the art, or just returning from several years off.  Class promotes technique, fitness and self-confidence for women and men providing stress relief within the artistry of ballet.  
 
Whether the student is a teen, an adult beginner or is looking to return to dance, 

Leotard and tights or form fitting leggings (or shorts for men) and top (not too baggy), leather or canvas ballet shoes. Hair pulled back in a bun or ponytail for shorter hair. Close fitting warm ups are OK.
 

Beginning class is recommended for students with little or no prior ballet training.

Beginning/Intermediate is recommended for students who have 2-4 years of classical ballet training.

Intermediate/Advanced is recommended for students who have 5+ years of classical ballet training.

 

Our adult classes are developmental and progress as dancers grow and develop. 

Register for classes for for free and buy a class card for maximum flexibility. Tuition varies by number of class hours taken. Minimum tuition is $64/month.

 CCB will honor all existing class cards and will apply the outstanding value to new class registrations, if desired. Class cards for one hour classes cost $160.  Class cards for Adult 3 +4 will be $175.

Adult 1 is for beginning adult students with progression to Adult 2 classes after one or two semesters of instruction. Adult 1 will restart its curriculum at the beginning of each semester. Dancers may take once or twice a week

Adult 2 covers elementary ballet technique and is designed for a broad range of adult dancers. Dancers may take once or twice a week.  Students typically spend several semesters in Adult 2 but can progress to Adult 3 with the recommendation of their teacher. Dancers may take once or twice a week. 

Adult 3 is a class designed for intermediate adult students.  Please note: Upper level youth students may occasionally be invited to attend this class. Placement by instructor. 

Adult 3 + 4 is a class designed for intermediate to advanced ballet students. Dancers may take any combination of these classes, though the most growth occurs with ample practice. Register for each class you wish to take. 


 

Intermediate Ballet ( all year): 

Tuesday 9:30-11:00 am (Ms. Enrica Tseng)

Drop-in $18, or 10 Class Voucher for $160

 

this level is great for those students brand new to ballet. Register in advance for our workshops (5-student minimum to make). The instructor will provide students with a basic understanding of the foundations of ballet through a complete ballet class with exercises at the barre, in the center, and across the floor. Miss the beginning of the workshop? That's ok! Call and we can pro-rate the fee for you. 

 

This level is great for those students with some past ballet training or brand new to ballet. Register in advance for our workshops (5-student minimum to make). The class will focus on barre work and all the exercises and steps that develop strength and coordination; the class will proceed to center combinations that will include adagio, turning and jumping. Miss the beginning of the workshop? That's ok! Call and we can pro-rate the fee for you.

Attire information:

Students may wear any form-fitting clothing that they can comfortably move in, such as leotard and tights or a tank top or fitted t-shirt with exercise pants or leggings. Please refrain from wearing excessive jewelry. Ballet shoes are mandatory for ballet classes.
 

 
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Pointe 2
Placement and Advancement at discretion of director
Placement assessment required for new students with prior training. Please call or email for additional information or to schedule an appointment. 

REQUIRED: Must attend technique classes at appropriate level 3x each week (Pointe class does not count towards the 3x)
Students need to take the technique class preceding the Pointe 2 classes.


Intermediate to Advances Pointe work
Class times available
Monday         8:00 - 8:30
Thursday        7:30 - 8:00
Uniform (Ladies)
Leotard – Navy Blue or Black
Tights – Pink
Shoes – Pointe Shoes properly fitted and approved by the instructor
Hair must be secured away from the face and neck, preferably in a bun.
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Modern, Jazz, Character, International Dance Styles
Open to students starting in Ballet 2 level and above
At least 2 year prior training in dance.  Adult 2 level students and above are welcome to attend this class.

The study of other dance forms can help to provide a more rounded education and aid in understanding movement. Students are encouraged to add to their training with other dance genres. This provides a well-rounded dance education and a progressive knowledge of additional dance styles.
Class times available
Not available at this time
Uniform (Ladies & Gentlemen)
Leotard – Class Level color
Tights/Pants – Solid colored tights or solid black dance pants.
Shoes – Ballet shoes in canvas, or jazz shoes for Jazz. Barefoot, socks or other covering for the ball of foot may be worn for Modern.  Character Shoes for Character

Hair must be secured away from the face and neck, preferably.
 
Stretch & Strength
Class is 1 hour in length
Open to students starting in Ballet 2 level and above

Improving proper posture, increasing flexibility and range of motion, strengthening the muscles and increasing the core body strength essential for a dancer. Stretching helps to keep muscles supple, increases range of motion and helps to prevent injury. Classes are designed with the student dancer in mind.
Class times available
Saturday      11:30 - 12:00 
Uniform (Ladies & Gentlemen)
Students should wear comfortable clothing designed to move freely in. Please, no revealing clothing.
Hair should be secured back in order to allow for freer movement.