The 21-22 Season

Classes

Level I

2 hours per week      (2×1 hour class)

Wednesday 4:00-5:00 & Saturday 10:00-11:00 am 
Madeleine Bonn and Anna Plummer

Some previous training preferable. Students will learn all classical ballet arm and foot positions, and begin practicing all traditional barre exercises. Dancers will gain an understanding of how to move rhythmically to a variety of musical tempi, and establish a foundation for advancing jumps and turns. Recommended for ages 6-9. Tuition $1050 (September to June).

Level II

2.5 hours per week (2×1.25 hour class)

Monday & Wednesday 4:15-5:30 pm Madeleine Bonn and Anna Plummer

Some previous training required; Students will attain knowledge of all arm and foot positions (1st through 5th), and all directions of the body (i.e. Croisé, écarté). Dancers will be confident executing all traditional exercises at barre (i.e. plié through grands battements), as well as basic jumps, turns, and traveling steps in center. Recommended for ages 8-11. Tuition $1310 (September to June).

Level III

3 hours per week                (2 x 1.5 hour class)

Tuesday & Thursday 4:45-6:15, Combined with Level IV

Some previous training required. Students will gain an understanding of all ballet positions, movements, directions, and terminology, and will concentrate on proper alignment, strength, flexibility, and turnout throughout all movements. Pre-Pointe exercises will be incorporated into class time. Recommended for ages 10-13. Tuition $1570 (September to June).

Level IV

3 hours per week (2×1.5 hour class)

Tuesday & Thursday 4:45-6:15, Combined with Level III                                              Madeleine Bonn

Some previous training required. Students will gain an understanding of all ballet positions, movements, directions, and terminology, and will concentrate on proper alignment, strength, flexibility, and turnout throughout all movements. Pre-Pointe exercises will be incorporated into class time. Recommended for ages 11-14. Tuition $1570 (September to June).

Level IV Pointe

1 hour per week                   (2 x .5 hour class)

Tuesday & Thursday 6:15-6:45 pm
Madeleine Bonn; Tuition $526 (September to June)

Level III/Level IV 2

1.5 hours per week 

Saturday 11:00 am-12:30 pm    

A third class for Level III/IV. Strongly recommended for students at this level. Tuition $785 (September to June).

Intermediate/Advanced

3 hours per week          (2 x 1.5 hour class) 

Monday & Thursday 4:45-6:15 pm
Madeleine Bonn and Sage Wilson

Extensive previous training required. Students will have a solid grasp of all ballet positions, movements, directions, and terminology, as well as possessing an understanding of proper classical technique, alignment and form. Dancers will gain confidence performing multiple turns, jumps with batterie, and advanced sequences. Tuition $1570 (September to June).

Intermediate/Advanced Pointe

1 hour per week          (2 x .5 hour class)

Monday 6:15-6:45 pm & Thursday 7:15-7:45 pm
Madeleine Bonn; Tuition $526 (September to June)

Intermediate/ Advanced 2

1.5 hours per week 

Saturday 11:15 am-12:45 pm

A third class for Intermediate/Advanced. Strongly recommended for students at this level. Adult dancers can take this class on drop-in basis. Tuition $785 (September to June). Drop-ins welcome @ $18/hr.

Contemporary

1.5 hours per week 

Tuesday 5:15-6:45 pm
Minh Sullivan

Adult students can take this class on drop-in basis. Ages 12 and up. Tuition $785 (September to June). Drop-ins welcome @ $18/hr.

Modern

1.5 hours per week 

Friday 5:15-6:45 pm
Sonya Marx

In this course, students will cultivate greater kinesthetic awareness and learn to master dynamic and stylistic shifts through a series of exercises in the center and traveling across the floor. Drawing on a number of different modern techniques, students will work through a series of fundamental concepts of modern dance, including fall and recovery, contraction and release, and musicality, eventually applying these ideas to longer choreographed combinations. An emphasis will be placed on risk-taking, moving fluidly into, out of, and across the floor, and developing a sense of artistic freedom through movement. Some movement experience preferred, but not strictly necessary. Ages 12 and up. Tuition $235 (April to June). Drop-ins welcome @ $18/hr.

Adult Classes

Adult Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet

1.5 hours per week 

Monday 7-8:30 pm
Rotating Instructors; Drop-in only @ $18/hr.

Intro to Ballet for Adults I

1.5 hours per week for 6 weeks

Thursday 6:50-8:20 pm
Karen Michaels

This is a 6-week course for those students who have completed Intro to Ballet for Adults I designed to teach adults the beginning basics of ballet technique as well as proper and healthy bio-mechanical body alignment. Students will learn basic ballet positions, vocabulary, and class exercises with an emphasis on alignment and musicality.  Tuition $130 (6 weeks).

Adult Beginner Ballet

1.5 hours per week

Friday 7:00-8:30 pm
Sonya Marx

This class is designed for adults of all ages who have had some previous instruction in ballet, or for those who may have danced in the past and are interested in starting to dance again after
some time away. Students will move through traditional barre and center exercises, practicing various positions of the head, arms, and lower body, and working on jumps, turns, and a gradually expanding repertoire of more complex
steps in the center. An emphasis will be placed on learning safe and correct posture and alignment, internalizing corrections, and using ballet as a means to challenge yourself while moving your body in a fun and supportive environment.
Drop-in only @ $18/hr.

Intro to Ballet for Adults II Session 2

1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks

Thursday 6:45-8:15 pm
Karen Michaels

This is a 6-week course for those students who have completed Intro to Ballet for Adults I designed to teach adults the beginning basics of ballet technique as well as proper and healthy bio-mechanical body alignment. Students will learn basic ballet positions, vocabulary, and class exercises with an emphasis on alignment and musicality.  Tuition $175 (8 weeks)

Modern

1.5 hour per week

Friday 5:15 – 6:45 pm
Sonya Marx; Drop-in available @ $18/hr.

This class is designed for adults of all ages who have had some previous instruction in ballet, or for those who may have danced in the past and are interested in starting to dance again after
some time away. Students will move through traditional barre and center exercises, practicing various positions of the head, arms, and lower body, and working on jumps, turns, and a gradually expanding repertoire of more complex
steps in the center. An emphasis will be placed on learning safe and correct posture and alignment, internalizing corrections, and using ballet as a means to challenge yourself while moving your body in a fun and supportive environment.

Zumba

1 hour per week

Tuesday 9:00 – 10:00 am
Anna Plummer; Drop-in only @ $12/hr.

Registration

  • Registration must be done through Dance Studio Pro. Click on the “Register” button below to go to Dance Studio Pro Parent Portal. 
  • There is a one-time non-refundable $30 registration fee for all classes, including drop-ins.
  • If you have never danced with us before, you need to make a free account at Dance Studio Pro. If you have danced with us but don’t have the login info, email info@amherstballet.org
  • The school holds the right to cancel classes if the enrollment is too low. As with the season classes, drop-in classes have the maximum enrollment limit of 5 or 7. To take drop-in classes in studio, you must pre-register for the particular class through DSP or by submitting the form below. 
  • The tuition amount is for the whole season unless otherwise noted. A monthly payment option is available.
  • Tuition can be paid online through Dance Studio Pro, which incurs a 3% service charge. It can also be paid by bringing a check or cash to Amherst Ballet. The check should be written to Amherst Ballet.
  • There is 3% discount if paid in full by August 31.
  • A second child in a family receives 5% discount and a third and fourth children 10% and 15% respectively.
  • Discounted 5 and 10 class cards are available for in-studio drop-in classes.
  • Student discount available for 5 and 10 class cards.
  • You can get a discount on tuition if you sign up for cleaning duty. Contact info@amherstballet.org for more information.
  • Scholarship is available for those in need. To apply, complete the Scholarship Application Form and send it with necessary documents to Amherst Ballet, 29 Strong St., Amherst, MA. 01002 by September 15.

Dress Code

Ballet Classes: Female

Pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Leotard colors are as follows

  • Level I: Lavender
  • Level II: Light Blue
  • Level III: Purple
  • Level IV: Emerald/Forest Green
  • Intermediate: Royal Blue/Navy
  • Advanced: Red/Burgundy

Hair must be up in a bun.

Ballet Classes: Male

Black ballet slippers, dance belt, black tights (suspenders optional), and a white short-sleeve shirt or white leotard.

Ballet Classes: Adults

Ballet slippers, comfortable clothes for exercise.

Adult Beginner Ballet

1.5 hours per week

Friday 7:00-8:30 pm
Sonya Marx

Adult Beginner Ballet

1.5 hours per week

Friday 7:00-8:30 pm
Sonya Marx

Adult Beginner Ballet

1.5 hours per week

Friday 7:00-8:30 pm
Sonya Marx

Danza en Cuarentena

Sofia Klein Herrero

Ballet Dancer at Oper Wuppertal; Aalto-Musiktheater Essen; Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Music: “Musica nocturna de las Calles de Madrid” by Boccherini

Clicking on the “Register” button will take you to the Parent Portal of Dance Studio Pro. Sign in if you have an account with us. If not, make a free account and sign in. Then add yourself as your student.

In the home page, click “Register for Classes.” –> Choose the one you would like to take and click “Submit.”

To pay the tuition, click  “Account” at top of the screen and choose “Pay Online” in the drop down menu. –> Choose “Other” and click “Next.” –>  Put “12” in the pay amount and finish the payment.

You’ll receive the link to the Zoom class via email.