The 23-24 Season

Season Dates

Season Starts on: September 11, 2023

Ends on: June 14, 2024

Amherst Ballet will be closed on the following dates

      Thanksgiving Break: November 20-24

      Winter Break: December 18-January 1

      February Break: February 19-23

      April Break: April 15-19

      Memorial Day: May 25-27

Please note that all tuition rates listed are for the full academic year. We strive to be as flexible as possible, and are able to offer partial year, monthly, and pro-rated tuition. In addition, we have a generous scholarship program to support our mission of ballet for all. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

Classes

Creative Movement

1 hour per week     
(1×1 hour class)

Saturday 9:00-10:00 am

Mikayla Archambeau

Annual Tuition: $550

No previous dance or movement training required. Students will learn to move to the rhythm of the music, move in all of the directions, and perform basic movements of the arms and legs. The teacher will engage the students through inspiring music selections and creative games. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Ballet Fundamentals

2 hours per week 
(2×1 hour class)

Wednesday 3-4pm OR Saturday 9-10am
Students welcome to sign up for one or both weekly classes. 

Mikayla Archambeau

Annual Tuition: $600


No previous dance or movement training required. Students will practice basic ballet positions, movements, and terminology, as well as learning to dance rhythmically with music, and with clear directions of the body. Recommended for ages 5-7.

Level I

2 hours per week      (2×1 hour class)

Thursday 4:00-5:00pm 
Saturday 10:00-11:00 am

Madeleine Bonn and Mikayla Archambeau

Annual Tuition: $1200

No previous dance or movement training required. 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 8-10.

Level II

2.5 hours per week
(2×1.25 hour class)

Tuesday 4:00-5:15pm & Friday 4:15-5:30 pm

Madeleine Bonn and Mikayla Archambeau

Annual Tuition: $1400

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. 

Level III

4.5 hours per week 
(3 x 1.5 hour class)

Monday & Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm, Friday 5:30-7pm

Madeleine Bonn and Mikayla Archambeau

Annual Tuition: $1800

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. 

Level IV

5.5 hours per week
(3×1.5 hour class + 2x.5 pre-pointe)

Monday and Wednesday 5:00-7:00pm & Saturday 10:00-11:30am
Madeleine Bonn and Mikayla Archambeau

Annual Tuition: $2400

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. Pre-pointe classes will follow technique, and dancers may be invited by instructor to begin pointe work. 

Advanced

8 hours per week         
(4 x 1.5 hour class + 4x.5 pointe)

Tuesday 5:15-7:15, Wednesday 5:30-7:30, Thursday 5:00-7:00, and Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm

Madeleine Bonn and Mikayla Archambeau

Annual Tuition: $2800

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.

Adult Classes

Adult Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet

1.5 hours per week 

Monday 7-8:30 pm
Mikayla Archambeau

Drop-in Only. Tuition: $20 or class card

Adult Beginner Ballet

1.5 hours per week

Saturday 11:00am-12:30pm  

Hannah Kennedy

Drop-in Only. Tuition: $20 or class card

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. 

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.
  • One free trial is available for each of the season classes For these classes and the adult drop-in classes, the trial fee is $10.
  • 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.
  • The tuition amount is for the whole season unless otherwise noted. Various payment options, including monthly ones, are available. Contact info@amherstballet.org to discuss your option.
  • Tuition can be paid online through Dance Studio Pro, which incurs a 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 September 11.
  • A second child in a family receives 5% discount and a third and fourth children 10% and 15% respectively.
  • Scholarship is available for those in need. Visit this page for more information.

Attention Adult Dancers!

  • You must register for each drop in class you want to take on Dance Studio Pro. 
  • Discounted 10 class cards are available for drop-in classes.
  • Student discount available for 5 and 10 class cards. Email info@amherstballet.org to get the student rate.
  • If you purchase a class card in DSP, be sure to click on “I’ll Bring a Punch Card” at the end of the registration. 
  • If you would like to use a credit card to pay for the tuition, please do so through DSP. Or you can bring a check or cash to the studio.
  • Everyone is required to pay the season registration fee of $30 and sign the Participant waiver and release of liability form at the beginning of the season. Look for the instruction in the drop-in confirmation message.

Dress Code

Ballet Classes: Regular Session

Solid color leotard OR form fitting solid colored dance shirt & pink, flesh tone, or black tights made for dance. Ballet slippers must match tight color. 

Long hair must be securely fastened in a bun. No bangs in eyes. Hair too short to be put into a bun must be secured back away from face.

Dancers with external genitals should wear a dance belt.

Skirts or shorts above the knee may be worn for pointe and variations, however instructor may require students to remove them at any time.

Warmups may not be worn during class.

Jewelry may be worn but cannot interfere with movement or pose a risk to students. Stud earrings, small necklaces, and small rings are acceptable. Teachers may ask students to remove jewelry if they determine it poses a risk.

If glasses are worn, they must be secured with a strap to prevent them from flying off when turning or jumping. 

Ballet Classes: Adults

Ballet slippers, comfortable clothes for exercise.

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.