Ballet Aligned Spring 2024

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Days
Location
Hansel and Gretel Performance
We are excited to provide performance opportunities for all our students! That being said, Hansel and Gretel, our spring show April 29 & 30, is much more involved and requires a greater time commitment than Night Before Christmas. There will be at least 2-5 extra rehearsals OUTSIDE OF CLASS per role in addition to the MANDATORY in-studio run-through April 26 and MANDATORY on-stage spacing and dress rehearsal April 27. Solid attendance, punctuality, and proactive assistance to make the shows a success are REQUIRED of cast members and parents. If your family isn't able to commit to that right now, your child will still be able to learn the dance and perform in the end-of-year, in-class showing.

If your child would like to perform on stage and can make the extra time commitment, we encourage you to sign-up. REGISTRATION FOR THE PERFORMANCE CLOSES FEB 10 OR WHEN THE ROLES AVAILABLE ARE FULL.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE THAT NOT ALL DANCERS WILL PERFORM IN EVERY SHOW. WE WILL TRY TO MINIMIZE DOUBLE CASTING AND ENSURE ALL DANCERS PERFORM IN AT LEAST 2 SHOWS AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.

Our performance agreement, currently found on the Hansel and Gretel 2024 tab of BalletAligned.com applies to these rehearsals and performances. If you have any additional questions, please text them to Ballet Aligned at 435.633.1225.

12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Ballet Aligned
Ballet Beginnings A
For new and progressing students, this 45 min class moves a curious and energetic dancer down a path to better “dancing,” introducing concepts like musicality and movement dynamics while building body coordination and utilizing the dancer's imagination! The curriculum is based in creative movement (which is the foundational concepts of all dance forms), with some ballet steps and terminology. Participants in this class may be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel. (PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE HANSEL AND GRETEL PERFORMANCE CLASS to be considered for participation in this performance.) Outside of required performance leos (announced in February), there is no dress code, but ballet slippers, tights, and leos are recommended.
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Aligned
Mon Mini Session (3 wk)
For new dancers ages 3-6, this 45 minute class builds on dancers' natural abilities, gently introducing them to ballet class structure, themes, and technique by engaging their movement and imagination, all to the music and themes of classical ballets. This semester dancers will learn and imagine to the stories, music, and themes from The Nutcracker (Jan 8), Swan Lake (Feb 5), Beauty and the Beast (Mar 4), and Hansel and Gretel (Mar 25)! There is no dress code for this class. Parents are invited to watch for the last 10 min of every 3-week session. (This class CAN be taken 3 weeks at a time. Start dates listed above. The cost for a 3 week session is $40.) Dancers enrolled in the 3 week/Monday Mini Session will not be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel.
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Aligned
Teen/Adult Ballet
This 1.5hr, once a week class is for dancers ages 12+. Come try ballet, get a great work out, or add the class to your Ballet Aligned training to refine your skills! There is no dress code, and this class is not part of the Ballet Aligned productions. YOU CAN PAY BY SEMESTER FOR A SAVINGS OR PAY 4 CLASSES AT A TIME FOR $85.
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Aligned
Tue Ballet Basics
For the new and progressing ballet dancers, this 60 min class begins to establish positions, name the names of the movements, and instruct more comprehensively on correct execution of ballet technique. There is still space for the flow of imagination, using lots of creative imagery and encouraging the dancers in their free expression. There is a dress code requirement for all students. Participants in this class may be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel. (PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE HANSEL AND GRETEL PERFORMANCE CLASS to be considered for participation in this performance.)

Tuesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Aligned
Tue Ballet Basics II (age 7-8)
For new and progressing young ballet dancers, this 60 min class is similar to Basics I in content, with with accelerated pacing, as Basics II can be taken once OR twice a week for faster progression both through ballet terminology and in body strength, flexibility, and coordination. There is a dress code requirement for all students. (Dancers age 9+ are strongly encouraged to take twice a week. Dancers under age 11 will not be advanced to Foundations Prep until they have taken Ballet Basics II twice a week.) Participants in this class may be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel. (PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE HANSEL AND GRETEL PERFORMANCE CLASS to be considered for participation in this performance.) 
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Aligned
Wed Mini A Sessions (Age 3-4)
For new dancers ages 3-6, this 45 minute class builds on dancers' natural abilities, gently introducing them to ballet class structure, themes, and technique by engaging their movement and imagination, all to the music and themes of classical ballets. This semester dancers will learn and imagine to the stories, music, and themes from The Nutcracker (Jan 10), Swan Lake (Feb 7), Beauty and the Beast (Mar 6), and Hansel and Gretel (Apr 10)! Participants in this class may be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel. (PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE HANSEL AND GRETEL PERFORMANCE CLASS to be considered for participation in this performance.) Outside of required performance leos (announced in February), there is no dress code. Parents are invited to watch for the last 10 min of every 4-week session. (This class CAN be taken 4 weeks at a time. Start dates listed above. The cost for a 4 week session is $50. Dancers not enrolled in the entire semester will not be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel.)
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Aligned
Wed Mini B Sessions (Age 4-5)
For new dancers ages 3-6, this 45 minute class builds on dancers' natural abilities, gently introducing them to ballet class structure, themes, and technique by engaging their movement and imagination, all to the music and themes of classical ballets. This semester dancers will learn and imagine to the stories, music, and themes from The Nutcracker (Jan 10), Swan Lake (Feb 7), Beauty and the Beast (Mar 6), and Hansel and Gretel (Apr 10)! Participants in this class may be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel. (PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE HANSEL AND GRETEL PERFORMANCE CLASS to be considered for participation in this performance.) Outside of required performance leos (announced in February), there is no dress code. Parents are invited to watch for the last 10 min of every 4-week session. (This class CAN be taken 4 weeks at a time. Start dates listed above. The cost for a 4 week session is $50. Dancers not enrolled in the entire semester will not be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel.)
Wednesday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Aligned
Performance Class
This class (2x/wk minimum for a total of 5 hours/wk of class and rehearsals) is for intermediate to advanced students with 2 years of experience on pointe AND who are attending other approved ballet classes an additional 2x/week minimum. In addition to strengthening technique, dancers are expected to perform in Ballet Aligned productions and Education and Outreach opportunities. (PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE HANSEL AND GRETEL PERFORMANCE CLASS to be added to casting for this performance.) Students are also prepared for Summer Intensive auditions and encouraged to attend these and the annual YAGP competition (though both are optional). 
M 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
W 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Aligned
Mommy and Me Movement and Storytime
For the smallest dancers, this story-based, 30 min dance class will teach elements common to ALL dance forms, integrating imagination and movement to build physical skills, AND show parents how to use movement to help children with hyperactivity, coordination, focus, expressing emotions or feelings, building confidence, and MORE! There is no dress code required for this class. Parents ARE required to attend and participate with their child(ren). No non-participating siblings or children under 2yo allowed in the class. This class can be taken for a year or full semester for a discount, OR just 4 weeks at a time for $40. This class does not participate in performances.
Thursday
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Large Studio
Ballet Aligned
Thur Ballet Basics
For the new and progressing ballet dancers, this 60 min class begins to establish positions, name the names of the movements, and instruct more comprehensively on correct execution of ballet technique. There is still space for the flow of imagination, using lots of creative imagery and encouraging the dancers in their free expression. There is a dress code requirement for all students. Participants in this class may be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel. (PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE HANSEL AND GRETEL PERFORMANCE CLASS to be considered for participation in this performance.)

Thursday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Aligned
Thur Ballet Basics II (age 7-8)
For new and progressing young ballet dancers, this 60 min class is similar to Basics I in content, with with accelerated pacing, as Basics II can be taken once OR twice a week for faster progression both through ballet terminology and in body strength, flexibility, and coordination. There is a dress code requirement for all students. (Dancers age 9+ are strongly encouraged to take twice a week. Dancers under age 11 will not be advanced to Foundations Prep until they have taken Ballet Basics II twice a week.) Participants in this class may be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel. (PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE HANSEL AND GRETEL PERFORMANCE CLASS to be considered for participation in this performance.) 
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Aligned
Foundations
For new and progressing dancers, this class utilizes an approach to training developed by Steffanie Casperson in her professional career and refined over a decade teaching. The 2 hour class is designed to lay a solid foundation of focus, alignment and core placement that will strengthen and clarify classical technique, as well as introduce dancers to work en pointe. Participants in this class may be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel. (PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE HANSEL AND GRETEL PERFORMANCE CLASS to be considered for participation in this performance.) The last 30 min of class TUESDAY is only for those dancers intending to participate in the BA performances. There is a dress code requirement for all students with specific colors required for those who will perform. 
Cost: $799 (No performance: $714)
Tuesday Thursday
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Aligned
Ballet Foundations Prep
This 1.5 hr class is taken twice a week to help dancers establish a sense of personal responsibility for their progression in ballet technique, and it begins to develop strength and placement through the dancer's core and ankles in preparation for the Foundations classes and work en pointe. Participants in this class may be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel. (PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE HANSEL AND GRETEL PERFORMANCE CLASS to be considered for participation in this performance.) The last 15 min of each class is optional and used to rehearse roles for our ballet performances. There is a dress code requirement for all students with specific colors required for those who will perform. 
Cost: $595 (No performance:- $510)
Tuesday Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Small Studio
Ballet Aligned
2x/wk Ballet Basics II (Age 9-10)
For new and progressing young ballet dancers, this 60 min class is similar to Basics I in content, with with accelerated pacing, as Basics II can be taken once OR twice a week for faster progression both through ballet terminology and in body strength, flexibility, and coordination. There is a dress code requirement for all students. (Dancers age 9+ are strongly encouraged to take twice a week. Dancers under age 11 will not be advanced to Foundations Prep until they have taken Ballet Basics II twice a week.) Participants in this class may be invited to perform in Hansel and Gretel. (PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE HANSEL AND GRETEL PERFORMANCE CLASS to be considered for participation in this performance.) 
Tuesday Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Large Studio
Ballet Aligned

CLC Spring Semester

Name
Days
Location
Business and Entrepreneur Tech
NOTE: THIS CLASS HAS A $40 SUPPLY FEE THAT MUST BE PAID IN ORDER TO REGISTER.
Software now allows people to get more done! Businesses now and in the future will need people to work hand in hand to accomplish more! In this class, we'll learn the basics of using AI to create content, text, and images; explore communication/project/time management software like Slack and Google, and be introduced to creative software for creating and editing images and video. We'll also discuss how to engage with technology in balanced and healthy ways, ensuring it is a tool and not a habit. Finally, participants will learn how to market themselves as (AND BE!) assets to their future employers, or have the know-how to start a business! This class requires a working laptop for each student and 1-2hrs/week of homework.
Tuesday
10:35 AM to 11:30 AM
Cache Learning Center
Art Journaling
NOTE: THIS CLASS HAS A $20 SUPPLY FEE THAT MUST BE PAID IN ORDER TO REGISTER.
Experience the emotional and artistic benefits of keeping an art journal. Students will explore various art mediums (watercolor, acrylic paint, collage, drawing, doodling, hand lettering) as they work in their own handmade journals and learn about maintaining a daily art practice.
Tuesday
11:40 AM to 12:35 PM
Cache Learning Center
Beginning Improv
YOU MAY TAKE THIS CLASS EVEN IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND LAST SEMESTER. Do you love theatre, but don't know where to start? Join us in Beginning Acting where we'll learn the basics of improv, and do a deep dive on creating a characters, understanding a scripts, auditioning, and how to laugh with and at yourself! We'll learn how to use your weaknesses to your advantage so that your strengths grow even stronger as you flourish on stage! Students must commit to participate as much as they are able in class, must be willing to try new things, and must be willing to laugh with others and at themselves. They must commit to memorizing, performing small scenes, and being present in class. Phones will not be allowed during class time. Note: Acting and Improve are not rigid set of rules and systems that everyone can follow. Each actor must develop their own system. What I can offer may work for some, but not with others. If your student is struggling to memorize or understand, please encourage them to talk to me or feel free to reach out to me yourself and I'll do what I can to adapt my teaching so that your student gets the best education possible.
Tuesday
11:40 AM to 12:35 PM
Cache Learning Center
Creative Writing and Publishing
NOTE: THIS CLASS HAS A $20 SUPPLY FEE THAT MUST BE PAID IN ORDER TO REGISTER.
This class teaches four writing genres-- creative nonfiction, short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. Each genre will have an assigned writing prompt. Students will learn to write as well as give and receive edits with peers. As a class, we will design a cover and submit our work for publication. This course will require writing throughout the week as well as an edit for a peer. It is recommended that students have a solid grasp of grammar to enroll as most of the lessons will have higher level topics. The book published from the work of the class will be offered for an additional charge but it is not required.
Tuesday
12:45 PM to 1:40 PM
Cache Learning Center
Introduction to Photography Continued 1-2
NOTE: THIS CLASS HAS A $30 SUPPLY FEE THAT MUST BE PAID IN ORDER TO REGISTER.
See the world through a new lens as you capture the moments in life. This course will introduce students to basic photography skills and/or continue to develop these skills, such as how to use a digital DSLR or mirrorless camera, consider composition, and technical aspects of photography. Work both in class and outside of class is expected. Students will need access to a camera (as described above) and editing software. Students are expected to participate in every class and the showcase at the end, to listen attentively, and read and share their photography in front of the group. There will be weekly photo critiques. Students will also learn about early photographic history, as well as photo finishing and mounting techniques. *Special circumstances MIGHT apply.
Tuesday
12:45 PM to 1:40 PM
Cache Learning Center
Adventures in Spanish 1 (C) - Age 5-7
NOTE: THIS CLASS HAS A $35 SUPPLY FEE THAT MUST BE PAID IN ORDER TO REGISTER.
Learning Spanish sparks creativity and critical thinking. Children learn best when they are comfortable and having fun. In this interactive and activity-based class, students will learn basic Spanish vocabulary, such as greetings, food, animals, body parts, family, and common vocabulary used in everyday conversations. As their understanding of spoken Spanish progresses, they will develop the confidence to speak short phrases. They will also learn about the culture, customs, traditions, and foods of Latin American countries. Don't miss this excellent opportunity for your child to learn the basics of Spanish. Please note your student will progress faster with 20-30 min of daily practice. Suggestions for parents: encourage students to have conversations at home with Spanish-speaking family members, ask your child to teach you and encourage them to correct you, put subtitles on your TV so your child can watch their favorite shows while soaking up the Spanish language, ask your child to research the country/countries that speak Spanish.
Wednesday
9:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Cache Learning Center
Adventures in Spanish 1 (B) - Age 8-11
NOTE: THIS CLASS HAS A $35 SUPPLY FEE THAT MUST BE PAID IN ORDER TO REGISTER.
Learning Spanish sparks creativity and critical thinking. Children learn best when they are comfortable and having fun. In this interactive and activity-based class, students will learn basic Spanish vocabulary, such as greetings, food, animals, body parts, family, and common vocabulary used in everyday conversations. As their understanding of spoken Spanish progresses, they will develop the confidence to speak short phrases. They will also learn about the culture, customs, traditions, and foods of Latin American countries. Don't miss this excellent opportunity for your child to learn the basics of Spanish. Please note your student will progress faster with 20-30 min of daily practice. Suggestions for parents: encourage students to have conversations at home with Spanish-speaking family members, ask your child to teach you and encourage them to correct you, put subtitles on your TV so your child can watch their favorite shows while soaking up the Spanish language, ask your child to research the country/countries that speak Spanish.
Wednesday
10:25 AM to 11:15 AM
Cache Learning Center
Art + Math
NOTE: THIS CLASS HAS A $20 SUPPLY FEE THAT MUST BE PAID IN ORDER TO REGISTER.
Art can be a wonderful way to explore math concepts without the intimidation of math FACTS. In this class students will use many different mediums (paint, collage, mixed media, etc.) to see the beauty (and maybe even come to love?) math! Your student will have so much fun doing art they won't even realize it's ALSO math!
Wednesday
10:25 AM to 11:15 AM
Cache Learning Center
Choir
NOTE: THIS CLASS HAS A $30 SUPPLY FEE THAT MUST BE PAID IN ORDER TO REGISTER.
Music is magic! Students will learn a variety of appropriate pop, folk, and show tunes to be enjoyed personally and performed in a concert at the end of the semester. Additionally there will be instruction in musical terms, rhythm, percussion, and vocality. Students must commit to attending most classes and attending the performance at the end. (Singing while sick really spreads the germs. Students should only miss a class if they are sick!) Students must be able to pay attention and follow instructions. Practice tracks may or may not be provided for "fun" practice singing at home or in the car. If they are provided, please play them. There will be a dress standard for the performance (TBD and TBA). Please ensure your child will be appropriately dressed. Parent volunteers may be needed depending on group dynamic and size, so please keep that in mind in your family schedules and reach out if you are interested in helping with this class.
Wednesday
11:20 AM to 12:10 PM
Cache Learning Center
Lego Club
NOTE: Free for students enrolled in any other CLC class. $30 (plus registration fees - $20/family) for students otherwise not attending CLC classes
Students will enjoy a Lego show-and-tell, a weekly building challenge, and free-build and interaction time. Legos will be provided. Creations brought for show-and-tell should be brought in a bag or box to keep your bricks separate from what is provided.
Wednesday
11:20 AM to 12:10 PM
Cache Learning Center
Beginning Acting
Do you love theatre, but don't know where to start? Join us in Beginning Acting where we'll learn the basics of character, how to understand a script, how to audition, and how to laugh with and at yourself! Acting can be intimidating and scary, but everyone can do it. Learn how to use your weaknesses to your advantage so that your strengths grow even stronger as you flourish on stage! Students must commit to participate as much as they are able in class, must be willing to try new things, and must be willing to laugh with others and at themselves. They must commit to memorizing, performing small scenes, and being present in class. Phones will not be allowed during class time. Note: Acting isn't a rigid set of rules and systems that everyone can follow. Each actor must develop their own system. What I can offer may work for some, but not with others. If your student is struggling to memorize or understand, please encourage them to talk to me or feel free to reach out to me yourself and I'll do what I can to adapt my teaching so that your student gets the best education possible.
Wednesday
12:15 PM to 1:05 PM
Cache Learning Center
Science Exploration
NOTE: THIS CLASS HAS A $15 SUPPLY FEE THAT MUST BE PAID IN ORDER TO REGISTER.
We'll learn about topics from a wide breadth of science areas (all new projects Spring Semester) including biology, physics, astronomy, and ecology. Filled with new material, previous science students are welcome to join! We'll look at how the world works and learn how to think curiously about the things we see every day. In-class work only; students must be able to listen and participate for 50 minutes without being disruptive. In-class parent voluteers are appreciated.
Wednesday
12:15 PM to 1:05 PM
Cache Learning Center