Summer 2017

Location Name Class Days
Studio 1
Princess Camp Session A
Your young dancer will enjoy this program created just for tiny ballerinas. No previous dance training necessary. Each session focuses on a different princess. Choose one or more sessions. Campers transform into little princess from favorite ballet and Disney stories. Each little princess enjoys daily Pre-Ballet Class, as well as a variety of dance related activities including dress-up, making crowns and other princess crafts. Dancers should be potty-trained for this class. Session A: M/W June 12 & 14 (Little Mermaid) Session B: T/TH June 13 & 15 (Cinderella) Session C: M/W July 17 & 19 (Beauty and the Beast) Session D: T/TH July 18 & 20 (Frozen)
Monday Wednesday
9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Jun 12 to Jun 14
Studio 1
Princess Camp Session C
Your young dancer will enjoy this program created just for tiny ballerinas. No previous dance training necessary. Each session focuses on a different princess. Choose one or more sessions. Campers transform into little princess from favorite ballet and Disney stories. Each little princess enjoys daily Pre-Ballet Class, as well as a variety of dance related activities including dress-up, making crowns and other princess crafts. Dancers should be potty-trained for this class. Session A: M/W June 12 & 14 (Little Mermaid) Session B: T/TH June 13 & 15 (Cinderella) Session C: M/W July 17 & 19 (Beauty and the Beast) Session D: T/TH July 18 & 20 (Frozen)
Monday Wednesday
9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Jul 17 to Jul 19
Studio 1
Princess Camp Session B
Your young dancer will enjoy this program created just for tiny ballerinas. No previous dance training necessary. Each session focuses on a different princess. Choose one or more sessions. Campers transform into little princess from favorite ballet and Disney stories. Each little princess enjoys daily Pre-Ballet Class, as well as a variety of dance related activities including dress-up, making crowns and other princess crafts. Dancers should be potty-trained for this class. Session A: M/W June 12 & 14 (Little Mermaid) Session B: T/TH June 13 & 15 (Cinderella) Session C: M/W July 17 & 19 (Beauty and the Beast) Session D: T/TH July 18 & 20 (Frozen)
Tuesday Thursday
9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Jun 13 to Jun 15
Studio 1
Princess Camp Session D
Your young dancer will enjoy this program created just for tiny ballerinas. No previous dance training necessary. Each session focuses on a different princess. Choose one or more sessions. Campers transform into little princess from favorite ballet and Disney stories. Each little princess enjoys daily Pre-Ballet Class, as well as a variety of dance related activities including dress-up, making crowns and other princess crafts. Dancers should be potty-trained for this class. Session A: M/W June 12 & 14 (Little Mermaid) Session B: T/TH June 13 & 15 (Cinderella) Session C: M/W July 17 & 19 (Beauty and the Beast) Session D: T/TH July 18 & 20 (Frozen)
Tuesday Thursday
9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Jul 18 to Jul 25
Studio 2
August Summer Bridge
Stay in shape or get back in shape before the school year begins. Ages 10 - Adult (Beginner Intermediate - Advanced in rising Ballet III & Up) 2 Wk August Summer Bridge at Birmingham Ballet Academy: August 1 - 10 Time: M/W/Th 4:45 - 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Aug 1 to Aug 10
Studio 2
Pre-Pointe & Beginner Pointe Camp
This program is designed for students that are ready to begin lessons in pre-pointe shoes and/or have less than one year experience dancing in pointe shoes. The Pre-Pointe & Beginner Pointe Camp includes daily class in ballet technique in addition to pointe technique. Dancers will learn how to sew ribbons and elastic on their shoes, how to tie their ribbons correctly, and how to do their own hair and make-up. In addition, students will have lessons in dance history and in contemporary dance. Dancers take four classes daily. Instructors include BBA Faculty. Students will complete the Camp having learned valuable skills for the successful study of pointe.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Jul 10 to Jul 14
Studio 2
Summer Intensive Session A
BBA Summer Intensives have been designed to provide a rich, intensive experience of classical training. Each week long intensive includes daily class in ballet technique, pointe, and variations, as well as a sampling of other dance forms to enrich the training of the classical dance student. Dancers take four classes daily. Instructors include BBA Faculty as well as guest instructors. Students are challenged to improve skills at a rapid pace.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jun 9
Studio 2
Summer Intensive Session B
BBA Summer Intensives have been designed to provide a rich, intensive experience of classical training. Each week long intensive includes daily class in ballet technique, pointe, and variations, as well as a sampling of other dance forms to enrich the training of the classical dance student. Dancers take four classes daily. Instructors include BBA Faculty as well as guest instructors. Students are challenged to improve skills at a rapid pace.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Jul 10 to Jul 14
Studio 2
Children's Dance Camp
Discover and expand your talent! The BBA Children’s Dance Camp is taught by performing arts professionals who will inspire your child every day. Our students thrive in a nurturing professional environment that is challenging and fun. Daily ballet class is followed by lessons in gymnastics, hip-hop, jazz, and more. Students with and without previous dance training are welcome to enroll.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jun 12 to Jun 16
St. Petersburg, Russia: Summer Intensive & International Tour
2 Wk Intensive/ St. Petersburg, Russia: July 17 - 29, + 1 Wk BBA Summer Intensive, + August Summer Bridge The Summer Intensive & International Tour has been designed to provide a rich, intensive experience of classical training. Summer Intensives include daily classes in ballet technique, pointe, and variations, as well as a sampling of other dance forms to enrich the training of the classical dance student. The unique International Intensives are held in conjunction with Cosmopolitan Ballet Theatre and feature ballet faculty from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Vaganova Ballet Academy, Mariinsky Theatre and other prestigious Russian ballet companies and schools. Dancers register for either the June or July Birmingham Ballet Academy Summer Intensive along with Washington, DC for a combined 3 weeks of intensive summer training. In addition, participating dancers may attend Birmingham Ballet Academy Summer Bridge free of charge. The combination of experiences provides for training that extends throughout the summer as well as unique travel opportunities.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Jul 17 to Jul 29
Vienna, Austria: Summer Intensive & International Tour
2 Wk Intensive/ Vienna, Austria: August 14 - 25, + 1 Wk BBA Summer Intensive, + August Summer Bridge The Summer Intensive & International Tour has been designed to provide a rich, intensive experience of classical training. Summer Intensives include daily classes in ballet technique, pointe, and variations, as well as a sampling of other dance forms to enrich the training of the classical dance student. The unique International Intensives are held in conjunction with Cosmopolitan Ballet Theatre and feature ballet faculty from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Vaganova Ballet Academy, Mariinsky Theatre and other prestigious Russian ballet companies and schools. Dancers register for either the June or July Birmingham Ballet Academy Summer Intensive along with Washington, DC for a combined 3 weeks of intensive summer training. In addition, participating dancers may attend Birmingham Ballet Academy Summer Bridge free of charge. The combination of experiences provides for training that extends throughout the summer as well as unique travel opportunities.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Aug 14 to Aug 25
Washington, D. C.: Summer Intensive & International Tour
2 Wk Intensive/ Washington, D.C.: June 12 - 24, + 1 Wk BBA Summer Intensive, + August Summer Bridge The Summer Intensive & International Tour has been designed to provide a rich, intensive experience of classical training. Summer Intensives include daily classes in ballet technique, pointe, and variations, as well as a sampling of other dance forms to enrich the training of the classical dance student. The unique International Intensives are held in conjunction with Cosmopolitan Ballet Theatre and feature ballet faculty from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Vaganova Ballet Academy, Mariinsky Theatre and other prestigious Russian ballet companies and schools. Dancers register for either the June or July Birmingham Ballet Academy Summer Intensive along with Washington, DC for a combined 3 weeks of intensive summer training. In addition, participating dancers may attend Birmingham Ballet Academy Summer Bridge free of charge. The combination of experiences provides for training that extends throughout the summer as well as unique travel opportunities.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Jun 12 to Jun 24

2017-18 BBA School Year

Location Name Class Days
Studio 1
Elementary II/III Jazz & Tap
This class is for 1st or 2nd grade students. If your child loves dancing, additional enrollment in Elementary Ballet is recommended but not required.
Monday
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 1
Ballet III/IV
Placement required. Students must be assigned to Senior Division Ballet Level III or IV. BALLET LEVEL III (Required curriculum: 2 Ballet + 1 Jazz) Ballet: Monday 4:30 -6:00 Ballet: Thursday 6:15 - 7:45 Jazz III: Friday 4:00-5:00 BALLET LEVEL IV(Required curriculum: 3 Ballet + 1 Jazz + 1 Pointe) Ballet: Monday 4:30 -6:00 Ballet: Tuesday 4:45 -6:15 Pointe: Tuesday 6:15 - 7:15 Ballet: Thursday 6:15 - 7:45 Jazz IV: Friday 4:00 - 5:00
Monday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 3
Ballet V/VI
Placement required. Students must be assigned to Senior Division Ballet Level V or VI.
Monday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 2
Ballet VII/VIII
Placement required. Student must be assigned to Senior Division Ballet Level VII or VIII.
Monday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 1
Pre-Ballet II
Pre-Ballet II is for 3K or 4K students with previous dance class experience.
Monday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 3
Ballet V/VI: Pointe & Repertoire
Placement required. Students must be assigned to Senior Ballet Division Level V or VI.
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 2
Ballet VII/VIII - Pointe & Repertoire
Placement required. Student must be assigned to Senior Division Ballet Level VII or VIII.
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 1
Ballet I/II
This class is recommended for students 9-11 years old (4th -5th grade). Students that are younger or older than this must have approval from the Director to enroll. Ballet Level II students must also enroll in Ballet II on Thursday and Jazz I/II on Thursday.
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 2
HOPE Contemporary VI/VII/VIII
This is an Elective Class. Must be enrolled in Ballet Level VI,VII or VIII.
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 3
Ballet IV/V/VI
Placement required. Students must be assigned to Senior Division Ballet Level V or VI.
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 2
Ballet VII/VIII
Placement required. Student must be assigned to Senior Division Ballet Level VII or VIII.
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 1
HOPE Contemporary I/II
Must be enrolled in Ballet Level I or II
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 1
Pre-Ballet I
Pre-Ballet I offers small classes for ages 3-4 in a learning environment that is both structured and fun. This class is for students with limited experience or no previous dance training.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 3
Ballet IV/V/VI: Pointe & Repertoire
Placement required. Student must be assigned to Senior Division Ballet Level V or VI.
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 2
Ballet VII/VIII - Pointe & Repertoire
Placement required. Student must be assigned to Senior Division Ballet Level VII or VIII.
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 1
Elementary I
5 year old (Kindergarten)
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 2
Ballet VI/VII/VIII
Placement required. Student must be assigned to Senior Division Ballet Level VI, VII or VIII.
Wednesday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 3
HOPE Contemporary - Elementary II/III
1st or 2nd Grade. Must also be enrolled in Elementary Ballet.
Wednesday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 1
Elementary II
Age 6 (1st Grade)
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 3
Elementary III
Age 7 (2nd Grade)
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 2
Flexibility
Ages 12 & up. This is an Elective Class. Students work on exercises that increase flexibility and range of motion.
Wednesday
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 1
Acrobatics: Ages 10 & up
Students learn basic Acrobatic skills such as cartwheels, walkovers, and handsprings.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 2
Jazz I/II
Students must be Enrolled in Ballet Level I or Ballet Level II.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 3
Ballet V/VI
Placement Required. Students must be enrolled in Senior Division Ballet Level V or VI
Thursday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 2
Ballet VII/VIII
Placement required. Student must be assigned to Senior Division Ballet Level VII or VIII.
Thursday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 1
Ballet II
This class is recommended for students 9-11 years old (4th -5th grade). Students that are younger or older than this must have approval from the Director to enroll. Ballet Level II students must also enroll in Ballet II on Tuesday and Jazz I/II on Thursday.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 1
Ballet III/IV
Placement required. Students must be enrolled in Senior Division Ballet Level III or IV.
Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 2
Jazz VI/VII/VIII
Students must be enrolled in Senior Division Ballet Level VI, VII, or VIII
Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 1
Acrobatics: Ages 5 - 9
Students learn basic acrobatic skills such as cartwheels, walkovers, and handsprings.
Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 3
Jazz III
Students must be enrolled in Senior Division Ballet Level III.
Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Aug 21 to May 12
Studio 2
Jazz IV/V
Students must be enrolled in Senior Division Ballet Level IV or V.
Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Aug 21 to May 12


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