2020 Summer

Name
Days
Location
Monday Intermediate/Mixed Level Ballet
This class is intended for dancers who have established an intermediate or advanced level of proficiency, focusing on classical technique, alignment, strength, and flexibility, as well as musical and artistic nuance. Ages 12 and up.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Monday Intermediate/Mixed Level Ballet on Zoom
This class is intended for dancers who have established an intermediate or advanced level of proficiency, focusing on classical technique, alignment, strength, and flexibility, as well as musical and artistic nuance. Ages 12 and up.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Advanced Beginner Ballet
This class is intended for students who have established an understanding of basic ballet steps, positions, and concepts such as turn-out and proper alignment. 6 months to 1 year of previous experience recommended. Ages 12 and up.
Monday
6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Advanced Beginner Ballet on Zoom
This class is intended for students who have established an understanding of basic ballet steps, positions, and concepts such as turn-out and proper alignment. 6 months to 1 year of previous experience recommended. Ages 12 and up.
Monday
6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Ballet Fundamentals & Level I
For students who took Ballet Fundamentals or Level I at Amherst Ballet or an equivalent level class at another institution during the 2019-2020 season. Ages 6-9.
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Ballet Fundamentals & Level I on Zoom
For students who took Ballet Fundamentals or Level I at Amherst Ballet or an equivalent level class at another institution during the 2019-2020 season. Ages 6-9.
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Levels II & III
For students who took Level II or Level III at Amherst Ballet or an equivalent level class at another institution during the 2019-2020 season. Ages 9-13.
Tuesday
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Levels II & III on Zoom
For students who took Level II or Level III at Amherst Ballet or an equivalent level class at another institution during the 2019-2020 season. Ages 9-13.
Tuesday
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Contemporary
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Contemporary on Zoom
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Modern
Explore the foundations of classical modern technique in this Graham workshop. While foundational ballet technique will be an important base, no Graham experience is necessary for this open level class. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in, tight fitting shirt and long pants to protect knees during floor work. Ages 12 and up.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Modern on Zoom
Explore the foundations of classical modern technique in this Graham workshop. While foundational ballet technique will be an important base, no Graham experience is necessary for this open level class. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in, tight fitting shirt and long pants to protect knees during floor work. Ages 12 and up.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
6-Week Intro to Ballet I
This course is 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.
Only offered online.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom 2
Amherst Ballet
Thursday Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
This class will mainly focus on movement. Still being efficient with technique, there will be plenty of waltzing, pirouettes, petite allegro and grande allegro incorporated in this class. 5 years of experience recommended. Ages 12 and up.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Thursday Intermediate/Advanced Ballet on Zoom
This class will mainly focus on movement. Still being efficient with technique, there will be plenty of waltzing, pirouettes, petite allegro and grande allegro incorporated in this class. 5 years of experience recommended. Ages 12 and up.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
6-Week Intro to Ballet II
This course is for the students who finished Intro to Ballet I.
Only offered online.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Zoom 2
Amherst Ballet
Adventure under the Sea
Ballet workshop for young dancers. Activities include technique classes, games, and rehearsals. No prior experience of dance is required.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
World of Dance
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Saturday Intermediate/Mixed Level Ballet
This class is intended for dancers at an intermediate, advanced, professional or pre-professional level. Rotating instructors will include current Amherst Ballet teachers, alumni, and gifted artists from our local dance community and beyond. Ages 12 and up.
Saturday
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Saturday Intermediate/Mixed Level Ballet on Zoom
This class is intended for dancers at an intermediate, advanced, professional or pre-professional level. Rotating instructors will include current Amherst Ballet teachers, alumni, and gifted artists from our local dance community and beyond. Ages 12 and up.
Saturday
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet

2020/2021

Name
Days
Location
Intermediate 1
Previous training recommended. 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.
Monday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Intermediate 1 on Zoom
Previous training recommended. 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.
Monday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Intermediate 1 Pointe
Monday
6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Men's Batterie
Monday
6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Adult Int/Adv Ballet 1
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Adult Int/Adv Ballet 1 on Zoom
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Adult Advanced Beginner Ballet
Monday
7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Adult Advanced Beginner Ballet on Zoom
Monday
7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Zoom 2
Amherst Ballet
Zumba 1
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Zumba 1 on Zoom
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Advanced 1
Previous training recommended. Students will have a strong grasp of all ballet positions, movements, directions, and terminology, as well as demonstrating the ability to maintain proper alignment, clear technique, and consistent turn-out throughout all movements. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening artistry, musical phrasing, expression, and nuance, as well as multiple turns, jumps with batterie physical stamina, and complex sequences.
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Advanced 1 on Zoom
Previous training recommended. Students will have a strong grasp of all ballet positions, movements, directions, and terminology, as well as demonstrating the ability to maintain proper alignment, clear technique, and consistent turn-out throughout all movements. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening artistry, musical phrasing, expression, and nuance, as well as multiple turns, jumps with batterie physical stamina, and complex sequences.
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Advanced 1 Pointe
Tuesday
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Creative Movement I
Wednesday
3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Creative Movement I on Zoom
Wednesday
3:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Zoom 2
Amherst Ballet
Ballet Fundamentals
No previous dance or movement training required. Recommended age 5-6. 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.
Wednesday
3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Ballet Fundamentals on Zoom
No previous dance or movement training required. Recommended age 5-6. 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.
Wednesday
3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Modern I Session 1
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Modern I Session 1 on Zoom
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom 2
Amherst Ballet
Zumba 2
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Zumba 2 on Zoom
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Level II
No previous training required. Recommended age 9-11. 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.
M 4:15 PM-5:30 PM
W 4:45 PM-6:00 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Level II on Zoom
No previous training required. Recommended age 9-11. 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.
M 4:15 PM-5:30 PM
W 4:45 PM-6:00 PM
Zoom 2
Amherst Ballet
Advanced 2
Previous training recommended. Students will have a strong grasp of all ballet positions, movements, directions, and terminology, as well as demonstrating the ability to maintain proper alignment, clear technique, and consistent turn-out throughout all movements. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening artistry, musical phrasing, expression, and nuance, as well as multiple turns, jumps with batterie physical stamina, and complex sequences.
Thursday
5:45 PM to 7:15 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Advanced 2 on Zoom
Previous training recommended. Students will have a strong grasp of all ballet positions, movements, directions, and terminology, as well as demonstrating the ability to maintain proper alignment, clear technique, and consistent turn-out throughout all movements. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening artistry, musical phrasing, expression, and nuance, as well as multiple turns, jumps with batterie physical stamina, and complex sequences.
Thursday
5:45 PM to 7:15 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
8-Week Intro to Ballet for Adults I Session 1
This is an 8 week course designed to teach adults the beginning basics of ballet technique, and proper and healthy bio-mechanical body alignment.
Students will learn basic ballet positions, vocabulary, and class exercises, with an emphasis on alignment and musicality.
Karen’s teaching promotes an environment where students feel safe to explore, take risks, and learn new things.
She'll be teaching this class remotely. Students taking this course in studio will be able to see her projected on screen and receive help from an assistant teacher.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
8-Week Intro to Ballet for Adults I Session 1 on Zoom
This is an 8 week course designed to teach adults the beginning basics of ballet technique, and proper and healthy bio-mechanical body alignment.
Students will learn basic ballet positions, vocabulary, and class exercises, with an emphasis on alignment and musicality.
Karen’s teaching promotes an environment where students feel safe to explore, take risks, and learn new things.
She'll be teaching this class remotely.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Zoom 2
Amherst Ballet
Advanced 2 Pointe
Thursday
7:15 PM to 7:45 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Hip Hop II
No previous training required. Recommended age 14 and up. Class starts with a warm-up, including an isolation break down of the body, abdominal and arm work, progressions across the floor and learning choreography weekly.
Thursday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Hip Hop II on Zoom
No previous training required. Recommended age 14 and up. Class starts with a warm-up, including an isolation break down of the body, abdominal and arm work, progressions across the floor and learning choreography weekly.
Thursday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Level I
No previous training required. Recommended age 7-9. 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.
Tuesday Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Level I on Zoom
No previous training required. Recommended age 7-9. 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.
Tuesday Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom 2
Amherst Ballet
Level III
Previous training recommended, but not required. Recommended age 11-13. 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.
Tu 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Th 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Level III on Zoom
Previous training recommended, but not required. Recommended age 11-13. 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.
Tu 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Th 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Zoom 2
Amherst Ballet
Intermediate 2
Previous training recommended. 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.
Friday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Intermediate 2 on Zoom
Previous training recommended. 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.
Friday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Intermediate 2 Pointe
Friday
6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Modern III
Previous training recommended. Recommended age 14 and up.
Saturday
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Modern III on Zoom
Previous training recommended. Recommended age 14 and up.
Saturday
9:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Zoom 2
Amherst Ballet
Hip Hop I
Saturday
9:45 AM to 10:45 PM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Hip Hop I on Zoom
Saturday
9:45 AM to 10:45 PM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Saturday Adult Int/Mixed Level Ballet
Saturday
11:15 AM to 12:45 AM
Upstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Saturday Adult Int/Mixed Level Ballet on Zoom
Saturday
11:15 AM to 12:45 AM
Zoom 1
Amherst Ballet
Modern II
No previous training required. Recommended age 8-14.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Downstairs Studio
Amherst Ballet
Modern II on Zoom
No previous training required. Recommended age 8-14.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Zoom 2
Amherst Ballet


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