Spring 2020

Name
Days
Location
Modern
Mondays 5–6:15 p.m. Ages 9+
In this class, we will focus on an anatomical and somatic approach to movement. Students will spend time finding new movement patterns that will complement their ballet training, with an emphasis on line and weight distribution. Phrasework will include moving in and out of the floor, and we will work on material that ranges from big, luscious movement to subtle, intricate details. Students will be barefoot and should wear comfortable clothing, preferably long pants or leggings and bring a long sleeve top.

Minimum enrollment is 5 students.

Ages 9-15
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio 3
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Ballet 1
Ballet 1 offers children a challenging and disciplined classroom structure that is appropriately geared to their growing emotional and physical maturity. The students begin to build their knowledge of the basic structure of a ballet class with a growing vocabulary. They work on proper placement of the torso, hips and legs without exceeding their anatomical limitations. They increase coordination of their arms and heads with a concentration on smooth transitions throughout the exercises and epaulement. As they progress through lessons the difficulty and sophistication of the classwork will increase accordingly. In addition to their dance education, students will learn about musicality, ballet terminology, and general stage and theater craft.

Girls should wear a buttercup yellow tank leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers with their hair neat and in a bun.
Boys should wear black stretchy pants, white tshirt, white socks, and black or white ballet slippers.

Ages 7-7
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Tiny Tots 3/4 year olds
8-week session Sept. 9–Nov. 1. Tuesdays 4:30-5:15 p.m. Designed for young children, our program offers an engaging balance between ballet technique and a chance for dancers to explore their imaginations with creative movement activities. Easing into ballet fundamentals, we will work on patterns, coordination, and rhythm, always keeping a focus on having FUN.
Dancers will wear pink leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and hair off of the face. Boys can wear black stretch pants and a white t-shirt.

Ages 3-4
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Studio 3
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Ballet 2
This level offers children a challenging and disciplined classroom structure that is appropriately geared to their growing attention span and physical maturity. The students build upon their previous knowledge of the basic structure of a ballet class with an expanded vocabulary. In extend class sessions, they work on proper placement of the torso, hips and legs without exceeding their anatomical limitations. They increase coordination of their arms and heads with a concentration on smooth transitions throughout the exercises and epaulement. As they progress through lessons the difficulty and sophistication of the classwork will increase accordingly. In addition to their dance education, students will learn about musicality, ballet terminology, and general stage and theater craft. All Ballet III students are encouraged to participate in The Nutcracker and Spring Production as a performance supplement to their training.

Girls should wear a sea foam green tank leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers with their hair neat and in a bun.
Boys should wear black stretchy pants, white tshirt, white socks, and black or white ballet slippers.

Ages 8-9
Monday Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Ballet 3
This level offers children a challenging and disciplined classroom structure that is appropriately geared to their growing attention span and physical maturity. The students build upon their previous knowledge of the basic structure of a ballet class with an expanded vocabulary. In extend class sessions, they work on proper placement of the torso, hips and legs without exceeding their anatomical limitations. They increase coordination of their arms and heads with a concentration on smooth transitions throughout the exercises and epaulement. As they progress through lessons the difficulty and sophistication of the classwork will increase accordingly. In addition to their dance education, students will learn about musicality, ballet terminology, and general stage and theater craft. All Ballet III students are encouraged to participate in The Nutcracker and Spring Production as a performance supplement to their training.

Girls should wear a lilac purple tank leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers with their hair neat and in a bun.
Boys should wear black stretchy pants, white tshirt, white socks, and black or white ballet slippers.

Ages 9-13
Monday Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Advanced/Pre-Advanced Repertory
This class will learn repertory from a variety of PVB ballets and as well as classical ballet repertory. Dancers must attend technique class before repertory. By placement only.

Advanced and Pre-Advanced dancers who wish to perform in the Nutcracker must register for this course.

Ages 13-22
Monday Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio 1
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Pre-Ballet
In Pre-Ballet, children use the elements of rhythm, dynamics, space and shape to explore different movement forms. The instructor uses techniques specific for this age group to develop strength, stretch, grace, coordination, and movement.
Girls should wear a pink tank leotard (no skirt), pink tights, and pink ballet slippers.
Boys should wear stretchy black pants, white tshirt, and black or white ballet slippers with white socks.

Ages 5-5
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Ballet Introduction
In Ballet Introduction, children take the next steps in developing poise and musicality in a fun and creative environment. The instructor introduces children to a creative yet disciplined classroom structure that challenges their curious minds while introducing age-appropriate dance material. The students express themselves physically through exercises intended to increase their coordination, strength, flexibility, and awareness of spatial concepts while beginning their understanding of classical ballet. The strong emphasis on musicality and rhythmic timing increases their ability to listen to and dance with the music. Students do not receive evaluations and usually progress to the next class based on their age.

Girls should wear a light blue tank leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers with their hair neat and in a bun.
Boys should wear black stretchy pants, white tshirt, white socks, and black or white ballet slippers.

Ages 6-6
Thursday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Intermediate II Repertory
This class will learn repertory from a variety of PVB ballets and as well as classical ballet repertory. Dancers must attend technique class before repertory. By placement only.

Intermediate 2 dancers would would like to perform in the Nutcracker must register for this course. Dancers must be able to attend both days.

Girls should wear a navy blue tank leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers with their hair neat and in a bun.
Boys should wear black stretchy pants, white tshirt, white socks, and black or white ballet slippers.

Ages 10-14
Tu 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Th 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Studio 1
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Intermediate III Repertory
This class will learn repertory from a variety of PVB ballets and as well as classical ballet repertory. Dancers must attend technique class before repertory. By placement only.

Intermediate 3 dancers would would like to perform in the Nutcracker must register for this course. Dancers must be able to attend both days.

Ages 13-15
Tuesday Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio 1
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Senior Ballet (Ages 60+)
8-week session Sept. 9–Nov. 1. Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. We believe that dance is for everybody and every body. This ballet class is designed for seniors ages 60 and up. No experience needed. Modifications to technique and movement will be offered and encouraged.
Ages 60-99
Friday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio 1
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Advanced/PreAdvanced Variations
This class will learn choreography from a variety of PVB ballets and other ballet variations. There is a minimal warm-up. Dancers should prepare to take class before Variations or come to give a warm-up before class begins.

Advanced and Pre-Advanced dancers who wish to perform in the Nutcracker must register for this course.

Ages 13-22
Friday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio 1
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Intermediate IA Repertory
This class will learn repertory from a variety of PVB ballets and as well as classical ballet repertory. Dancers must attend technique class before repertory. By placement only.

Dancers in Intermediate 1A who would like to perform in the Nutcracker must register for this course.

Ages 9-14
Friday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Intermediate IB Repertory
This class will learn repertory from a variety of PVB ballets and as well as classical ballet repertory. Dancers must attend technique class before repertory. By placement only.

Intermediate 1B dancers must register for this course if they would like to perform in the Nutcracker.

Ages 10-14
Friday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Intermediate IB Technique
Intermediate I ballet class builds on those learned in the basic classes while increasing speed and complexity. New steps are introduced at each level of Intermediate. Students continue to develop strength, and stretch while greater concentration is placed on total body line. Dancers build a self awareness and self-discipline.

Tuesday's 5:30-7:30pm class will include prepointe.

Girls should wear a royal blue tank leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers with their hair neat and in a bun.
Boys should wear black stretchy pants, white tshirt, white socks, and black or white ballet slippers.

Ages 10-14
Tu 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
F 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Intermediate IA Technique
Intermediate I ballet class builds on those learned in the basic classes while increasing speed and complexity. New steps are introduced at each level of Intermediate. Students continue to develop strength, and stretch while greater concentration is placed on total body line. Dancers build a self awareness and self-discipline.

Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm class will include prepointe.

Students usually spend 1-2 years at each intermediate level class.
Dancers who are not 9 may be placed in the class depending upon experience and training.

Girls should wear a royal blue tank leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers with their hair neat and in a bun.
Boys should wear black stretchy pants, white tshirt, white socks, and black or white ballet slippers.

Ages 9-14
Tu 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
F 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Intermediate II Pointe
Students begin pointe work at this level if technique and strength are consistent. Students work at the barre to prepare to move toward center work. Students in this class must take a minimum of two ballet technique classes per week to participate.

Note: Students currently in Intermediate II who are in pre-pointe shoes should register for this class in preparation for pointe work during the course of this year.

Ages 10-15
Saturday
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Intermediate III pointe
Students continue pointe work at this level if technique and strength are consistent. Students work at the barre to prepare to move toward center work. Dancers may proceed to a fuller range of steps in pointe work. Students in this class must take a minimum of three ballet technique classes per week to participate.
Ages 12-15
Saturday
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Community Ballet 4/5 year olds
This is the perfect session for your little one to try out ballet.
Designed for young children, our program offers the balance between ballet technique and young movement class. Dancers will wear pink leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and hair off of the face. Boys can wear black stretch pants and a white t-shirt.

Ages 4-5
Saturday
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Studio 3
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Choreography Workshop
Saturdays 11:30am-1:30pm (Starting April 11th)
Choreography workshop for Pre-Advanced & Advanced students.
Informal showing on Saturday, June 6th.

Ages 12-18
Saturday
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Story Time Ballet (ages 4-6)
NEW! Story Time Ballet!
4-week session April 11-May 9 (No class April 25). Saturdays 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Straight out of the storybook comes a chance to dance with your favorite fairy tale characters. This special class is for 4-6 year olds to dance and create movement magic!

Ages 4-6
Saturday
11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Studio 2
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Intermediate II Technique
Intermediate II ballet class builds on those learned in the basic classes while increasing speed and complexity. New steps are introduced at each level of Intermediate. Students continue to develop strength, and stretch while greater concentration is placed on total body line. There is a new emphasis on emerging sense of style and how line relates to steps of dance. Dancers build a self awareness and self-discipline.

Girls should wear a navy blue tank leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers with their hair neat and in a bun.
Boys should wear black stretchy pants, white tshirt, white socks, and black or white ballet slippers.

Ages 10-14
Tu 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Th 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Sa 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Studio 1
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Intermediate III Technique
Intermediate III ballet class builds on those learned in the basic classes while increasing speed and complexity. New steps are introduced at each level of Intermediate. Students continue to develop strength, and stretch while greater concentration is placed on total body line. There is a new emphasis on emerging sense of style and how line relates to steps of dance. Dancers build a self awareness and self-discipline. The goal in this level is to produce a "polished" dancer who has a strong technique, good performing skills,and works intelligently.
All Intermediate dancers are encouraged to audition for The Nutcracker and the Spring Production as a performance supplement to their training.

Girls should wear a maroon/burgundy tank leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers with their hair neat and in a bun.
Boys should wear black stretchy pants, white tshirt, white socks, and black or white ballet slippers.

Ages 12-15
Tu 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Th 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Sa 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Studio 1
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Advanced/Pre-Advanced Technique
By placement only. Contact the studio for a placement class.
In Advanced Ballet, the technique classes develop as each student matures and takes on professional approach towards the study of classical ballet. Barre and center exercises increase in both difficulty and artistry in order to challenge the students' increasing mental, expressive, and physical capabilities. A more mature sense of musicality and quality of movement is emphasized with a goal of continuing to develop suppleness and smooth graceful movements, coordination of the head, arms, legs, body, and the use of epaulement. The students will develop strong classical lines and solid anatomical placement, as well as virtuoso jumps and beats. In addition, this level emphasizes the development of the students' awareness of choreographic concepts, training dancers to be quick studies who can embrace any choreographic style. Advanced students also learn variations from the ballet repertoire. All Advanced dancers are encouraged to participate in The Nutcracker and the Spring Production as a performance supplement to their training.

Ladies should wear a black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers with their hair neat and in a bun.
Men should wear black tights, white tshirt, white socks, and black or white ballet slippers.

Ages 13-22
M 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
W 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
F 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Sa 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Studio 1
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Adult Ballet 10 class card
Ages 0-0
Sunday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio 1
Pioneer Valley Ballet

Summer 2020

Name
Days
Location
Intermediate Intensive
Join us for a week-long camp of ballet classes, pre-pointe/pointe work, Progressive ballet technique, dancer care and choreography culminating in an in-studio showing at the end of a full week.
Ages 0-0
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Mermaid Dances (Ages 7-9)
Following the story of The Little Mermaid, students will learn choreography and create sets to produce an in-studio showing at the end of the week. Each day dancers will have ballet class, contemporary ballet, repertory and set design. Pack your dance bag, snack and lunch for a full day of under the sea fun! Minimum of 8 required.
Ages 7-9
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Storytime Ballet with The Little Mermaid (Ages 4-6)
This summer, join The Little Mermaid for Storytime Ballet camp. Your little dancer will connect the story of The Little Mermaid with movement, music, art and fun! Over the course of a week, children will let their creativity and imaginations grow as they hear the story, create a backdrop, learn a dance and tell the story for an in-studio showing on the last day for families to enjoy. Minimum of 6 required.
Ages 4-6
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Pioneer Valley Ballet


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