Children’s Ballet Program

Fall registration is open

Saturday classes with availability

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Vitacca School for Dance, Houston offers a Children’s Ballet Program. The program is designed for dancers ages 3-8 interested in ballet and creative movement. Students age 3-8 are placed by age. Please contact us for a complimentary trial class: School@Vitacca.org or 713.205.0355 for more information.

Classes

Creative Movement | Ages 3–4
Thursdays 4:45–5:30pm | Class length 45 minutes 

The introduction of ballet-based movement begins at this young age. Students begin developing their gross motor skills using various types of music, props, and their imagination. Students practice taking instruction plus direction in an enriching and artistic environment. Creative Movement classes will not perform in the Spring production, but will have an in-school celebration performance day in May.

Pre-Ballet  | Age 5-6
Thursday 5:30-6:30pm | Class length 60 minutes  
Saturday 9:15-10am | Class length 45 minutes  

This Division continues the development of gross motor skills while focusing on the foundation for ballet technique and the introduction to barre work. Students explore working with others, use of space and the introduction to ballet fundamentals. Pre-Ballet classes will not perform in the Spring production, but will have an in-school celebration performance day in May.

Primary | Ages 7–8
Thursday 6:15–7:15pm | Class length one hour
Saturday 10–11am | Class length one hour
*Required one class; Recommended two classes  

Primary continues to broaden the student’s Ballet vocabulary, coordination, flexibility, alignment and classroom etiquette. Articulation of the dancer's footwork and the introduction to one-handed barre work is a focus. Students enrolled by January will be eligible to perform in the Spring Production. 


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CLASS SCHEDULES

TERM ONE
August 26* – December 18

SCHOOL CLOSURES

Sept. 2
Nov. 25–31
Dec. 19–Jan. 5
March 16–22
April 10–12
May 25–26

*Term One Children’s Program start date is different from other training divisions

 
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*Free trial classes are subject to availability. Preferred date/time are subject to class size restrictions.


other programming

Vitacca's School Training Program is designed for classically focused dancers ages 9–18. Find out more about the School Training Program.


Young Artist Winter Workshop will be offered on Saturday, January 4, 2020 for ages 5-11. Find out more.