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Blue Springs Ballet   
   1116 W. Main St. - Blue Springs, Mo. 64015 - 816-224-5505

Fall - Winter - Spring 2020 - 2021 Now Available!

Call 816-224-5505.

***Dance with Blue Springs Ballet and Performing Arts ! Located in downtown Blue Springs. Convenient location near Lee's Summit, Independence, Raytown, Grain Valley and Oak Grove.***

 

3Creative Movement: Young students learn dance movements as they move in circles, diagonals and lines. They learn the basic classical ballet positions and simple steps. While we emphasize pointing their feet and standing with nice straight backs we are not overly technical at this young developmental stage. Children learn to dance to music and develop rhythm and coordination and a love for dance. We have exciting music with songs and different themes that peek a child’s imagination. We also teach children about a fairytale ballet with simplified versions of each dance.

Pre-Ballet: We incorporate a ballet barre which consists of ballet warm-up exercises. The children learn the correct terminology for simple ballet steps. They dance to music with and without songs. Musicality, grace, and coordination are developed through positive reinforcement in this class. Fairytale stories and dances are taught which promote creative expression. The joy is evident in these young students as they progress and become confident with their dance movements.

Magical Kingdom of Dance: Introducing the Magical Kingdom of Dance class for age 5 - 7Years. This dance class is presented in picture form using colorful mats to make it easy to remember steps, positions, directions and ballet terminology. The magical alphamat gives each dancer a world of their own as it uses a variety of characters such as dancing ponies (pas de cheval), cats( pas de chat), fish( pas de poisson) and more to learn ballet in a delightful way !

Ballet: Ballet is the foundation for all types of dance. A student will develop proper placement, good posture, technique, and grace. They will learn correct terminology of dance movements. This will enable them to learn other styles of dance quicker and advance more rapidly.

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Pointe: Pointe is a form of ballet where students dance on their toes in special shoes that give extra support. A student is only put on pointe after several years of consistent formal training and only when they are physically ready.

Pas de deux: A partnering class for boys and girls. Female dancers perform turns such as pirouettes and ballet movements as they are supported by their male partners. The dancers also learn to perform various lifts. Only dancers who are sufficiently strong on pointe may attend this class.

Jazz II & III: Jazz is a contemporary form of dance that combines ballet and modern dance. Jazz teaches a student to isolate parts of the body and move to a rhythmic beat.

Jazz I: Ages 8 -12.(age 7 1/2 with Level 1 Ballet training) Students learn age appropriate jazz movements to rhythmic beats of music. Jazz incorporates isolations , ballet and modern dance into contemporary choreography. Students will develop skills using turns, kicks and jumps.

 

Blue Springs Ballet Company We have a performing company which is supported by Friends of the Blue Springs Ballet; a nonprofit organization that promotes cultural awareness in our community and provides scholarships to company members. We have performed an annual Nutcracker since 1993 as well as other classical ballet’s. Annual auditions are held for dancers who attend Level 4 classes and above. Opportunities are also available for Levels 1, 2 and 3 students to participate in this production. These performances are open to the general public. We also offer field trips to school groups.

The Company has also been invited to give assemblies at various middle schools and grade schools.

 

 

2020 / 2021  Fall - Winter - Spring Class Schedule
***All classes are in studio.    Live virtual classes will also be offered on certain days starting in the Fall.   These days are indicated by (also  virtual) next to the class time on the schedule below. If you sign up to do class virtually and decide later you would like to join in studio classes you must get pre-approval as we need to limit our class sizes. See How do I Makeup ?  under News & Events for available in person classes. Some classes are only available virtually due to class size limitations and covid. 

Studio A  use back door to drop off and pick up student.   Studio C use right front door for drop off and pick up.   

Do not park behind studio so as not to be towed.

Monday

Studio A

Pre-Ballet 4:30 - 5:10 p.m.   (also virtual)
Creative Movement 5:10 - 5:50 p.m. (also virtual)
Level 1 5:50 - 6:40 p.m. (also virtual)
Level 3/4 6:45 - 7:40 p.m.  (also virtual)
Jazz III 7:40 - 8:30 p.m.

Studio C
Level 3 5:00 - 5:55 p.m.   (also virtual)
Stretch & Technique 5:55 - 6:40 p.m.  (also virtual)
Level 2 6:45 - 7:40 p.m.  (also virtual)
Jazz II 7:40 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Studio A
Level 4 & 5/6 4:00 - 4:55 p.m.
Int./ Adv. Pointe 4:55 - 5:40 p.m.
Stretch & Technique 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. 
Level 3 6:35 - 7:30 p.m.

Studio C
Level 3/4 4:00 - 4:55 p.m
Beg. Pointe 4:55 - 5:40 p.m.
Creative Movement  5:45 - 6:25 p.m.
Pre-Ballet 6:30 - 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday

Studio A
Level 1 5:00 - 5:50 p.m.
Pre-Ballet 5:50 - 6:30 p.m.

Studio C
Level 2 4:55 - 5:50 p.m.
Jazz I 5:50 - 6:40 p.m.

Thursday

Studio A
Magical Kingdom  5:35 - 6:15 p.m. 
Magical Kingdom 6:20 - 7:00 p.m.  (also virtual)
Level 3  7:05 - 8:05p.m.  (also virtual)
Variations / Pas de duex  8:05 - 9:00pm

Studio C
Level 2 5:25 - 6:20 p.m.  (also virtual)
Stretch & Technique 6:20 - 7:05 p.m.  (also virtual)
Level 4 & 5/6   7:05 - 8:05 p.m.  

Friday

Studio A
Level 4 4:40 - 5:35 p.m.
Int. / Adv. Pointe 5:35 - 6:20 p.m.
Level 3/4 6:20 - 7:15 p.m.

Sudio C
Beg. / Int. Pointe 5:35 - 6:20 p.m.

Saturday

Studio C
Level 2 9:50 - 10:45 a.m.  (also virtual)
Level 1 10:45 - 11:35 a.m.  (also virtual)

Studio A

Modern Dance - starts Sept. 12th  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Bi-weekly  (2x per month)

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2020 Summer Schedule

Monday

Studio A
Pre-Ballet  4:30 - 5:10 p.m.
Creative Movement  5:10 - 5:50 p.m.
Level 1  5:50 - 6:40 p.m.
Level 3/4  6:45 - 7:40 p.m.
Jazz III  7:40 - 8:30 p.m.

Studio C
Level 3  4:55 - 5:50 p.m.
Stretch & Technique  5:50 - 6:40 p.m.
Level 2  6:45 - 7:40 p.m.
Jazz II 7:40 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Studio A
Creative Movement  10:00 - 10:40 a.m.
Magical Kingdom  10:45 - 11:25 a.m.
Creative Movement  5:45 - 6:25 p.m.
Level 3  6:35 - 7:30 p.m.

Studio C
Level 4 & 5/6 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Intermediate/ Advanced Pointe  5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Stretch & Technique  5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Ballet  6:30 - 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday

Studio A
Level 4  10:00 - 10:55 a.m.
Beg./Int. Pointe  11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Level 3/4  11:50 - 12:45 p.m.
Level 1  5:00 - 5:50 p.m.
Pre-Ballet  5:50 - 6:30 p.m.

Studio C
Level 2  4:55 - 5:50 p.m.
Jazz I  5:50 - 6:40 p.m.

Thursday

Studio A
Magical Kingdom  5:35 - 6:15 p.m.
Magical Kingdom  6:20 - 7:00 p.m. 
Level 4 & 5/6  7:05 - 8:05 p.m.
Pas de Deux / Variations 8:05 - 9:00 p.m.

Studio C
Level 2  5:25 - 6:20 p.m.
Stretch & Technique  6:20 - 7:05 p.m.
Level 3  7:05 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday

Studio A
Level 3/4   9:50 - 10:45 a.m.
Beg. / Int. Pointe 10:50 - 11:35 a.m.
Studio C 
Level 2  9:50 - 10:45 a.m.
Level 1 10:45 - 11:35 a.m.

 

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