Youth Dance Lessons
For Ages 3 - 17. No Recitals. No Registration Fee
Boutique Program with Small Classes
Pre-Professional Ballet Program Available
Performing Company Optional
Taught by Highly-Trained Ballet Instructors
With over 25 years of experience teaching adults in Alabama, NYC, and Seattle, Washington. I am thrilled to offer classes in Tuscaloosa. Join our wonderful community of dancers sweating, laughing, working and learning!
Owner, Ballet Arts & Fitness
Youth Dance Classes Offered
Pre-Professional Ballet Program
Tap & Jazz
Registration is open for our 2022/2023 year. Classes begin Monday, August 22. Keep in mind that we do not have registration fees. recitals, nor competitions. To register for classes simply fill out the Registration Form noting to which class you would like to be added to. You can find additional information below.
Youth Dance Class Cost
Enrolled Youth Class Costs
PB I, PBII, Technique classes, Ballet I, Ballet II, and Ballet III level classes cost $13.75 per hour and are charged on a semester basis with final semester amount determined by the holiday schedule. Discounts are available for multiple classes at the studio, multiple children within the family at the studio, college student discount applicable to all of our area colleges, and a military discount.
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Tuition is to be paid at the beginning of the semester or broken into monthly payments. No refunds or credits for missed classes. However, missed classes can be made up anytime during the same semester the absence occurred. Class schedule here.
Payments that are 30 days past due are subject to a 15% late fee compounded monthly until tuition is paid in full. Parents/guardians are responsible for late fees in addition to any costs incurred to collect. Returned checks will be charged any fees incurred by Ballet Arts & Fitness in addition to the payment amount due.30 Day notice of class withdrawal required.
Open Division Opportunities
The older teen has the option of taking classes in the adult division if an enrolled setting does not suit their schedule. For example, often teens involved in theater cannot make enrolled classes on a regular basis and find "drop in" evening classes easier for them. These classes are offered on a "drop in" basis meaning you can attend as many per week as you would like and you pay on a per class basis. Classes are offered at many different times to accomodate busy schedules. Class schedule here. Classes are on-going and may be joined at anytime. Simply fill out the Registration Form and note that you want to take the open classes.
Drop-in Rate: $15 per class
Save with a Class Card
Card for 10 classes: $135
Card for 15 classes: $195
Class cards expire one year after purchase. All classes and class cards are non-refundable.
Youth Class Descriptions and Levels
Ages 10 - 17: Ballet I-IV, Pointe, Tap, Contemporary, Pre-Professional Ballet Program
Ballet I classes are offered for the beginner dancer, with no experience in ballet.
Ballet II classes are offered for the advanced beginner to intermediate dancer who has 3+ years of ballet training. Placement approval by instructor is required.
Ballet III classes are offered for the intermediate to advanced dancer who has 5+ years of ballet training. Placement approval by instructor is required. In addition to their enrolled class the open division is available to this level to provide the dancer multiple classes and disciplines per week.
Ballet IV classes are offered for the advanced dancer. Placement approval by instructor required. In addition to their enrolled class the open division is available to this level to provide the dancer multiple classes and disciplines per week.
Pointe and Pre-Pointe Instructor approval is required for pointe work. Pre-pointe in slippers is open and encouraged for all.
Tap classes are offered for ages 10+ in the adult division for the beginner and intermediate.
Contemporary is offered for ages 10+ in the adult division for any level of dancer.
Pre-Professional Ballet Program is available for ages 11-18 Intermediate to Advanced dancers. This program helps prepare spring ballet dancers for semi-professional/professional ballet opportunities. This includes auditioning for scholarships to college dance programs as well as professional dance companies. A pre-professional program is the best way for a dancer to learn the industry from those of us who have been there before them. It is a well rounded program that touches on all facets of the dance career. It is so much more than just coming to a technique class. I am thrilled to be able to pass this on the my students. Please click here to read more about our Pre-Professional Ballet Program.
Suggested Class Attire for Youth
Ballet, Contemporary: Tights and leotard or unitard, ballet shoes and dance belt for male dancers. Shorts, skirts, tank-tops, or dance warm-ups are allowed over leotards. Leggings and tops are also acceptable. No baggy clothing as it is difficult for the dancer to see their proper body alignment. It is acceptable to wear tight fitting Lycra short shorts (commonly called booty shorts) over a leotard and tights; however, it is not acceptable to wear them with bare legs at Ballet Arts & Fitness. No jewelry allowed to avoid injury.
Jazz, Tap: Tights and leotard or unitard, jazz pants or shorts and fitted top, jazz shoes and dance belt for male dancers. Shorts, skirts, tank tops, or dance warm-ups are allowed over leotards. Leggings and tops are also acceptable. No baggy clothing as it is difficult for the dancer to see their proper body alignment. No jewelry allowed to avoid injury.