About

LONG BEACH BALLET CLASSICAL ACADEMY

ACADEMY INFORMATION & POLICIES

This is the foundation of all dance forms necessary for the linear and technical development of a dancer.  Twelve levels of technical training span a child’s first introduction to musical movement and the emergence of a professional dancer.

CURRICULUM

The curriculum of the Long Beach Ballet Academy reflects the eclectic repertoire of a professional ballet company.   Weighted heavily toward the training of classical ballet technique, the school also hosts an internationally recognized Summer Program where other forms of dance are introduced, including jazz, African dance, modern and character dance.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
Performance opportunities are available to all students aged four and up.  Each June, students perform in the Annual School Performance – an elaborate two-hour production featuring a full-scale story ballet presented at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

THE LONG BEACH NUTCRACKER

In December, the school produces David Wilcox’s internationally acclaimed production of The Nutcracker at the Terrace Theater.  These performances are the culmination of countless hours in the classroom and are rewarding for students and family alike. All currently enrolled students will have the option to participate.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Students wishing to enroll in the Long Beach Ballet Academy are assigned to a level based on age and/or teacher evaluation. Please call the office to determine which classes are open to new students.

How to Enroll

01

Determine class level Placement

02

View Tuition Requirement

03

Call administration to determine which classes are open

Level Placement

Pre-Ballet & Children Level 1 & 2

New students are accepted into available classes in the months of September, January, April, and July.  Inquiries are accepted one month prior to each enrollment month.


Pre-Ballet

Students are initially placed by age and are eligible to move to the next level at the beginning of the next term.

• All 4 & 5 year-olds


Children Levels

• Children Level 1: All 6-year-olds and beginning 7-9 year-olds

• Children Level 2: Placement by teacher evaluation

• Children Level 3: Placement by teacher evaluation


Academy Levels

**Academy Level 1 through 8: Entrance into Academy levels are by evaluation or placement class only

Documents

Class Schedule by Level

Each class level has specific attendance requirements. As students progress through the academy, these requirements increase. Make-up classes must be reserved in advance and are permitted on an individual basis.

Tuition Policies 2022-23

Tuition is payable in advance through our online portal. There are a variety of payment options available with discounts for pre-payment of multiple months or multiple classes. Additional fees are added to delinquent payments and returned checks.

Dress Code

Long Beach Ballet Academy considers our dress code an important part of our curriculum. Showing respect for our art in conduct, as well as impeccable dress helps to foster the required discipline it takes to learn classical art.