Ballet Classes

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Our program features outstanding artistic content to bring the best in ballet to each student. Content is specifically tailored to meet the developmental needs of each level. In ballet technique classes, focus is placed on alignment, posture, coordination, and musicality through the traditional structure of barre and center work. In pre-pointe and pointe classes, we look at strengthening the articulation of the foot and ankle safely as dancers explore the new medium of expression the pointe shoe provides. In variations class, dancers explore repertoire that will challenge their artistry in level-appropriate ways as well as enhance their understanding of the beautiful artistry ballet can create. Contemporary class rounds out our program and allows dancers to fully explore their range of movement while preparing them to dance beyond their classical range of motion. Adult classes are held on Tuesday evenings for those of you who have always wanted to join-in the ballet fun! This class will challenge all level of age and ability while pushing artistic expression in a fun and welcoming environment.

 

Our levels are preliminarily based on age. Adjustments will be made in certain cases, in coordination with families, and always monitoring what is best for the dancer’s health and well-being. Please assure your dancer that these are in an effort to establish a schedule that offers the resources needed to train in ballet at the highest level. This summer we will welcome our new Director of Pre College, Glenda Lucena, to the program. She is eager to work with you and meet all of your family's artistic needs for the best ballet future possible. If you have any questions, please reach out to balletpc@indiana.edu

All dancers and families joining us for our Jacobs Academy Pre-College Program may optionally mask while attending classes in our facilities. Adaptations to masking requirements will be communicated as needed and follow the university’s directives for health and safety. You will notice that we will be differentiating levels in our classes through the dress code and, in coordination with the ballet department of the Jacobs School of Music, we are making significant changes to the ballet attire as the art form moves towards a more inclusive future. Dancers have a choice of wearing either a leotard in the color of their designated level and flesh toned tights or thick black fitted tights and a fitted white t-shirt, shoe color should match tights whenever possible. We recognize the economic implications of this shift in dress code, and we are happy to grant families the time it takes to make these changes. Please reach out to the ballet department at balletpc@indiana.edu for guidance or questions.

For introductory Ballet Classes for children ages 2 to 6-years, please visit:

Creative Ballet

Academy faculty

Glenda Lucena

Glenda Lucena is a world-renowned professional ballet teacher and repetiteur. She brings her insight, excellence and spirituality into every studio. Lucena has served as Ballet Master at Miami City Ballet, taught consistently for the Chautauqua Institution and served as both faculty and repetiteur for the JSoM Ballet Department.

Robin Hoover Allen dancing with children

Robin Hoover Allen specializes in teaching creative movement classes for young children with a pre-ballet focus, and she also teaches elective courses in classical and contemporary ballet as an adjunct instructor with the ballet department. Allen is an alumna of IU with a Bachelor of Science in ballet and human biology and a Master of Science in ballet.

Rebecca Janes

Rebecca Janes has performed principal roles throughout her extensive career in notable ballets by leading choreographers such as George Balanchine, Alonzo King, Dwight Rhoden, Nacho Duato, Gerald Arpino, Marius Petipa, Sasha Janes and many others. Fully certified in Romana Pilates, she instructs privately from her home studio in Bloomington.

For more information, please contact balletpc@indiana.edu.

Schedule

Spring schedule
DateEvent
January 23Classes begin
March 12-19Spring Break, no classes
April 29Classes conclude
May 1-6Levels I-VI: End of Year Performance Tech Week
May 7Levels I-VI: Dress rehearsal; performance, 2PM

Program offerings

Spring semester

All students must be the age listed as of August 1, 2022.

Class Schedule:

  • Saturday: Technique, 9:30-10:45AM
  • Tuesday & Thursday: Technique, 5:30-7PM

Dress Code: Dark pink leotard, flesh-tone or pink tights and slippers; or fitted white t-shirt, and black fitted tights.

Tuition: $635 (incl. Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $15)

Class Schedule:

  • Saturday: Technique, 10:45-12PM
  • Tuesday & Thursday: Technique, 5:30-7PM

Dress Code: Light pink leotard, flesh-tone or pink tights and slippers; or fitted white t-shirt, and black fitted tights.

Tuition: $635 (incl. Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $15)

*Those not yet on pointe.

Class Schedule:

  • Monday & Wednesday: Technique, 5:30-7PM
  • Thursday: Technique & Pre-Pointe, 7-8:30PM

Dress Code: Light green leotard, flesh-tone or pink tights and slippers; or fitted white t-shirt, and black fitted tights.

Tuition: $790 (incl. Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $15)

*Please consult balletpc@indiana.edu for specific level placement.

*Those already on pointe.

Class Schedule:

  • Saturday: Technique, 9:30-11AM; Contemporary, 11:15-12:30PM
  • Monday: Conditioning, 5:30-6:15PM; Technique, 6:20-7:45PM; Pointe/Variations, 7:45-8:30PM
  • Wednesday: Technique & Pointe, 7-8:30PM
  • Thursday: Technique, 7-8:30PM

Dress Code: Dark green leotard, flesh-tone or pink tights and slippers; or fitted white t-shirt, and black fitted tights.

Tuition: $1,030 (incl. Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $15)

*Please consult balletpc@indiana.edu for specific level placement.

Class Schedule:

  • Saturday: Technique, 9:30-11AM; Contemporary, 11:15-12:30PM
  • Monday: Conditioning, 5:30-6:15PM; Technique, 6:20-7:45PM; Pointe/Variations, 7:45-8:30PM
  • Tuesday: Technique, 7-8:30PM
  • Wednesday: Technique, 5:45-7PM; Contemporary, 7-8PM
  • Thursday: Floor Barre/Conditioning, 4:30-5:30PM; Ballet Theory, 5:45-6:30PM; Technique, 7-8:30PM
  • Friday: Technique, 5:30-6:45PM

Dress Code: Grey leotard, flesh-tone or pink tights and slippers; or fitted white t-shirt, and black fitted tights.

Tuition: $1,145 (incl. Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $15)

*Please consult balletpc@indiana.edu for specific level placement.

Class Schedule:

  • Saturday: Technique, 12:15-1:45PM; Pointe/Variations, 1:45-3PM
  • Monday: Technique, 4-5:30PM; Conditioning, 5:30-6:15PM; Pointe, 7-8PM
  • Tuesday: Technique, 4-5:30PM; Variations, 5:45-7PM
  • Wednesday: Technique, 5:45-7PM; Contemporary, 7-8PM
  • Thursday: Floor Barre/Conditioning, 4:30-5:30PM; Ballet Theory, 5:45-6:30PM; Technique, 7-8:30PM
  • Friday: Technique, 5:30-6:45PM; Jazz/Musical Theater, 6:45-7:45PM

Dress Code: Burgundy leotard, flesh-tone or pink tights and slippers; or fitted white t-shirt, and black fitted tights.

Tuition: $1,145 (incl. Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $15)

Class Schedule: Tuesday, 7:45-9PM

Dress Code: Fitted sportswear or ballet attire.

Tuition: $225 (incl. Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $15)

Important dates

  • Financial aid - January 9, 2023
  • Registration and payment due - January 23, 2023

How to apply

  1. New students: Before registering, please contact the pre-college program director at balletpc@indiana.edu for level placement.
  2. Application process: To apply, complete the online registration form and submit the Participant Agreement Form. No auditions are required for enrollment. Late registrations may be accepted pending space availability.
  3. Merit and financial aid: For those individuals awaiting merit or financial aid decisions, please register in full (e.g., specify the class selection) and select the option to delay payment.
  4. Payment: Accepting payment via credit card or check. Please do not send checks or any forms of payment to the Office of Jacobs Academy.

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