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The Children’s Program: Academy Year 2017 – 2018

BVI’s children’s program is a perfect introduction to ballet for the young dancer. Instilling a love for the art and providing the tools necessary for success as a student progresses are the focus. Simply stated, this is where a dancer “learns how to learn”.

To register offline:

Click HERE for academy year 2017/2018 registration or HERE for brochure

Once you click on the registration link you can:

1. download the PDF, open the PDF in Adobe Reader; click the “fill and sign”; fill and sign it; save the completed PDF; email us at balletvirginia@gmail.com with the form attached

2. download the PDF, print it out, fill it out and bring it in; we’ll even throw in a free tour of our beautiful studios!

3.  download the PDF, print it out, fill it out, take a photo and send us a readable photo of the registration OR fax it to us at 757-446-1402

4. download the PDF, print it out, fill it out and send it via USPS

Registration is ongoing throughout the school year – Online Registration Coming Soon

Classes offered:

Dance with Me (Tuesdays at 10 AM or Saturday at 9 AM)

  • Ages 18 months to 3 years with a parent or guardian
  • 45 minute class focuses on group work, following directions and fostering a love for dance
  • Learn the fundamentals of movement and musicality with games and props
  • Build coordination and basic ballet vocabulary

Pre-Ballet (Tuesdays at 11 AM or 4 PM and Saturdays at 9 AM)

  • Beginning at age 3 independent from guardian
  • 45 minute class
  • Improve listening skills and ability to follow directions
  • Gain confidence in their ability to move in different ways
  • Understand spatial concepts; develop motor skills
  • Builds coordination and basic ballet vocabulary

Beginning Ballet (Mondays at 4:30 PM, Tuesdays at 4 PM or Saturdays at 9 AM)

  • Approximate age 4 to 5
  • 1 hour class teaches students to love moving to music
  • Improve listening skills, concentration and ability to follow directions
  • Gain confidence in their ability to move different ways
  • Introduces barre work while gaining strength, stretch and agility

Ballet A (Mondays at 5:30 PM, Thursdays at 4 PM or Saturdays at 10 AM) 

  • Approximate ages 5 to 6
  • 1 hour class improves listening skills, concentration and ability to follow directions
  • Gain confidence in their ability to move different ways while learning basic ballet vocabulary
  • Gain strength, agility and flexibility
  • Understand spatial concepts
  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Understand basic body placement and expand their ballet barre work

Ballet B (Wednesdays at 4 PM, Thursdays at 5 PM or Saturdays at Noon)

  • Approximately age 6 to 9
  • 1 hour class improves listening skills and ability to follow directions
  • Gain confidence in their ability to move different ways while learning basic ballet vocabulary
  • Continue building strength, stretch, agility and flexibility
  • Understand spatial concepts
  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Understand hip rotation and basic placement
  • Instill a strong work ethic and learn basic steps and barre work.

Beginning Tap Class (Saturdays at 11 AM)

  • Approximately ages 5 to 9
  • 1 hour introductory class
  • Maintains the discipline and focus of BVI’s ballet program
  • Allows the young dancer to explore rhythm through movement
  • Awareness of music and musicality is greatly enhanced which is key to the dancer’s training



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