Emerald Ballet Theatre | Schedule

Welcome to Emerald Ballet Academy!  Under the artistic direction of Viktoria Titova, Emerald Ballet Academy provides high-quality dance instruction to pre-professional, recreational or therapeutic students from ages 3 to adult. Esteemed Russian and American faculty teach classes in ballet, character, modern, contemporary, stretching and hip hop. We have special programs for boys and exceptional (special needs) students. Depending on age/level, EBA students have the opportunity to perform in up to two Emerald Ballet Theatre productions per year, The Nutcracker and a spring production. Advanced dancers may train to compete in Youth America Grand Prix and the Nuvo Dance competition.  

Emerald Ballet Academy welcomes every child who wants to dance. Level placement is based on age, ability, maturity, and number of classes taken per week. Starting at sixth grade, new students need to take a placement class to ensure they register at the correct level.

  • Middle school students should take a placement class on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
  • High school students should take a placement class on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Trial classes are free. Please arrive at least ten minutes before class begins and check in with our office staff.

Because we offer classes to students with differing abilities and dance goals, our levels don't follow a strict progression; students will not pass through each level as they progress. Our vigorous and accelerated B levels are designed for students who may have pre-professional aspirations, and entrance is by teacher invitation only.

CLASSICAL BALLET LEVELS:

INTRODUCTION TO DANCE

• PreBallet I (ages 3-5, pre-K)
• PreBallet II (Kindergarten)
• PreBallet III (1st grade)

BALLET FOUNDATIONS

• Ballet I (2nd grade)
• Ballet IA (3rd grade)
• Ballet IB (3rd/4th grade by teacher invitation)
• Ballet II (4th/5th grade)
• Ballet IIB (4th/5th grade by teacher invitation)

BEGINNING CLASSICAL BALLET

• Ballet III (5th/6th grade)
• Ballet IIIB (5th/6th grade by teacher invitation)

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED CLASSICAL BALLET

• Ballet IV (teens by teacher placement)
• Ballet IVA (teens by teacher placement)
• Ballet IVB (teens by teacher placement)

ADVANCED CLASSICAL BALLET

• Ballet V (teens by teacher placement)
• Ballet VI (teens by teacher placement)
• Pre-Professional Division

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Character, Modern, Contemporary, Contemporary Ballet, Stretching, Hip Hop

COMMUNITY CLASSES

Teen Ballet, Adult Ballet, Exceptional (special needs) Dancers, Bounding Boys

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Ballet Intensive - A, B & C Levels, Flower Fairy Camp, Dance & Discovery Camp, Music Can Dance - Musical Theatre Camp, Open Ballet & PreBallet Classes, Teaching Institute


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2015-2016 Emerald Ballet Academy Calendar  

SEMESTERS

Fall semester: Sept. 1, 2015-Jan. 23, 2016
Spring semester: Jan. 25-June 11, 2016

STUDIO CLOSURES

Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 26-28, 2015
Winter Vacation: Dec. 21, 2015-Jan. 2, 2016
President’s Day: Feb. 15, 2016
Spring Break: April 4-9, 2016
Memorial Day: May 30, 2016

PERFORMANCES

  • The Nutcracker with the Rainier Symphony Ballet Orchestra: Dec. 5-6 & 12-13, 2015
  • The Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal for non-profit children’s groups: Dec. 5, 2015
  • Outreach Season - Dance in Schools: March & April 2016
  • Spring show: June 4-5, 2016

EVENTS

  • Sept. 5: EBA Open House - free trial classes!
  • Sept. 24, 7:00-8:30 EBT Parent Guild meetings begin - every 4th Thursday
  • Sept. 26: Open Auditions for The Nutcracker (ages 8+)
  • Oct. 1-Nov. 30: EBT Annual Fund
  • Dec. TBD: Open ballet classes over Winter Break
  • Jan. 8-10: YAGP Semi-finals in Seattle
  • April 21-28: YAGP Finals in New York City
  • May: GiveBIG fundraising for EBT Scholarship Fund

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