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 
Pre-Ballet I (ages 3-5, pre-K)
Pre-Ballet II (Kindergarten)
Pre-Ballet III (1st grade) 
Ballet Foundations 
Ballet I (2nd grade, 2x/wk recommended)  Ballet IA (3rd grade, 2x/wk recommended)  Ballet IB (3rd/4th grade by teacher invitation, 2x/wk required, 3x/wk recommended)
Beginning Classical Ballet
Ballet II (4th/5th grade, 2x/wk recommended)
Ballet IIA (4th/5th grade, 3x+/wk required)
Ballet IIB (4th/5th grade by teacher invitation, 3x+/wk required) 

Intermediate Classical Ballet 
Ballet III (middle school, 3x+/wk recommended)
Ballet IIIA (teens, 3x+/wk recommended)
Ballet IIIB (middle school by teacher invitation, 4x+/wk required)
Ballet IV (teens, 3x+/wk required)
Ballet IVA (teens, 4x+/wk required)  

Advanced Classical Ballet 
Ballet V (teens, 4x+/wk required, 5x+/wk recommended)
Ballet VI (teens, 4x+/wk required, 5x+/wk recommended) 
Pre-Professional Development

Enrichment Classes:
Character, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Bounding Boys, Stretching/Conditioning 

Community Classes:
Exceptional Dancers, Hip Hop, Cross-training for male and female athletes, Teen Ballet, Adult Ballet, Open Ballet (for advanced dancers) 

Summer Programs: 

Flower Fairy Camp, Dance & Discovery Camp, Ballet Intensive, Music Can Dance - Musical Theater camp, Open Classes 

Download curriculum details here…

2014-2015 Emerald Ballet Academy Calendar  


  • Fall Semester: Sept. 3-Jan. 24
  • Spring Semester: Jan. 26-June 13

Studio Closures for Holidays

  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 27-30
  • Winter Vacation: Dec. 22-Jan. 3
  • President’s Day: Feb. 16
  • Spring Break: Apr. 6-11
  • Memorial Day: May 25

Events and Performances

  • EBA Open House – free trial classes: Sept. 6, 9:00-12:30
  • Adult Ballet - Session 1: Sept. 8-Nov. 21
  • Summer Intensive Workshop: Sept. 13, 12:30-2:00
  • Dance Night at the Mariners: Sept. 14, 1:10
  • Open Auditions for The Nutcracker: Sept. 27, 12:30 (ages 8-11) & 1:30 (11-18)
  • Nutcracker Orientation meeting – mandatory for new families: Oct. 15, 7:30-9:00
  • The Nutcracker with the Rainier Symphony Ballet Orchestra at the Northshore Performing Arts Center: Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 2:00
  • Ballet over winter break: Dec. 22-24, 29-31
  • Adult Ballet - Session 2: Jan. 5-Mar. 27 (not 1/9)
  • YAGP Seattle Semi-finals: Jan. 9-11
  • Observation Week (Preballet II & up): Jan. 19-24
  • Nuvo Dance competition: Feb. 6-8
  • All 4 1 dancepalooza: Mar. 13-15
  • Adult Ballet - Session 3: Mar. 30-June 12
  • YAGP New York Finals: Apr. 10-17
  • Spring Performance at NPAC - 12 Dancing Princesses/Act II of Giselle: June 6-7

This schedule is subject to change.  

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