Ballet Classes

The Tanner Dance Ballet Program creates dancers with strong technical training while maintaining a love of dance.  The program is age and skill appropriate and dancers advance according to their skill level and teacher recommendation.  The foundations of the most complex ballet steps are taught in the beginning classes and dancers progress sequentially from the basics to the advanced repertoire.


Dress Requirements

All female students must wear their assigned class leotard, pink or peach tights (convertible tights are best), and pink ballet slippers (full sole is fine for Primary Ballet classes, otherwise please wear split sole). Class leotard information will be coming soon.

Male students must wear a short-sleeved t-shirt, black shorts, and black ballet slippers.

Primary Ballet I

This leotard in black.

Primary Ballet II

This leotard in black.

Primary Ballet III

This leotard in black.

 

Ballet I

This leotard in light blue.

Ballet II

This leotard in navy blue.

Ballet III

This leotard in burgundy. Pointe shoes – purchase and instructions with instructor

Ballet IV

This leotard in aubergine. Pointe shoes – purchase and instructions with instructor.

Intermediate Teen Ballet

This leotard in teal.

Teen Ballet IV

This leotard in black.  Pointe shoes – purchase and instructions with instructor

FALL 2019 SESSION:

August 19-December 6

SPRING 2020 SESSION:

January 6-April 25

All classes have moved to a full year registration only. This means that when you register for a class you are registering for the full year, August-April, with the culminating performance at Kingsbury Hall in May 2020. You can either pay in full or use one of our installment plans:

  • 2 Month Installments (charged September and January)
  • 4 Installments (charged every other month: September, November, January, March)
  • Full Year (8 months: Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr)

Primary Ballet

The Primary Ballet Program is where concentrated ballet training at Tanner Dance begins. Dancers learn basic ballet positions, body placement, and work on extending through their limbs. Elements of balance, coordination and specified shapes of ballet provide the beginning framework for these young dancers.  Classes also include musical and rhythmical exploration and imagery while working in natural rotation.

Primary Ballet I (VTPB101-19/20): Ages 5-6

Mondays 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Full Year: $500.00

Required Attire: This leotard in black.

Payment plans are available. Please call our office at (801) 581-7374 to set up an installment and register for the class.

Primary Ballet II (VTPB201-19/20): Ages 6-7

Mondays 5:00-6:00pm

Full Year: $500.00

Required Attire:  This leotard in black.

Payment plans are available. Please call our office at (801) 581-7374 to set up an installment and register for the class.

Primary Ballet III (VTPB301-19/20): Ages 7-8

Tuesday 6:15-7:15pm

Full Year: $550.00

Required Attire: This leotard in black.

Payment plans are available. Please call our office at (801) 581-7374 to set up an installment and register for the class.


Ballet 1 - 4

Each class includes classical barre work, adagio, petit allegro and grand allegro. As dancers reach higher levels of technical proficiency, musicality and movement clarity, they progress to the next technique level by placement audition or faculty recommendation. 

Ballet 1

Dancers learn basic ballet positions while developing attention to adagio, petit allegro and arm positions. Dancers also work on musicality and expression. 

Ballet I (VTB1-19/20): 8 years and up

Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm

Full year:  $550

Required Attire: This leotard in light blue.

Payment plans are available. Please call our office at (801) 581-7374 to set up an installment and register for the class.

Ballet II

Dancers learn progressively more complex steps and combinations as they increase in extension, strength and endurance. Focus is given to pirouette preparation and demi pointe. Prerequisite: Ballet 1 and faculty recommendation. The instructor may place a dancer in a different level after having observed him or her in class. 

*Please contact Joni Wilson at joni.wilson@utah.edu or 801-587-3654 for permission to enroll in one of these classes if you haven’t previously received that permission from an instructor.

Ballet II (VTB201-19/20): 4th-6th Grade

Mondays and Thursdays 6:15-7:30 pm

Full Year: $994.00

Required Attire: This leotard in navy blue.

Payment plans are available. Please call our office at (801) 581-7374 to set up an installment and register for the class.

Ballet III and IV Beginning Pointe

Ballet III and Beg. Pointe  (VTB301-19/20): 5th-6th grade

Mondays and Thursdays 6:00-7:15pm

Full Year: $994.00

Required Attire: This leotard in burgundy.

Payment plans are available. Please call our office at (801) 581-7374 to set up an installment and register for the class.

Ballet IV  (VTB401-19/20)

Mondays and Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm

Full Year: $994.00

Required Attire: This leotard in aubergine.

Payment plans are available. Please call our office at (801) 581-7374 to set up an installment and register for the class.

Teen/Ballet III Beg. Pointe

Intermediate Teen Ballet (VTBT3-19/20)

Thursdays 7:30-9:00 pm

Full Year: $666.00

Required Attire: This leotard in teal.

Payment plans are available. Please call our office at (801) 581-7374 to set up an installment and register for the class.

Teen Ballet IV/Pointe 1

Teen Ballet IV/Pointe 1 (VTBT4-19/20)

Mondays and Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm

Full Year: $1,186.00

Required Attire: This leotard in black.

Payment plans are available. Please call our office at (801) 581-7374 to set up an installment and register for the class.